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6 Strategies for Attracting Top Talent

February 14, 2018 | PeopleFluent

Understanding what a candidate is looking for in an application process has become essential in acquiring top new talent. Companies are now having to market themselves in order to compete for the best and the brightest. So- what are your ...

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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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An Inside Look at Building Employee Recognition Programs

February 5, 2018 | Reward Gateway

According to a survey done by Gallup in 2015, a top factor which raises overall employee engagement is regular praise and recognition from their managers. And that extends beyond the manager-employee relationship, too. The same survey called out ...

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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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New Hire Momentum: Driving the Onboarding Experience

January 15, 2018 | Jenna Filipkowski | Human Capital Institute

There are few instances in the employee lifecycle as momentous as the first few months on the job. New hires join a firm with the promise of productivity. They are focused on opportunities to grow and develop in their careers while making a ...

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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?

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The HR Executive’s Guide to Building a Feedback Culture

January 12, 2018 | BetterWorks

Rethinking performance management is top of mind for many of today’s HR leaders. After all, you’re not only responsible for shaping your company’s overall culture, but also helping your people develop, perform at their best and ...

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What Will Your Organization Be Tomorrow?

January 5, 2018 | Oracle Human Capital Management

Digital disruption is not only driving new imperatives in business, it’s also changing how we work. The always-on nature of many jobs means that the delineation between “work” and “life” is becoming more blurred. The ...

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