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New Solutions to foster Talent Mobility

3 days ago | Ben Eubanks | IBM

Companies can now leverage cutting edge solutions to help create and sustain talent Mobility. IBM will showcase how it is bringing cutting edge cognitive capabilities to address Talent Mobility needs, by putting the power in the hands of the employees.

In addition to the success stories and solutions, we’ll look at some different sources of research on the topic that allow us to dig deeply into why this talent process matters. One of the key points of the research points to the fact that people want more control over their own careers and development. With that in mind, giving them flexible opportunities to contribute, grow, and develop just makes sense if we want to not only engage them, but keep them long term. 

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Strategic HR Organizations: The New Mandate

March 17, 2017 | Jill Christensen | IBM

When I led the Global Internal Communications team at Avaya a decade ago, I had the opportunity and privilege to serve on the Human Resources (HR) Leadership Team.  During my tenure, the Team would regularly talk about the fact that they did not feel like HR was a respected business unit, which had a seat at the table alongside the CEO and other C-Suite leaders.
It was common knowledge that the path there was to transition from a tactical function to a strategic function, which added significant value by adding to the company’s bottom line.  However, the Team struggled with how to do this.

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Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Business Practice

March 16, 2017 | Rumeet Billan | MHS

We tend to believe that we are seeing everything in its complete form, however, it’s not possible for us to see the world as it is. Instead, we see the world through the lens of our experiences, biases and various identity factors. As a result, the assumptions we hold shape the decisions that we make, but these decisions may be creating unequal outcomes for our employees.

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Four Reasons to Invest in Employer Branding

March 15, 2017 | Matt Roddan | ORC International

Today’s most powerful employer brands have an edge when it comes to attracting strong talent and creating highly engaged teams. They have a great story. They have strong advocacy. They have fierce loyalty. So why do so few companies take the time to invest building a strong employer brand? Because it requires commitment, resource and behavioral change across the whole organization.

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So You Want Build a Coaching Culture - Now What?

March 13, 2017 | Lexy Thompson & Dr. Christina Barss | HCI

Coaching is a powerful tool organizations may leverage to create the capacity for appreciative and supportive interaction that directly leads to the achievement of business results. Is coaching a way to achieve strategic objectives in the workplace, a trend, or a sustainable business strategy?

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Go Beyond Frequent Surveying to Increase Employee Engagement in 2017

March 10, 2017 | Glint | HCI

Over the past year, we saw a wave of organizations adopt the practice of “continuous listening” by more frequently surveying their employees. While this represents a great step forward in the way organizations seek to engage, motivate, and retain their people, it won’t be enough to continue to engage the workforce in 2017. Organizations will need to master the art and science of analyzing and presenting employee feedback—going beyond just frequent surveys and focusing instead on action, in order to sustainably improve people success this upcoming year.

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Improving Employee Engagement Helps you Deliver on your Corporate Vision

March 7, 2017 | IBM | HCI

When an organization’s employees are engaged and empowered, they’re on track to do whatever it takes to satisfy the customer and drive business results.

Employee engagement starts with an open mind and an open ear from leaders. If leaders are willing to listen, employees will discuss. According to an IBM study, 83 percent of employees said they would participate in an employee listening program. But it doesn’t stop there.

As equally as important as listening, is what leadership does with the information. If there is no action taken from surveys, employees are much less likely to respond in the future, and there usually is a decline in engagement, with affects overall business results.

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Curb Complexity as Your Organization Grows

March 6, 2017 | Yuval Dvir | HCI

I always saw complexity as my nemesis throughout my career. Whether in product, strategy, or operations, complexity always found a way to creep in and undermine strategies we put in place. Our devised strategy just didn't matter unless we could breach through the high wall of complexity the organization had built over the years.

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Three Plays for Developing New Leaders

March 2, 2017 | Bill Catlette | HCI

Just like rookie baseball players are gearing up for spring training, the new players on organizational teams, in particular, new front-line leaders, are also entering the big leagues. Perhaps, the support felt by both squads of recruits is quite meager.

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There is No Single Source of Hire

March 1, 2017 | Chris Brablc | HCI

Source of Hire is an important measure for organizations to understand how the attraction methods they use ultimately convert candidates into applicants and most importantly hires. It gives value to the sources that don’t just provide quantity in terms of applications, but quality in terms of your future employees.

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Turnover Is Killing Us!

February 23, 2017 | Online Rewards | HCI

It’s expensive to attract, train, and replace employees: the Bureau of National Affairs estimates that turnover costs U.S. businesses over $11 billion annually. The non-profit workplace improvement organization Catalyst estimates it costs between 50–60% of an employee’s annual salary to replace them, with total costs* as high as 150–200%, depending on their position in the company — and it will take an average of 52 days to do it.

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When it Comes to Hiring Algorithms, Be Sure to Check the Math

February 22, 2017 | Ray Bixler | HCI

From fake news and social media feeds, to the financial markets, and now hiring, the impact of algorithms is being talked about a lot lately. A recent column published by the Harvard Business Review, “Hiring Algorithms are Not Neutral”, highlighted some concerns. The article states that 72% of resumes are weeded out before a human ever sees them. My most recent column in U.S. News & World Report “3 Ways to Make Sure a Machine Doesn’t Judge Your Job Search” focuses on the impact that hiring algorithms can have on job seekers, and this blog post highlights why employers must also be diligent in looking at the solutions they may be using.

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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou Conflict Management?

February 17, 2017 | Aubrey K. Wiete, M.A. | HCI

In great leaders, managing conflict begins as a preferred competency and quickly becomes an absolute necessity. As the pace of change continues to increase, diversity and inclusion strategies abound, and world politics affect business and policy, conflict too will grow. Professionals that can effectively navigate this inevitable tension and controversy will set themselves apart.

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A Whole New World… of Learning

February 16, 2017 | Craig Schwipps | HCI

It is well within your reach to achieve profitable growth, engaged employees and properly developed leadership in addition to more within your organization. It all starts with the right investment. An investment in your team. Let’s look at three tips that can help make your business wishes come true.

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Why Source of Influence Metrics Matter In Recruitment Marketing

February 15, 2017 | Elyse Mayer | HCI

Candidates act more and more like consumers in their search – and research – for a career, which means there are more and more touchpoints that influence their decision of where to apply and where to accept an offer. If you don’t understand source of influence, you can’t understand the candidate journey!

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Is It Time Your Organization Bought Into HR Analytics?

February 14, 2017 | Lexy Martin | HCI

Since joining Visier, I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of workforce analytics. I came to this organization because in my prior life as a researcher, my core focus was HR technology adoption and the value organizations derive from it. In fact, a consistent finding from the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey (which I managed for 16 years) was that “organizations with workforce analytics outperform.”