Recent Blog Posts 

How to start a mentoring program that actually works

Posted by PeopleFirst on Nov 28, 2019 5:01:59 PM

Junot Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer said, “Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” And Diaz is not alone in his belief. Many of the top companies in the world believe in the power of having a mentor at work and 70% of Fortune 500 companies actually have a mentoring program! Studies on these programs have shown over the years that, mentoring is indeed a powerful force at the workplace in three integral ways.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Leadership, Performance Management

Why the Strongest Organizations All Have a Shared Culture

Posted by PeopleFirst on Oct 31, 2019 8:57:51 AM

And 5 Simple Ways You Can Make it Happen


The Power of a Shared culture

A single music conductor waving his hand at nothing looks ridiculous. But when he uses it to command an orchestra, hundreds of instruments blend harmoniously in perfect synchrony, creating powerful music. Similarly, leaders of a company might have the vision in sight, but the culture won’t become a reality until everyone in the team is working towards it.

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Employee engagement and business growth: Uncover best practices

Posted by PeopleFirst on Sep 17, 2019 2:15:20 PM


Does employee engagement have an actual impact on an organisation’s profit?

Growth in revenue for the above-average Glassdoor rated companies was on average 9x larger than growth in revenue for S&P 500. The average growth in revenue for the above-average Glassdoor rated companies was 53%.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Performance Management

How Employee Engagement Impacts Business Performance

Posted by PeopleFirst on Aug 29, 2019 5:12:12 PM


According to Gallup, a mere 13% of employees across the globe are engaged. Let’s consider the word engaged for a moment. In this context, it means someone who is interested in their work. Someone who feels like they have a meaningful connection with their organization. And an estimated 87% of people feel the very opposite of that.

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Topics: Performance Management

Better Quality of Patient Care Begins with Improving the Employee Engagement in Healthcare

Posted by Alexia Hsu on Jul 4, 2019 2:16:01 PM


Healthcare providers recognize that quality of patient care and workforce engagement have become inextricably intertwined, but only a few organizations have taken adequate steps to capitalize the information on hand. Based on a linear regression analysis on 3,408 hospitals, every 5-point rise in hospital ratings (e.g. CAHPS) generates 1% growth in profit margin. Executives tend to take it on faith that engaged employees are better employees, but faith alone does not always lead to immediate action if it is unaccompanied by a deliberate business outcome.

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The rise of Intelligent enterprises - Leveraging HR Analytics to Understand the Employee Experience Economy

Posted by Chee Tung on Jul 4, 2019 10:05:54 AM


The term “Experience Economy” was first used by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, in a Harvard Business Review study, describing the booming demand from buyers for superior customer experiences (CX). To provide meaningful experiences, companies needed to understand their customers and build trusted relationships. This was achieved with the collection and analysis of the experience data. Today, the experience economy has further evolved, extending to the experiences companies create within their workplaces.

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Topics: HR analytics, Workplace Culture

Employee data: Everything you need to know about GDPR, Data Security and Privacy

Posted by Rachel Lim on Jul 1, 2019 4:13:07 PM


Data security and data privacy have separate definitions, but they both help prevent data leakage and exposure. Data security refers to the development of strategies, technology or systems which aim to protect personal information from hackers and cybercriminals. 

Data privacy refers to the extent of which you give consent or allow an external party or organisation to have access and use your personal data.

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How to launch a successful employee onboarding process?

Posted by PeopleFirst on Jun 17, 2019 8:14:11 PM

HR and hiring managers are both accountable for the success of the onboarding process.

Talya N. Bauer in the SHRM Foundation's Effective series “Onboarding New Employees: Maximizing Success” mentions that “simply writing down a formal plan will not help new employees succeed. The key is to engage important stakeholders and new employees in interactions that help them understand one another and how they interact over time.” HR should empower hiring managers with guidelines.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Performance Management

The Direct Correlation Between Attrition and Employee Engagement

Posted by Rachel Lim on May 29, 2019 11:28:11 AM


Investing in Employee engagement decreases attrition rates and saves costs on recruitment.

Consider this. The organisation you are working in has high attrition rates. To solve the problem, your company invests in a recruitment scheme which effectively manages to hire enough employees to fill in the vacant positions. Your organisation trains these new employees and the system works as per normal.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Attrition / Retention

Get a 95% participation rate on you next employee survey

Posted by Marie Le Bras on Apr 30, 2019 12:01:00 PM


The employee participation rate gauges the reliability of your survey results. The score itself is a key measure of employee engagement. It indicates employees' willingness to share their opinion and feelings toward your company. A low participation rate indicates a warning signal on talent attrition. Non-respondents having a 2.7x higher likelihood of leaving the company within 6 months.

So, the higher the participation rate, the better. But the truth is, HR leaders spend hours and a lot of energy and resources on employee surveys to get very low participation scores at the end.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Feedback Survey