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Archive for June 2015

Targeted Advice for HR Generalists

Human resources professionals today do so much more than filing forms and advertising job openings. From recruitment and staffing, to benefits and compensation, to training and employee development, to legal compliance, they need a wide range of skills and expertise to support business. They provide true business support, and bring the most value when they…

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Using Wearable Technology at Work

Technology is rapidly becoming a part of every type of work we do, every day and everywhere. Headsets, barcode scanners, and smart badges have been in use for some time, but research firm Tractica says devices like the Apple Watch, smart glasses, wearable cameras, and smart clothing will be part of the workplace by 2020.…

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How Google Builds Great Managers

The goal for Google from at the start, as a dissertation topic at Stanford, was to improve Internet search. That goal has grown and morphed into many interesting iterations today, including Google rules for managers developed from Project Oxygen in 2009. Google’s HR team had a mission to build better bosses. The approach was to…

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Turn Your Employees into Leaders

The best managers pay attention to the employees who report to them according to Google. Project Oxygen was developed in 2009 to answer the question “Do managers matter?” and research key management behaviors. They studied their managers, good, bad, and great, and found that great managers are most effective by coaching and actively listening to…

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Does Employee Engagement Require a Chief Happiness Officer?

Who is responsible for corporate culture and employee engagement in your organization, and why is it important? As the economy improves, the dynamics in the job market have shifted. Employers no longer have the upper hand with applicants and have to compete for top talent. That makes culture, employee engagement, and the candidate experience top…

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Online Recruiting Strategies for 2015

In today’s digitally connected world, recruiting in 2015 and beyond means recruiting online. But it is much more than just creating an online application process. Finding the right candidates for your company’s job openings means attention to details that create a competitive advantage in recruiting. The Internet benefits employers and job seekers in the recruiting…

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Top Workplace Trends Today

The workplace has changed substantially in the last 10 years. Work is more complex, with more distractions than ever, from technology, email, texts, voicemail, social media, instant messages, meetings, project work, and team-based work. Employees work in teams, collaboratively, with more social skills and less time, anywhere and anytime. To compete in today’s economy, companies…

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Driving Employee Engagement through Trusted Leadership

According to research by BlessingWhite, a leadership development and employee engagement consultancy, there are five levels of employee engagement. Between engaged and disengaged, there are almost engaged employees, honeymooners and hamsters, and crash and burners. Almost engaged employees are high performers who are reasonably satisfied at work and worth investing in, but are sometimes inconsistent.…

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