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Recognizing Employees for Their Lives Beyond Work

BY Lisa Jaffe | NOVEMBER 17, 2022
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With HR on the Rise as a Profession, Students Want to Get on Board

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | NOVEMBER 13, 2022
Austin 2022

Elevating Your Social-Impact Reporting to Meet Stakeholder Expectations
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Elevating Your Social-Impact Reporting to Meet Stakeholder Expectations

It’s not enough for companies to invest in social impact–they need to be accountable for it too. In a survey of corporate leaders, 80% said they plan on investing more resources into social impact collection and reporting compared to last year; what’s more, a similar percentage said that their companies place a lot of importance […]

BY Angelica Frey | November 21, 2022

Including Workers in the Back-and-Forth About Returning to the Office
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Including Workers in the Back-and-Forth About Returning to the Office

Employees and executives don’t agree on whether we should “return to work.” This difference of opinion is negatively affecting employee satisfaction and engagement, and it’s driving flexibility-seeking workers to look for jobs elsewhere. But it’s not too late to get on the same page, said Kun Gu and Matt Orozco of people-management platform Workday. Data […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | November 21, 2022

Reimagining Employee Recognition: Finding Balance and New Opportunities for Engagement
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Reimagining Employee Recognition: Finding Balance and New Opportunities for Engagement

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m., the employee recognition-and-engagement platform AwardCo hosts a meeting known as RTG, “Recognize The Good.” This year, these meetings have been well attended, and not just because people are starting to return to the office following a hybrid-work culture or because of what AwardCo does per se. “A lot of people […]

BY Angelica Frey | November 20, 2022

How We Can Bring Emotional Intelligence to Technology
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How We Can Bring Emotional Intelligence to Technology

A smile can be complex, and not just because we possess 45 facial muscles that create thousands of emotional and mental-state expressions. “If you look at how humans communicate, only 10% of communication is based on words,” said Rana el Kaliouby. “Ninety percentis nonverbal, split between facial, body posture, prosody.” El Kaliouby is the deputy […]

BY Angelica Frey | November 20, 2022

How Zapier Scaled the New-Hire Experience for Explosive Growth: a Case Study
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How Zapier Scaled the New-Hire Experience for Explosive Growth: a Case Study

Employees begin to form their first real impressions of an organization during the hiring and onboarding process. A troubled onboarding system is one that provides an inconsistent or overwhelming experience for new hires. Other problems include too much time spent on manual tasks, poor hiring-manager engagement and participation, and lack of visibility within the system […]

BY Angie Chatman | November 20, 2022

Conscious Coaching: Guiding and Recognizing Talent With a Holistic Approach
BOSTON 2022

Conscious Coaching: Guiding and Recognizing Talent With a Holistic Approach

In the 20th century workplace, coaches were dispatched to aid mid-level managers with high potential, who may have had some “issues” with staff and co-workers, but were too valuable to the organization to lose. Last century’s coaches set goals, provided learning modules, and monitored progress. But that coaching model is neither acceptable nor applicable in […]

BY Angie Chatman | November 20, 2022

The Workforce Is Aging. How Employers Can Respond by Supporting Older Employees
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The Workforce Is Aging. How Employers Can Respond by Supporting Older Employees

Demographic trends, including an aging population, migration, immigration, and population growth will reshape the workplace and the nature of work, asserts Vijay Swaminathan, co-founder and CEO of Draup, a sales and talent intelligence solutions provider. The average age of the world’s population is on the rise. People aged 65 and older represented 16% of the […]

BY Joyce Flory | November 20, 2022

How to Build a Resilient, Inclusive Organization
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How to Build a Resilient, Inclusive Organization

Building a sustainable culture of inclusion calls for integrating culturally competent mindsets with optimized, inclusive HR systems. The result: An enhanced workplace experience and more equitable employee outcomes, says Chuck Adams, CEO and managing principal of Language and Culture Worldwide (LCW), which advises employers on building inclusive organizations. Many companies aspire to be best in […]

BY Joyce Flory | November 20, 2022

How Managers Can Acknowledge Both Accomplishments and Challenges
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How Managers Can Acknowledge Both Accomplishments and Challenges

“I think it comes down to some individuals feeling like, ‘If I acknowledge your problem, I might have to do something about it,’” said Kelly Butler, the SVP of global HR services at cloud- computing company Rackspace, who was not shy about acknowledging the problem at hand: Why don’t employers want to talk about challenges in […]

BY Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza | November 20, 2022

Improving the Talent Pipeline, from End to End
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Improving the Talent Pipeline, from End to End

Despite layoffs in the technology sector, the labor market remains tight. Organizations that prioritize the experience of the candidate throughout the onboarding process stand the greatest chance both of improving the talent-acquisition pipeline and hanging on to talent. As the head of talent acquisition and university relations at BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer, Crystal […]

BY Angelica Frey | November 20, 2022

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