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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?’

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The Hero of Time and Strategic Alignment

June 29, 2017 | Craig Schwipps | HCI

The first Legend of Zelda game for the NES was released in 1986, over thirty years ago.

In early March, Nintendo began selling their brand-new console, and with it, the latest Zelda installment: Breath of the Wild. Doing a side-by-side comparison, it’s astounding and impressive how far the video game industry has come.

Many organizations are seeking to strike the balance that Nintendo has, where they are always pushing boundaries and trying new things, but at the same time remaining true to their values and culture.

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The missing link in your employee experience? Your managers.

June 27, 2017 | 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.

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Five Ways to Become Customer-Centric without Relinquishing Brand Credibility

June 26, 2017 | 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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So, You Want to Build a Coaching Culture – Building Block 1

June 19, 2017 | Lexy Thompson & Dr. Christina Barss | HCI

If you’ve gotten your leadership’s buy-in for the long haul, resources have been identified to help with administration, and you are excited to move into creating a coaching culture, the next step is to run an assessment to create clarity around the specific strategic goals you can impact and how.

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Just-In-Time Hiring Is Dead

June 14, 2017 | Elyse Mayer | SmashFly

Sorry to be a downer, but just-in-time hiring is dead. Correction: it’s a talent acquisition strategy still alive and well in many organizations, but job-led, transactional hiring is not giving companies the results that it once did.