2017

Your Employees' Inability to Speak Up Is Costing Your Business Big Money

Cornerstone On Demand

Open door policies are pretty ubiquitous, but simply having the policy doesn't mean people will actually speak their minds. Your employees aren't telling you everything they should and it's costing you—$7,500 per conversation failure and seven work days—according to a new study led by best-selling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield.

The One Thing You Need to Learn How to Do Well in 2017

HR Bartender

…is give and receive feedback. Regardless of what you think about performance reviews, feedback isn’t going away. In fact, organizations are encouraging more of it. As consumers, we get more opportunities to give feedback about products and services. I was recently at a hotel that sent me a text message after my first night, asking me to rate my stay so far. Feedback extends to employees as well. Organizations are finding that regular employee feedback sessions improve performance.

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The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

Visier

Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken. That is because CEOs are laser focused on the strategic goals of the organization.

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

ClearCompany HRM

In addition to the holiday parties and secret santa gift exchanges, the end of the year also brings organizational compliance processes as your HR department gets ready to wrap things up. If you’re not an expert in this area, or even if you are, there’s never a bad time for a terminology brush-up. Take a look at the 25 HR compliance terms you need to know as a manager: Affirmative Action Plan (AAP): A written set of specific, results-oriented procedures to be followed.

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company

15Five

Building a vibrant workplace requires a foundation of trust, respect, and honest communication. It also requires employee appreciation. Over 200,000 global employees were studied by the Boston Consulting Group , and the top reason they reported enjoying their work was, “feeling appreciated”. Number 2 was having a good relationship with their supervisor, and number 4 was that they had a good relationship with their colleagues. Financial compensation didn’t appear until number 8!

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It Looks Like Medical Prices May Be Increasing in 2018. Here Is Why and What You Can Do to Help Your Business Prepare

Trinet

It’s time to start thinking about open enrollment and benefits renewal. It can be frustrating for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to have to budget for benefits when each year they see significant increases that outpace inflation. So what’s an SMB owner or HR professional to do? This post takes a deeper look at what the PwC annual report identifies as the three inflators and two deflators that are driving health spending increases for 2018.

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Putting the Me back into Project Management – Part I

HRchitect

Written by: John A. Hinojos. Over the past few years, the workplace has changed dramatically. Working locations which were traditionally offices, desks lined in rows, or mazes of cubicles, have morphed into work areas which are more communal, with meeting spaces more conducive to group discussions and collaboration. We have electronic tools which allow for input from people all over the world and in multiple time zones.

Trust: Why It Matters and How Tech Can Help

The Aristocracy of HR

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Top 4 Areas Where Leaders Can Increase Employee Engagement

ATD Human Capital

I believe that leaders are responsible for creating the work environment that brings out the very best in people. The most effective leaders I work with (and have worked for in the past) strive to constantly inspire higher levels of performance from their teams. Simultaneously they make every effort to retain their most important employees over the long-term.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

What’s the Difference Between Human Resources and Organization Development? - DecisionWise

DecisionWise

What’s the Difference Between Human Resources and Organization Development? Being part of a consulting firm that focuses on people analytics and organization development, I am often asked to explain the precise differences between human resources (HR) and organization development (OD). Both functions deal with people, right? So, many naturally assume they do the same thing. Yet, there are more differences than similarities between HR and OD.

A New Study Finds Bad Managers Aren't the Main Reason Employees Quit

Cornerstone On Demand

Good management is important. We all know this. In fact, multiple studies have shown that not getting along with a manager is often the strongest influence on employee engagement—and eventual departure. Or, at least, that's what we thought. According to new research from IBM on why employees quit, the old HR adage "people don't leave companies, they leave managers" is being called into question.

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Employee Coaching Works When It’s a Part of Company Culture

HR Bartender

I ran across an article in Chief Learning Officer Magazine titled “ 7 Ways to Create a Coaching Culture ”. It’s a good read that you might want to check out. There’s one sentence in the article that I want to elaborate on today. The magic of a coaching culture is that it is infectious.” I get the point of the sentence. I’m just not sure that it’s quite as simple as the sentence implies. Building and maintaining a company culture is a lot of hard work. Company cultures should be distinct.

The Six Skills for People Analytics Success

Visier

Jonathan Ferrar is a respected consultant, speaker, and author in HR strategy, workforce analytics, and the Future of Work. This article is adapted from his book, The Power of People: Learn How Successful Organisations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance, and originally appeared on his LinkedIn Pulse. The leader of any workforce analytics team has one of the most exciting and demanding jobs in the business – and especially in the Human Resources function.

What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.

Your Ultimate HR Compliance Checklist

ClearCompany HRM

Every year, your company’s processes and practices must stay compliant with federal and state laws. Unfortunately, it's easy to put compliance checkups on the back burner while there are pressing projects and daily tasks to focus on.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

15Five

It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. No wonder this post on 2016 engagement trends was so popular. . Until engagement numbers dramatically increase, we are going to continue presenting these trends. By the looks of things, this will be a long term project.

Cultivating a Business Culture that Encourages Lifelong Learning

EmployeeConnect

What if lifelong learning promised steady increases in the quality-of-life for your family, better earning power, increased recognition, guaranteed career advancement and greater job satisfaction? That’s certainly something that would make most people rethink their educational strategies. Well, guess what? Ongoing learning, personal development, and training offer all of these benefits and more.

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

Lighthouse

As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing. Recruiting, in some ways, is actually easier to measure because it is very similar to sales: you either have results or you don’t.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

How Adding New Benefit Carriers and Plans Impact an HCM Implementation

HRchitect

Written by: Heather Soper. If you’re like the majority of employers, you may be considering changing Human Capital Management (HCM) systems this year, in addition to making new carrier and plan decisions. It’s the perfect time, right? Start fresh with new plans, new software, and a new sense of purpose and prepare for the next round of Open Enrollment which will be here before you know it.

What Business Owners and Their Employees Need to Know RIGHT NOW to Fight Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Trinet

The issue of sexual harassment has received a lot of public attention recently as news stories have thrust it into the forefront of our social narrative. However, sexual harassment is still not clearly understood by many people, including some business owners and managers. This article is intended as a general guide to help businesses better understand sexual harassment in the workplace, take steps to prevent it and properly respond to allegations of sexual harassment. Business

HR Trends 2018: What to Expect

DATIS

For more HR trends to expect in 2018, don’t forget to reserve your spot for our ‘ HR Forecast: What to Expect in 2018 ‘ webinar on December 14th. 2017 was a huge year for HR departments around the country, with organizations prioritizing the well-being and satisfaction of their employees. In the past year, executives focused their attention on building a better environment for their workforce, and invested in strategies to help recruit and retain top talent.

Inspired By People

Ultimate Software

What inspires you? What wakes you up each morning and motivates you to face life’s challenges? At Ultimate Software, we’re inspired by people. It’s why we started our company more than 26 years ago, when we recognized an amazing opportunity to put people first: to provide the “ultimate” HR and payroll software that would inspire people in the workplace and empower them to achieve more.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

The Work Platform Is the New “Job" for Displaced Workers

Cornerstone On Demand

Government leaders often frame labor policies or future of work solutions in terms of preserving, repatriating or creating the “good jobs" of the past. But this fixation on "jobs" actually limits the potential of their solutions. The new world of work is one "beyond employment." As my colleagues Ravin Jesuthasan, David Creelman and I explore in my recent book, Lead the Work , traditional long-term employment is increasingly giving way to medium- or short-term employment.

Create a Personal User Manual So Others Know How to Work With You

HR Bartender

I ran across a tweet recently that posed an interesting thought : What if managers created “personal user manuals” about their management style? Back in the old days, we called this managing up. Managers would share information about themselves with their teams – things like “I’m not a morning person.” or “I like communicating via email.”.

It’s About More Than HR: Analytics Learnings from Tom Davenport and Dr. John Sullivan

Visier

At this year’s Visier Outsmart (our annual user conference), we were fortunate to have two notable industry thought leaders take part: Tom Davenport, Big Data luminary and pioneer of the concept of “competing on analytics,” and Dr. John Sullivan, internationally renowned HR thought leader (and guest writer on the Visier blog ).

How Axiom Bank Modernized Recruiting with ClearCompany

ClearCompany HRM

“After a review of 14 systems, we noticed that ClearCompany was the only one that checked all of the boxes.”. Axiom Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in the state of Florida, and as a nationally-chartered community bank, they aim to serve all the financial needs of their customers through a wide range of services.

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