[Video] HighGround Customer Story: Patagonia
MARCH 1, 2016
When they decided they wanted to make a change, Patagonia implemented HighGround to help them better develop its workforce. In this video, Dean talks about the importance of transparency around goal-setting and coaching and how HighGround is driving better employee engagement.
[Video] HighGround Customer Story: LRW
MARCH 24, 2016
It turned to HighGround to help re-tool performance management from an annual, dreaded process to more continuous, real-time feedback and coaching. The post [Video] HighGround Customer Story: LRW appeared first on HighGround.
On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers
MARCH 7, 2017
However two HighGround leaders, Chief Customer & Technology Officer Anjoo Rai-Marchant and Chief Engagement Officer Andee Harris, recently shared their viewpoints on how gender equality in the workplace means women and men work to support one another to produce the best work.
HighGround is Hiring: Beyond the Job Description
APRIL 14, 2016
You might have noticed that HighGround is growing. Here are some questions you might have before applying to join our team: What’s it like working at HighGround? Our leadership team is committed to hiring people who are truly enthusiastic about and committed to making HighGround the industry leader. If you’re running away from another job rather than running toward HighGround, then we’ll probably take a pass. And this means our team is expanding too.
Employee Engagement Expert Advice – Interview with Andee Harris
JUNE 17, 2016
As Chief Engagement Officer at HighGround, Andee Harris brings more than 20 years of experience working with HR leaders and practitioners to her role as the Chief Engagement Officer at HighGround.
And the Winner of the HighGround Scholarship is…
AUGUST 22, 2016
Congratulations to Jerry Chiang of UC Berkeley, who is the inaugural winner of the HighGround Scholarship! Earlier this year, we announced the HighGround scholarship to learn more about how today’s college students understand workplace culture. As an HR tool, HighGround is highly invested in understanding the mindset of the future leaders of the HR industry. The post And the Winner of the HighGround Scholarship is… appeared first on HighGround.
[Video] From His Worst Boss to His Best Advice: An Interview with HighGround CEO Vip Sandhir
JANUARY 10, 2017
As the founder and CEO of HighGround, Vip Sandhir spends more time than most thinking about the employee experience. The post [Video] From His Worst Boss to His Best Advice: An Interview with HighGround CEO Vip Sandhir appeared first on HighGround.
HCI Webinar Recap: Performance Management Overhauls Are Constant Works in Progress
APRIL 6, 2017
Jason Averbrook, CEO and Co-founder of LeapGen, and Laura Seamans, VP of Organizational Effectiveness for ACT, recently shared their experiences and insights during a webinar called “Workplace Engagement Decoded” moderated by HighGround Chief Engagement Officer, Andee Harris an co-hosted by the Human Capital Institute. The post HCI Webinar Recap: Performance Management Overhauls Are Constant Works in Progress appeared first on HighGround.
Infographic: 2016 – The Year of the Employee Engagement
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
To learn more about how HighGround can transform your employee engagement strategy, download the Continuous Employee Engagement eBook. . The post Infographic: 2016 – The Year of the Employee Engagement appeared first on HighGround.
A Day at Breakthrough Urban Ministries: HighGround Gives Back
JANUARY 19, 2016
A group of HighGround employees spent the morning at the Breakthrough’s Fresh Market helping stock the pantry, greeting customers, bagging groceries and sorting through food deliveries. Working with the Breakthrough team was a great opportunity to do something simple that made a bigger impact,” said Ross Wallace, HighGround Manager of Sales Development. “It In our own rewards program at HighGround, we offer employees the opportunity to donate to the charity of their choice.
Is Employee Engagement REALLY Worth It? [Infographic]
MAY 3, 2016
Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. How do you know if employee engagement is really worth the investment in tools in programs to help improve it? Many organizations realize it should be a priority but struggle to understand the financial implications if they don’t take action.
[Infographic] The Biggest Workplace Trends for 2016
MARCH 11, 2016
The post [Infographic] The Biggest Workplace Trends for 2016 appeared first on HighGround. We hear a lot about Millennials and Baby Boomers but a new generation of employees will soon be entering the workforce – Generation Z.
How One Company is Creating a Feedback Culture
MARCH 13, 2017
Craig says they’re using HighGround to help employees realize their potential and embrace “diversity of thought.”. LLamasoft chose HighGround as its tool for employee feedback, goal-setting and recognition.
Performance Management: A Swing and a Miss? [Infographic]
JUNE 13, 2016
You’ll get the latest HighGround and industry news sent straight to your inbox. . Infographic] appeared first on HighGround.
Integrating Several Company Cultures [Video]
MAY 5, 2016
It implemented HighGround’s employee engagement and feedback platform to help its employees recognize one another and perform better. The post Integrating Several Company Cultures [Video] appeared first on HighGround.
10 People and Hashtags to Follow on Twitter During HR Tech
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
They’re your best bet for the HighGround play-by-play as they attend sessions throughout the week. Madeline is actually HighGround’s coach for the “Next Great Technology Company” session and will be guiding our team to victory. Last but not least, be search to track these two hashtags: (9) #HRTechConf and (10) #HighGround. As a bonus to this list, it might not be a bad idea to follow #puppies and #booth854 to keep up to date on what’s happening at the HighGround booth.
News You Might Have Missed
MARCH 7, 2016
Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. HighGround’s Director of People and Culture, Libby Rapin, shares some simple tips on how to appreciate your employees on a daily basis. Vote] HighGround is in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness. HighGround has been named a finalist in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness Bracket, a friendly competition designed to generate awareness and excitement for companies in the Chicago tech space.
10 Must-Dos at HRTech Chicago
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
On Tuesday, HighGround will be featured during the Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company session. Making the top three on our list is visiting the HighGround team at booth #854. You can set up an appointment with the HighGround team at HRTech here. The post 10 Must-Dos at HRTech Chicago appeared first on HighGround. HR Tech is less than one month away. We’re excited to host so many industry leaders, experts, solution providers and partners in our hometown.
The Big Question: Do You Have People Data?
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Solutions like HighGround offer visibility into three major areas: Performance Management – Organizations that move toward a frequent cadence of performance development get richer data. Engagement tools like HighGround also allow goal-setting and coaching so both the employee and manager can collaborate and shift priorities if necessary. Platforms like HighGround empower peer-to-peer, top-down and external recognition. appeared first on HighGround.
Bad Bosses: It’s Not Always Their Fault
JANUARY 29, 2016
Technology solutions like HighGround empower you to arm managers with effective leadership skills through active coaching and check-ins, employee-driven feedback and measurable results through surveys. Encourage your managers to have frequent conversations with employees and track those conversations using an engagement platform like HighGround. The post Bad Bosses: It’s Not Always Their Fault appeared first on HighGround.
A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due
JULY 28, 2016
Recognition and rewards platforms like HighGround highlight daily successes such as new clients launched or business closed, so everyone in the company is aware of achievements that otherwise might go unnoticed. At HighGround, recognitions and rewards are tied to company-wide values, such as “Customer is King” or “Take Ownership.” The post A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due appeared first on HighGround.
Adding “Value” to Your Interview Process
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
For example, a core HighGround value is to “Decide with Data.” At HighGround we’ve created value-based interview guides that challenge hiring teams to be more thoughtful throughout the interview process. When used in combination with other employee engagement tools like HighGround, corporate values can emerge from new hire orientation and be reinforced from the very beginning through candidate assessment, and later, employee recognition and continuous feedback.
News You Might Have Missed
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. Video] 9 Employee Engagement Archetypes. Everyone is talking about low employee engagement levels, but are managers even thinking about this concept in the right way?
How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings [Video]
APRIL 27, 2016
The post How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings [Video] appeared first on HighGround. This video called, “How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings,” first appeared on strategy + business. You can watch the original version here. .
No More Hams. Revamp Your Recognition and Rewards Program.
MAY 12, 2016
appeared first on HighGround. Raise your hand if you’ve ever received a ham, turkey or slightly inappropriate food-based reward from your company. How about an engraved pen? A generic gift card given to all employees? For some reason, some organizations still believe that giving away a celebratory ham, office supplies and impersonal rewards once a year are effective. They’re not. Worse yet, many still give away the #1 bad corporate gift: nothing. Well, it’s now a full-blown epidemic.
Engagement Surveys: There is a Middle Path
MARCH 21, 2016
Engagement platforms like HighGround include survey functionality that delivers immediate results, is customizable and collects company benchmark data. Tools like HighGround set themselves apart by providing polling and pulse surveys as well, so engagement conversations are just that – conversations. Click here to learn more about how comprehensive tools like HighGround can help your employee engagement programs.
Employee Surveys: A Marathon, Not a Sprint
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Tools like HighGround have pulse survey functionality that allows you to capture the voice of the employee. The post Employee Surveys: A Marathon, Not a Sprint appeared first on HighGround. Many companies wrongly assume that if they provide an employee survey every 12-18 months and make a handful of changes, they value employee feedback. These surveys are often long, time-consuming and include questions that don’t derive meaningful employee responses.
An Employee’s Journey to Realized Goals [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
The post An Employee’s Journey to Realized Goals [Infographic] appeared first on HighGround. Professional success isn’t achieved overnight.
Q&A: Dean Carter of Patagonia Answers Your Questions
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Yes, we structure our feedback template through the HighGround tool. HighGround helps structure conversations by giving employees a simple digital form to help organize their thoughts. The post Q&A: Dean Carter of Patagonia Answers Your Questions appeared first on HighGround. Last week we tackled some of the questions asked during our webinar with Deloitte’s Josh Bersin and Patagonia’s Dean Carter.
“How’s My Driving?” What HR Can Learn From Uber
JULY 15, 2016
Today companies can capture employee mood and sentiment with tools like HighGround. What HR Can Learn From Uber appeared first on HighGround. Last week I received excellent service from an Uber driver. When prompted to enter feedback on the app at the end of my ride, I rated my driver five out of five stars and added a comment about the exceptional service. I felt my opinion mattered, his assistance was admirable and it should not go unmentioned.
JUNE 29, 2016
Employee engagement solutions like HighGround package together the tools you need to properly manage all your employees and retain top talent. appeared first on HighGround. “But why?”. I’m sure this phrase still haunts my parents and the grade school teachers who answered my incessant questions. But this inquiry embodies my deeply rooted curiosity; I actually read encyclopedias for fun as a child.
Treat Your Employees Like Customers
MAY 3, 2016
To enable this cultural shift, the Echo team created a social community called “Echo Engage” powered by HighGround. The post Treat Your Employees Like Customers appeared first on HighGround.
The Staffing Industry Engagement Struggle is Real
MARCH 17, 2016
My colleague Chris Dede, Vice President of Customer Success at HighGround, sat in on the discussion, “What Motivates and Demotivates Your Clients?” At HighGround we believe there is a strong correlation between the health and productivity of the staffing firm’s internal employees and the quality of the workers they place at their client sites. The post The Staffing Industry Engagement Struggle is Real appeared first on HighGround.
Four Ways Your Employees Can Get Comfortable Asking for Feedback
APRIL 19, 2017
If not, you can learn more about how HighGround helps companies create a culture where ongoing feedback is the norm. The post Four Ways Your Employees Can Get Comfortable Asking for Feedback appeared first on HighGround. We’ve talked about the “ other F words ” before. When someone says “feedback” in the workplace, alarm bells often go off in people’s heads. Getting comfortable with asking for feedback takes practice.