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Why 2019 is the Year to Start Using Analytics to Retain Your Best Talent

Posted by Chee Tung on Dec 26, 2018 11:26:57 AM

 

As we approach the start of a new calendar year, some of the best people in Asian companies are already preparing to embark on a new adventure with a different company.

Their current employers just don’t know it yet. The talent exodus after a large annual bonus payout -- typically around the lunar new year -- is a common phenomenon.

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Topics: HR analytics

How can we measure the performance of our software engineers?

Posted by Ted Johansson on Nov 8, 2018 10:01:25 AM

That question can send a chill down the spine of many young and aspiring engineering managers, and prompt a jaded sigh from old and weathered ones. “Here we go again.” “Well, we can’t” is the most common reaction. “At least not in any meaningful way”, another interjects.“Or in ways that aren’t counter productive”, someone adds. “It’s complicated.”

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Topics: HR analytics, Leadership

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

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 Ways to Rock Your Performance Review

Posted by Catherine Cheong on Mar 9, 2017 8:53:06 AM

For many companies, it’s that time of the year again.

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

How to Give Effective Performance Appraisals

Posted by Satya Balanagu on Dec 15, 2016 6:35:00 AM

Last updated: 14 December 2016

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Topics: ER Highlights, HR analytics, Performance Management, Feedback Survey, Leadership