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How the Bank and Retail Employee Profile Has Been Transformed by a Tech-Enabled World

January 30, 2019 | Shaker International | HCI

The ease and convenience afforded by modern technology has changed the way society functions, shaping new social norms and fundamentally altering how we interact with each other and our environments. This rate of change isn’t just constant – it's continuously accelerating. The 20-teens haven’t just sped up our banking processes, but also brought us virtual assistants, self-driving cars, and ever-more-sophisticated wearable technology. 

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The Relationship Between Versatility and Diversity Among Leaders

January 24, 2019 | Andrea CinqMars | TRACOM Group

Most large organizations have made strides to increase diversity in their workforces, and many implement diversity training to help their leaders and employees be more aware of the issues faced by a diverse workforce. But too often this training fails to achieve its desired results and can leave people feeling confused about what concrete steps they can take to benefit from an understanding of diversity; in essence they miss out on the more important aspect of Diversity & Inclusiveness initiatives -- the “inclusiveness” element of the equation.

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3 Ways HR Can Think Like a Marketer

December 14, 2018 | Purchasing Power | HCI

Marketers learned years ago that if you can figure out exactly what your customer wants, you establish your strategy, brand, product and communications to cater to your customers and accomplish results. Often, tactics that marketers use end up being adopted by HR a few years later. All year long, but especially during open enrollment time, there are lessons that HR can learn from marketing.

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Do You Need Feedback on Your Feedback?

December 13, 2018 | Jenna Filipkowski | HCI

In our most recent Talent Pulse report, we found that 29% of organizations are moving from an annual performance review to a continuous feedback approach. This is great news as supportive, nonevaluative, timely, and specific feedback helps people achieve their goals at work. Yet our research shows that we all can get better at giving, asking for, and acting on performance feedback.

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Leadership Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina

December 10, 2018 | Greg Ketchum | HCI

It was the fourth day since Hurricane Katrina had struck New Orleans, and as I walked out of the elevator in my 4-star French Quarter hotel I was met by a scene that stopped me dead in my tracks: the lobby was completely empty, and the front doors were chained and padlocked. Just the night before, there had been so many sweaty, desperate people in that lobby that I could hardly get through the crowd. Now, just eight hours later, I was the only person left in the entire hotel. I had been abandoned.

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The Fix for Employee Engagement? Work From Within and Win Engagement “From the Heart”

December 7, 2018 | Scott Rigby | motivationWorks

When you think of typical approaches to engagement, what do you think of? Most strategies presented to me consist of external inducements: things like cash bonuses, reward and recognition systems, and one-off manager trainings that have been around for decades. Organizations have simply spent too much time thinking of ways to externally influence employees into doing what they desire and too little time tapping into the natural drivers of engagement. We need to let go of our transactional approach to engagement and instead focus on a more authentic, employee-centered approach.

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Steal this People Analytics Leader Job Description!

November 20, 2018 | Lexy Martin | Visier

You need the right People Analytics Leader in order to build an effective and strategic people analytics function. This person is the key evangelist and visionary for data-driven decision making, and ensures the use of people analytics always delivers values to the business.

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Using the Right Recognition Strategy to Drive Culture

November 16, 2018 | HighGround | HCI

According to research by LinkedIn, 70% of U.S. employees wouldn’t work at a leading company if it meant they had to tolerate a bad workplace culture. It should come as no surprise then that creating a positive organizational culture is a high-priority initiative for HR leaders today. There are a few reasons why.

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5 Ways to Make Workforce Planning More Agile

November 13, 2018 | Workday | HCI

While there is no proverbial silver bullet to your organization’s talent woes, a rigorous, adaptive approach to strategic workforce planning will go a long way to ensuring you have the talent you need to deliver on business strategy.

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Social Intelligence Can’t Be Automated

November 8, 2018 | TRACOM Group | HCI

We keep doing things the same way. We keep treating customers the same way, but why? Once you learn to recognize those biases, you can learn to mitigate them by making really simple changes in your behavior.

Social intelligence is our differentiator from artificial intelligence. It’s how we better ourselves as leaders, as team members, and most importantly -- as humans.

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Turn Your Reference-Checking Woes into Successes

November 7, 2018 | SkillSurvey | HCI

It’s the season for fall apple picking and it’s the time when hiring kicks into high gear. But even if your organization is facing a bushel of open requisitions, you might want to think again before you bypass a critical step in the hiring process – a detailed reference check.

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Diversity and Inclusion: An Economic, Social, and Workforce Imperative

November 6, 2018 | Tamara Phillips & Frank Dobbin | HCI

Despite growing awareness, recognition, and investment in diversity and inclusion initiatives, massive disparities in job opportunities persist among various demographic groups. And, despite the growing diversity of the global workforce, leadership levels of most companies look strikingly similar to the white male dominated leadership teams of the past.

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The Three Pillars of a Fulfilling Life (at Work and at Home)

October 26, 2018 | motivationWorks | HCI

If you’re like most people, you aren’t fully engaged at work. Not in the way you’d love to be. Maybe you feel like you’re just given orders from above. Perhaps you can’t see the value in what you do. Maybe you feel stagnated in your professional growth. Or most of your co-workers are jerks. Or perhaps you’re ready to shout, “All of the above!” It’s tragic that these kinds of problems are so common. You deserve better.

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#StorytellingTuesday: Knowing your work matters -- that alone deserves a headline

October 23, 2018 | Holly Pennebaker | HCI

Even when the refresh is for the best, and it means taking your career to the next level – the one you’ve been working toward -- there’s an eerie level of awkwardness, vulnerability and excitement that comes with being the new kid. Nothing makes the first days or weeks at a new gig sweeter than realizing that what you do at work has a role in how successful the company is overall. It’s important to know what you do at work actually matters.

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How to Execute OKRs and CFRs for Team Growth

October 19, 2018 | Zorian Rotenberg | Atiim

OKRs alone are not enough! The OKR goal-setting methodology requires its logical adjunct, CFRs (Conversations, Feedback, and Recognition), to provide the continuous performance management element needed to drive results.