Upgrade your HR

5 HR processes that can use an upgrade

The new world of work doesn’t require an entirely new approach to HR. But a little upgrade can’t hurt.

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Small companies big ideas

3 HR essentials for finding and keeping great talent

The success of your growth story will depend on your people. Here’s how to attract the right people and bring out the best in them.

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Employee experience is everything

How HR and managers can avoid turnover and improve employee experience

Three HR pros chat about avoiding turnover, caring for employee well-being, and creating a winning onboarding process that can #WFH too.

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pay equity in the workplace

3 ways HR can address pay inequality right now

Pay inequality is the elephant in the room. Ready to do something about it?

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Industry Spotlight_ Gaming

5 HR challenges for gaming companies

While a very lucrative industry, there are several challenges that HR leaders face, particularly regarding employee satisfaction, attrition, and retention. Get our insider tips on how to create a workforce of happy, fulfilled employees.

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What drives Gen Z in the workplace?

A lot has been said about Millennials in the workplace. Now it’s Gen Z’s turn to shake things up. Here are five things you should know to help motivate them in the workplace.

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The importance of learning and development for your company culture

Learning and development (L&D) is a specialized HR function, empowering employees to gain skills to drive their business performance and, ultimately, their company’s performance. Learning and development programs include: Skill-based trainingCourses and seminarsConferences Learning and development is an essential part of the employee lifecycle which helps employees feel empowered and creates opportunities for growth in the workplace. Let’s discuss: The connection between learning and development and employee satisfactionHow learning and development can increase retentionIncorporating learning and development into company cultureHow to support employee learning and development using bob  The importance…

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5 types of employee benefits + 3 surprising statistics

Employee benefits vary across levels, industries, and countries, so it's no wonder it's hard to master the concept! While benefits are supposed to be nice-to-haves, they can be make-or-break for many candidates, especially when healthcare and pension are involved. To help you and your people navigate discussions about benefits and perks, we've explained five of the most common types of benefits. We've also shared three surprising learnings from our report about employee benefits that might help you and your people get what you really want. Five types of employee benefits This…

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What’s organizational network analysis?

Are you in the 70% of companies naming people analytics and organizational network analysis as a high priority? If so, congratulations! It’s a discipline that’s receiving a lot of interest due to its huge potential to transform the way organizations manage their people resources. Somehow, however, only 9% of companies report understanding what drives performance in their organization. It seems that while we recognize the impact of investing in organizational network analysis, we're still not willing to do anything with the insights gleaned from these analytics. Why? Paul Leonardi and…

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How to create a more effective meeting culture using agendas (plus templates!)

HR leaders hold unique power. You can influence every part of your organization and its culture—and its processes, including meetings. Running effective meetings is always important, but especially in our new video-call-dependent work environment. Your influence on organizational culture puts you in the position to create an inclusive, productive meeting culture, one conducive to helping employees communicate, collaborate, and connect. Allow us to introduce the meeting agenda: a tool for reducing meeting creep and Zoom fatigue, ensuring that all voices in the meeting are heard, and keeping meetings on track.…

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HR metrics that matter: employee growth rate

In this strange world, where it can feel like we’re treading water trying to stay afloat day by day, it can be hard to imagine planning for the future. Lockdowns begin, lockdowns end, and after seeing our world come to a screeching halt once already, who knows what the future holds? But to keep our heads above water, we need to make an effort. We need to keep looking ahead and do our best to plan for an uncertain future. Employee growth rate is an HR metric measuring your company’s…

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What’s the connection between onboarding and retention?

Get this: 64% of employees are likely to leave a new job within their first year after having a negative onboarding experience. I bet that shocking number makes you think about your organization's onboarding experience and how your employees respond to it. Our latest study of the state of employee onboarding, as told by 1,000 employees across the United States, gave us insight into what employees hope to get from onboarding and what they need from us in order to succeed. Here are our three major findings: #1: Employees feel…

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5 ways to keep your HR career going and growing

Feel like your career is stalling out? It's natural. Maybe you've been in your company or role for too long; maybe you don't have the kind of clear growth path you need to feel like you're making moves. But feeling stuck is dangerous, and it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Career growth is closely tied to engagement; chances are, if you're feeling out of touch with your best career self, you're feeling distanced from your organization too. Taking advantage of these five tips will help you get back in your groove,…

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How to help your employees understand their workplace rights and protections

The traditional workplace model was hierarchical, inflexible, and authoritative, and some organizations still cling to it. But, for many companies, modernizing and staying competitive means embracing a culture of open communication, collaboration, flexibility, and mutual respect.  So how can you tell if your workplace is prioritizing cultural safety? This is not about protecting basic rights and avoiding litigation: it’s about going above and beyond the law.  From HR’s office you can do your best to help and support employees, but they need to know their rights: what they can ask…

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Performance management strategy for HR leaders

Performance reviews of the past were traditionally limited to a once per year appraisal where employees were judged according to past performance. With end of year reviews often tied to financial bonuses, promotions, or other incentives, this model was found to cause anxiety and competition among employees, thereby limiting collaboration and innovation. But things are changing. Continual performance management is increasingly being adopted by the world’s biggest companies. By keeping communication about goals and objectives fluid, effective performance management fosters engagement and breaks down silos for enhanced productivity and long…

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