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Overcoming the Challenges of Understanding HR Data

Human resources professionals have been slow to get on the HR data train. Have you noticed that too? Is it a lack of forward thinking? Is it the huge challenges of finding the right technology and then implementing HR analytics? Maybe you don’t have the support you need to make it happen. What reasons have you found hesitancy to venture into HR data?

In discussions around data and analytics with HR professionals, we’ve found that there are different levels of intimidation based on HR experience. We’ll focus on...

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11 Equitable Workplace Strategies To Ensure Fair Compensation #CauseTheEffect

What is one strategy or policy you are using to ensure and measure a fair and equitable workplace?

To help you discover the best workplace policies that ensure fair compensation, we asked HR leaders and CEOs this question for their best strategies. From giving structure to the hiring process to creating a diversity and inclusion training program, there are several strategies that...

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3 Tips For Creating A Remote Workplace Culture

In a traditional workplace, it is much easier to let culture evolve organically as teams chat, collaborate and take on projects together every day. The time they spend together in person is invaluable, and building relationships with their teams gives them an increased sense of purpose and belonging.

So how do you go about creating and nurturing a winning company culture for your remote workers? 

Read on to find out. 

1. Prioritize meaningful work

Something that is important in any workplace, but especially in a remote...

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Human Resources is dead. People Operations is here.

 

Lately, I’ve seen companies shifting internal nomenclature, changing the title of their human resources department to people operations. A practice early adopted by progressive tech companies, people operations puts empathy (not policy) at the heart of human resources. Policy and a holistic suite of benefits are table stakes. A people operations team, for example, might value the experiences and insights provided by different employee resource groups (or ERGs) to build an inclusive workplace culture.

It encourages the executive leadership team to adopt an “employee-first” approach to reduce attrition, improve productivity and...

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Ask an Advisor - Connecting with Virtual Staff Through Touchpoints

 

The last two years have been challenging as many businesses were forced to embrace a virtual workforce along with virtual meetings, policies and technology. However, the importance of effectively leading a virtual staff with regular and meaningful touchpoints should not be ignored. Touchpoints are regular meetings or periodic check-ins with staff—easily achieved via phone, internal communication platforms, videoconferencing or e-mail—that typically occur between a manager and a direct report.

The purpose of touchpoints is to provide and receive ongoing feedback related to company, departmental, team and individual goals, including expectations and...

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The Impact of Web3 On Workplaces

Flash back to the fail whales of 2008 for a second. Remember social media? 

I was a Gen Y’er who spent a year traveling around the country giving speeches to HR professionals about how social media was shaping the workplace. Facebook had just come out with pages where anyone could comment on a wall or a post. Twitter had hashtags. Reid Hoffman was attending HR conferences to convince HR professionals that LinkedIn was a great place to recruit. 

It was a time with more questions than answers. And...

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How to Upskill Management while Increasing Individual Accountability for an Inspiring Hybrid Culture

In 2022, the management upskill begins with building new professional networks.

What do managers need? All the studies mention a solid managerial approach will be the cornerstone of the Future of Work.

For this reason, managers must learn how to be great communicators and coaches to develop their team members through supportive and consultative behaviors before challenging them.

This is the only way to build upon the Maslow Pyramid to reach the ultimate levels: the collective sense of belonging, and the esteem and self-actualization needs. Without individual accomplishment and satisfaction, we can’t have a...

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Is Success without Well-Being Really Success?

The Great Resignation is really a Great Reevaluation of how we live, how we work and what we need to truly thrive. What people are resigning from is a culture of burnout and a broken definition of success. More and more people have come to see that chasing an idea of success based solely on the metrics of money and status isn’t sustainable. It’s like sitting on a two-legged stool — sooner or later we’re going to fall off. What we’re seeing is a shift to a way of living...

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Senior Executive Lookahead: Mental health and wellness will affect labor force participation and invite regulatory oversight

This is the fifth installment of our Senior Executive Lookahead blog series.

We have been counting down the top five issues that should be on the radar of every human resource and business leader in 2022. Today we explore Issue Five: Mental health and wellness will affect labor force participation and invite regulatory oversight.

Now more than ever, employers are allocating more resources to address workplace mental health and wellness, especially in hybrid and remote-work environments. As with previous periods of economic dislocation, workers may drop out of the labor force...

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13 Strategies to Eliminate Workplace Isolation

According to SHRM Research, about 28% of workers felt lonely/isolated while at work after a colleague departed. What is one strategy for employers to eliminate employee workplace isolation? 

To help HR leaders tackle office place isolation, we asked workplace coaches and HR managers this question for their best insights. From practicing intentional gratitude to reestablishing a sense of structure, here are 13 strategies that can help you eliminate employee isolation in the workspace regardless of their position and type of workspace.

Here are the 13 strategies to...

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