Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

Smart HR IT Brings New Insights to Age-Old HR Challenges

By Aaron Lazenby

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In the age of digital disruption, there’s plenty to distract executives from their core mission. Chief human resource officers (CHROs) are no exception; new technologies (such as big data analytics, social recruiting, and gamification) have the potential to transform the people function. But executives have to balance the adoption of new technologies with the demands of maintaining the current business.

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Monday Feb 23, 2015

Employees in the Clickstream

By Bertrand Dussert

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What HR leaders can learn from the analytics best practices of e-commerce

Imagine you’ve just rolled out a new employee portal designed to help your workforce manage their careers. You’re measuring click rates, so you know that 80 percent of the workforce viewed the portal in its first two weeks. Time to pat yourself on the back for another successful HR initiative? 

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Are You Listening to Your Workforce?

By Anadi Upadhyaya

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Contrary to popular belief, listening is an incredibly complex skill to master.  Almost all relationships in life demand constant listening attention and your relationship with your workforce is no different.

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Monday Feb 16, 2015

The Joy of EX... or An Employee Centric Approach to HR

By Peter Rowley

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Just very recently someone made me aware of a really interesting role: Employee Experience Manager. Sounds great! However, what exactly does it mean? On further examination, it appears that the company is looking for someone who is “focused and fully committed to ensuring the work environment is class-leading....and is always smiling”.

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

For HR & Innovation Champions: 6 Tips to Unleash REAL Innovation

By Gessica Chies

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If you are thinking of a new Innovation project in your company and you really want to bring new fresh ideas that can make a difference: keep on reading… this article is for you! How to begin the ambitious journey towards Innovation?

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Wednesday Jan 14, 2015

Empowering the Modern Workforce

By John Hansen - Originally posted on CIO Asia

wowToday's highly challenging business climate has made it increasingly difficult for organisations to thrive and stay ahead of the game, with constantly changing market, legislative, and industry conditions. In order to stay differentiated and maintain the long-term viability of the organisation, costs must be minimized and a unique competitive advantage created by leveraging an organisation's most valuable resource; namely, it's people.

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Monday Jan 12, 2015

Glassdoor Have Just Published Their Top 50 Employers List and You’re Not In It

By Richard Doherty

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Glassdoor.com has recently published its lists of the Top 50 employers for various locations - Employees’  Choice Awards 2015  - and it’s likely your company isn’t on the list. Should you care? 

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Monday Jan 05, 2015

Tap into Business & HR Benefits of Gamification

By Peter Rowley

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Have you ever considered how Gamification can up your game from a business and HR perspective? As I was cycling to and from work over the last couple of days I had good reason to think more about Gamification. Recently, I set myself the target of increasing my cycling days and lessen my reliance on rail or car. What had ignited that change in behaviour in me?

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Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

The 7 Secrets of a Successful & Social Change Management Strategy

By Gessica Chies & Silvia Leati

wowChanging people’s habits is always a tricky deal. You think you are a flexible person, open-minded, ready to change to get the best results, right? Then try this little experiment: when you go home tonight, to your wife/husband, try to exchange side of the bed… almost impossible to sleep as usual!*

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Monday Dec 15, 2014

Is Your HR Strategy Ready for the Digital Natives?

By Andy Campbell - Originally posted on diginomica

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Over the next decade a new generation will start to enter the workforce. Hyper-connected, entrepreneurial, but lacking the corporate loyalty of their predecessors, the Digital Natives (aka Generation Z) could be HR’s worst nightmare. But with the right people strategy and the appropriate tools, they could also be the key to shaping a successful future for the business.

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2014

3 Ways HR Leaders Can Add a Competitive Edge

Originally posted on Inside HR

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HR leaders need to focus on three key areas in connecting business with HR strategy and driving commercial outcomes, according to Oracle. The first is a focus on ‘what we’re spending’ and linking workforce performance and individual and team performance with how workforce plans address growth or change in the organisation, said Aaron Green, VP HCM strategy at Oracle.

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Monday Dec 08, 2014

Boom & Bust HR

By Richard Doherty

wowEconomies move in cycles from growth to recession and back to growth again. Depending upon where you’re sitting and what your economy is looking like you’ll be subject to either boom or bust HR. Boom & bust HR? Let me illustrate what boom & bust HR is by referencing a great new report from PWC Saratoga.

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Wednesday Dec 03, 2014

Old School Tools And Techniques Can't Win Today's Talent War

By Michael Hickins - Originally posted on Forbes

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Think about the talent contests that are so popular on TV these days. They’re entertaining, but they bear no resemblance to the way the world really works. In those shows, individuals vie for the privilege of winning over an elite panel of experts. In the real world, organizations are vying for talent that’s all too scarce and growing scarcer. Why?

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Monday Nov 24, 2014

You Just Don’t Get Millennials, Do You?

By Richard Doherty

wowRecently I have had the opportunity to interact with Masters Students from Edinburgh Business School and the London School of Economics (LSE). All of the students are latish Millennials, mostly born in the early 90’s I would guess. I’ve met with or presented to 50 or 60 of the students, so my sample size is small but I still feel I’ve been able to gain some insight that I would like to share with you.

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Wednesday Nov 12, 2014

Motivating Workers in Tough Times

By Aaron Green

wowIt’s no secret that keeping employees motivated is one of the primary keys to business success. It’s something the most effective business leaders are always aware of and they act quickly if an issue starts to emerge. When times are good, the economy is positive, and business is prospering, it’s not such a task to keep people motivated. But when the economy is difficult or the business is challenged financially, it becomes a significantly more serious issue.

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