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3 Ways HR Can Think Like a Marketer

3 days ago | Purchasing Power | HCI

Marketers learned years ago that if you can figure out exactly what your customer wants, you establish your strategy, brand, product and communications to cater to your customers and accomplish results. Often, tactics that marketers use end up being adopted by HR a few years later. All year long, but especially during open enrollment time, there are lessons that HR can learn from marketing.

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Do You Need Feedback on Your Feedback?

December 12, 2018 | Jenna Filipkowski | HCI

In our most recent Talent Pulse report, we found that 29% of organizations are moving from an annual performance review to a continuous feedback approach. This is great news as supportive, nonevaluative, timely, and specific feedback helps people achieve their goals at work. Yet our research shows that we all can get better at giving, asking for, and acting on performance feedback.

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Leadership Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

December 9, 2018 | Greg Ketchum | HCI

It was the fourth day since Hurricane Katrina had struck New Orleans, and as I walked out of the elevator in my 4-star French Quarter hotel I was met by a scene that stopped me dead in my tracks: the lobby was completely empty, and the front doors were chained and padlocked. Just the night before, there had been so many sweaty, desperate people in that lobby that I could hardly get through the crowd. Now, just eight hours later, I was the only person left in the entire hotel. I had been abandoned.

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The Fix for Employee Engagement? Work From Within and Win Engagement “From the Heart”

December 7, 2018 | Scott Rigby | motivationWorks

When you think of typical approaches to engagement, what do you think of? Most strategies presented to me consist of external inducements: things like cash bonuses, reward and recognition systems, and one-off manager trainings that have been around for decades. Organizations have simply spent too much time thinking of ways to externally influence employees into doing what they desire and too little time tapping into the natural drivers of engagement. We need to let go of our transactional approach to engagement and instead focus on a more authentic, employee-centered approach.

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Steal this People Analytics Leader Job Description!

November 19, 2018 | Lexy Martin | Visier

You need the right People Analytics Leader in order to build an effective and strategic people analytics function. This person is the key evangelist and visionary for data-driven decision making, and ensures the use of people analytics always delivers values to the business.

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Using the Right Recognition Strategy to Drive Culture

November 15, 2018 | HighGround | HCI

According to research by LinkedIn, 70% of U.S. employees wouldn’t work at a leading company if it meant they had to tolerate a bad workplace culture. It should come as no surprise then that creating a positive organizational culture is a high-priority initiative for HR leaders today. There are a few reasons why.

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5 Ways to Make Workforce Planning More Agile

November 12, 2018 | Workday | HCI

While there is no proverbial silver bullet to your organization’s talent woes, a rigorous, adaptive approach to strategic workforce planning will go a long way to ensuring you have the talent you need to deliver on business strategy.

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Social Intelligence Can’t Be Automated

November 7, 2018 | TRACOM Group | HCI

We keep doing things the same way. We keep treating customers the same way, but why? Once you learn to recognize those biases, you can learn to mitigate them by making really simple changes in your behavior.

Social intelligence is our differentiator from artificial intelligence. It’s how we better ourselves as leaders, as team members, and most importantly -- as humans.

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Turn Your Reference-Checking Woes into Successes

November 6, 2018 | SkillSurvey | HCI

It’s the season for fall apple picking and it’s the time when hiring kicks into high gear. But even if your organization is facing a bushel of open requisitions, you might want to think again before you bypass a critical step in the hiring process – a detailed reference check.

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Diversity and Inclusion: An Economic, Social, and Workforce Imperative

November 5, 2018 | Tamara Phillips & Frank Dobbin | HCI

Despite growing awareness, recognition, and investment in diversity and inclusion initiatives, massive disparities in job opportunities persist among various demographic groups. And, despite the growing diversity of the global workforce, leadership levels of most companies look strikingly similar to the white male dominated leadership teams of the past.

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The Three Pillars of a Fulfilling Life (at Work and at Home)

October 25, 2018 | motivationWorks | HCI

If you’re like most people, you aren’t fully engaged at work. Not in the way you’d love to be. Maybe you feel like you’re just given orders from above. Perhaps you can’t see the value in what you do. Maybe you feel stagnated in your professional growth. Or most of your co-workers are jerks. Or perhaps you’re ready to shout, “All of the above!” It’s tragic that these kinds of problems are so common. You deserve better.

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#StorytellingTuesday: Knowing your work matters -- that alone deserves a headline

October 22, 2018 | Holly Pennebaker | HCI

Even when the refresh is for the best, and it means taking your career to the next level – the one you’ve been working toward -- there’s an eerie level of awkwardness, vulnerability and excitement that comes with being the new kid. Nothing makes the first days or weeks at a new gig sweeter than realizing that what you do at work has a role in how successful the company is overall. It’s important to know what you do at work actually matters.

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Recognition Does Not Yield True Results, Right? Wrong.

October 18, 2018 | Gregg Lederman | Reward Gateway

American workers are disengaged. But you already know that. You’ve probably seen Gallup’s perennially popular stat that only about one-third of workers are engaged. And so you’d think that with the billions companies have spent on engagement efforts, the needle would have moved more.

And yet … We’re experiencing an engagement crisis in which a great majority of employees are not as motivated or committed as they could be. As they should be.

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How to Execute OKRs and CFRs for Team Growth

October 18, 2018 | Zorian Rotenberg | Atiim

OKRs alone are not enough! The OKR goal-setting methodology requires its logical adjunct, CFRs (Conversations, Feedback, and Recognition), to provide the continuous performance management element needed to drive results.

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How to Ask for Feedback #IWantToKnow

October 14, 2018 | Jenna Filipkowski | HCI

Since he was born almost three years ago, our son has looked to faces for cues. Almost instantaneously, inside his little, blonde head he looked up at us and wondered: Is this safe or unsafe? How should I interpret this situation? How am I doing? As parents, it is a subtle balance between giving too much feedback that can overwhelm and control, and too little feedback, which can contribute to uncertainty and doubt.

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The Role of Technology in Driving a Winning Culture

October 11, 2018 | Fraser Marlow | HCI

In the past, a smart business strategy separated the winners from the losers. But not anymore. Today, the best culture wins. Top Workplaces leaders recognize this, and they leverage it as a competitive advantage. How do they do it? More and more, they’re relying on a new technology to create an environment that gets results.