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.

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...
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...
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...
One of a trade show’s pleasures is you get to sit down and explore some of the more meaningful, but not often talked about areas of HR with someone who’s spent a lot of time thinking about them. That’s what happened at this year’s UNLEASH, when we met Eva...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...