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People First, THEN Performance

 

 

You can’t get to performance without people.

Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.

What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.

It’s far easier to send people to training, to have them adopt a new approach, or to change the way they do things than it is to embrace...

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#Nextchat RECAP: Employee Value Proposition and Employer Branding Go Hand in Hand

 

On February 20, #Nextchat @shrmnextchat chatted with Mofota Sefali @mofota about how the Employee Value Proposition and Employer Brand go Hand in Hand.

If you missed this excellent chat filled with great tips and advice for creating a winning EVP and attractive employer brand you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

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Phone Interviews: You Called, I Can't Hear a Thing

 

Hello, hello, baby. You called, I can’t hear a thing.
I have got no service in the club, you see, see
Wha-Wha-What did you say?
Oh, you’re breaking up on me
Sorry, I cannot hear you, I’m kinda busy.

– Lady Gaga

 

My first gig in HR was as a recruiter/staffing consultant/placement specialist (or whatever title they wanted us to use at any given day) for a smaller temporary staffing agency. There was no training. I don’t think I even shadowed anyone prior to jumping on the phone and doing...

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Supercharging Leadership Development: Pitfalls to Avoid and Approaches That Don't Work

 

Don’t Be More Loyal to the Content Than the Attendees    
When you’ve created your program plan, it can be easy to fall in the trap of following it to the letter. While “follow instructions” is one of the first lessons we learn way back in kindergarten, not taking a step back and assessing if the approach needs to be tweaked partway through will squander potential gains you could realize if you and the program were to course-correct. Your loyalty should lie foremost with the attendees—the people you want to develop...

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Tell Me About a Time…Bringing Your Interviewing Game to the Next Level

 

 

The resumes are in, the interviews scheduled, and you print up the same set of behavioral interview questions you’ve been asking for the last 5 years. But know, your candidates are prepared, they’ve researched, prepped, Googled responses to every interview question imaginable.  You need to put in the same amount of preparation, your goal is to hire the BEST people, so your interview game needs to be next level.

Know more about the job than just the KSA’s – Experience, qualifications, education and credentials are important.  Every employee solves at...

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#Nextchat: Employee Value Proposition and Employer Branding Go Hand in Hand

 

 

If you’re having problems attracting and keeping the right talent at your organization, one of the first things you’ll want to review is your employee value proposition (EVP).

What’s an employee value proposition?

It’s a declaration that describes how an organization wants to be perceived in the eyes—and hearts—of its employees. It’s why employees want to work for your company. It represents the company's values and principles and helps set the stage for developing an employer brand. The EVP and employer brand—if thoughtfully constructed—will work together to enhance talent acquisition...

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Want to Succeed With Continuous Performance Management? Focus on the Value to Employees

 Diane Strohfus

 

Every HR pro knows that the way we work is changing radically. Hierarchical, heavily structured organizations are being almost fully replaced with more flexible, adaptable and agile models based on cross-functional teams whose work is powered by conversations that take place up, down and across the organization. Getting the most out of these types of teams requires rethinking how we measure, manage and develop employee performance, but too many businesses remain stuck in a decades old mentality of what ‘performance management’ should be.

More and more HR and business leaders are...

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Engaging External Workers: Fostering Commitment From Temporary Workers

 

Cassondra Batz-Barbarich, Steven Hunt, and Autumn Krauss, HCM Research, SAP SuccessFactors

Mitchell Ogisi, SHRM Research

 

In a survey conducted by SHRM and SAP of over 1000 HR professionals, 50% of respondents said it is critical to align external workers to organizational goals and 70% think that engaging external workers more would have a positive impact on their organizations’ ability to reach business goals. But, these same respondents indicated that a major challenge to engaging external workers is the complex legal landscape and concerns about co-employment.

 

In light of...

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Expressing the Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

 

 

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, a group of employees engaged in an exercise around love languages. The task was for them to identify and discuss their love languages among themselves. The goal was for each person to have a better understanding of how they like to show or receive love in the workplace. Love in this context is not referring to romantic relationships at work. Instead, it is referring to ways employees can support one another. The exercise was based on the Five Love Languages—Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation,...

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