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

Here’s What Industry Insiders are Saying about Out-with-Performance-Management, In-with-Feedback-Management

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

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Candidate Experience (CX) – Stay Focused on Empathy and Relationships

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

What Can Fortnight Teach Us About Top Tech Talent

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

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The Untapped Talent Pool – Neurodiversity

‘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

7 Learning & Development Strategies to Retain Rock Star Employees

Every employee can benefit from an employee development program, yet it’s easily forgotten or let slide in the pressure of everyday business. But as a business owner, you can’t afford to cut employee development from your budget

Your role as a leader or influencer is to figure out what your company needs and what employees want and find a match. Take a deep look because providing those learning opportunities that speak to your audience will be the biggest predictor of money well spent. Read more

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What Happens When Love Blossoms at Work?

Bill and Melinda Gates have been married for 25 years and have three children. They met at work. So too did Michelle and Barak Obama when she was supervising him as one of the firm’s new summer associates, from Harvard law.

Most of us spend more hours of our day at work than anywhere else, so it’s not surprising that romantic relationships develop. Namely HR Systems, found 41% of employees said they’d engaged in an intimate relationship with someone at work, whether a peer, manager or someone in the C-suite. 5% of employees said they’d had a relationship with their boss. Millennials were more likely than those from other generations to have had romances with bosses. Read more

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Never Slack on Your Office Communications

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other.” – Bill Gates

Technology tools that encourage effective communication and collaboration in the workspace also ignite employee engagement and businesses agility and the ability to scale more easily.  If your team is stuck in meetings with each other all day, it’s hard to focus outward and grow your business. A service like Slack can help your team break the focus away from the everyday conversations that can take away from true productivity, and spend more time on growth strategies. A recurring question we hear is, “in today’s global economy with dispersed and often remote workers, how can we practice transparency and keep employees engaged?”  Peoplescape Consulting doesn’t endorse one particular communications tool brand, but if you’re looking for a quick overview of the most popular workplace communication tools and our experience implementing it,  keep reading. Read more

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How Agile Organizations are Thriving Along with Their Gigsters in the Gig Economy

Coming from Los Angeles, I knew people who taught barre for a couple of hours in the morning, then hiked Runyon by 11 AM, went to an audition, then drinks with friends while I was stuck in the office staring at their Instagram and their freedom.

Ryan Gosling famously (and controversially) commented that nobody works in LA. That is an over-generalization, of course, as most people do have jobs and are hardworking. There are also those called “gigsters” who freelance, contract, advise, or take gigs; they are not limited to Los Angeles and in fact, makeup over 150 million workers in the US and in Europe. These workers make up the growing gig economy. Intuit estimates the gig economy to make up 34% of the workforce and is expected to grow up to 43% by 2020. Read more

Things That Happen When You Have Agile HR.

In our recent blog, Agile Organization: What did Zappos do that you didn’t?, we talked about the agile organization, principles that change the focus from imposing controls and standards to empowering collaboration and innovation. But how do you break that down and make it relevant and practical for your HR department? Read more