Global executives believe the key to delivering profitable growth is a 20% increase in staff productivity, above current levels. However, employees are stretched to their limit; 80% report increased workloads and 55% say they can no longer handle the resulting levels of stress. Effective talent measurement can improve performance and productivity across the workforce by placing the right people in the right roles, and identifying and nurturing those that are most likely to succeed.
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe it’s financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
Download this independent, global small business study to learn how:
o Older PCs negatively affect operating costs
o Older PCs diminish employee productivity
o Newer PCs deliver better application performance and improved productivity at a reduced operating cots
Download this report today to learn the true direct and indirect costs of maintaining and upgrading older PCs in your small business.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
Year after year, studies show that businesses with higher engagement also have higher performance, and vice versa. The
goals of high engagement and high performance are not mutually exclusive; they are mutually dependent. A team of
employees works at its optimum when management focuses on employee engagement while remaining performance oriented.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
Employers should take note that a significant number of legal changes on the federal, state and local level have or will
have a substantial impact on workplace policies and employee handbooks. It is critical for an employer to review, amend
and properly update its handbook for 2018 so that it reflects the latest legal requirements.
An employer also needs to understand what the legal update is and how it affects the workplace, as well as develop
and implement policies, practices and procedures to remain compliant. Further, an employer may need to update its
employee handbook based on internal changes (e.g., benefits, performance management).
Below are relevant XpertHR resources, including Employee Handbook policy statements, to assist an employer in
updating its own handbook.
Part 2 of the eBook series, Performance Management for High-Performance Cultures, outlines how you can empower employees to own their development, in order to increase engagement and drive performance forward.
Performance Management: The Practice Everyone Loves to Hate
Let’s start with some real talk: Performance management is a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of most people in the HR field (not to mention managers and employees!). Most companies care about it, but few have figured out how to do it well. Research from CEB found that managers spend up to 200 hours per year on performance documentation, and a company of 10,000 spends an estimated $35 million a year to conduct reviews. Despite this huge investment of time and money, there is minimal return. Reviews don’t drive engagement or performance—and 95% of managers are dissatisfied with the way their companies conduct performance reviews.
In today’s competitive work environment, attracting and retaining top talent is paramount and expensive.
Companies recruit high performing employees with deep experience, invest in training, and reward outcomes.
Yet while talent and experience are critical, new evidence suggests those attributes may not be enough.
It’s not simply how well a person can perform in a typical situation, but how quickly they can return to high
performance after an inevitable setback.
Resilience is the ability to become strong, healthy or successful again after something bad happens. It
includes (learnable) cognitive and emotional skills that reduce the degree and duration of episodes of
discouragement, reluctance or defeat that often follow negative events. A resilient worker will quickly put the
event in perspective and search for alternative solutions while their less-resilient colleagues experience a
letdown or assign blame.
This paper describes how resilience, measured by the meQ Score, corresponds to w
Resilience is more than just mindfulness and positivity. It is a set of skills that can be learned, and it helps people adapt and thrive in the midst of change. With meQuilibrium, you can equip each of your employees with the tools to master the skills to overcome any obstacle, increase agility, and gain adaptive capacity, while reducing stress, burnout, and absenteeism.
meQ Engage is the engagement and performance solution that harnesses behavioral psychology and neuroscience to create personalized training at scale—at both the individual and team, and enterprise level—transforming your organization.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme, including:
Does our culture support employees who raise concerns?
Are our communications with employees reaching the intended audiences and having the desired effect?
Are our investigations thorough and effective?
Do we need more training?
Do we need to review or update our policies?
Do employees know about our reporting channels?
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. This year’s analysis of our EMEA & APAC data from nearly 14,000 ethics and compliance hotline reports revealed key data points that compliance professionals can use to benchmark and assess their programme’s performance, and move toward predictive risk mitigation.
Published By: Limeade
Published Date: Jun 02, 2016
Investing in employee well-being boosts engagement, improves productivity and even leads to better company performance.
But there’s just one problem companies are running into over and over: participation.
We surveyed close to 300 employers about the state of their wellness programs. They said their biggest challenges are: participation (52.6 percent), sustaining interest and active involvement (48.5 percent) and fostering employees’ long-term health habits (37.5 percent).
How can you tackle participation and keep interest thriving?
In this e-book, we cover:
? The challenge of increasing employee participation
? How to solve the participation issue
? What you can do to create long-term participation and engagement
Setting goals is critical, but also misunderstood; so how can SMB leaders create a stronger goals-based culture to deliver the growth that employees crave?
Check out “Setting & Aligning Goals: How More Strategic Performance Management Builds a Better Workforce” to learn about how a more innovative approach to goals fuels both employee development and a healthier bottom line. This brief will show you:
• The power of aligning employee goals with the company vision
• Why goals should be SMART and CLEAR
• How to track goals in a more meaningful way
Download the brief today and learn how to make goals more impactful!
62% of employees say they don’t see changes occur from feedback they give during performance reviews.
Performance reviews help companies and managers evaluate an individual’s performance, but what they don’t do is help employees improve and grow. Why? Performance reviews must go beyond talk of achievements and shortcomings and take steps to offer opportunities and solutions for employees.
In this quick, two-page guide, you’ll learn about:
• Why performance reviews need a follow-up development plan
• Give employees greater career satisfaction by understanding their career path
• The power of specific and actionable goals in performance reviews
• How data can help you set employees up for success
• Why learning and development is necessary to transform your workforce
Get your copy and learn how to leave your employees empowered.
90% of employees think annual reviews aren’t accurate, so how can managers flip the script and deliver more meaningful, growth-focused performance evaluations?
Download “Reap What You Sow: How Fostering a Culture of Ongoing Performance Reviews Drives Growth” to learn why making performance management a continuous process, not a yearly or semi-yearly one, leads to more revenue and a more powerful workforce.
This guide will show you:
• Why you should make performance reviews ongoing
• How to align employee goals with the organization’s vision
• The positive impact training has on the bottom line
Check out the guide today and learn additional best practices for creating a performance management culture!
Let me know if you have any questions.
As much as we try to avoid it, performance reviews seemingly boil down to last minute gathering of notes and memories, prodded by HR chasing you down to meet deadlines.
Sound familiar? The cycle can be broken. In our latest ebook, learn about 5 strategies that help you have a more effective performance review season. Learn how to:
• align employee goals to company goals
• provide continuous feedback and coaching
• tie performance reviews to learning opportunities
• use all of the data collected to make informed and actionable decisions
Avoid the performance review spiral, download “5 Strategies for More Effective Performance Reviews” today!
31 percent of millennials reported that they would leave their current position due to lack of learning opportunities.
Younger generations are expecting more out of their work experience, which is making it harder to attract and retain top talent. We’re in the middle of a new era in terms of the way employees work and learn.
Bottom line? Learning content is one of the most significant investments when it comes to employee experience and it’s time for your company to step up to the plate.
Download our quick-guide on “4 reasons you should invest in a learning content strategy.” You’ll learn how it can change the way your company:
• attracts top talent
• onboards and attracts top talent
• retain hard-won talent
• achieve your business goals
Get your copy today.
58% of executives believe their current performance management approach neither drives engagement nor leads to high performance. It’s high time to make some changes and adapt performance management strategies to better reflect the changing dynamics of the modern workforce and ensure employees reach their potential.
Check out “10 Counterproductive Performance Management Assumptions You're Still Making” and see how you can improve your talent development initiatives to increase the productivity and impact of your employees. In this ebook, we'll touch on:
• how goals are set and achieved
• flaws and biases in manager's assessments
• what truly motivates employees
• and more
Download your copy and get started!
The majority of training and performance management processes don’t lead to more skilled and productive employees. So what’s different about the ones that do?
Download our brief, "The Absolute Must-Do’s to Build an Agile Organisation”, and learn:
• How to increase employee productivity by 37%
• What separates world-class learning and performance from ho-hum
• Real business examples of this in action
Is your paper-based performance management process holding your company back? See for yourself how automating your outdated talent and performance management processes can transform your small business. Download your white paper now, compliments of SuccessFactors.
Introducing performance management processes into your small business culture seems crazy. But in reality, they create the perfect union. Learn how combining people and processes can increase engagement and improve results. Get your complimentary report now.
Integrated talent management is not exclusively for enterprises. For SMBs, it can be a business accelerator, driving more efficiencies and increasing employee retention. Are you ready to take advantage? Get your report now, compliments of SuccessFactors.
How important is effective compensation management in terms of motivating your workforce? Plenty. Compensation has consistently remained one of the top five job-satisfaction factors considered most important to employees.
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
Improve the efficiency of your organization’s talent and performance management program using SuccessFactors. When you download this guide, you’ll find out:
• How an aligned performance and goals function can bring efficiency to your organization
• Ways to improve your employee compensation program that focus on the effective and aligned use of your resources
• How to find a sourcing and selection process that’s optimized for your organization’s needs
• Why using a system like SuccessFactors Employee Central can help bring all of these functions together and effortlessly embed into your business
Download SuccessFactors efficiency guide: 20 ways to increase efficiencies using Performance & Goals, Compensation, Recruiting, and Employee Central and learn the 20 ways you can boost the efficiency of your talent and performance management system.
Because English is the default language of global business, success depends on employees who can communicate and collaborate effectively in this common language. In fact, new research from the CEB shows that as much as 50% of successful performance now depends on collaboration (up from 20% ten years ago), making this a more urgent issue. However, most employees (93%) working in multinational companies do not have sufficient English skills to adequately perform their jobs. Read the white paper and learn how to build the business case for launching an enterprise-wide Business English development program to increase your company¹s productivity and profits.