Talent Retention

Everything’s Peachy in Employee Engagement

Peachy Mondays

The 2018 iTalent Competition winner empowers organisations to act on worker feedback in real-time to make a real difference.

By Taylor Thompson

In the past few decades alone, human resources has evolved from an administrative function to a growing industry arguably centered around the most important department in an organisation. The workforce has transformed to accommodate advancements in technology and the work-life balance expectations of the up-and-coming generation of workers. Out of this change comes the race to not only retain top talent, but to maintain an organisation’s current workforce. What better way to keep top performers than going to them directly to find out what works and what doesn’t? Whilst asking employers for feedback on current business practices sounds like a straightforward task, James Anderson, co-founder of Peachy Mondays, began to see otherwise.

Continue reading →

Strength in Numbers

Team Relationships

By following these four key principles, organizations can build strong teams to reduce turnover.

By Dr. Randy Ross

People and organizations thrive in relationally rich environments. When organizations put people above profits, their priorities produce rich dividends both culturally and economically. The heart of any business is its people, and the best organizations serve people well, both internally and externally.

Continue reading →

Onwards and Upwards

Younger Workers

BOK Financial develops key soft skills in younger workers to encourage retention and career growth.

By Stacy Tiger

Like older workers, younger employees greatly value many of the traditional aspects of a high-performing workplace: competitive compensation and benefits, a friendly atmosphere, and the chance to grow and develop. But with their unique circumstances, background, and relative lack of experience, young employees possess different skill sets and tend to approach workplaces with different perspectives compared to their older peers.

Continue reading →

Culture by Design

HRO Today October

CHRO Kevin Silva has built a human capital blueprint that provides a sense of inclusion, purpose, and opportunities to grow. The result? A 95 percent retention rate of accelerated talent.

By Debbie Bolla

Research from LinkedIn finds that today’s workers feel most engaged when they are challenged and personally connected to their work. Voya Financial is one organization that is providing that type of environment. CHRO Kevin Silva has helped build a culture that is based on the philosophy that the sum of all the parts is stronger than the individual parts. In fact, the phrase “we are the we” is one of the organization’s corporate values.

Continue reading →

C-TEN Insights: The Power of Partnerships

Maria Bunting Smedley

Four strategies that build synergies with HR and help achieve upward mobility.

By Maria Bunting Smedley

In my 20-plus year career as an HR executive, I’ve witnessed first-hand that as professionals assemble their career development resources to help weather the ups and downs of climbing the corporate ladder, the value of an HR partnership is often overlooked. But it shouldn’t be: HR is responsible for creating policies and crafting the framework that drives compensation, promotions, succession planning, career development, and talent management decisions. However, the “power” of HR is derived from three major components: access, information, and influence.

Continue reading →

Higher Learning: Lessons in Leadership

HRO Today Global Autumn

VP of HR Antonio Climent shares the secrets to building culture and a strong leadership pipeline for Laureate International Universities.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Expanding into new international markets is fraught with difficulties. From aligning cultures to ensuring talent gaps are filled, multinational organisations can struggle to adapt to the norms and realities of their many areas of operation. But with the shift of economic activity from Europe and North America to markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America comes a renewed need to manage global organisations. In fact, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, 400 midsize emerging-market cities, many unfamiliar in the West, will generate nearly 40 per cent of global growth over the next 15 years.

Continue reading →

Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight

Disability Inclusion

What do Facebook, Walmart, CVS Health, and Voya Financial have in common? A strong disability inclusion program.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Twenty-eight years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities and calling for reasonable accommodations for all who need them, this piece of legislation was a landmark victory in the fight for civil rights and equal opportunities.

Continue reading →

Data in the Driver’s Seat

Recruitment Data

Analytics have the power to help HR solve their toughest challenges.

By Debbie Bolla

There is definitely strength in numbers when it comes to understanding the workforce. Data has the power to determine the best sources of hire, underlying reasons for attrition, strategies to retain workers, and ways to optimize workforce planning. LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report finds that 64 percent of recruiting and hiring managers use data during the decision-making process. With so much workforce data out there, where should HR begin?

Continue reading →

Here Comes Gen Z

Recruiting Gen Z

Showcasing purpose, growth, and flexibility is key to crafting an EVP that attracts younger workers.

By Marta Chmielowicz

For a long time, “millennial” has been the buzzword of the business world. HR professionals have been thinking of little else but benefits to attract them, programs to develop them, and strategies to manage and retain them. But with Generation Z about to enter the workforce, all of that will change.

Continue reading →

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?

Continue reading →