As we head into the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19), attendees are called to many tasks: keynotes, general sessions, the exhibitor hall, networking opportunities and a little bit of well-deserved YOU time. Your SHRM Annual Conference experience can benefit from making the connection between that which is said in sessions and how it relates to that which is showcased in the Exposition Hall.
Technology may serve as the backbone of your workforce programs. YOUR ADVOCACY is the difference between financial drain and occupational necessity.
So, as you hear HR professionals call for workforce change, do something about it!
1. Examine the gaps in your organization's human strategy
2. Crowdsource ideas from your peers
3. Find the appropriate solution
Here are a few technical applications that require human connection.....
Are we still talking about gamification as a Human Resource trend?
No, we've come to realize that The G word is a necessity to workforce motivation.
We start by examining intrinsic motivators, structure game dynamics and then infuse game mechanics.
If you think your organization is avoiding gamification, think again. Any behavioral modeling that asks an employee to complete a path to a goal, then provides validation of goal attainment, is gamification in practice.
Kick The G word trend to the curb if you must, but realize the strategic necessity of Behavioral Modeling.
Are we still buying that 75 percent of the workforce is disengaged?
Do we still believe candor can be present when employees receive an "ask for input" from the "people police?"
We've been asking for an alternative to the annual employee survey since 2007.
Find a way to engage workforce input from a place of trust, transparency and human interaction.
You've deployed 12 different technical solutions to assist your workforce: an LMS and a CRM, and a recognition system, and a collaboration tool, and an internal social network, and a pulse survey, and a performance management system... and each of them have 20 percent adoption while being difficult to locate with expiring passwords that turn employees away after 30 seconds of trying.
Your employees need a centralized access point to every technical suite offered:
One page.... one point of contact.... one password.
Once you've streamlined adoption, revolutionize engagement by setting up a comprehensive points program that inter-relates activity on all employee platforms.
Sound too good to be true? It's much easier than you think.
Think about it: would you enroll in every consumer loyalty program offered you if you knew your points from your hotel loyalty program combined with your airline rewards... and your on-line product purchases... and your retail credit card spend?
Wouldn't it be glorious if your every action served a centralized rewards model?
You can create this for your employees..... what are you waiting for?
See You at #SHRM19!
Originally published on Dave's Weekly Thought blog.
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