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Trends and Future of HR

3 days ago | Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure explores the changing realm of Human Resources and how HR can impact organizational efficiencies and engage talent to perform best. From the latest trends in technology to best practices for attracting, engaging and retaining ...

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Trends and Future of HR

3 days ago | Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure explores the changing realm of Human Resources and how HR can impact organizational efficiencies and engage talent to perform best. From the latest trends in technology to best practices for attracting, engaging and retaining talent, this podcast will help you navigate the new HR landscape so you can be the best resource for your management and people.

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Jennifer McClure

President
Unbridled Talent, LLC

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New Performance Management Approach Starts By Setting The Right Pace

March 13, 2017 | Anna Tavis

So you want organizational change, and you want it now?  
Watch your speed as you push pedal to medal – leading your organization through a performance management revolution is best done at a rush hour rate, with possible ...

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New Performance Management Approach Starts By Setting The Right Pace

March 13, 2017 | Anna Tavis

So you want organizational change, and you want it now?  
Watch your speed as you push pedal to medal – leading your organization through a performance management revolution is best done at a rush hour rate, with possible traffic jams along the way. Dr. Anna Tavis is the Clinical Associate Professor of Leadership and Human Capital Management at New York University, and is on deck to share her presentation, “Cultural Due Diligence Prior to Your Performance Management Revolution” at HCI’s 2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference. 

Tavis says leaders must first know where their organizations stand with goals. What fulfillment strategies do you need to change? As leaders move through a cultural discovery process within their organization, they should expect the unexpected. “Focus on data evidence,” Tavis says. “Performance management comes from the essence of what strategies the business is all about.”

So at what speed should performance management change travel? That rate shouldn’t be underestimated, and leaders must have the courage to practice the new agendas, according to Tavis. While the revolution won’t happen by winning a race, urgency during transition demands fast movement, with careful attention to the road. Listen to the above podcast to learn which steps to take during a successful process of a performance management revolution.

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference

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Anna Tavis, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Leadership and Human Capital Management, New York University; Editor, People + Strategy

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What Mountains Will Your Employees Climb This Year?

March 6, 2017 | Chris Mason

A new performance management system is taking employee productivity to new heights.  The regenerative system involves continuous communication and better alignment between management and employees. 

"Performance ...

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What Mountains Will Your Employees Climb This Year?

March 6, 2017 | Chris Mason

A new performance management system is taking employee productivity to new heights.  The regenerative system involves continuous communication and better alignment between management and employees. 

"Performance management system calibrates around rewards and bonuses,” says Chris Mason, Head of Talent Management/Learning and Development, Compensation, & Workforce Analytics at Patagonia. “From the beginning of the year, it drives an agile mindset.” Quarterly meetings with employees allows for input, thoughts and guidance. Managers can better reflect on the employee’s ability to accomplish goals and how much they’ve contributed.  The need for a performance management review schedule still stands, Mason says, because it’s meaningful for a business schedule and flows into individual contribution during the year.  “Short term goals and continuous feedback are needed, too,” he says.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about evolving a performance management structure and how to make changes work. Chris Mason’s ‘Compensation Innovation in a Ratingless World’ keynote presentation is scheduled for the 2017 Performance Management Innovation conference in Chicago.

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Chris Mason Ph.D.

Head of Talent Management/L&D, Compensation, & Workforce Analytics, Patagonia

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002: Understanding the Employee Experience - Three Keys to Success

February 27, 2017 | Jacob Morgan

Smart leaders and organizations are increasingly focused on developing a comprehensive experience for their employees- from hire to retire. But what does this mean? How can companies start the process of building an employee-centric workplace? ...

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002: Understanding the Employee Experience - Three Keys to Success

February 27, 2017 | Jacob Morgan

Smart leaders and organizations are increasingly focused on developing a comprehensive experience for their employees- from hire to retire. But what does this mean? How can companies start the process of building an employee-centric workplace? In our second Nine to Thrive HR: Deep Dive podcast, we hear from thought leader and author Jacob Morgan, whose new book The Employee Experience Advantage will be available on March 27, 2016. Jacob explores the three keys to success in building an employee experience and offers insight into why and how this shift is so critical for business performance today.

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Jacob Morgan

Author, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization

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Asia On Track to Achieve Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion Programs

February 21, 2017 | Florence Chan

By raising awareness of key diversity and inclusion tools and efforts, companies can bring desired change to the heart of their work, Florence Chan tells HCI.

Asia On Track to Achieve Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion Programs

February 21, 2017 | Florence Chan

Companies in Asia are coming together to learn the best practices of workplace diversity and inclusion, and to drive positive change for organizational culture. By raising awareness of key diversity and inclusion tools and efforts, companies can bring desired change to the heart of their work, Florence Chan tells HCI.

Chan is a senior manager for knowledge and development at Community Business and is set to speak at HCI’s 2017 Inclusive Diversity Conference.  Research of diversity and inclusion is relatively new in Asia, according to Chan. “The pickup is slow, but gradual in Asia’s business sectors,” Chan says. “The term is not understood and doesn’t resonate easily.”

In this podcast, she examines why companies should celebrate differences and individuality among various cultures, learn about key drivers of diversity and inclusion strategy, and make their teams more in tune with Asia’s local market.

Click Here to learn more about the 2017 Inclusive Diversity Conference

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Florence Chan

Senior Manager, Strategic Programmes, Community Business

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From Top to Bottom: Fueling a Winning Organizations' Strategic Agenda

February 6, 2017 | Heide Abelli

Where is your company going? Human resource teams likely know their strategic direction and company mission, but they might be putting gas in the wrong tank when it comes to arriving at their final destination – successful strategy ...

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From Top to Bottom: Fueling a Winning Organizations' Strategic Agenda

February 6, 2017 | Heide Abelli

Where is your company going? Human resource teams likely know their strategic direction and company mission, but they might be putting gas in the wrong tank when it comes to arriving at their final destination – successful strategy execution. 
Organizations spend big bucks on corporate training each year so that employees are equipped to perform their jobs and a pipeline is set up to gracefully guide a company through role changes. However, organizations mistakenly invest in the wrong areas, according to Heide Abelli, Skillsoft Vice President of Leadership and Business Skills. 
Instead of aligning training programs with the company’s strategic direction and including employees at every level of learning, Abelli says organizations exclusively look to top-level leaders to direct its strategies. 
Successful skills training is all about priorities. Strategic agendas are driven from the middle and lower organizational levels, so Abelli believes those workers should be among the first to learn new skills. 
Supported by research by Don Sull at MIT’s Sloan School, the lack of talent with proper skill sets is the top reason why companies don’t make the most of new opportunities. For example, Abelli says a healthcare organization facing significant cost pressure can link a strategic objective to a gap in skills by expediting service delivery processes and improving patient experience strategic priorities. 
“Without adequate training, they just aren’t equipped to connect the dots,” Abelli says. “Too many training initiatives rest on the idea assumption that one size fits all.”
To take the right route, an organization must fully understand its market, know how it stands out among competitors and how to protect its comprehensive advantages. 
“It’s about focus and making tradeoffs,” Abelli says. “What you choose to forego with respect to a training agenda is just as important as what you choose to emphasize."

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Heide Abelli

VP, Product Management, Skillsoft

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001: Perfect Pitch - Finding Harmony Between HR and IT

January 30, 2017 | Marcia Buzzella

No partnership may be as contentious as the one between HR and IT – arguably two disciplines that address problems with very contrasting approaches. But have no fear – middle ground does exist! In our very first Nine to Thrive HR: ...

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001: Perfect Pitch - Finding Harmony Between HR and IT

January 30, 2017 | Marcia Buzzella

No partnership may be as contentious as the one between HR and IT – arguably two disciplines that address problems with very contrasting approaches. But have no fear – middle ground does exist! In our very first Nine to Thrive HR: Deep Dive podcast, subject matter expert and testing service practice leader Dr. Marcia Buzzella shares her experience working in both HR and IT for the past decade. IT and HR bring different kinds of baggage to the table; recognizing that enables us to work together more effectively and drive more productive partnerships and build long-term, successful relationships.

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Marcia Buzzella

Manager, Information Technologies
CSAA Insurance Group

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Humans v. Robots: Throwing Punches and Throwing in the Towel

January 17, 2017 | John Sullivan

Call in the referees – this is no amateur sport – we’re talking about jobs and the future of human resources (HR). As we move through the early days of 2017, HR managers begin a backbreaking battle between humans and robots, ...

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Humans v. Robots: Throwing Punches and Throwing in the Towel

January 17, 2017 | John Sullivan

Call in the referees – this is no amateur sport – we’re talking about jobs and the future of human resources (HR). As we move through the early days of 2017, HR managers begin a backbreaking battle between humans and robots, and which hardworking contenders make the best employees.

In fact, internationally known HR thought-leader John Sullivan says human workers in Europe are physically destroying robots that are taking over jobs, boasting fresh skills and outperforming people. Robots come with a price tag and Return on Investment (ROI), but are they more desirable than humans who hold strikes, demand overtime and refuse to work in potentially dangerous conditions?

We have to plan for work, Sullivan says. People feel their jobs are in jeopardy and HR leaders are left with the challenge of transitioning from a human workforce to a staff that includes robots while alleviating anxiety among an organization’s talent. While new skills and recruitment approaches come into play, HR must keep current, valuable employees happy.

Human resource leaders must become more business savvy, according to Sullivan. When it comes to the future of HR, digital capabilities enable companies to know more about their workforce’s impact. It’s up to HR leaders to increase creativity, innovation and strategy, but who will become the new champion, and how will the company move through employment changes using best practices for the business and the people that produce success?

Click here to learn more about the 2017 Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference.

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Dr. John Sullivan

Professor of Management, Speaker, Author

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Connecting Analytics and Social Media: The People Analytics Journey at Walmart

December 16, 2016 | Gustavo Canton

How does the number one company on the Fortune 500 list use people analytics to make talent decisions? Gustavo Canton, Senior Director of Research, Global People Analytics at Walmart, Inc shares how the people analytics function was built at ...

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Connecting Analytics and Social Media: The People Analytics Journey at Walmart

December 16, 2016 | Gustavo Canton

How does the number one company on the Fortune 500 list use people analytics to make talent decisions? Gustavo Canton, Senior Director of Research, Global People Analytics at Walmart, Inc shares how the people analytics function was built at Walmart. His function allows executives to make quick data-driven decisions and his team is continuously innovating especially around the ability to connect social media data for real-time insights into the associate experience.

Click Here to learn more about the 2017 Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference

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Gustavo Canton

People Strategy Lead, Global People, Walmart

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Disruptive Change: Do We Really Fear It?

December 12, 2016 | Steven Hunt

In this podcast, Dr. Steven Hunt of SAP shares what he believes is the real reason we assume people fear change. He also discusses the role disruptive technology should have in HR strategy, and why we shouldn't tolerate bad managers.

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Delivering Learning with Authenticity

December 9, 2016 | Greg Ketchum

Trying to create learning content from the ground up relies on a coordinated and collaborative effort. But more than that it requires a thoughtful strategy for engaging the learner. Listen as Dr. Greg Ketchum, frequent collaborator with HCI, ...

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Fostering Engagement Through Active Listening

November 21, 2016 | David Zinger

Are you a good listener? Listening skills are just as important in the business world as they are in our personal lives. David Zinger, expert on employee engagement, discusses his definition of engagement and explores how organizations must ...

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Fostering Engagement Through Active Listening

November 21, 2016 | David Zinger

Are you a good listener? Listening skills are just as important in the business world as they are in our personal lives. David Zinger, expert on employee engagement, discusses his definition of engagement and explores how organizations must become better listeners in order to truly increase engagement. He also shares the importance of creating a safe environment for employees to express dissatisfaction in order to improve the company.

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David Zinger

Engagement Speaker, Coach & Consultant & Author of “People Artists: Drawing Out the Best From Others at Work”, David Zinger Associates

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