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So, You Want to Build a Coaching Culture - Building Block 3: Creating Measurements of Success for Individuals and the Organization

November 27, 2017 | Lexy Thompson | HCI

As you approach the finish line of building a coaching culture, the process of measuring a coaching practice might seem impossible. A good place to start is a 70/30 split, which means that 70 percent of the metrics will remain static and 30 percent will be tailored to the specific coaching engagement involved. It is especially helpful if the metrics can be compared across engagements.

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Continuous Performance Management Brings Highest Employee Engagement Home for the Holidays

November 16, 2017 | Alan Mellish & Holly Pennebaker | BetterWorks

Organizations everywhere are gearing up for their yearly performance reviews. Managers are filling out paperwork and straining their memories back across an entire year to recall employees’ major successes and failures, and employees are bracing themselves for bad news or daring to hope for an above-average salary increase. Either way, the traditional performance review is past its “sell-by” date.

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Shared Services done right will grow your bottom line

November 13, 2017 | AlignOrg Solutions | HCI

Organizations continuously strive to increase the efficiency, consistency, and quality of support services like human resources, finance and information technology. The better these back-office functions work, the more time your people can spend on activities that grow the bottom line.

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Self-awareness: If I'm Unaware of Myself, Do I Still Exist?

November 13, 2017 | Greg Ketchum | HCI

We don’t just learn a new skill, like developing self-awareness, every once in a while. You’ve got to keep working at it, practicing it, setting reminders to use it and looking for situations for applying new skills. From there, take time to reflect on what worked, what didn’t and how you can improve.

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Why the Applicant Lifecycle Matters

November 7, 2017 | Ian Cook | Visier

Despite the importance of the talent acquisition function, recruiters still continue to rely on the embedded analytics in their Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for the data they need to make fact-based decisions on recruiting and hiring.

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First Impressions and Talent Selection… How to Snap Out of Making Snap Decisions

October 31, 2017 | Ray Bixler | HCI

There it is – the face of a potential job candidate. You can’t explain how you know this, but you feel it’s a trusting, dependable face. You instantly feel that he or she is more capable than others you viewed today. Careful! You may not know it, but you’ve just engaged in the pseudoscience of physiognomy, reading (or more appropriately misreading) peoples’ temperament and characters in their faces.

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Moving Teams Forward with Clarity, Leadership and Empathy

October 27, 2017 | Ben Bratt | HCI

Let’s extend to others on our teams the grace we wish were extended to us, and then dig in and do hard work together. Let’s get clear on the things that aren’t, interact in healthy ways, and influence others for shared success.

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Inclusive Global Leadership: Technology and Trust

October 26, 2017 | Aperian Global | HCI

We live in an age of accelerating complexity. Smartphones have attracted new users around the world, with more than six billion people now connected to the internet. Technology promises to make life more convenient yet also demands our attention, intruding on our daily lives and pulling us away from the humans in our midst.

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Think Twice Before Hiring More HR Analysts

October 24, 2017 | Ian Cook | Visier

Great HR leaders excel at finding untapped potential in their people, increasing their efficiency, and maximising their contribution to the company’s strategic objectives and financial performance. One area where CHROs are focusing on unlocking more value is within their HR analytics function.

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Get Retention Right: Rethink your Focus, Approach

October 23, 2017 | Amy Hirsh Robinson | HCI

Companies spend massive amounts of time, money and headspace on strategies to increase employee retention, hoping that doing so will indemnify them from the risks of losing valuable employees, or thinking it will solve any labor shortage they face that threatens the health and growth of their business.

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Lack of Clarity in the Workplace is Costing Your Organization

October 20, 2017 | Fierce | HCI

As with every endeavor, it’s important to know where you’re going. If things are foggy or ambiguous on your way to success, any actions taken will require more time and resources, or may fail altogether. Unfortunately, these failures are happening too often in business. Clarity matters. Each small clarity problem within an organization may seem insignificant at first, but gradually, they lead to big problems.

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Improving Employee Well-being with Human Capital Management Technology

October 18, 2017 | SAP | HCI

Employee well-being has become a top concern for many companies. This is partially due to rising costs of employer health care in the United States. But equally, if not more important, is the challenge of sustaining employee performance in an “always on” world of constant distractions, changes and other sources of stress.

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#goals: In It to Win It from First Step to Finish Line

October 12, 2017 | Bridge | HCI

Managers are a crucial source of focus and direction, motivation and empowerment, and keeping employees on track to win – in marathons and sprints, alike. As a manager, share your vision and root for your people. There’s no ‘I’ in team, so everyone must be on board in order to make goals – and success - happen.