agile performance management

Shift from “Me” Performance to “We” Performance with Agile Performance Management

 

In our previous two blogs we discussed what it takes to become Agile and how recruiting needs to evolve. Now you have great talent onboard, how do you continue to manage their performance in an Agile way?

The way in which performance is managed and measured deeply affects the culture of the organization.  Traditional methods have individual goals, targets, key improvement areas and 360 reviews. With an Agile organization, these are replaced with continuous feedback, constantly evolving goals, and targets for teams rather than individuals. Read more

# 2 Hiring and Managing Talent in an Agile Culture

In the first part of “Human Factor of Agile – Are You Ready”, we discussed what it takes, from a people perspective, to become Agile. In this 2nd part, we delve deeper, and see how recruiting needs to evolve, for you to build an Agile organization.

 

In many ways agile can be considered a swift feedback control process. For recruiting that means: 1. validating with hiring managers on the quality before going too far 2. ensuring the interview team is aligned 3. gathering feedback from the interview team swiftly (and preferably in a same day team meeting, for accountability).

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Getting your "Agile-on"

#1 Getting your “Agile-on” Defining how to engage employees and enable human factors for success in 2019

The “Agile Organization” has been the buzz word for a while now. It started with product development and progressed to an organization style. But are organizations ready? Do we even know what it requires?

In an Agile culture, we shift the focus from the process to the outcome. The main question to answer, at each point, is “What does the customer want?” This model essentially empowers teams to do what it takes to succeed: a.k.a understand and fulfil the customers’ needs. Read more

5 Key Ways to Motivate and Engage Creatives

HR gurus have researched motivation for decades, and all the books and theories could fill the largest library in the world. And yet, every organization struggles with keeping its people motivated. The reason being that motivation and engagement is a balancing act between the individual them self and the organization’s connection with the individual, and this can vary person-to-person and day-to-day.

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Stop Screening Candidates: What We Can Learn from Designers

Screening candidates isn’t helping you.

In technology, user experience design is very close to our hearts. We are constantly trying to make it easier for our prospective customers to gain value from our products and services. We try to make the experience as welcoming as possible and take them on a journey.

When it comes to our prospective team members, perversely, we seem to take the opposite approach. When people express an interest in joining our teams, we seem to go to great lengths to push them away. We actively discourage them. We screen them. Read more

Must Have HR Technologies for 2019

Must Have HR Tech Tools

It’s the end of the year! As enterprises start planning for the following year, let’s pause to highlight emerging and continuing trends inHR technology. Read more

AI Modernizing HR Beyond Talent Acquisition

AI Modernizing HR beyond Talent Acquisition

AI is modernizing HR beyond talent acquisition. According to Littler’s 2018 Annual Employer Survey AI and data analytics guide HR strategy and management decisions (31%), analyze workplace policies (24%), and automate tasks (22%).

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AI Making Talent Acquisition So Much Better

AI Making Talent Acquisition So Much Better

At the last SHRM event in Chicago, the most popular vendor had to be Careerbuilder’s interactive booth. HR pros lined up like kids waiting for a Disneyland ride. Sure, we had to spin a wheel for a give-away, but what really held our attention was the video of a mobile experience that leverages AI, augmented reality, gamification and hyper-localized search to revolutionize recruiting. Read more

Hacking Trends in Creative Recruiting

The creative industry has long been thought of as “fun”; you get to work in music, entertainment, design, marketing, advertising, technology and branding to name a few. The creative space is our market and we see how our clients are innovators not just in their products but also in the way they recruit their next team member. Much like selling a product, the concept of hiring the best means they want to gain competitive edge by differentiating themselves from the outset. Read more

10 Hot Tips To Impact Diversity and Innovation in Your Hiring!

I have worked on talent teams in many companies over the years and noticed that on the whole, most employees are successful and driven. Yet, the differentiator driving one company to succeed over the other is innovation.

Innovation comes from diversity. Diversity is including employees with new ideas and different ways of thinking. A recent EY report confirms that diverse companies are 35% more likely to have financial returns above the national medians for their industry. Read more