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#WorkTrends: Why Employee Engagement is a Joke

Mark Babbitt joined Meghan M. Biro for the January 10, 2020 #WorkTrends podcast to talk about employee engagement. Meghan brought up the fact that only half of all employees feel like they have a career, and Mark concurred. We’ve turned Read more

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Working Well: Building a Future-Proof Employee Experience

Next Gen employees. Greater flexibility. Increased global collaborations. Quicksilver turnarounds. Remote teams. Expectations of transparency around process and purpose. An engaging, consistent experience that provides employees with the means to achieve more and stay with you longer. A clear purpose Read more

Measuring the Business Benefits of Flexibility: A Win for All Sides

As always, I’ve been following the trends that are really going to change the way we work. Among them: the need to continue evolving our concept of the workforce and the tools changing how, where, and when we work.

Generation … Read more

#WorkTrends: Ask These Questions to Change the Employee Experience

It seems kind of crazy that “employee experience” has only now become a buzzword in our industry. I mean, don’t we all want to work in the best environment possible?

But even if it’s taken a while to make it … Read more

What HR Teams Can Learn from ‘The Experience of Work’ Report

The rise of technology has introduced a lot of workplace issues that many of us couldn’t have imagined when we began our careers in HR. If you were learning the ins and outs of recruiting 20 years ago, did you … Read more

How AI Is Making the Employee Experience Better Than Ever

If you’re in HR, you’ve undoubtedly heard two buzzwords as much or more than any others in the past few years: AI and employee experience.

They’re topics we often link to automation — after all, the employee experience is a … Read more

#WorkTrends:How to Make 2020 a Transformational Year

We talk often about the future of work here at #WorkTrends — and this week’s guest says the future will be arriving pretty soon. Brent Colescott is the senior director of business strategy and transformation for SumTotal, and he … Read more

Buying New HR Tech? Make Candidate and Employee Experiences a Top Priority

As I noted in my previous post, 2019 is going to be an amazing and challenging year for HR tech buyers, thanks to the growing wealth of platforms, solutions and services we have to understand and choose from.

Understanding … Read more

Talent Management Is Dead; Long Live Employee Experience

Human resources is having a moment.

OK, let’s be honest. HR has been having a moment for a while now. Not a good moment, per se, but not a bad one either. It’s undergoing some pretty big changes. It’s no … Read more

Must-Read Highlights from SAP #SAPPHIRENOW

Best week ever? Best week ever.

My week was an all-time highlight because I was in Orlando for SAP’s #SAPPHIRENOW. I’ve been to a lot of conferences, but this one was incredible. I won’t bury the lede: It was … Read more

#WorkTrends: How Hollywood Is Killing HR

What are you working on right now? Who’s helping you?

If you’re like a lot of people, you’re probably working on projects with a broad range of people — employees, freelancers, contractors and everyone in between. How long have you … Read more

Orientation and Onboarding: Your Sink-or-Swim Strategy Is a Terrible Waste of Talent

In today’s blog, let’s consider the orientation process. I see organizations investing heavily in getting the right people hired, but then failing to introduce, immerse, and train them correctly to support the talent’s future success. Many companies or departments adopt … Read more

How to Attract, Select, and Hire the Right Candidates – Not Just Warm Bodies

In Culture Hacker, we focus on elevating the employee experience and improving engagement. While everyone seems to focus on improving engagement, we believe in taking a broader perspective – one that takes into consideration that a part of the … Read more

Values Are More Than Some Philosophical B.S.

“Culture is a consequence of a company’s values.” – Charles Day, Founder of Looking Glass

Welcome back to the Culture Hacker Blog Series. Let’s discuss your organizational values, which I believe are the foundation of your company culture. While values … Read more

How to Transform Recruiters Into Trusted Advisors

What are the symptoms of an ailing candidate experience?

For New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the first major symptom was a rising candidate dropout rate in its online application process. When roughly 60% of candidates dropped out of the process when asked … Read more

Culture: More Than Just an HR Thing

“Company culture shapes every minute of the workday and every decision that is made.”-Taylor Smith, CEO & Cofounder of Blueboard.

What is culture? I consider it the collective mindset and attitude of your employees about what they do, which … Read more

Tech Trends: A Look at What’s Ahead for HR Tech

Technology touches everything in our lives today, changing both how we consume and how we work. Our team, for example, recently began to experiment with Cisco Spark, a cloud-based collaboration platform that incorporates file sharing, phone calls, team messaging, … Read more

#WorkTrends Recap: Reprogram the Employee Experience

Culture is not just an HR “thing”, it is a business thing. Culture is the collective mindset and attitude of your staff​,​ ​so ​it impacts​ customer service, retention, and profits. Brands can impact the collective attitude or culture by improving … Read more

How Collaboration Tech is Changing Everything about the Business of HR

It’s no secret technology has changed the HR industry. HR tech trends for 2017, in fact, include people data collection turning more to predictive analytics, and the line between marketing and HR blurring when it comes to prioritizing the employee … Read more

#WorkTrends Preview: Reprogram the Employee Experience

Culture is not just an HR “thing”, it is a business thing. Culture is the collective mindset and attitude of your staff​,​ ​so ​it impacts​ customer service, retention, and profits. Brands can impact the collective attitude or culture by improving … Read more

Why You Can’t Afford to Skimp on Employee Engagement

We’ve all heard the case for employee engagement—higher engagement levels lead to greater employee output, increased productivity and favorable business outcomes. So why do so many leaders treat engagement like just another task on their to-do list?

The short answer: … Read more

The Role of Communication in Employee Experience and Employer Branding

Slack, an internal communications platform designed to improve workplace communications, grew to a $1.1 Billion valuation within eight months of launching to the general public. Their adoption rates are off the charts, and their users adore them. There’s a very … Read more

Does Your Corporate Culture Need A Tune-Up?

What makes a great leader? Maybe it depends. Sure, the capacity to inspire loyalty, the ability to articulate a vision, emotional intelligence and persuasiveness is valuable. But does a company need a leader whose values are culture-based, or one whose … Read more

Connecting Your Employer Brand And Candidate Experience

Look around you, managers, and what do you see? My guess: disengaged employees with Zombie stares, some with the sour look of the disappointed, a few with the overly positive, can-do smile, trying desperately to make things work. Why is … Read more

Employee Communication: 4 Ways to Engage

A Too-Familiar Story

Let’s say you’re trying to buy a jacket online. There’s a problem with your purchase, so you call customer service, and they put you on hold. (Waiting…) Finally you reach a robot voice informing you that the … Read more