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Unravel HR Mysteries and Facilitate Better Strategic Value with Analytics

 

 

 

Imagine if you were asked to buy a house without ever seeing it. Your real estate agent tells you it has everything you asked for and you should trust her because she has had 100 percent success in predicting her client’s happiness with their purchase. Would you buy it?

What if you were planning a trip to an imaginary island, let’s call it Peopletopia, and the one person you know that has been there said you don’t need...

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How HR Teams Support Scaling in Hyper-Growth Mode

 

 

Businesses today are growing faster than ever. Increased globalization, combined with better business technologies, is helping organizations hire and scale in a way that’s more distributed and — in an ideal world — more efficient. But we all know what they say about the best-laid plans, and when it comes to scaling your people operation in hyper-growth mode, it’s better to stay ahead of the potential breaking points than risk blindly succumbing to them. Every day, the people team at TripActions works hard to move fast while simultaneously planning ahead...

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People Analytics is a Business Discipline

 

 

People Analytics is a business discipline. That’s a bold statement after decades of trying to justify an approach to employee data and trends as an organizational tool. Human resources information systems have continued to improve their ability to collect all kinds of data. HR practitioners are better set up to use these data points to look for patterns, combat negative trends and leverage talent in more productive and engaging ways. So, with these truths, people analytics is a business discipline and should be treated as such.

As with any discipline,...

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4 HR Trends That Will Impact Your Workplace Culture in 2020

 


 

A new year is fast approaching and, with it, comes new laws, opportunities, and potential challenges for HR professionals. But creating a positive workplace culture is likely to be a constant activity, this year and next. So, what are the top HR trends that will lend to building a positive work culture in 2020 and beyond?

Here are four of the hottest employee experience topics that HR professionals will be tasked with addressing in the next decade:

  1. Retaliation in the Workplace
  2. Harassment Prevention Training
  3. New Approaches to Workplace Culture
  4. Data Transparency

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Why HR Should Pay Attention to Predictive Analytics #SHRMPeopleAnalytics


 

This is the time of year for predictions. One of the things that shows up fairly consistently on HR-related trends articles includes predictive analytics. So, what exactly are predictive analytics and why should we pay attention to them?

I like to think of it this way: HR metrics tell you what happened in the past. For example, time to fill or cost per hire. Both of these metrics are valuable, and I believe HR departments should be calculating them, but they’re not all the information we might need to make business...

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The Art of Onboarding: How to Get It Right

 


 

Onboarding is an integral but often overlooked process part of the candidate experience. Programs are frequently cursory, without any meaningful follow up to determine effectiveness. This situation leaves new hires wanting more, but forced to settle for less.

To mitigate this, the same kind of high-touch strategy used to nurture and hire candidates can work during the onboarding process. When new employees start a job, it is a chance to immerse them in the corporate culture. It also presents an opportunity to harness their new-job enthusiasm and fresh perspectives.

We...

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What’s Your Formula for Winning? Volunteering will Sharpen Your Edge as a LeadHR

 


 

In 1992, my dad asked me to be part of the Southwest Bowling Proprietors Association. This was a group of business leaders in the bowling industry that would meet and talk about strategies to better both our business and our industry. I was a proprietor in Purcell, Oklahoma at the time and it was a great opportunity for me to learn and grow in my leadership as an entrepreneur. Several years later, I moved to Dallas, Texas and continued to volunteer in different organizations such as the North Texas Relocation...

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"Analytics is a Muscle We Build"


 

Five years ago, I recall speaking to an attendee at a SHRM Annual Conference—an HR professional from a Fortune 100 company—who asked if SHRM would consider including additional sessions on HR analytics at future conferences. “I need to learn more,” she said. “My CEO wants to see numbers!”

Ask and you shall receive.

Not only did we add more sessions to later Annual Conference events, but now we’ve also introduced an entire conference devoted to people analytics: the SHRM People Analytics Conference, to be held January 14-15, 2020, in Seattle....

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HR: “Being There"

 


 

If you work in human resources, then you are fully aware that people are always trying to reach you. Whether it’s by email, phone, dropping into the office…whatever, “feeling wanted” is certainly something that all of us can relate to in HR. And chances are, if someone is trying to reach you, it is likely because they want or need something. Personally, I’m still waiting for that call from an employee that just says, “No, I don’t need anything…just wanted to tell you to have a nice day.” (Let me know if any of...

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Local Chapter + National SHRM Membership = Better Together

 

Last month, I had the pleasure of welcoming almost 1,000 of our Volunteer Leaders to SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Business Meeting (VLBM). This was near-record attendance for this yearly event.

Formerly known as the Volunteer Leaders’ Summit, VLBM is our annual business meeting with State Council and Chapter Volunteer Leaders, hosted in our nation’s capital. During this three-day event, we explored fresh, strategic, and innovative ways we can partner with our key leaders to empower SHRM’s network of more than 300,000 HR professionals in over 500 communities nationwide–and build better workplaces in 2020 and beyond for all employers, employees and...

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