Have you ever looked in envy at an article online and seen the incredible, bright, and colourful workspaces Google’s 70,000+ employees enjoy on a daily basis? I have too…Creating innovative workspaces is only scratching the surface when it comes to Google’s revolution of Human Resources, or People Operations, as it now known. We will delve deeper to uncover what Google have done to transform its human resource processes, have one of the highest rates of employee retention in world, and have some of the happiest employees.
How do so many young tech companies, like Uber, develop toxic work environments and what can we learn from cases like these? Here are 4 common mistakes Uber made and how companies can overcome them:
The frequency of your coaching conversations will vary depending on your employee and their needs. However, there are a few rules you can follow to help you better assess when you’re going overboard and when you’re too absent.
Coaching your employees and helping them progress is the mark of a successful manager, and one that team members are highly grateful for. We take you through the top 5 ways to coach your team to success, and become a great leader yourself as you do so.
We spoke to four successful organizations to hear more on their top leadership development programs and just how they take their junior leaders from young professionals to fantastic managers.
One of the biggest mistakes many fast growing companies make is that they underestimate the strategic role HR can play in scaling by design rather than headcount.
In HR we have a tendency to get lost in People Analytics and forget to share the human story that this data tells. Storytelling is an effective tool that can help you humanize and communicate your information to audiences at any level of your organization.
It’s time to pull your head out of the sand, you need to deal with poor performers! Sometimes it is uncomfortable to deal with things you would rather avoid, but there is no advantage to delaying the inevitable. If an employee is not stepping up to the mark, as a manager, you must take the appropriate actions to encourage change.
What is good performance, and how do I measure it? This article creates ‘key indicators’ which demonstrate the value, and performance of each individual employee. If you work in sales, this type of performance measurement is easy, as the question becomes: have they met their targets for this month/quarter, etc.? If you do not work in sales then the question becomes somewhat cloudier.
The modern world of work is fluid and ever changing, with ‘agile’ solutions being required to solve contemporary problems. Work habits are changing as Millennials are demanding not only different working environments; with standing desks and cubicle-less, open planned work spaces; but also innovative technologies and solutions to keep them engaged, and to aid them in improving their overall employee experience. Consequently, this has made the work of internal and corporate communications professionals considerably more demanding.
If implemented properly; there are very few disadvantages to 360-degree feedback. However human error can be the difference between a successful and a failed 360-degree feedback system.
This piece is going to outline the values and benefits of implementing 360-degree tools and show you how these software solutions can help to grow your business, uncover areas for development as well as boost employee satisfaction. Jump on, enjoy the ride!
Net Promoter Score® or NPS® was developed as a means to measure customer loyalty more quickly and accurately. Attracting a high number of customers is great in the short run, but loyalty is what will help your company grow exponentially in the long run. What is only recently being realized is that HR departments can also use NPS to gauge employee loyalty.
Agile Performance Management is “a collaborative, continuous feedback and development practice that is steadily replacing traditional performance management. Traditional performance management has proven to be insufficient to assess an employee's contribution”. The need for Agile Performance Management arose as a result of the fast-paced, ever changing work environment in which we find ourselves.
At this game changing moment, HR leaders need to open their mindsets to new ways of designing processes to create a totally customized and unique experience. The great thing is you won’t have to leave your organization to acquire the new skills you need. Here are five things you can learn from other departments:
Are your meetings suffering from these common pitfalls?
It’s essential that new and experienced managers alike learn exactly how to give advice that fuels self-motivation, rather than blowing it out. Here are seven tips to keep in mind...