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5 Ideas to Unleash Creativity and Collaboration at Work

Posted by Agnes Chew on Jul 4, 2018 6:03:26 PM

Let’s face it – humans were not built or meant to be robots. We were not made to be repeating the same things over and over again. Rather, we were meant to innovate and improve processes as time goes by.

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Topics: ER Highlights, Employee Engagement, Performance Management, workplace culture

These Key HR Steps Will Help You To Retain Your Top Employees

Posted by PeopleFirst on Apr 23, 2018 5:43:06 PM

In an earlier post, I covered the potential of pulse survey data to unlock the secrets of employee motivation and retention. GoogleAmazon, and Adidas, among others, have already reported making strides in this direction.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR analytics, Leadership

Appreciation: A Low-Cost, High-Return Way To Boost Your Business!

Posted by Catherine Cheong on Mar 6, 2018 5:09:20 PM

The concept of employee engagement is nothing new -- it’s been floating around for decades. Most firms know that engaged employees stay longer, strive to work harder and produce more.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, Leadership, workplace culture

How Traditional Employee Engagement Can Crush Productivity

Posted by PeopleFirst on Feb 26, 2018 5:32:23 PM

When it comes to creating employee engagement, 87% of organizations cited it as being one of their top priorities. An estimated 66% of companies survey their people regularly. Yet, in their 2017 global study, Gallup finds that only 15% of employees are engaged at work.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR analytics, Performance Management, Leadership, workplace culture

Four Key HR Trends To Watch In 2018

Posted by Chee Tung on Jan 16, 2018 3:02:16 PM

You may have already noticed it, subtle changes in your office space allowing you to concentrate more. Your boss being that little bit more concerned about your professional growth. Maybe it's also gotten just that bit easier to get your application for time off approved 2017 has seen people analytics arrive "with a vengeance": this year, 69% of companies studied have been actively taking steps to improve the way they look at people data, compared to only 10-15% before.

If managers are able to effectively analyze and predict staff needs accurately, making the office environment more productive, improving career development, and implementing human resource processes should become much easier.

The increasing adoption of human resources (HR) software has helped streamline the data analytics process and expedite “social connections” by providing management with the speed to act on these real-time and actionable insights.

With this as a strong foundation for progress, 2018 promises to have some radical changes to the HR landscape.

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Topics: ER Highlights, HR analytics

Five Powerful Steps to Turbo-Charge Your HR Software Implementation

Posted by Quynh Nguyen on Jul 27, 2017 8:37:42 AM

If you dread changing your HR software, you are not irrational. Implementing a new system in human resources often runs the risk of budget deficits and delays, as shown in this Bersin by Deloitte's research. A software vendor could promise you the moon (e.g., saving time, reducing cost and increasing productivity), yet many new technologies failed to meet business requirements.

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Topics: ER Highlights, HR analytics, strategic HR

How to Choose the Right Employee Survey Frequency

Posted by Cynthia Giles on Jul 13, 2017 8:37:58 AM

You might find it difficult to believe, but the annual employee survey is almost a hundred years old! In the 1920s, big industrial companies began the practice of asking employees, once a year, about their job satisfaction to search for ways to improve productivity. One time a year was how frequent employee surveys were sent.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, HR analytics, Feedback Survey, Leadership

Three Leadership Roles That Technology Can't Replace

Posted by Chee Tung on Jul 6, 2017 8:11:07 AM

Backup-Test-and-Implement-New-HR-Sofware[This post was originally published in Forbes on 9 Jun 2017]

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Topics: Employee Engagement, ER Highlights, Leadership, HR analytics, workplace culture

7 Management Hacks To Improve Employee Productivity

Posted by Casey Shull on Jun 29, 2017 8:37:23 AM

We’re all familiar with Spider-Man’s famous catchphrase: “With great power comes great responsibility.” However, his words no longer apply exclusively to the man who does whatever a spider can.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, employee retention, ER Highlights, Leadership, Performance Management, workplace culture

How to Use 360 Feedback to Crush Your Management Blind Spots

Posted by Syed on Jun 15, 2017 8:37:06 AM

The 360 feedback performance evaluation mechanism has the potential to help you overcome your hidden weaknesses and put your business on the fast track.

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Topics: ER Highlights, Leadership, Performance Management, workplace culture