How to measure diversity in your teams

It’s no secret that diverse teams work better. They’re a must-have—but they don’t build themselves. The remote opportunities that have unfolded over the last few months have knocked down barriers in diverse recruitment and hiring practices: we can hire nearly anyone from nearly anywhere. What’s left to unpack is how we objectively measure our efforts. The unfortunate truth with HR successes: if it wasn’t measured, it didn’t happen. To keep up with our diversity wins, we need to be keeping an eye on sets of diversity-specific hiring and retention metrics.…

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Measuring absenteeism rates and their impact

Whether they’re turning on their laptops while WFH or sliding into their desk chairs in the office, for employees to be productive they have to show up. That’s why absenteeism rates can be a make-or-break metric for your workplace. Absenteeism is the HR term for “not coming to work when you’re not sick or on holiday.” Measuring an organization’s absenteeism rate is an excellent way to temperature-check engagement and culture health. Let’s learn about: How to measure absenteeism ratesWhat causes absenteeismConsequence of absenteeismHow to mitigate high absenteeism rates How to…

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Metrics that matter: what does career path ratio mean?

Here are a few things we know about talent management: Recruiting is expensiveReplacing employees is expensiveHiring senior talent is very expensive And here are some things we know about retention: Increased retention is correlated with increased profitabilityLow retention is a warning sign of toxic culturePromoting from within promotes engagement and retention Hiring from within is a proven engagement-boosting, retention-increasing, cost-cutting practice. From the moment an employee is hired, their manager should be invested in their positive trajectory, helping them grow not only as a professional but within their role to…

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Defining cultural safety

Culture is more than happy hours and touch football: it’s the “it” factor, that feeling you get from the team and managers. Cultural safety is the basis of that; without developing cultural safety, there is no company culture. The concept of cultural safety emerged in New Zealand during the 1980s as a framework for responding to unequal access to health services by indigenous Māori people. As defined by indigenous rights leaders at the time, culturally-safe practices recognize and respect the identities of others and meet their needs, rights, and expectations.…

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The impact of onboarding A company’s onboarding process directly affects employee inclusion and retention. Our research found that 64% of employees are driven to leave a job after a bad onboarding experience. We learned that new joiners are looking for a clear, personalized process that offers organic opportunities for getting to know coworkers. Inc.com (19M): How to Prevent Bad Onboarding So Great Hires Don’t Leave YouOnboarding needs to be professional, but it also needs to be human. Think about how you would feel and what you'd want in a new…

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How to Be a Great HR Leader

“U.S. companies invested $2 billion into HR technologies last year.” Technology has transformed pretty much everything about HR. With automation replacing many traditional roles and processes, HR has been freed up to concentrate on such long term, high-level tasks like data-driven analysis of people’s on the job performance and strategizing innovative ways to create an open and supportive culture of success. With the rapid pace of change that HR is experiencing, an important question to consider is: what skills do today’s HR professionals need to excel? According to thought leader…

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How to Reduce Unconscious Bias When Reviewing LGBT+ Colleagues

Pride Month kicked off this week around London with a series of concerts, parades, parties and other big events. This celebration honors LGBT+ community members and their positive influence on society. LGBT+ rights have come a long way in recent years. But discrimination is still a part of our society and a part of the workplace. A vast body of research shows that we’re prone to favoring someone who’s similar to us. And stereotyping colleagues at work can affect recruitment, hiring, promotion, retention and evaluations. Fortunately, we live in more…

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