Archive | Culture & Engagement

It seems ironic that so many companies seek to engage their employees through the use of technology platforms that may, for one reason or another, put more distance between organizations and employees. Technology doesn’t eliminate the need for thought, planning and leadership. The articles here result from our quest to find the right balance.

Leading2Lean CloudDISPATCH

Q&A: How Lean Methodologies Impact HR

Leading2Lean is known primarily for technology solutions that apply Lean principles to manufacturing. But the Sparks, Nev., company got our attention with its CloudDISPATCH platform, which aims to help manufacturers create a culture of continuous improvement. Lean focuses on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process by, among other things, considering the impact of heavy workloads […]

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The 5 Cs Of Employee-Centric Company Cultures

In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, details the impact of strong cultures, and discusses why they’re worth the investment in time and money. A strong company culture impacts everything from employee productivity and happiness to customer retention and market growth. Moreover, Deloitte recently found that 94 percent of executives and […]

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YouEarnedIt Eyes Wider Engagement Tools With HighGround Buy

Backed by an investment from Vista Equity Partners, Austin, Texas-based YouEarnedIt acquired fledgling semi-competitor HighGround. In announcing the deal, the companies emphasized the addition of HighGround’s performance management focus to YouEarnedIt’s reputation in employee experience technology. Autumn Manning, YouEarnedIT’s co-founder and CEO, positioned the move is part of her company’s efforts to expand its platform […]

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Improved HCM Tech Saves Real Dollars by Cutting Turnover

Deploying effective HCM technology can have a measurable impact on employee turnover, according to a report from Nucleus Research. That, in turn, can directly influence an organization’s finances, as well as the efficiency of its operations. Rather than view high employee attrition as an acceptable cost of doing business, Nucleus analysts Brent Skinner and Trevor […]

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Performance Management

More Evidence Personalization is Key to Performance Management

While refining what seems to be an ever-evolving approach, designers of new performance management systems should personalize at least some aspects of their solution in a meaningful way, suggests new research from Columbia Business School. Customizing a performance app’s home screen isn’t enough. The product’s actual evaluations must contain comparisons of each individual’s performance to […]

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Deloitte Trends Report Hints Companies Must Simultaneously Engage Employees, Customers

Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report argues that businesses must take on a new leadership role in today’s society, and hints that changes in workforce dynamics might put expanding engagement efforts at the center of their strategies. As the use of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and workforce analytics continue to spread, employers […]

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Making the Most of the Employee Feedback Loop

In this guest column, David Mizne of 15Five explores how feedback loops can boost engagement–when they’re properly developed. Engagement is one of the key factors influencing employee retention, and providing job satisfaction doesn’t just save you money in recruiting, hiring and onboarding. Studies have also shown that companies with high levels of job satisfaction are […]

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Globoforce Introduces WorkHuman Cloud to Address Connection ‘Void’

Globoforce, a provider of social-recognition solutions, expanded its product line with the addition of WorkHuman Cloud, a suite of applications designed to strengthen the connection between employers and their workforce through stronger social connections. The Framingham, Mass.-based company said that WorkHuman Cloud is “human-centered,” with a social and crowdsourced approach that’s more reflective of today’s […]

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Engaged Workers

Roundtable: Middle Managers Key to Making Engagement Tech Work

If two or more HR professionals get together and don’t begin discussing “engagement” halfway through the first drink, something’s wrong. With the labor market as tight as it is, the importance of convincing employees they’re an integral part of a greater whole has never been more important to both recruiting and retention. Unfortunately, when it […]

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