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Well-Being and Emotional Intelligence: Strategies for the Workplace

March 23, 2018 | Dr. Jeff Auerbach | MHS

Executive burnout and derailment are at record numbers – in some sectors 75% of executives say they can’t see themselves in the same job in five years. According to Harvard Business Review, burnout is costing approximately $190 billion a year in healthcare spending in the US. Other systematic costs include high turnover, low job satisfaction, and low productivity. Moreover, the majority of executives state they are physically or emotionally depleted.

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The Social Sharing Super Powers of Modern Recognition Programs

March 16, 2018 | Debra Corey | Reward Gateway

Companies need to recognize that the tools we used in the past to connect with our employees will not continue to work as our workforce changes. These tools were designed for a different workforce - one that did not need real-time interactive communications or regular transparent recognition. We need to accept that these tools are no longer a fit and respond by embracing new tools such as social media.

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The Agility Gap: Agility Skills in High-Demand but Low Adoption

March 15, 2018 | Andrea CinqMars | TRACOM Group

Agility has become an often-used buzzword in business. At the top levels of consultancies, in boardrooms, in the C-suite and in the leadership realm of product innovators, Agility has been a topic of conversation for many years. But despite the chatter and buzz, there is evidence that little, is being done on a practical basis to implement approaches to becoming more agile.

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5 Learning and Development Questions You Can’t Answer Without Analytics

March 13, 2018 | Ian Cook | Visier

Without strong Learning and Development (L&D) programs, employees may have a harder time being productive, moving up in the organization, and contributing to financial performance. Additionally, it can also lead to lower employee engagement and increased turnover.

Despite the clear positive effects of learning, I’ve repeatedly heard from L&D leaders that they lack insights into whether what they do impacts overall business goals.

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Is the Leader You Need Hiding in Plain Sight?

March 5, 2018 | Janelle Spence | Centennial

Have you ever bought something for your home only to realize you already have exactly what you need? This same phenomenon happens in the workplace, and on an even larger scale. The leader you think you need to hire from outside your organization may already be working inside your organization.  They may be hiding in plain sight; doing a great job for you, but in another capacity.

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‘All the Feels’ Enable All the Performance, Productivity at Work

March 2, 2018 | BetterWorks | HCI

Continuous, agile performance management’s replacement of the traditional, annual review is SO 2016.

There’s no more structured process or need for employees’ nerves to shake, rattle and roll as they approach their boss’s office every 365 days, but that’s nothing new. Continuous performance management has evolved into new world of high performance that demands much more than increased frequency and leadership agility.  

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Coaching, Trust and a Toddler’s First Swim

February 22, 2018 | Jenna Filipkowski | HCI

Coaches are expected to acknowledge their client’s work, express support, and encourage the client to fully express themself. As humans, we build trust to express our vulnerabilities. We cannot change without becoming vulnerable.

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My Learning Queue

February 20, 2018 | Christie Goetz | HCI

In order to improve the learning experience for our Corporate Members, we are thrilled to announce the release of a brand new feature: My Learning Queue.

 

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Effective Onboarding Tips for 2018

February 5, 2018 | Devin Morrissey | HCI

Too many hiring managers look at onboarding as something they need to hack in order to achieve long-term employee retention. Sure, a good onboarding process will aid in keeping employees longer, if it works. But your best bet is to focus on the people you’re hiring. What do they want? New hires want to feel prepared, confident, motivated, and welcomed to this new adventure they’re about to embark on.

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Building a Strategic and Sustainable HR Function

February 1, 2018 | Ali Khaled Alhashmi | HCI

Businesses are coming under increasing pressure as a result of change. In a recent study performed by HCI, which gathered responses from almost 500 participants, 83% agreed with a statement to the effect that the business was always in a state of flux with strategies and priorities constantly changing. Human Resources practitioners are being asked to offer a more strategic approach to help build sustainable human resources within the organization, but at the same time, they are being asked to do so with the same or a lower budget (in 65% of cases).

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Six Key Elements of an Engaging Workplace Culture

January 26, 2018 | O.C. Tanner | HCI

When it comes to creating an engaging workplace culture that enables you to connect with what’s most meaningful to employees, become an irresistible place to work, and ultimately achieve financial success, corporations across the globe are left wondering which resources to invest in to improve their organization’s culture.

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Connecting with Customers

January 25, 2018 | Deb Calvert | The Leadership Challenge

In the Age of the Customer, companies are investing in Customer Experience, Customer Success, and Mapping the Buyer’s Journey. Still, buyers seem fickle and unpleasable. What will it take to connect with your customers?

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Design Thinking: Meet Your New Strategy for Retaining High-performers

January 23, 2018 | Oracle | HCI

While the War for Talent is heating up for the moment, the War for Top Talent never stopped. If you were trying to sum up the purpose of modern HR, it might go something like this: hire more high performers and figure out how to retain and develop them.

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Uncover Your Organization’s Story Through Employee Comments

January 19, 2018 | Sara Weiner | Glint

Within your organization, there’s a running dialogue that goes on in hallways and conference rooms, between desks, via phone, email, and within chat. Those conversations tell a story, from your employees’ perspective, about how your organization is doing — what’s working, what’s not working, how culture affects performance, how valued employees feel, and why they may leave. It’s a critical narrative, but these are private conversations. So how can we uncover qualitative insights like those from these informal channels?

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Change leadership tops change management in CVS-Aetna merger

January 12, 2018 | Holly Pennebaker | HCI

Not too long ago, the mega-merger of health care giants CVS Health and Aetna was proposed and the $69 billion deal could mean big change for consumers AND employees of the two companies alike. 
Sure, it’s a big decision for any company that provides medical and pharmacy benefits to employees, especially when it staffs hundreds, if not thousands of workers, and serves millions of consumers. 
The decision’s impact moves inside company walls, reaching each employee that works for both organizations involved in the merger. 
Will jobs be affected by the merger, which is said to potentially reshape the American healthcare system as we know it … and as scary as it sounds, will jobs be lost?