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Ever wonder what makes people succeed in their roles? Relationships—not quantity, but quality, and particularly with direct reports. Just as the best companies are concerned about the quality of their relationships with their customers, the best leaders seek feedback—both positive and negative—about how they’re doing in their relationships with their many constituents.
How do leaders, managers, and HR, L&D and Talent Management practitioners empower their people to execute their organization’s vision and thrive in a world of constant change? This research report explores how coaching can be integrated ...Read more
In February 2017, eight months before #MeToo went viral, a former senior engineer at Uber, Susan Fowler, published a blog alleging rampant sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination. Following an extensive investigation including hundreds of interviews, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his colleagues at Covington & Burling issued a list of recommendations aimed at changing the company’s culture and practices. While Uber’s transgressions were severe, they are not alone. The headlines of the past year indicate that many organizations are still at risk and in need of transformation. What lessons can be learned and how must organizations respond?
Objectives and Key Results are a powerful goal-setting system that works for organizations, teams, and individuals. They align employees’ goals with enterprise objectives. By using Key Results (metrics) to gauge performance and progress, organizations can improve execution both at the individual and company level.
How should top management handle the highs, but also the extreme lows that unexpected change often brings about?
Let's face it -- organizations are only as able as the people who comprise them. When employee wellbeing is prioritized and employees are happy, an organization is positioned to do its best work. This fosters an atmosphere of positivity where everyone can thrive. But if morale is bad, turnover is high, and socio-economic disenfranchisement is the norm, it's probably a good idea to revisit your ‘HR first’ principles.
If you’re a recruiting professional or hiring manager and your head is spinning, you’re not the only one! There has been so much going on in talent acquisition this year that we felt compelled to focus our annual survey on topics affecting our industry today.
In order to prepare for the future, companies are taking a long-term approach to attracting and retaining their employees. Companies are thinking less about filling positions quickly and instead, focusing on finding the best fit. With a shrinking talent pool, companies are looking to streamline recruitment operations, forecast staffing needs, and above all else, hire the best. As a result, workforce planning can no longer be ignored.
We spend a lot of time at work. Although the free coffee is nice, what can we do to be happier when we’re there? Self-Determination Theory has become the world’s leading model for personal growth and fulfillment because it has the ...Read more
Do you know what it feels like to speak your dream out loud? Until recently, I didn’t. I was terrified I would fail or that people would laugh at me and my dream. So, I stayed silent. “You? A bestselling author?” I imagined people saying between chuckles, “You can’t be serious.”
But I was serious. So serious, in fact, that I began talking about my dream.
For many companies, “performance management” still takes the form of annual reviews. This is a problem because despite huge investments in time, energy and capitol, research has shown that for most organizations this antiquated process fails to yield any clear improvements in employee performance.
Across industries, we are all moving into an experience economy, and no matter our function in an organization, we have a customer to provide an experience for. Even, or especially, in Learning & Development, leading the way into this experience economy is the key to winning in 2018. The CGS Enterprise Learning 2018 Annual Report highlights trends toward soft skills, engagement, and strategy implementation that demonstrate this shift and several ways to get out front as L&D professionals.
Asking people to do a job without the benefit of a clear picture of how their work fits in is like asking someone to assemble a jigsaw puzzle without first getting a glimpse of the assembled version on the box top. It can be done, but the progress is slow and frustrating.
Maintaining a motivated workforce is one of the single most important things any organization should focus on. A motivated workforce works on what matters (to them and to the company), is agile and adaptable, and is focused on meeting ...Read more
When considering recruitment automation, the benefits to the recruiter and talent acquisition team are hard to deny. Yet, the benefits to the candidate are too often ignored. Recruitment Automation plays a critical role in communicating with ...Read more
The last thing you need to read right now is a typical blog post about employee engagement — because nothing “typical” will have a real impact. It never has, which explains why engagement continues to hover stubbornly around 30 percent. You’d think that with all the time, energy, and hundreds of millions of dollars that companies throw at moving the needle, we’d see better outcomes.
Managing talent over the next five years will be completely different than how it has been done over the past 20. By 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce and technology is going to play a large role in how you attract and retain ...Read more
A candidate-driven market means companies are competing to attract top talent. It can also mean spending more money to find the perfect candidate only to lose them to another company. What’s causing candidates to walk away for another ...Read more