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Cornerstone Named One of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women

Cornerstone On Demand

We need more women in the HR technology industry. There are countless studies linking gender balance with increased performance, innovation and creativity — but currently, only 26 percent of computing jobs and five percent of leadership positions in the technology industry are held by women

The Idiosyncratic Rater Effect & How It’s Ruining Your Performance Reviews

ClearCompany HRM

You’ve been a manager for some time, and you have a pretty good read on most people. Or, at least, you’d like to think you do. You strive to rate employees in the most objective way possible, but if you’re doing it based only from your own perspective, reviews are not as effective as they could be. If anything, they are really more of a reflection on yourself, not your employees or colleagues. Marcus Buckingham, in a Harvard Business Review article , states: “.on

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Discovery Phase – the start of a successful Workforce Management (WFM) implementation

HRchitect

Written by: Erica Niesse. A successful workforce management system implementation is built on the premise that you know your organization’s requirements from a business process, procedure and policy perspective. In the beginning of a typical implementation, a Business Analyst or Implementation Consultant will work with you to gather your company’s requirements and ask questions to gain a better understanding of your organization.

Peer-to-Peer Feedback: An Opportunity to Activate Employee Performance

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by SilkRoad, a global leader in cloud-based talent activation solutions. At this year’s HR Technology Conference, they announced the availability of SilkRoad Agile Performance , a solution designed to help organizations activate employee performance with apps for check-ins, goals and reviews that maximize productivity, engagement and alignment with corporate objectives. Enjoy the post!).

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.

12 Powerful Habits for Growth Mindset Success

EmployeeConnect

For better or worse we shape our individual realities according to our response or reaction to the world around us. Hardly anybody responds to external stimuli with the purpose of producing unintended, unwanted results. Yet, our responses, our reactions, our behaviours, often produce results that run afoul to their intended purpose, which can cause some chaos in our personal lives.

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7 Strategies for Hiring and Managing Creative Employees

UpstartHR

Today we’re going to explore the intersection of creativity, innovation, and intrapreneurship (entrepreneurial activities occurring within an organization) and how these activities bring value to the business world. I hope you enjoy! Innovation is a curious thing. In a research report published by the International Board of Innovation Science, Dennis Stauffer explored what separates wildly successful companies from the rest.

Make HR Analytics a Priority, But See the Bigger Picture

Visier

Making HR analytics a leadership priority is not just about encouraging HR to present the latest analytics innovations, but rather a true partnership to drive pivotal decisions. A Harvard Business Review Analytics study of 230 executives suggested a stunning rate of anticipated progress: Today, 15% said they use “ predictive analytics based on HR data and data from other sources within or outside the organization,” yet 48% of them predicted they would be doing so in two years.

Could Employee Stress Be Holding Your Company Back?

CultureIQ

If there’s anything we can be sure about regarding our ever-evolving business world, it’s that stress isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And that makes it difficult to address the reality that chronic stress in the workplace costs businesses billions every year in lost productivity and attendance , not to mention the catastrophic cost to employee health. Billions of dollars a year is more than enough to motivate any HR leader to take another look at the topic of stress.

Energizing Employees for Better Performance

HR Hardball

What exactly is “ energy ” – in the social or workplace sense? There are a number of definitions and explanations, and perhaps this one gives us a good idea of what we are talking about: “Energy is …a type of positive affective arousal, which people can experience as emotion (short responses to specific events), or mood – longer-lasting affective states that need not be a response to a specific event.”.

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!

A Job By Any Other Name…

Ultimate Software

We all wear a dizzying array of “hats” these days, both within and outside of our work lives, and I believe that this complexity, along with significant major sociocultural shifts, are pushing us toward increasingly blurring the lines defining what we do, how we work, and even who we are. Workforce fluidity is a term I’ve proposed to describe the convergence of several workplace phenomena that will have a dramatic impact on the future of work.

Little Management Mistakes that Make Good Employees Quit

Cornerstone On Demand

Everybody knows that the most common reason for quitting is that an employee doesn't like the boss. Lots of people take this to mean that bosses whose employees quit are horrible people who yell and scream and micro-manage everything from font size to the type of fingernail polish allowed in the office. Those bosses absolutely exist, but there are other types of bosses that are generally good bosses—even generally great bosses—that still do little things that drive good employees insane

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[Printable] 100 Starter Phrases to Align Employee Performance & Goals

ClearCompany HRM

There are so many ways to start giving employees better feedback, but one of the best is to use starter phrases to align the employee’s role and goals immediately to set the tone of the conversation. Performance Managment

Replacing the Batteries Before A Fire – Tuning Up Your HCM Technology

HRchitect

Written by: John A. Hinojos. Most of us have some type of smoke or CO 2 device in our homes which will alert us if situations have changed and we have a pending disaster. To keep these devices working correctly, it is advised that you replace the batteries twice a year. Most people will pick either key events in the year or the beginning of two seasons.

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.

10 Activities that Encourage Employees to Take the Lead in Their Development

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by HighGround , the employee development and engagement platform leader. They were named one of the Next Great Technology Companies at this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago. Enjoy the post!). We’ve talked a lot about the need for employees to own their careers. But how can organizations actually make it happen? If it were as easy as saying – “Poof! Everyone is in charge of their career” – well, we’d all do it.

The 7 pillars of Employee Engagement

EmployeeConnect

Employee engagement is now a phenomenon that’s deeply implanted in the collective consciousness of progressive HR leaders. This is supported by the huge surge of content, conferences, awards, Internet chatter, and Facebook and LinkedIn social media groups solely focused on employee engagement. Large numbers of HR tech vendors and service providers roam the HR domain offering a smorgasbord of engagement-related products and services.

Employee Performance Depends On These 3 Critical Factors

15Five

For decades, business leaders believed that simply focusing on performance management was the key to building a successful company. If they just had the right vision and strategy, clear objectives, people with the skill sets to achieve those objectives, and alignment toward their goals throughout the entire organization, they’d achieve high employee performance, financial success, and live happily ever after.

A letter to my soon-to-be-born child

UpstartHR

Going way personal today. Take it or leave it, but I always write what moves me. Thanks! Dear Peanut, We are so very excited to meet you. I’ve been going back and forth between nervousness and excitement over the past few weeks, because I know that you’re going to make your appearance within the next few weeks. Your sisters and brother are looking forward to meeting you, noticing every single baby that we have passed in the last few weeks with increasing interest.

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.

3 Words to Add to Employee Titles to Drive Engagement

What is Paul Thinking

If you work in corporate America you worry about employee engagement. If you work in corporate “World” you worry about employee engagement. And if you pay attention to employee engagement data you know it really hasn’t changed much in 10 years or so. Hovering around 30%, employee engagement is the Groundhog’s Day of HR issues. The true definition of insanity – same thing different day – same solutions – same results. But what the heck.

37 Warning Signs Your Culture Is Heading Down the Wrong Path

CultureIQ

A great company culture is obvious: it just works. Projects get done, and people are happy to be there. There’s an energy in the air that invites productivity and participation, and even if it’s not perfect, it’s at least a place where everyone feels comfortable. . It’s far harder, we think, to diagnose and treat exactly what’s gone wrong in a culture “gone wrong.”

How To Reduce Employee Turnover with Workforce Analytics

Visier

With voluntary resignations at an all-time high and unemployment rates historically low, employee retention is a key objective for most HR organizations, and employee turnover is the single most prevalent HR metric. However, knowing your turnover rate does little to support strategic business plans. To achieve true insight, a more in-depth analysis of what’s causing turnover in different parts of the organization is required. Why should HR make employee retention a priority?

A Thriving Community Built on Collaboration

Ultimate Software

In celebration of Customer Service Week, October 3–7, we share the following post highlighting the importance of collaboration—a cornerstone component of Ultimate Software’s commitment to service and to ensuring our customers’ continued success. In our more than 25 years as a “People First” company, we’ve created a culture of collaboration throughout Ultimate Software.

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.

How Bon-Ton Stores Onboards 10,000 New Employees Every Holiday Season Without a Glitch

Cornerstone On Demand

While consumers are just now getting ready to navigate the crowds on Black Friday and spend hours checking off their holiday shopping lists, hiring managers in the retail industry have been prepping for the holiday season as early as summer. This year, retail companies will hire nearly 800,000 seasonal workers.

How to Set a Foundation for Effective Performance Appraisals

ClearCompany HRM

Whether they happen once a year or once a month, performance reviews are an essential part of any business. If you want to build a performance culture, how you conduct performance reviews can make or break your business. If you want your reviews to have positive results, you have to lay the groundwork. Good performance reviews don’t just happen. They take work and preparation, and you have to set a foundation. Start working on this prep work now to ensure great reviews down the road.

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The True Value of the Vendor Hall at your next HR Conference

HRchitect

Look beyond the giveaways and trinkets to opportunities for vendor education, thought leadership and efficiency in the buying process. Written by: Samantha Colby. I know what you are thinking – the Vendor Hall is the area within the conference venue that I’ll visit for receptions (hello, free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres!), walk through to grab the coolest tchotchkes I see, and enter to win prizes.

HR is Moving from People Science to Data Science – About People

HR Bartender

One of the things that I love about being in human resources is that the profession is constantly evolving. During this year’s HR Technology Conference , closing keynote speaker Dr. Peter Cappelli , professor of management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, pointed out that HR used to be filled with industrial and organizational psychologists and today, HR jobs are requiring data science.

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