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.
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
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
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
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
As an HR professional, one gets multiple requests from salespeople of HR technology companies to choose their platform over competitors when it comes to Performance Management. Performance management is a process that provides the employee feedback and promotes their effectiveness.
Michael Armstrong, in his Handbook of Performance Management, 2009 described it as “the continuous process of improving performance by setting individual and team goals which are aligned to the strategic goals of the organization, planning performance to achieve the goals, reviewing and assessing progress, and developing the knowledge, skills and abilities of people”. According to BambooHR, 70% of HR professionals feel performance reviews are very valuable, but only 34% of non-management employees feel the same. In the recent years, HR technology systems such as Trakstar, ClearCompany, SuccessFactors, and Namely have helped lift the administrative burden of appraisals from managers but for Performance Management to continue to be effective there are additional factors organizations should consider. Read more
A Forbes article named 2018 as the year of employee experience, or EX: “Anything that sets employees up for success or improves our culture should be a part of EX.” Forbes.
The focus on employee experience (and, as future employees, the candidate experience) is not new and has been described and analyzed by countless industry publications and thought leaders. “The longer I write about recruiting and hiring, the more I believe that the candidate experience needs to be at the heart of how every organization recruits and hires people. And the longer I write about recruiting and hiring, the more clearly I see that is not the case.” RecruitingDaily
Which makes me think of when, as an HR leader, I managed to do exactly the opposite of creating that positive candidate experience. Read more
Earlier this year we wrote about the war for talent and the top ways to be agile in recruitment. Circling back to this topic, we’re bringing you even more insight. We reached out to our network of industry experts and asked for their thoughts on how else to come out on top. To gain perspective around this topic, Peoplescape Consulting Group gathered research and opinion from influencers in the area to enhance understanding of the status quo on finding and landing hot tech talent. Read more
‘Neurodiversity’ is a relatively new term that refers to people who have dyslexia, autism, ADHD, dyspraxia and other neurological conditions. These are ‘spectrum’ conditions, with a wide range of characteristics, but which nevertheless share some common features in terms of how people learn and process information.
On April 26, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. The incidence of autism in the United States is now 1 in 37 among boys and 1 in 151 among girls. Many people with these disorders have higher-than-average abilities; research shows that some conditions, including autism and dyslexia, can bestow valuable skills in pattern recognition, memory, or mathematics. Yet those affected often struggle to fit the profiles sought by prospective employers. Read more