Engaged Workforce

Agile and social models are changing performance management, rewards, coaching, goal-setting and development. How you engage with your workforce will directly correlate with how to maximize the productivity of employees whilst giving the best possible opportunities for development.

Conquering Bias

Unconscious Bias

Five steps managers can implement to address unconscious bias in the workplace.

By Charlotte Blank

Business managers have become more aware of the potential for workplace bias following the Starbucks incident back in April which prompted Starbucks to close 8,000 of their stores to address an underlying bias issue. This then caused other companies to reevaluate how they solve major bias issues in their own workplaces. A common approach many firms take is called diversity training—programs devoted to increasing diversity and reducing bias through employee education. These initiatives are generally well-intentioned, and in high profile cases such as Starbucks, can serve to raise awareness for very important issues. There’s only one problem with them: They don’t work.

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Four Steps to Equality

Equality

How to close the gender gap and develop future global leaders while working toward true equality in the workplace.

By Lisa Johnson

Female talent continues to hit barriers in professional advancement, representing a disproportionately small percentage when tallied into the executive and leadership roll call. Even when women are completely qualified, they are often overlooked for international assignments, new roles within a company, and senior level positions. While women are ultimately able to attain a certain level of professional success and longevity with a company, they often encounter barriers earning those international and senior level spots. Despite decades of progress towards achieving equality in the workplace, unconscious bias against women continues to limit their advancement opportunities.

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The Face of Inclusion

Debbie Bolla

A roundup of CHROs and TA leaders share best-in-class D&I strategies.

By Debbie Bolla

The recent #MeToo movement shined a spotlight on the mistreatment of women and minorities in all realms of society, and the workplace was no exception. As cases continue to make headlines, they encourage organizations to rethink their polices and practices, with HR leading the charge to change. This crusade for fairness among all workers is clearly connected to an organization’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy.

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Driving Corporate Strategy

2018 HRO Today Forum

Find out the key takeaways from this year’s top sessions.

By Marta Chmielowicz

This year’s HRO Today Forum was jam-packed full of best practices, engaging conversations, and valuable insights that will continue to deliver in the coming year. Here are some highlights from a few of the standout sessions:

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Reimagining Recognition

Values-Based Recognition

Ericsson is creating a culture of success with their values-based recognition program.

By Marta Chmielowicz

What does a company stand for? What principles does it embody? How do its products and services contribute to the world? These are some of the key questions that are typically addressed in a core values statement. Values statements are meant to form the very fabric of an organization, guiding its every belief and decision.

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Top Employee Engagement Providers

Employee Engagement

Looking to track and improve employee engagement? Look no further.

By The Editors

HRO Today has been tracking the top HR service partners for more than 10 years. In the magazine’s 2017 Reader’s Survey, the number one requested HR service partner listing was employee engagement. Through the research and editorial teams, here is a list of the top employee engagement providers and their services. They are listed in alphabetical order.

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Diversity on the Move

D&I

Experts offer best practices for executing a more inclusive relocation strategy.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Molly is an experienced sales manager at a company that is expanding its operations to India. RelocationShe is a single mother of two children—one of whom has special needs and requires therapy and tutoring. The new location has an opening for a regional sales manager, but she feels she is overlooked due to her complex family situation.

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The Spirit of Giving

Employee Volunteering

Employee volunteerism is key to creating a strong and engaging company culture.

By Bill Strahan

When employees are asked what they consider the most positively memorable experience they’ve had with coworkers and teammates, many may start to recall a time when they celebrated achieving a certain business goal or pulled together for several sleepless nights to meet a deadline. But how much overlap is there when they are asked what experience has had a profound impact on shaping them as a person?

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Recognition Reviving the Review Process

Performance Review

HR is finding value in leveraging recognition program metrics for employee performance evaluations.

By Debbie Bolla

Traditional performance reviews have earned a reputation among the majority of organizations for underperforming. In fact, research from Saba found that only eight percent of companies believe their performance management process is highly effective in driving business value, with 58 percent reporting it’s not an effective use of time. Why is this?

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What’s Your Story?

Employer Brand

Sharing brand storytelling in an authentic way helps companies connect and engage with employees at many levels.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Storytelling is an ancient and universal human trait. From visual stories told through cave drawings and ancient hieroglyphs to epic poems communicated to the masses, stories have been central to how humans connect, learn, and make sense of the world. Even with the advent of printing, and later, technology, the common themes and narratives found in good stories remain constant.

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