2019

A Movement to Fight the Fear and Collectively Fix Feedback

WorkHuman

By Tamra Chandler —. Click the player at the bottom of this post to listen to our WorkHuman Radio interview with Tamra. Feedback: The mere mention of the word can make your blood pressure rise and your defenses go up. For many of us, it’s a dirty word we associate with bias, politics, resentment, and self-doubt. Yes, feedback has a branding problem – a negative reputation that has been built one lousy experience at a time.

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The 80% Blind Spot: Are You Ignoring Most of Your Organization’s Data?

Ultimate Software

Decision-makers love data. In fact, in the sixth annual “ Big Data Executive Survey ” representing senior executives from 57 large corporations, 99% of responders reported transitioning to a more data-driven culture and a full 97.2% had invested in Big Data and AI initiatives. Yet only one-third considered themselves successful in developing a data-driven organization, a disconnect that’s been apparent since the first survey in 2012.

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Just What The H*ck Is Organizational Culture Anyway?

15Five

For years, leaders in the HR/Management space, academics, and top business minds have all sought to define organizational culture. They have largely failed. This is, of course, no easy task. Culture is nebulous, something that we feel but just can’t put a name to. It’s like the immortal soul. We can’t point to it, and some say that it doesn’t exist, but who can deny that there is something magical and mysterious about our lives?

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HR as a “Prediction Machine”

Visier - Talent Acquisition

A web search on “AI in HR” reveals a mind-boggling array of possibilities. For example, AI can choose candidate sources, predict candidate performance, offer coaching and learning, and even suggest employee pay levels. Yet, a recent IBM survey suggests that only 66% of CEOs believe cognitive computing can drive significant value in HR, and only 50% of HR executives recognize that cognitive computing has the power to transform key dimensions of HR. Are these leaders missing the point?

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

How to Invest in ALL Employees, Not Just #Millennials

UpstartHR

While there may be some minor generational differences in workplace preferences, the truth is ALL your people want to learn, grow, use their strengths and be recognized and appreciated for their efforts. I’ve written extensively about the myth that Millennials are fundamentally different than other generations. The real point is that someone at that life stage has different needs. This article is all about how to meet the varying needs of a diverse workforce. .

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Your Employment Brand (Once Done Right) Probably Needs Less Refreshing Than You Think.

The HR Capitalist

Quick post today related to employment branding and HR marketing. The big thought is this: You get sick of your own stuff at a much more rapid pace than the marketplace does. Trust me, I'm somewhat of an expert related to being impatient with things that are done well. But the reality is that once you (or I) create something, we see it more than anyone else.

Post Traumatic Growth – Recognizing Opportunity in Adversity

DecisionWise

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”. – Ernest Hemingway. In the mid-1990’s, two psychologists working at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, coined a new term for a long-observed phenomenon. The term was, “post-traumatic growth”, or PTG. Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun created the term to refer to growth as a possible outcome of experiencing crisis or adversity.

Perks have lost their luster? No kidding!

Bersin

There’s a better way to shine as an employer. Posted by Melanie Langsett , Garry Spinks , and Naomi Bradley on January 9, 2019. We’ve seen a flurry of articles recently describing why perks are becoming passé.

Using Mindfulness To Infinitely Increase Your Capacity At Work

15Five

What can you do to take control of your nervous system when your schedule feels jam packed, you work in an open office, and there are dings and whistles from your phones and emails all day? Perhaps you’ve heard of the term, mindfulness , but don’t know exactly how to be more mindful. Aren’t you using your mind all the time? The answer? Meditate my friend. Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to this moment without judgment, and is cultivated from a daily meditation practice.

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How to Hire More With Less: Build a Healthy Talent Pipeline on a Budget

It’s more important than ever for companies to find ways to reduce both the cost and the time to hire. As you start to rebuild your teams and grow your business, it is crucial to establish strategies for hiring top tech and sales talent with less money, regardless of whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise.

The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives

Josh Bersin

One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another. Read more» The post The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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Technology Sets the Stage for a More Human Onboarding Process

Allegis Global Solutions

For years, companies have struggled to provide a positive experience for new workers in the onboarding process. Many of the challenges stem from a lack of a people-centric workflow and a check-the-box mentality. Rather than simply treat onboarding as a list of tasks, a strong employee relationship must begin with onboarding that focuses on delivering a positive experience for both the worker and the employer. Talent Tools & Technology

Learning Corner with Jeff Pfeffer: It's Time We Talk About Mental Health at Work

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Mental health is finally getting more attention in the working world. In fact in January, the World Economic Forum held meetings in Davos that featured a dedicated mental health track. The goal? Raise awareness of mental health as a global challenge—outside and inside of the workplace. According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 18% of adults in the U.S. some 42 million people) have a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder.

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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

HR Bartender

I can’t remember what event I was at, but I remember the comment, “Employees aren’t the same as customers.” It’s true, they aren’t the same. But today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds us that, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. . Technology is doing some wonderful things for the customer experience. I can make doctor appointments and see my lab results using an app.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

How Workplace Feedback Can Create A Cultural Revolution At Your Company

15Five

How many times have you heard the phrase, “communication is key?” If you’re anything like me, the advice has now become trite, losing any significance or weightiness it once had. But ignoring this advice with any relationship can be detrimental to the deep connection you are trying to create with another person. When we aren’t intentional with the way we communicate, things can turn sour quickly.

4 Ways To Handle Employee Experience Disruptors

DecisionWise

A new CEO is hired, and your employee engagement scores decline across the board. The answer is simple. A new leader has introduced a challenging wildcard into your employee experience (EX) – uncertainty. Of all the engagement killers we know of, uncertainty can be one of the most damaging. Unmet and unrealistic expectations are viral pathogens that disrupt and sabotage even the best EX. Expectation gaps undermine predictability, which is a key ingredient that increases and promotes trust.

Strategic HR vs Compliance HR: What’s the Difference?

Reflektive

Compliance has traditionally been HR’s main focus and area of responsibility. HR is expected to ensure the company meets all legalities concerning employee treatment while making sure employees understand workplace handbooks, codes of contact, and similar issues. Compliance HR continues to have its place in modern human resources, but growing access to employee data has seen the rise of strategic HR and the alignment between human resources and company goals. Defining Compliance HR.

How to Turn Employees into Employer Brand Ambassadors?

TalentLyft

Your best employer brand ambassadors are your employees. They are the most trusted source of truth about how your company works. If you want to tell the story of your company, they are your best storytellers. Learn how to encourage them to share a compelling story about your company and help you recruit top talent! Read More. Recruitment Marketing

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

7 Effective Techniques to Boost Employee Morale Without Increasing Salaries

Kazoo

Employee morale. Wikipedia defines it as job satisfaction or a feeling of well-being in the workplace. But morale offers more than just happiness. Research shows a clear link between employees’ morale and better job performance. Companies that use employee morale boosters see a benefit to their bottom line. The opposite is also true. Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees (i.e. low morale) cost the U.S. 483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity.

Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture.

CultureIQ

As the 53rd Super Bowl sprints to kickoff, analysts, pundits and moneyballers are furiously sifting through mountains of data to determine which team–Patriots or Rams–has the winning edge. Statistics about injuries, coaching strategies, team history, even game-day weather, are being … The post Want to Bet on a Super Bowl Winner? Take a Good Look at Team Culture. appeared first on CultureIQ.

#BlackBlogsMatter : Let’s Separate For Peace Sake

The Aristocracy of HR

010010000000As I continue on my journey of life, I find the one thing I consistently seek is peace. I enjoy peace in my relationships, peace of mind, peace in matters of the heart, and just general equilibrium as much as possible with most things in my life. Please do not discount the effort it takes […].

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

ExactHire Recruiting

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Defining Your Company’s Core Values

Ultimate Software

How would you define your company culture? What are the elements, traits, and pillars that describe a typical day for your employees—whether they work at headquarters, a regional office, or from home, maybe thousands of miles away? So often, when starting up or even as they grow, companies focus mainly on defining their missions: what they do, the products or services they provide, the industries they serve.

So you want to speak at HR conferences? Advice for the journey

UpstartHR

One of the key parts of what I do in my job is speaking. Webinars. Conferences. Seminars. I’ll talk to pretty much anyone about anything related to HR. And I LOVE it. This is pretty funny for anyone that knows me well, because I’m fairly shy and introverted. If I show up to the pre-conference party myself, I’ll eat quickly and leave for the safety of my hotel room and a good book.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening. They have data about vendors – past, current, and future. HR has business intelligence data related to jobs, salaries, benefits, etc. Some of this data is online and some is good old-fashioned paper.

4 Elements of Leadership That Are As Impactful In The Office As On The Battlefield

15Five

“What?!”. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. This officer wanted our team of mentor-Marines to patrol the route that held the record for greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever found in our area of operations. On foot. At night. With Afghan military partners we had just met, and who we didn’t fully trust yet. Our previous set of partners had attacked us, their own mentor team, inflicting 25 percent casualties.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

2020 Recruiting Trends: Technology and Human Connection Drive Recruiting Success

Engage2Excel

At the HR Technology conference this year, HR analyst Josh Bersin observed that while HR technology is rapidly changing across the board, the most dynamic area of growth is in recruiting technology. New advancements in AI, assessment, sourcing tech and mobile functionality have radically altered the recruiting experience for both recruiters and candidates. As we stand on the threshold of a new decade, we can expect these advancements to pave the way for significant change.

Do You Know How to Grow in Your Career?

DecisionWise

With most new jobs, we enjoy a certain “honeymoon phase.” We gush about the modern décor, our cool boss, the great benefits, or the fascinating work we do. We may even be accused of excessive PDA on LinkedIn, but we can’t help it! We are excited about the new opportunity. But what helps us remain engaged employees once the honeymoon is over? DecisionWise has found from over 20 years of research that there are 5 keys to employee engagement : Meaning, Autonomy, Growth, Impact, and Connection.

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10 Reasons Humans are Terrible at Hiring (and How AI Can Help)

Lighthouse

Last year, Amazon shuttered an algorithm the team was developing because it realized it was biased. The algorithm was developed by the company’s engineers to look at high-performing employee profiles and then select the right candidates from the firm’s resume database. The problem? The algorithm favored men in its selection process. When this story hit the news, it became a rallying cry for those that do not believe in the value of AI for recruiting and hiring.

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