David.Kovacovich

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David Kovacovich is an Engagement Strategist, Organizational Culturalist, and Behavioral Economist. He has been a member of the SHRM Annual Conference Social Media Team since 2013 and is a keynote speaker in the NCHRA lecture series.

David is on Twitter at @DavidKovacovich and blogs at Dave's Weekly Thought.

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Coming out of the 2019 HR Technology Conference & Expo, there seem to be a thousand emerging technologies to improve the hiring process. Machines can organize databases, create a better user experience and track end-to-end processes. Once we've conquered those things it's up to the humans to refine the courting process.

November 7, 2019

 

The art of establishing Employee Engagement has been a Slow Train Coming.....

We've adopted buzzwords and put others to bed. We've seen technology impact frequency and pats on the back are now covered with a strategic glove. Things don't change with rapid pace but the more we investigate the more we tend to find one common denominator to organizational excellence:

COMMON SENSE

September 26, 2019

 

It was a lively pre-#SHRM19 #Nextchat last week as we addressed the topic of organizational culture.

June 18, 2019

 

A recent study by HR.Com showed increased focus on the replacement of HRIS, Payroll and/or Performance Management systems. The intent to overhaul points to three specific trends:

May 31, 2019

 

I've been a member of the SHRM Blog Squad for the last seven SHRM Annual Conferences. My intent at any SHRM Annual Conference is fairly straight-forward... find new ideas and figure out how they can be implemented into workforce culture.

April 5, 2019

 

 

Last week BI Worldwide published the Employee Engagement trends that will impact programs this calendar year. The results rectify program initiatives that continue to entice participation. There are also a few new trends that are taking intrigue to an elevated strategic level.

February 21, 2019

 

 

We've reviewed the trajectory of Workforce planning for ages: Employee Recognition gave way to Employee Engagement which is now being called Employee Experience. These phrases more-closely resemble buzz words but there is a distinction to be made in the verbiage.

February 11, 2019

 

 

 

I remember hearing Rajat Paharia on a panel discussion some years ago denouncing the term gamification. He was at the time dubbed the Father of the strategic technical discipline. Logically, the commodification of the behavioral practice wore him out.

We've been talking about gamification in the human capital management space for ten years, mostly in attempt to simplify the concept to form an opinion for or against it.

November 30, 2018
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It was an honor to be included in Dr. Bob Nelson's new book "1001 Ways to Engage Employees". I shared a case study with Dr Bob which showcased how we used the SCARF methodology to enhance a major technology company's performance management strategy.

Managing employee performance has moved from annual write ups to high touch, systematic career development. The example I shared with Dr Bob was effective for two reasons:

November 5, 2018

 

We're here to put a dent in the universe.  Otherwise, why else even be here? ~ Steve Jobs

With the 2018 HR Technology Conference upon us, all my friends are abuzz...... !

What new technology is coming?
What's developing in the AI, Bot and Big Data spaces?
What are the new buzzwords?
Are the old vanguards still relevant?

September 7, 2018

 

 

The 2018 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition has concluded. and HR professionals are in equal parts exhausted and inspired as they digest knowledge and seek to share it in their native space.

June 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference will be the 10th straight that I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Perhaps more intriguing is the fact that I’ve participated in this conference as an exhibitor and an attendee alike. 
 
April 25, 2018

 

 

Back in 2014, I conducted training entitled: Our Three Audiences.

The goal was to workshop the avenues in which human resources is the one true conduit to all organizational functions: employees, managers & executives.

As #SHRM18 grows near the focus on bridging workforce gaps remains an ever-pressing HR-related topic.

March 15, 2018

 


 

We head into #SHRM18 ready to be introduced to a variety of new ways in which to engage our employees. Having been in the human capital management business for a decade, I can confirm that the Golden Ticket to engagement remains ever-elusive. While technology, total rewards packages and methods for content delivery evolve, there is no single source solution to address every engagement point.

March 2, 2018

 

 

I've been in the Human Capital Management industry for 10 years. We started with logoed lamps for milestone achievements. The concept of Employee Recognition made the process of rewarding behavior change more immediate and systematic. Employee Engagement introduced employee learning, performance management, live events and leadership development into a broadened view of employee development.

November 9, 2017