Pilot Groups or Sandboxes: Which Is Better for Your Implementation

HR Bartender

That testing phase is often referred to as a pilot group. The pilot group participants not only attend the training, but they provide design feedback. It does seem to me that pilot groups and sandboxes – while they have the same ultimate goal – are two different things.

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Focus Group Check In

Compensation Cafe

Historically, Human Resources have had an on-again, off-again relationship with focus groups. Has the new product rollout affected the number of promotions?". These research practices are far more disciplined and professional than the focus groups we have leaned on.


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Adopting Continuous Conversations at Newport Group


Newport Group helps companies offer their employees a more secure financial future through retirement plans, insurance, and consulting services. Jackie: We reviewed a number of different platforms, and it came down to: Productive conversations with the entire Reflektive team.

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New Tailored Group DNA Feature Adds Personalization to Soft Skills Analysis


Introducing Tailored Group DNA Talentoday is excited to announce the arrival of the newest feature of Talentoday Manager?—?Tailored Tailored Group DNA! In the last year, our team introduced Talentoday Managers to Group DNA. Interested in seeing Tailored Group DNA in action?

The Power of HR Tech Pilot Programs

Speaker: Jeanne Achille, Founder & CEO, The Devon Group and Women in HR Tech Summit Chair, U.S. & Singapore

Existing systems may be limiting productivity and resulting in unnecessary costs. Founder & CEO of The Devon Group and Women in HR Tech Summit Chair for U.S. With technology constantly changing, it is important to find the HR tech system that will drive transformation.

Innovation Is a Group Sport

ATD Human Capital

But the reality is that great innovation, just like great improvisation, happens in groups. The amazing comedy and creativity that audiences see onstage is the product of intense group collaboration. It’s a group sport, and the greatest innovators act like an improv troupe. One of the misconceptions about innovation is our popular notion that genius is individual. Someone blessed with ability and talent becomes an overnight success through raw talent.

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How Different Age Groups Define “Company Culture”


Everyone agrees a healthy corporate culture is important and results in happy, productive employees. Generally, culture is thought of as a set of beliefs, traditions, values, and morals common to a group of people. As a group, Gen X prefers to work independently and requires minimal supervision. They’re also one of the largest generational groups in the United States, estimated at 73 million strong. Company culture is a term in constant use in HR and people management.

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Strategies for connecting teams remotely to increase productivity

Get Hppy

Most of the companies remote working through the pandemic noticed a decrease in productivity in the initial days. Each group could meet at specific times over the day, and they would talk about the tasks they were handling that day. Productivity

CareerArc Outplacement solution is now Intoo USA, part of Italy’s HR leader Gi Group

Intoo USA

Today, we are proud to announce that the outplacement arm of CareerArc has been acquired by Italy’s largest multinational HR services company, Gi Group, and will be rebranded as Intoo USA. “We’ve Intoo USA marks Gi Group’s strategic expansion into the U.S.,

Product Release | 04.26.21


Here at Flock, we have been warming our own nest in anticipation of some new product hatchlings. Join us for our Product Update Webinar. We have streamlined the eligibility group setup process into a step-by-step wizard flow.

HR Efficiencies with Data-Driven Prioritization (Case Study)

HR teams are being tasked to do more with less and prioritization is key to maximizing efficiencies across lean HR teams. Coles leveraged Traitify for data-driven personalization during a hiring surge in the wake of COVID-19.



10+ Slack Groups Every CEO, Founder, and HR Professional Must Join


Slack Communities are like Facebook Groups. Slack groups are the best place to find connections within your industry. Slack groups are very engaging. Compared to other social media groups, there’s a community spirit on Slack. Slack also allows you to comment on files — making collaboration a step easier than other groups. If you are using Facebook, direct messaging a member pulls you out of the group — creating yet another distraction.

Reflektive Awarded Multiple Leader Designations from G2, Silver Excellence in Technology from Brandon Hall Group


We’re excited to announce that Reflektive received seven Leader awards from G2 , and the Silver award for Best Advance in Performance Management Technology from Brandon Hall Group.

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Michael Foguth of Foguth Financial Group: “Communication”

Thrive Global

Michael and his team at Foguth Financial Group pride themselves on building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with their clients and families. I see a lot of people who are just sold a financial product. Communication?—?It

4 Things to Know About Group Styles Inventory

Culture University

Now that organizations have moved to a remote environment, developing a successful virtual team is critical to maintain productivity. Q: What is the Group Styles Inventory or GSI? Now more than ever increasing virtual team effectiveness and productivity is key to organizational success.

Make Your Onboarding Inclusive & Engaging

Speaker: Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition and Engagement practices at Brandon Hall Group

Assimilating new hires into your culture is straightforward when the employees work in a central location. However, what happens when the new hires work remotely, either at a global location or home office, or the employee works on a different schedule? Can an organization engage and train new hires during onboarding, regardless of location and circumstance?

A List of Minority Groups [by %]


Many companies are focusing on minority groups as a part of their diversity initiatives. In this article, we created a list of minority groups and included their % of the U.S. How do you define minority group? Some consider minority vs underrepresented group to be the same.

How to Boost Your Employee’s Productivity and Morale During a Pandemic

Get Hppy

In this article, we’ll discuss how you can boost your employee’s productivity and morale during a pandemic. By allowing flexible work hours , you can ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to take care of their families, thus improving productivity.

How Employee Resource Groups can Enhance your Professional Development


Employee Resource Groups generally form out of a need for community and can be focused on race, gender, religion, or any other defining characteristics that group members share.

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The Problem With Focus Groups: Everyone Lies


Why is the finance group saying they think the company is on the wrong track? For many, the natural next step is to organize a focus group. ” While this seems like a reasonable idea, too often focus groups are not able to deliver results due to the many challenges they face. Where focus groups come from (hint: it’s not HR). The concept of a focus group is borrowed from the world of advertising. Why the focus group concept is flawed.

Vijay Eswaran of QI Group: “Reduced employee turnover”

Thrive Global

This factor alone can lead to higher productivity and revenue. As a part of our series about “How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line”, I had the pleasure of interviewin g Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman of QI Group. Reduced employee turnover.

Product Manager


With that mission in mind, WeSpire is hiring a Product Manager that will be responsible for defining and delivering on roadmap excellence for our clients and users. The post Product Manager appeared first on WeSpire. About WeSpire.

Javier Benavente Barrón of Alares Group: “Lead by example”

Thrive Global

He believes people are at the center of all businesses, regardless of sector, product or service and that this is what is most important. Lead by example. It is the only form of leadership I know. Work, be the first to turn on the light and the last to turn it off.

The stress-productivity shortfall

CLO Magazine

Individual stress inhibits productivity, causing a shortfall that will stifle profits. The stress-productivity shortfall is being fueled by turnover, absenteeism, disengagement, unhappiness, loss of innovation, decreased resilience and inability to focus at work (see the figure below).

Productive, But at What Cost?


Failing to address disruptive behavior by high-performers can actually hurt overall productivity. What should a leader do when one of their most productive employees is also the most disruptive? For example, a disruptive employee can have a negative impact that is felt across the organization, reducing the productivity of the entire group. At that stage, productivity was no longer enough justification and the employee was terminated along with his immediate team.

7 Ways to Cut Group Benefits Costs


Group benefits have never been more important to employees. Access to health care can increase job satisfaction and productivity, and today, 77% of Canadians believe they are entitled to employer-sponsored benefits. Should they continue to offer group benefits knowing the costs will only increase? This can affect employers’ group benefits costs in a few ways. Modern, accessible group benefits is one of our core beliefs. HR Insights group benefits

Spencer Hadelman of Advantage Marketing: “Group think”

Thrive Global

Group think. Group think. from the products and services they choose and the companies they support. Furthermore, Neilson states that sales for products linked to sustainability have increased approximately 20 percent over the last five years.

Charles Miller of SHOWA Group: “Dedication?”

Thrive Global

Sales for SHOWA Group. He has worked for SHOWA Group since 2003. SHOWA Group is a leading manufacturer of single-use, Nitrile PPE gloves that are used daily by front-line workers and first responders. We’d like to improve the way single-use products are disposed.

Productive Meetings: a Shared Responsibility

Business2Community Leadership

The good ones look like this: The meeting is productive with creativity, energy, and people leave that meeting in a better place than before they arrived. They not only learned something new, but there was productive disagreement or debate, attendees felt listened to, and maybe they solved a problem or made a decision. Productive meetings are a shared responsibility. If the meeting has more than 5-6 people, then split participants into smaller groups.

Top 12 tools for Product Managers


If management is an art, then product managers are the Picasso of it! Well, a product manager has to manage many aspects as a daily routine. Product management is all about efficiency and multitasking. And product manager tools are your armor. Product Manager Tool #1.

Building AI into IO products

Criteria Corp

As part of the program , I took part in an expert panel on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in IO products. I have focused on what’s useful for IOs who are just starting to think about ML, or who are considering using ML based products.

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Notifications: Friends or Foes for Workforce Productivity?

Rallyware for Human Resources

We end up being less productive. What was once invented to make it easier to get work done and optimize productivity has now become an overwhelming distraction. If you google tips on how to improve productivity , you will for sure, come across suggestions, including disabling all notifications to minimize disruption of focus. Turning off all notifications gives your team anxiety, not a productivity solution. . Driving workforce productivity through smart notifications.

Case Study: Chive Media Group


Paycor Analytics Helps Chive Media Group Identify HR Challenges Before They Become Problems. After implementing Paycor Analytics, James can automate reports and transform complex data into easy-to-understand dashboards that break down which departments have the highest turnover, diversity, productivity and more. Paycor Analytics helps my boss and me identify potential issues and course correct before problems arise.

How To Not Get Killed In A "What's Wrong" Focus Group At Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

From time to time, HR pros have to do focus groups to determine the climate of the employee relations environment at their company. So how do you approach a group of 10-12 employees (focus group) to get them to talk about the challenges, but not get beheaded in the process?

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November 2014 Product Release: The Connected Workforce

Cornerstone On Demand

Our November ’14 Product Release delivers the technology and tools employees need to connect with their colleagues in the way they desire. New Specialized Learning Communities – Administrators can now create specialized learning communities tailored to a specific group of employees. Customize the learning experience by featuring select training courses relevant to the specific group. Learn more in the November ’14 Product Release Video.

How Bonfyre Supports Employee Resource Groups


Employee resource groups are a great way to connect employees and encourage innovation and inclusivity. With a communication tool like Bonfyre, your company can help these groups grow into thriving communities. Strong relationships at work can make us happier and more productive , but finding people whom we feel close to isn’t easy. Here’s where employee resource groups come in. Why companies should support employee resource groups.

The Good, the Bad and the Not-So-Ugly Reality of Group Chat in the Workplace

TLNT: The Business of HR

Email may be the veteran of communication in the workplace, but rookie platforms for instantaneous group chat, such as Slack and Microsoft Teams , have changed how employees correspond at work. But does swapping out email for group chat really increase overall productivity? But after taking a deeper look, group chats can improve workflows as long as they are used within an integrated system. HR Communications Productivity Featured