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Maintaining an Engaged Workforce During Times of Transformation: Two Key Components

1 day ago | Melanie Hughes, EVP/Chief Human Resource Officer at American Eagle Outfitters | Glint

Most — possibly even all — industries are likely to undergo some type of transformation within the next few years, whether because of new technologies, industry consolidation, or other competitive pressures. Theses changes will affect consumers, organizations, and even employees. In the midst of an industry-wide disruption, how can HR leaders of organizations retain employees and keep them motivated? Keep them engaged.


The First 90 Days Will Make or Break Your New Hire

August 14, 2017 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

If you are like most employers, you squander the best opportunity you have to engage, shape and retain them as employees. Most employers are so driven to find talent and make a good first impression through the recruitment process that they neglect to think about what will happen once the employee shows up on their first day, ready for work.


4 Ways to Celebrate Your Team That Will Lead to Results

August 11, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

Think about a leader in your life who people deeply commit their time, talent, and hearts to.

I’m talking about the kind of leader who values and recognizes the greatness in others – even when people do not believe in their own greatness. This kind of leader thrives on creating an environment where people are “all in.”


Got Skills? Digital Literacy to Close Workplace Knowledge, Competency Gaps

August 10, 2017 | Skillsoft | HCI

Much of the millennial generation says they can’t describe their jobs and professional roles to their parents and grandparents because their older family members just don’t get it.

Millennials have a higher degree of digital literacy than their parents and grandparents, which means they’ve been trained and have the ability to use digital devices at work to fill needs of quick communication, efficient collaboration and stellar performance.


Three Essential KPI's for Recruiters

August 9, 2017 | Jobvite | HCI

It's a candidate's market, and high quality talent is much more challenging to find and acquire than it's been in recent memory. According to a recent research report, it now takes about double the amount of time as it did during the Great Recession to fill the average position. In such a competitive talent market, recruiting leaders need to measure and analyze the performance of their teams in a never-ending search to build competitive advantage.


How Exemplary Leadership Leads to Employee Engagement

August 3, 2017 | James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner | HCI

The Leadership Challenge® is a global campaign to liberate the leader in everyone. Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, our framework grew out of rigorous research that first began in 1982, when we set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best.


New and Better Tasting Cheese Awaits

August 1, 2017 | Daniel Staley | HCI

Many are familiar with the book Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson, MD.  For those that are not (or if it has been a while since you’ve read it), the book tells the story of two mice (Scurry and Sniff) and two tiny men (Hem and Haw).  They live in a maze and their world revolves around a big pile of cheese that they find.  The men build a house of cheese and the mice and men feast on the cheese.  There is plenty to go around.  Things are great for a while.  The mice are the first to realize that eventually the cheese will run out, so they embark on a search for new cheese.  The men, however, stay behind and are in complete denial.  They keep living life as if nothing will ever change. 


Resilience: So Much More Than Bouncing Back

July 31, 2017 | Taryn Stejskal | HCI

In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish while others fold? The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of challenge, but rather in a person’s ability to persevere amidst trials. Resilience is demonstrated in both positive and negative life events.


Game Plan, Full Court Press Required for Strategic Design Implementation Win

July 25, 2017 | Reed Deshler, AlignOrg Solutions | HCI

Leaders who expect to see results in their strategic design implementation have to focus on all parts of the organization and remember that even in tough times, transformation never really stops.

When components of the workplace are collaborating to facilitate change, only then is a strategic design successfully implemented. Change is common in organizations, but not all transformations achieve results.


Better Candidate Experiences: Let’s Get Down to Business

July 19, 2017 | Montage | HCI

Research findings have repositioned job candidates as key customers of recruiting -- a product from about seven years of studying ways to improve the treatment of applicants. If talent acquisition leaders see candidates as top customers, they’ll treat them as though: with exceptional service.


Is it time to have performance conversations with your hourly employees?

July 18, 2017 | Kronos | HCI

Nearly a third of the hourly workforce see their jobs as the start of a career path with the companies they work for. With the cost of recruitment so high, doesn’t it make good business sense to focus on developing those employees who want to grow with the organization?


3 Basic Questions to Ask Before You Start Your Workforce Plan

July 11, 2017 | Workday | HCI

We’ve all felt it – the excitement, and then anxiety, that comes with undertaking a new initiative. The amount of information and resources available on given topic in today’s digital age can at first seem helpful, and quickly leave you feeling ‘where do I start?’