HR – Get Out of the Way!
May22

HR – Get Out of the Way!

It’s the annual employee engagement survey!  The data is in – now it’s time to act, right!? Not usually the case. HR finally gets the data from a third party, organizes it in a way that will speak to each department, address leaders and managers about what the issues are specific to their teams, and then mandate programs to ensure the organization reacts to the engagement drivers that really need attention… …in the three months...

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8 Must-Read Employee Engagement Articles
Jan30

8 Must-Read Employee Engagement Articles

The year of employee engagement… again!?!? I don’t think any year is THE year of employee engagement. Successful companies have figured out a way to ensure employee engagement strategies and tactics are “always-on” and not a one-time initiative or reaction to an annual employee engagement survey. What makes it more challenging is that there is no single silver bullet. There are several drivers of engagement that differ per company,...

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Want To Be Innovative In HR? Start With People, Not Technology.
Jan26

Want To Be Innovative In HR? Start With People, Not Technology.

It seems every article I read about HR innovation revolves around technology. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dedicated 15 years of my career to HR technology and think the last decade of technological advancement has changed HR for the better, but I think we’re missing something important: the real innovation happens when we change how we approach employees. Innovation is often viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new...

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Stop talking about what drives employee engagement – it’s about WHO drives it
Oct19

Stop talking about what drives employee engagement – it’s about WHO drives it

Companies need to put management and leadership at the center of their engagement strategy.

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What Is Agile Performance Management?
Aug27

What Is Agile Performance Management?

If you work for a technology company you’ve probably heard the term agile development flowing around your office. You know, those processes and meetings that the ‘techies’ are involved in. In my little tech bubble, I tend to forget that a large percentage of people have never heard of it. Agile development is defined as an approach to “help teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences and empirical...

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Why Employee Engagement Is Starting To Annoy Me

I believe in the concept of employee engagement. I think focusing on employees is key in impacting success of customers and businesses. I love HR and the HR technology space trying to support this cause. I’ve enjoyed being surrounded by it for the past 12 years… but recently I find myself annoyed. I’m annoyed at how employee engagement is being defined and approached. I’ve also, deservingly or undeservingly (your call), directed...

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