Personal ruts are tricky; they develop slowly but quickly suck the energy and enthusiasm out of a situation. Sometimes the cause is hard to pinpoint: a lack of development, an absentee manager, an undefined role, but the result is eerily similar. You feel stagnant, disconnected from your work not because you have too little to do, but because you are no longer inspired by it.
When it comes to having difficult conversations with your employees, do you feel like you’re up to the challenge? In the workplace, as in our personal lives, tough conversations are essential for growth.
New must-have HR technologies seem to appear almost daily and impact nearly every aspect of recruiting. But, if you’re bolting on various technologies to streamline multiple functions – for example, sourcing, recruiting and engaging with candidates – it might feel like managing all these various tools is starting to weigh you down. Consider instead building a more efficient, integrated and holistic tech stack.
Not long ago, a client CEO and SVPHR asked if any of the three executives I was coaching for them presented a flight risk. My reply was to the effect that the operative word wasn’t “any,” but rather, ALL of them. Sure enough, over the ensuing nine months, each made his exit. As the economy and job market continue to warm, this has become an all too familiar chorus.
Change is so constant in the modern economy that it is often indistinguishable from straight up chaos. The minute you have the lay of the land, a new acquisition is announced, a fresh scandal bubbles over, or a new technology disrupts your industry.
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.
The one-off and quick fix requests for training are not going to end any time soon, and the best and most effective training programs are those that address the underlying issue(s).
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.
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.
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.
An organization’s values should be more than its DNA. Values should represent the best aspects of your team, and what it takes to be successful as you grow.
The concept of replacing United Airlines’ quarterly performance bonuses with a lottery program didn’t last three days, much less come to fruition, due to some severe backlash from the company’s thousands of employees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diversity and inclusion are more than trends—they are crucial drivers of innovation, the development of new ideas, and key factors in real time alignment to the market. Today’s polarizing political atmosphere only serves to underline the importance of building an inclusive and collaborative culture across the employee lifecycle.
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.
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).
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.