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HR Policy to Company Policy

5 hours ago | John Mauck | BambooHR

Everyone turns to HR to come up with a new policy.   There is no doubt that many organizations have an employee handbook filled with policies that a human resource professional or attorney helped create.   How many times is human resources blamed for coming up with the latest and greatest of employee policies.   Now is the time to change that way of thinking.

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Benefits of Doing Organization Design in an Agile Way

1 day ago | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

Agile methodologies have been used since the early 2000s, and most people are familiar with its use in rapid, iterative software development. However, are there other applications for Agile methods and principles? Can we apply Agile principles ...

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The missing link in your employee experience? Your managers.

1 day ago | Kronos | HCI

Everyone seems to be talking about the employee experience being the next big differentiator for employers, and we couldn’t agree more.

The exciting, yet challenging piece of this puzzle is creating and crafting meaningful experiences when each employee may have unique needs and expectations regarding work. Organizations spend a lot of time and money developing a strategic vision for how to create a compelling employment experience, yet organizations often overlook their middle managers as the linchpin. Managers have the greatest impact on the employment experience.1 We have heard time and time again — employees join companies, but leave managers. So how can you get buy in and drive this philosophy with your managers? Show them what’s in it for them.

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The Value of a Talent Community

1 day ago | TalentWave

The workforce is changing. Unlike past economic cycles, fundamental shifts are taking place today that promise to change the very nature of work forever. No longer are companies taking a fixed-cost approach to labor, instead they are embracing a ...

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Five Ways to Become Customer-Centric without Relinquishing Brand Credibility

2 days ago | Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq. | HCI

Businesses spend a great deal of time developing competitive brands that they hope will flourish in the marketplace.  They try to put their best foot forward and make their products or services attractive to potential clientele, who they hope will eventually become brand ambassadors.  While determining a business’s ideal client is certainly part of the branding process, the rationale behind it can often get lost in the shuffle over time. When this happens, loyalty waxes and wanes.

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Women in the Workforce: A Skillsoft® survey report

June 21, 2017 | Skillsoft

This 2015 survey includes feedback from 486 women in North America (79%), Europe/Middle East/Africa
(15%) and Asia/Pacific (6%). The results both reflect and support recent research surrounding inequality in
the workplace and the need for ...

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A Modern Modality for Modern Learners

June 21, 2017 | Mark Onisk, General Manager and Vice President, Skillsoft Books | Skillsoft

Over the past few years, much has been written about millennials’ learning preferences and expectations.
This focus on millennials coincided with the generational group becoming the largest element of the
U.S. workforce—and with ...

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How Fast Is Fast? Finding the Sweet Spot in Transformation Speed

June 21, 2017 | Reed Deshler | AlignOrg Solutions

When designing and implementing an organizational change, we all want to transform as fast as possible. Why waste time doing business the old way when we have identified a better path forward? Despite our wish for speed, the reality is that ...

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The Choice Is Theirs: Become the Employer Candidates Desire

June 21, 2017 | Jobvite | HCI

Sixty-nine percent of US professionals would pass on a job offer if it comes from a company with a bad reputation, according to a 2016 Jobvite study. HR leaders must stay way ahead of the curve, and maintain a company’s reputation in a way that makes them an employer of choice.

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Gender Diversity in STEM

June 21, 2017 | CEB

Women constitute approximately 46% of the civilian labor force in the United States, but only 26% of the labor force in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations. As of 2014, still only about 25 out of 500 CEOs (5.2%) ...

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Millennial Learning Myths and Misconceptions

June 21, 2017 | Kieran King, VP, Global Enablement, Customer Insight & Field Marketing, Skillsoft | Skillsoft

With millennials now the largest generation in the workforce, many organizations have become consumed
with trying to cater to this group’s learning preferences. But are members of Generation Y really that
different from other generations? ...

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Aiming for a More Diverse Workforce? Don't Leave It to Luck

June 20, 2017 | James Houchin | Montage

Increasing workforce diversity is a recognized strategy that can help make a company best-in-class. Rarely is this goal achieved by luck, though. To have people of all identities and backgrounds represented in your workplace, the talent ...

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The Playbook: Build Manager Bench Strength

June 20, 2017

97% of HR leaders say managers are vital to increasing employee productivity, improving team functioning, and increasing engagement levels. Leaders can build core coaching competencies into the organization to empower managers and drive business ...

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