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.

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Remote Work Shows Slow Short-Term Growth, But Don’t Be Fooled

Despite a plethora of offerings intended to foster collaboration among scattered workers, the growth remote employees is merely inching along. According to Owl Labs’ 2018 Global State of Remote Work Report, 56 percent of employers now offer remote work opportunities of some kind. That’s down from 85 percent last year. Meanwhile, 44 percent of companies […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Improve Culture – Without Hurting The Bottom Line

In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, argues that big budgets don’t build cultures. Real engagement with each employee does Every company wants to create a happy and healthy workplace for employees, but few organizations have endless resources and time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your […]

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Lattice Engagement

Lattice Links Engagement Surveys to Performance Management

San Francisco-based Lattice, a three-year-old provider of continuous performance management software, has launched its second product, called Engagement. With it, the company said it’s become the first HCM technology vendor to combine performance management and engagement into a single system. Connecting Engagement’s survey functionality to Lattice’s performance management suite provides customers with the obvious convenience […]

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Company Culture

Onboarding Investment Lags Despite HR’s Emphasis

More business leaders see onboarding as a strategic activity, according to a report released by SilkRoad at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. At the same time, they’re not so ready to put their money where their mouths are. Silkroad—which provides onboarding software and services—said corporate leaders increasingly see employee engagement as an important […]

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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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Company Culture

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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