May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Strategies: Ways for Managers to Virtually Improve Connection

As we shift to this temporary “new normal” of reduced travel, social distancing, and working from home, we are at risk of feeling disconnected from our coworkers. Not only can this cause a decrease in engagement, but it can also reduce job satisfaction, limit productivity, and create a divide between managers and employees.

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August 16, 2019

Wargaming for the War on Talent

When the job market is tight and employees have their pick of companies, we often find ourselves with a heightened need to better understand how we stack up in their eyes. That is currently the case in the marketplace, and we see this trend continuing into 2030. (For more on trends impacting the workplace of 2030, see our eBook, Organization Effectiveness for 2030 — Are You Ready? How the World of Work is Changing).

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March 22, 2019

CHROs: Are You Sitting at the Conference Table or the Kid’s Table?

While everyone recognizes the need for a solid HR department headed up by a reliable CHRO, they can often get left out of the broader strategic company loop. As a CHRO, it’s important to make room for yourself at the conference table so you’re not only always aware of business decisions and strategies, but can contribute to them as well. In other words, what can you do to ensure that you’re not only advocating for yourself and your department, but demonstrating value and providing insights for the company as a whole?

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March 15, 2019

3 Questions to Gauge If Your HR Team is Delivering Value

The early stages of a business are great way for any department, especially HR, to demonstrate company-wide value. However, when things start to stabilize and the growth cycle plateaus, how does your HR department continue to show just how important you are? And you are important!

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March 13, 2019

Tracking Goals Between Formal Progress Meetings

  It’s typical for companies to look at their goals’ progress on a quarterly basis. While this can be helpful, it results in having to wait 3, 6, even 9 months to make adjustments if you’re not making progress. So, now is always the time to think about your goals.

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March 1, 2019

Modernize Your Onboarding with VR

We work in an age of constant technological advancement. As younger generations enter the workforce, so to comes a need to adapt to a more technically savvy employee. You can get the ball rolling as early as your onboarding by incorporating virtual reality (VR) and other on-trend tech applications. An employee’s first few months at your company is pivotal. That’s when they establish expectations of their job.

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February 25, 2019

How to Align Trainings with Business Goals

All businesses participate in some form of training. But what’s your objective? Does your company put employees through training to check off a box? Is it to improve employee engagement and morale? Maybe you want to have a reputation for investing in staff development? These are all good reasons.

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February 7, 2019

Recognize and Fix Misalignment of HR and Annual Goals

We’ve talked about the importance of including HR in the planning and developing stage of your yearly goals here. But what happens when you don’t? How can you tell if your annual goals and your HR department are out of alignment with each other? And, what can you do to fix that?

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January 30, 2019

Tips for Overseeing Your Annual Goal Rollout

The new year has begun and soon your company should be rolling out their goals for 2019. This should involve all aspects of management. Human Resources can often be forgotten, but this does a disservice to your company.

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January 14, 2019

3 Reasons To Include HR in Business Planning

While human resources may not be the first department you think of when determining your monthly or annual business goals and objectives, the department needs a chair at the planning table. This is becoming more commonly understood in business today. In fact, a 2018 survey CareerBuilder reports that 65% of CEOS believe the opinions of HR leaders matter more to senior management than ever before. Is your company keeping up with this trend?

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