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How to Modernize your Performance Management for 2018   (Human Resources)
We all know that traditional annual review just do not work anymore. The way businesses work has changed massively. And in that context HR leaders are now looking for better ways to improve employees results and engage them with company’s culture and objectives and help managers become effective coaches and mentors for their reports.
Ongoing (or Continuous) Performance Management is the modern practice of not only managing, but increasing performance. It’s different from the traditional approach in many ways and the primary difference is that it is not annual (i.e., a once-a-year performance review) but it is ongoing and conducted in real-time (specifically, weekly). Another difference is that it is owned locally by managers (and supported by HR) and is not run from a traditional HR system or owned exclusively by HR; nor is it done for the purpose of compliance. Instead, it is encouraged for the purpose of developing your talent and increasing their performance over time. And, according to Wikipedia (as well as research organizations such as Deloitte Bersin), it starts with setting objectives and then helping employees to achieve these objectives.
Modernizing your Performance Review will allow every employee and their managers to focus on personal growth in real-time and enable all of your managers to be more effective at their jobs through a talent development process that increases performance.
But how do you modernize your Performance Review correctly? What is the right set of steps? Learn now how to make this shift at your organization and create a high-performance culture your CEO, executives and all employees will actually appreciate.
8:00 AM
The Future of Sexual Harassment Training   (Human Resources)
With an avalanche of harassment allegations making the news, organizations nationwide are taking note, no matter the industry. Sexual harassment is a serious problem – one that already has cost businesses millions in settlements: $400 million in 2016 alone, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It’s not just affecting your business monetarily, with internet searches on the topic raising over 566% in the last few months of 2017, people want to know more and your people are talking about it.
The EEOC defines Sexual Harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). Approximately 12,000 allegations are submitted annually to the EEOC.
Despite those numbers, not every company is prepared to address this difficult issue. Is yours? It's important to identify what HR and organization leaders can do to create a safer workplace and mitigate potential legal damages.
Has your state implemented specific rules and regulations regarding sexual harassment training? In California, for example, employers with 50 or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training for supervisors every two years. It’s important that you have an approach to provide the utmost protection for your entire business.
In this free webinar, discover the right way to train your workforce, build awareness on when and how it happens, and overall prevent sexual harassment.
Participants can expect to discuss: ..... the legal impacts on your organization ..... the future of anti-harassment training ..... how up-to-date-training mitigates exposure ..... further proactive steps companies can take.
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Developing Innovative Leaders: The 5 Essential Skills   (Management & Leadership)
In a knowledge economy, innovation is critical to drive growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. Yet, despite its importance, innovation is a difficult quality to identify and cultivate both in leaders and in organizations. In Conference Board’s 2015 CEO Challenge study, 943 CEOs ranked “human capital” and “innovation” as their top two long-term challenges to driving business growth. This is a key talent challenge for most organizations, and a talent gap that needs to be closed – starting from the top.
In this comprehensive online training, participants will learn practical strategies to develop innovative leadership skills and drive innovative mindsets and behaviors within their teams. is a competency, and much like other competencies, it can be built. Participants will develop a keen understanding of these competencies, along with strategies and the steps to develop innovation skills and how to scale innovation at their organization.
During this program, participants will also learn to: ..... Define the five essential skills of innovative leaders and how to develop them. ..... Explore practical approaches to develop and scale innovation within teams. ..... Identify and understand key differences between invention and innovation. ..... Discover techniques to facilitate creative thinking at any level of an organization. ..... Understand the one area where innovative leaders fall short compared to their less innovative peers. ..... Identify the most common behavioral style of high-level innovators, and how they prefer to communicate with others.
10:00 AM
Let’s Talk - 3 Fierce Leadership Conversations to Transform a Culture of “Nice” into One of Results   (Management & Leadership)
Ever notice yourself or your team side-stepping real issues, soft-pedaling critical feedback, or avoiding the conversation all together? Many leaders and companies today admit to suffering from a culture of “nice,” where people are afraid to speak openly or confront the behavior of others for fear they may “rock the boat.” And who doesn’t want to be considered nice? Being nice is a worthy attribute. But when “nice” starts to define your company culture, it is time to shift gears.
A culture of “nice” lends itself to a host of challenges including lack of trust, higher turnover, and lower productivity—none of which are actually “nice.” Instead leaders are aiming to keep top talent, build trust, provide their employees with purpose, increase value alignment, and help empower their teams to be as efficient as possible. Technology can support these goals, and ultimately they all depend on strong, open communication.
How do you cultivate a culture where people are driving results in a way that strengthens relationships and builds organizational trust? Join Beth Wagner, Fierce Conversations Master Facilitator, as she explores 3 conversations you can start having now to transform that culture of “nice” into a culture of results. A culture where employees and leaders alike are talking about what matters most with courage and skill.
In this webcast you will learn: ..... The organizational impact of a culture of “nice." ..... How to have 3 conversations that will help build a culture of results. ..... Why building your team's skillset around communication is no longer just a nice-to-have. ..... What your team stands to gain, and what it takes to get there.
 On Demand Webinars
FREE One Vital Health Screening Your Company is Missing   (Human Resources)
Does your company offer health screenings to monitor employees for signs of diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, or other conditions? If you provide a suite of health screenings, you should know that there's an important one you might be missing.
With more parents in the workplace and children making up a significant portion of covered lives in your benefits program, many companies are now recognizing the importance of offering child development screenings.
In this short webinar, Sharief Taraman, M.D. will discuss: ..... The most important corporate-sponsored health screenings ..... Why child developmental delay screening is vital to working parents ..... How to choose the right screening ..... One of the greatest causes of absenteeism and presenteeism and how to improve it. (Aired on 11/7/17)
FREE Moving HR To The Cloud: 7 Steps to Successful Change Management   (Human Resources)
When moving to a cloud HR system, there will be changes to your HR processes and HR technology. But how do you prepare your people to adapt to this new system? How do you know the change was successful and that your organization is better now that you have moved to the cloud? Top performing organizations understand that change is a process that requires a disciplined focus. Having this focus will minimize business impacts and risks associated with change management. However, only 1 in 4 HR organizations say they are sufficiently prepared to respond to change in their businesses.
Join us on November 16th, for an informative webcast by Ron Koller, PhD, HR Transformation Practice Director from The Hackett Group, focused around preparing the HR organization for change management when moving to a cloud HR system. Over the 1 hour webinar you will be provided real world examples, and practical steps toward transforming your organization to not only adapt to this new system but truly adopt the cloud HR culture.
If you want to learn how to prepare your organization for the future, then you need to attend this webcast.
You Will Learn ..... 7 steps for HR to focus on around change management ..... How to evaluate readiness to change ..... Determine the key performance indicators to a successful project. (Aired on 11/16/17)
FREE Social Media and Employment: Potent Benefits, Easily Avoided Risks   (Human Resources)
In the world of employment, social media can feel like an unlimited resource of real time insight into a candidate and a cross section of legal landmines for violations of protected class information.
There are risks – both efficiency and legally speaking - to organizations performing a quick “Facebook search” in a sloppy or disorganized fashion. In moral sense, ethical correctness also applies to how a social media screening is done. Simply “Googling” an individual’s name could expose an organization and its employees to severe legal penalties, for example by uncovering information that could lead to discrimination claims.
An effective social media background check through a Consumer Reporting Agency, liable to and governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), can reveal a range of disconcerting behaviors that should be carefully considered when evaluating a candidate for employment. Compared to background screens primarily focused on historical data, no other background screening gives you the kind of real-time behavioral data that social media does—uncovering potentially dangerous and hostile workplace safety concerns such as violent threats or bullying, intolerant or derogatory statements against groups of people in a protected class, potentially illegal activity, and sexually explicit material. These types of online behavior are potential per se violations of an employee code of conduct policy and have huge implications for damaging brand reputation.
The risks are very real, but with a little care they can be easily managed, and the rewards can be huge for any hiring firm. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to comply with these regulations if you follow a few basic procedures.
What You Will Learn ..... Areas of concern online for HR: What is relevant to a hiring decision and how to avoid protected class violations ..... How social media background checks can help reduce your risk for negligent hiring ..... Real life “hot water” examples of social media causing consequences for both employees and companies ..... What a thorough social media and online background search should include ..... Compliance rules for conducting an online screening ..... What pitfalls to avoid when scouting a vendor ..... Best practices to include in your social media background screening policy and how it should be communicated. (Aired on 9/27/17)
FREE Hacking Mental Health through Effective Workplace Wellbeing Programs   (Human Resources)
There’s an increasing tension in the modern-day workplace: The lines between personal and professional are blurred and employers talk about bringing your whole self to work, but at the same time, more and more employees are struggling with issues like burnout, anxiety, and depression. Many employees struggle to compete in a high-stress corporate environment without compromising their physical and mental wellbeing.
Ignoring your employees’ mental health can lead to chronic absenteeism, presenteeism, and attrition, which majorly affect productivity, engagement, and your bottom line. In order to help employees avoid burnout and sustain high performance over the long term, employers must be willing to address mental health in the workplace.
In this webinar, LifeDojo CEO Chris Cutter will highlight the four major barriers to improving employee mental health and offer practical solutions to help you address stress management head on.
Join this webinar to learn: ..... Why it’s currently so challenging for employers to address mental health ..... How a stress management program will help you address employee burnout, anxiety and depression ..... A step-by-step strategy for gaining broader adoption and utilization of a mental health program.
This session is targeted at forward-thinking HR leaders who want to improve their employee wellbeing and employee experience. Whether you’re looking to improve your mental health program adoption, hoping to decrease absenteeism and attrition, or are looking for ways to prevent burnout before it happens, you’ll find this presentation full of insightful research and actionable tips you can try out at your organization today.
You Will Learn ..... Why it’s currently so challenging for employers to address mental health ..... How a stress management program will help you address employee burnout, anxiety and depression ..... A step-by-step strategy for gaining broader adoption and utilization of a mental health program. (Aired on 11/7/17)
FREE How to Maximize the Value of Employee Benefits: Communication is Key   (Human Resources)
Do your employees know the full details of their benefits? Most organizations need to do a better job of communicating how their benefits policies impact their employees, according to the results of a new survey of over a thousand HR professionals conducted by HR.com and sponsored by BambooHR.
Most of today’s HR professionals tend to be satisfied with the benefits packages their organizations offer. The difficulty lies in communicating these benefits. In this webcast, you will learn about the perceived problems with employee benefit communications as well as some potential solutions, based on the insights of our study participants.
Employees’ benefit usage and understanding is a thorny issue that vexes many of today’s HR pros. For example, we found that less than a quarter of today’s HR pros think that employees take advantage of the available resources in order to get the most of our their company’s benefits plan.
We also explore other key challenges, such as communicating the full value of benefits, getting the most out of employee feedback, and making greater use of self-service technologies and external vendors in order to take the load off of internal HR personnel.
In addition, you will learn about today’s paradoxical view of employee health and wellness. On one hand, most respondents said their organizations care about employee health. On the other hand, today’s HR professionals demonstrate skepticism about management’s commitment to employee wellness and work/life balance.
We will show ways that organizations can make communications more effective, consistent and cohesive in order to maximize their return on their enormous investments in benefits.
Join Daniel Dean, Senior Product Marketing Manager at BambooHR, as he discusses the results from the survey and how they may apply to your organization and as a webcast participant, you will also receive a complimentary copy of the whitepaper. (Aired on 5/2/17)
FREE 7 Tips for Communicating Benefits to Millennials: Strategies for Engaging the New Workforce Majority   (Human Resources)
These days, it seems that everyone is trying to figure out what resonates with 20- and 30-somethings and for good reason: Millennials have surpassed Generation X to become the new workforce majority, and by 2020 – in three short years! – they will make up more than half the workforce. What does that mean for you, a savvy benefits professional? Well, it might just be time to give your benefits communication strategy a kick in the pants.
Join David Daskal from Jellyvision as he shares seven practical communication tips you can start using right away to get your millennial workers to pay attention to your benefits messages and actually engage with their benefits – at open enrollment and all year long. Specifically, David will tell you how to: ..... Maximize the technology already available to your communications team ..... Personalize your benefits messages to make them more relevant to your employees ..... Be strategic about visual content ..... And more! (Aired on 4/25/17)
FREE Can You Buy Employee Engagement?   (Human Resources)
The extent to which compensation affects employees’ level of engagement is controversial. Workplace experts argue that there’s a strong correlation between what employees are paid and how engaged they are. Academics, however, believe that pay has little relation to satisfaction.
So, why is there a disconnect?
Research shows that a host of factors impact how we feel about our pay, including level of pay, individual motivations for making money, how much those around us make, and our own performance level. Of those, level of pay has the most significant impact on overall feelings of satisfaction – it positively affects engagement up to a specific point, and has drastic negative effects on employees who aren’t making a living wage. And with employee engagement top-of-mind in so many organizations, it’s critical that HR leaders understand these complex relationships that center on pay as they look to design and implement compensation plans.
Join us on April 26th for a webinar that examines our complex individual relationships with pay, and provides practical solutions for HR leaders who want to improve engagement and the overall work experience for their employees. During this webinar, employee engagement expert Jason Lauritsen will join Jake Pacific from Salary.com to explore: ..... The complex role that compensation plays in employee engagement ..... The myriad factors that impact how employees (and HR professionals) feel about pay ..... Why transparency and flexibility are top-of-mind for HR leaders who want to evolve the way their organizations approach compensation programs ..... How changes to your compensation philosophy could dramatically improve the work experience for your employees. (Aired on 4/26/17)
FREE Understanding HR Certification Exams & How to Prepare for Them   (Human Resources)
Professional certification sets HR professionals apart. Whether it be certification with HRCI or SHRM, this achievement demonstrates to peers and colleagues within the Human Resources profession that you are a recognized expert and have mastered the core HR principles. Earning an HR certification wreaks many benefits for both the employee and organization.
EmployEE Benefits: ..... Enhance your resume and candidacy. “One out of two recruiters prefer those (job applicants) with an HR certification” www.hrci.org ..... Certified professionals drive business through increased self- motivation, empowerment and confidence ..... Stay competitive in the workforce and raise your professional value ..... Network with HR professionals.
EmployER Benefits: ..... Uphold competitive advantage in the market place because of the mastery held by human capital ..... Internal career advancement for certified staff which reduces hiring and onboarding costs ..... Clients have more confidence in the results of certified staff
The latest pass rates reported, Jan 31, 2017: HRCI published 84% aPHR, 55% PHR, 57% SPHR. SHRM published 70% CP and 56% SCP. ​An academically aggressive and reliable means of preparing for these exams is now available to ensure you don’t fall within these statistics. Since 2013 HR.com proudly maintains a 93-95% pass rate!! (Aired on 5/10/17)
FREE 4 Tools for Engaging Your Next-Generation Workforce   (Human Resources)
According to the Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016 research report, “employee engagement is a headline issue throughout business and HR.” In fact, 85 percent of survey respondents ranked engagement as a top priority — but only 46 percent felt prepared to address engagement challenges. Successfully managing and engaging a diverse workforce today requires specific tools and strategies for organizations to be successful today.
HR leaders need to effectively manage and engage as many as five generations in the workplace today. Disengage them and you risk lower levels of productivity and higher turnover. And without new technology that offers them flexible perks such as mobile and self-service, you won’t attract top talent at all. So what’s the path forward?
Kristen Wylie of Kronos and Mollie Lombardi of Aptitude Research will discuss today’s most pressing issues related to engaging a diverse workforce. We’ll then detail specific technology tools that can help you attract, manage, and nurture your evolving workforce — including advanced recruiting and hiring, scheduling, and performance management capabilities.
Specifically, this 60 – minute webinar presentation will cover: ..... Using technology-based recruiting and hiring to find the best-fit candidates ..... The use of automated scheduling to enhance the daily employee experience ..... New performance management strategies to drive higher levels of employee performance ..... Employee self-service to improve the quality of the employee experience and engagement scores.
While there is no “quick fix” for improving employee engagement, technology can play a critical role in your HR best practices by helping to ensure a high-quality employee work experience. Learn how by registering now. (Aired on 5/11/17)
FREE HR Quick Start Guide: Preparing Your Organization for Strategic HR   (Human Resources)
The quick start guide is one of the best things to happen to electronics. Instead of sprinkling the basics throughout a giant manual, today’s gadgets give you the first steps to get up and running right out of the box. Once you’re engaged, the best devices teach you how to be an expert user with tutorials on how to get the most from your experience.
Before you can take advantage of sound HR strategies, the first step is to get the basics down to a science. Understanding the difference between handling basic transactions (like payroll and PTO) and shaping the future of your organization through sound HR strategy is the first step to success. From there, you can automate the transactional tasks and spend your time focused on what’s truly important.
In this informative webinar, Todd Grierson from BambooHR will give HR its own quick start guide. Whether you’re just getting started, or whether you’ve been doing this since the last time you programmed a VCR, one thing is certain: you need the HR Quick Start Guide now to know how to handle day-to- day transactions without having them consume all of your available time.
This presentation will provide an overview of some of these transactions and make recommendations for reducing their impact on your available time. We’ll then discuss how you can use this saved time to take a seat at the table with the rest of the executive team, where you can help inform your organization’s strategy and, more importantly, coordinate efforts to execute it. (Aired on 5/17/17)
FREE Background Screening-Navigating Regulatory Issues While Protecting Employees, Customers & the Public   (Human Resources)
Background screening has become increasingly important in today’s competitive, complex and security-minded labor marketplace. Not only must organizations navigate an ever-evolving patchwork of federal and state regulations, they must cope with an emerging “gig economy” characterized by growing numbers of short-term contract and freelance employees.
To gain insight into how companies are managing employee background screens amid this changing landscape, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) partnered with HR.com to conduct a national survey that drew responses from 1,528 human resources professionals. In this webcast we will discuss our findings, including current trends and practices in the area of background screening.
You will learn how widespread professional background screening has become, the top reasons employers background screen, the primary challenges background screeners face, and what types of background screens are being conducted.
We will discuss the critical issues of accuracy, timeliness and costs. These are of growing importance at a time when many states and locales are considering the removal--or are already removing--identification information such as addresses and dates of birth from public records.
We will report on the degree to which employers are using social media as part of the process and at what point in the hiring process background screening is conducted. Then we will delve into the particulars of which types of background screens are used and what information sources they examine. And answer questions such as - how many organizations conduct fingerprint-based criminal searches? What percentage examine credit histories or verify education?
When it comes to background screening, it is important to get the details right, so we will report on effective ways to determine which components may be included in a background check.
Join NAPBS Chair, Dawn Standerwick, and Executive Director, Melissa Sorenson, as they discuss the results from the survey and how they may apply to your organization.
As a webcast participant, you will also receive a copy of the whitepaper written by NAPBS and HR.com. (Aired on 7/18/17)
FREE Creating a Winning Company Culture   (Human Resources)
In today’s economic environment we are all acutely aware of the ongoing war for talent. Millennials which are quickly becoming the largest segment of the working population have very specific ideas about what they want from the organizations they work for. 91% of Millennials expect to stay with your company fewer than three years. The average tenure for Millennials is 2 years (5 years for Gen X and Gen Y) and experts estimate that it will cost between 90% - 200% of an employee’s annual salary to replace them. Those stats are shocking, so what can you do to try and hire talent that will want to stay but also keep the good people that you have now?
Following a national survey of job seekers and HR professionals, 43% said that “cultural fit” was the single most important determining factor when making a new hire.
Join Rusty Lindquist, VP at BambooHR and Janel Lao, Senior HR Manager at Jobvite for this insightful 1 hour webinar where they will show you how to create a culture in your organization that will help you to win the war on talent. The role and impact of HR has changed dramatically over the last few years with increased pressure on HR professionals to “up their game.”
During this webcast, participants will discuss: ..... The definition of culture and how it impacts the organization as a whole ..... How your company culture impacts your recruiting strategies ..... The role of culture in the effectiveness of your employees, from Performance Management to Engagement ..... Why employees really stay with a company ..... Why employees leave - (you may be surprised).
HR needs to be less optimized around processes, policies, and procedures, and more around people, productivity,and performance. This webcast will help you achieve those goals. (Aired on 5/25/17)
FREE New Labor Trends: Is Your Organization Ready?   (Human Resources)
Finding and keeping the talent your business needs to thrive is about to get a whole lot tougher.
New workforce data from the recent U.S. Jobs report shows that an increased number of people are entering the workforce. With the employee-to-population ratio rising to an astonishing 60 percent; it is the highest it has been since February 2009.
Roughly, 81 percent of prime-age workers (aged 25-54) are participating in the labor force, and unemployment among the millennial segment of that group is less than 22 percent. In addition, American turnover rates are increasing and in 2017, quitting rates reached a new high of 2.2 percent. This, combined with crops of college-graduates slated to enter the labor pool every year, equals a booming workforce. However, this growing labor market ­­actually can hinder your ability to attract and retain great employees.
Is your organization prepared for these emerging recruiting and retention challenges? Find out by joining Jason Bodin and Chelsea Jensen us for this free, HRCI and SHRM-certified webinar where they will discuss the ins and outs of the labor market and how you can take control and built the workforce you need.
Participants of this presentation will learn: ..... how labor market growth can make finding and keeping top talent more difficult ..... powerful strategies to help you take control and build the workforce you need ..... the role employee engagement should play in attracting and retaining great employees ..... the most important needs of prime-age workers ..... how a successful onboarding strategy can help retain your top talent ..... the role technology plays in making it happen.
Easily navigate upcoming labor market changes, and find and keep the talent your business needs. Register to attend today! (Aired on 5/31/17)
FREE 10 Tips for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs   (Human Resources)
Rising workers’ compensation costs are among many employers’ greatest concerns, as large-dollar claims against companies—especially those who employ hourly, blue collar workers—continue to rise.
While the laws regarding workers’ compensation benefits vary from state to state, all but one state requires mandatory coverage for private employees. Generally, these mandatory benefits include medical bills, compensation for lost time from work, and permanency benefits for the residual effects of a work related injury. Interestingly, medical services provided on a workers’ compensation case are typically billed at a much higher rate than Medicare, state provided health coverage such as Medicaid, and even private group health insurance. Because of this and other factors, the cost of doing business has taken a significant toll on both the traditional “mom and pop” small employer and large corporations in certain states.
While workers’ compensation coverage is a necessary expense for businesses, there are also many indirect costs of on-the-job injuries and accidents, which go beyond your insurance costs. This may include training replacement employees, investigating claims, repairing damaged equipment and property, and implementing corrective measures. Plus, your business may lose productivity and be forced to deal with lower employee morale.
When it comes to lowering your losses and reducing the total cost of risk, many businesses don’t know where to start, so join EPAY Systems and Knell, O’Connor, Danielewicz for an upcoming webinar as we explore 10 ways to reduce workers’ compensation costs. (Aired on 6/8/17)
FREE How Pay Practices Influence Company Culture and Organizational Success   (Human Resources)
No one can deny that how – and how much – we pay our employees has an impact on our ability to attract, engage, and retain talent. But our pay practices can have far-reaching effects on other organizational performance metrics as well. Whether your organization measures success via profitability, innovation, top-line growth, or customer satisfaction, fair and equitable compensation practices set the stage for the kinds of organization performance we all seek. With a solid baseline of fair compensation practices and a strong focus on creating the kind of culture that will motivate our employees, organizations will continue to improve their success metrics – whatever those may be.
Join us for a webinar on June 13th as we examine the links between pay practices, company culture, and organizational success. China Gorman, global HCM executive and advisor, and Brian Davis, Global Director of People at Salary.com, will explore why organizations that pay their employees fairly have strong, positive and motivating cultures that set them up for success, and share how best-in-class companies are connecting compensation and culture to drive performance. They’ll review recent research on the links between pay practices and company culture, and share how organizations like WorldatWork, The Great Place to Work Institute, Gallup, and the Institute for Corporate Productivity quantify the relationships between pay, engagement, and business success.
During this webinar, you’ll learn: ..... How positive and negative organizational cultures affect business success, and how you can leverage your organization’s compensation strategy to improve your company culture ..... How best-in-class organizations are creating compensation strategies that encourage pay equity, transparency and business alignment in order to improve the employee and customer experience ..... How HR and HCM experts quantify the links between engagement, compensation, and culture ..... Which additional factors can influence, motivate, and improve individual and organizational performance. (Aired on 6/13/17)
FREE Seven Key Strategies for Preventing Employee Turnover   (Human Resources)
How can employers keep good employees in an age when unemployment rates are dipping down to 5% or below in many nations?
That’s one of the key questions LifeWorks, in partnership HR.com, recently researched. Get the perspectives of employees as well as HR professionals on a series of crucial questions, such as whether organizations are helping employees to reach their potential, providing them with development opportunities, improving their well-being and recognizing them for jobs well done. From this webinar, you will learn what HR professionals believe are the employee issues which require the most attention and then see if those issues correspond with the employee’s perspective? Not always, and the differences are instructive.
You will learn about the advantages of following key talent management best practices and the impact of NOT adopting such practices, especially when it comes to retaining today’s scarce talent. Employee development, for example, is an especially important issue. Many organizations fail to provide it but, it is highly desirable from the employee perspective. Moreover, supporting professional development has an enormous impact on the degree to which employees themselves are committed to developing their skills. (Aired on 6/14/17)
FREE Investigating the Impact of Performance Reviews on Engagement   (Human Resources)
Performance management and employee engagement are two of the hottest topics in HR today, but how do they influence one another? To find out, HR.com conducted a survey on this topic in partnership with BambooHR. In this webcast, we start by reporting on new data about how HR professionals view employee engagement and employee discretionary effort (that is, employees’ willingness to go above and beyond the minimum effort required) in their organizations.
Just how engaged is today’s workforce, and how well do engagement scores line up with employee willingness to go the extra mile at work? Then we explore the degree to which specific management practices influence engagement. It has, for example, sometimes been claimed that manager/employee relationships are correlated with engagement levels, so we tested this conventional wisdom. Find out which kinds of relationships tend to work best.
In this webcast, you will also discover how aspects of performance management seem to influence engagement levels. Can the frequency of performance reviews be linked to engagement or discretionary effort? How about the underlying reasons for conducting such reviews? By answering such questions, we gain insights into the best practices associated with the sometimes contentious topic of performance reviews.
You will also learn about which tools and technologies are used to track performance management today. Do some companies still use paper processes? How about spreadsheets? You will find out about the current state of such technologies and what tomorrow may bring.
Join Brian Anderson and Bryson Kearl from BambooHR, as they discuss the results from the survey and strategies that can help you develop more effective performance management and engagement practices. As a webcast participant, you will also receive a copy of the white paper written by HR.com. (Aired on 6/27/17)
FREE Creating Pay Transparency in the Workplace   (Human Resources)
Do the words “pay transparency” make you nervous? You don't have to publish every employee’s salary publicly to have pay transparency. It’s about fairness of pay, openly communicating about pay with employees, and helping them understand the importance of maintaining and improving their performance.
If you want to keep high-level employees, you need to be fair and honest with them. Otherwise, they’ll find another organization that values the high level they provide. Your employees are looking up their own market studies. It’s not a matter of “if”. With so many crowdsourcing information tools available; employees do find out if they’re underpaid.
A PayScale study found that the number one reason employees leave a job is because of compensation. Underpaying employees creates a retention problem. But those who are being underpaid aren’t the only employees you’re at risk of losing, even of those people who are paid fair market rates, 64 percent think they’re underpaid. Combine that with the people who you may purposefully underpay and that’s a potentially huge group of people to be concerned about retaining.
Join PayScale and BambooHR as we take a look at the different stages of pay transparency and how you can implement them into your workplace to encourage productivity and improvement.
Participants of this webinar can expect to learn: ..... What pay transparency in the workplace looks like ..... The advantages and disadvantages of pay transparency ..... How you can use pay transparency to encourage improvement and productivity ..... What actions you can take today to make it part of your culture.
By understanding the ins and outs of pay transparency, you can create a workforce that is satisfied in their position and recognizes that their organization values them. (Aired on 8/15/17)
FREE Giving And Receiving Feedback: How To Do It Better   (Human Resources)
Giving and receiving feedback are skills we can all practice and do better. They can both be an intimidating experience, especially when the feedback is constructive. But that doesn’t make the task any less important for everyone – managers and employees alike. After all, thoughtful, constructive feedback is one way to help employees grow and develop their skills. When delivered effectively, the process also builds trust in work relationships.
So, how do you give better feedback, learn to receive it as the gift it’s meant to be, respectfully discuss feedback you disagree with, and help encourage others to do the same?
We put together this webinar to help you get better at and more comfortable with giving and receiving feedback so you can get the benefit of learning what and how to do better for yourself and others.
We’ll share real-world examples that will help you foster a culture of feedback in your organization and how to: ..... Give more valuable and effective feedback, ..... Receive feedback with greater understanding, ..... Interpret the full meaning and context of feedback, ..... Teach others to give feedback by modeling behaviors, and ..... Disagree with feedback you’re given.
The purpose of feedback is always to help people be their best and take ownership of their development. Beyond that, giving the gift of feedback can help improve employee engagement, retention and productivity. But only if it’s done well. Join us for this webinar to learn useful tips that will help you and others in your organization get better at giving and receiving feedback. (Aired on 6/29/17)
FREE The Foundation of Engagement: Five Strategies to Inspire Disengaged Employees   (Human Resources)
The most magnificent buildings in the world all have one thing in common: they all start with an unseen but carefully calculated and planned foundation. Before any other construction takes place, successful architects consider how they’re going to anchor and support their creations. If the foundation erodes or the building breaks from its anchors, disaster is sure to soon follow.
Developing engaged employees follows the same pattern. While we can easily see the signs of employee engagement or disengagement, discovering the complex causes is much more challenging. First, you need to build a solid foundation of benefits to care for their needs. With this in place, you can then build on that foundation to deliver a great experience and reap the results of employee engagement for your organization.
In this presentation, Cassie Whitlock of BambooHR and Raphael Crawford-Marks of Bonus.ly explore the spectrum of employee engagement and the complicated motivations that determine how your employees feel and behave. You will learn why dissatisfaction and satisfaction are two different considerations. You will learn the signs of a disengaged employee, as well as some of the root causes of disengagement. And you will learn which tools you can use to improve engagement in your employees and move them toward more meaningful contributions.
Human motivations are complicated, but engagement strategies don’t have to be. As you understand the underlying situation for each of your employees, you can take responsibility for your role in their success. Together, you and your employees can develop strong relationships that will help your organization reach its full potential and stand the test of time. (Aired on 6/28/17)
FREE 5 Keys to Retain Top Talent   (Human Resources)
A good start to improving the right kind of retention is to make sure you’re paying fairly and competitively to the market. In fact, research shows a link between fair and transparent pay practices, lower intent to leave, and overall greater job satisfaction.
A recent PayScale study found that the number one reason employees leave a job is because of compensation. Underpaying employees creates a retention problem. But those who are actually underpaid aren’t the only employees you’re at risk of losing. Of people who are paid fair market rates, 64 percent think they’re underpaid. Now, combine the people who you may purposefully underpay with the 64 percent of the people you pay fairly and that’s a potentially huge group of people to be concerned about retaining.
If you are underpaying, employees know it. But what an individual doesn’t know is if he or she is the only one being paid a little below market. Jill in customer service might wonder if Bob, who has the same amount of responsibility and experience as she does, gets paid at the market rate while she makes slightly less than the market rate. But with pay transparency, Jill can see that she and Bob make the same wage, and she’ll likely feel more satisfied that—at least compared with others in your organization—she is being paid fairly.
Join Ivan Hurtt from BambooHR and Mykkah Herner from Payscale for this informative webinar where the discussion will fall around how compensation impacts your employee retention, the 3 real truths about turnover and why your employees leave, finishing with the 5 keys to retaining your top employees. (Aired on 7/12/17)
FREE How to Manage Across Four Generations   (Human Resources)
It is the first time in history that four generations are working together in the workplace. With each generation, there are different values, attitudes and behaviors, and it can be challenging for the HR department to manage. Older workers may think of millennials as entitled and obsessed with technology. Millennials may think of older workers as being too traditional and stuck in their ways.
Learning and communication styles vary significantly between generations, but having open communication with employees is critical to a healthy work environment. Join us for this webinar as we explore the differences between each generation – Traditionalists, Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennials.
We will take a look at each individual generation and how their learning, interactive, and communication styles differ, as well as how each group views their work. Each employee, despite their generation, wants to feel valued and engaged when they come to work.
When learning to manage all generations, it can be a win-win situation for the organization and employees. Organizations can utilize the talents and skills of each generation, while employees can learn and train to be a part of a diverse workplace.
This session will be presented by KPA’s Vice President of Human Resource Management Products, Kathryn Carlson. Join Kathryn as she discusses the challenges of managing multi-generations, management best practices, and tips to engage your employees ages 18 to 80.
You will learn ..... How to identify generations in your organization and their unique needs ..... How to capitalize on differing motivators for each generation ..... How to identify and remove communication barriers. (Aired on 7/25/17)
FREE Innovating for Tomorrow’s Workforce   (Human Resources)
We all know the transition to Cloud HCM has been widespread and transformational for many organizations across the globe. Nearly every HR department has either moved their HR applications, is in the process of moving or is assessing their ability to move upwards into the cloud. But, for those that have made the leap, has it had the intended, positive impact on HR’s service delivery capability?
This webcast will provide insights from real people like you who live in this world every day. Learn what others are experiencing in their journey of HR transformation as PwC presents the results of their annual Global HR Technology survey.
Every year PwC globally surveys companies of all sizes and across all industries to spot trends in HRIS. This survey provides insights into the challenges and opportunities companies are faced with when shifting HR applications into the cloud. This year PwC surveyed practitioners from 307 companies about their organization’s use of HR technology as part of an ongoing annual research program.
During this presentation, Dan Staley, leader of PwC’s HR Technology practice, will discuss the answers to these questions and more results from PwC’s latest HR Technology Survey. You will hear what organizations are doing with cloud, what trends are evolving, and how emerging technologies are shaping the future of HR.
Here are just a few examples of what will be discussed: ..... The impacts on HR service delivery with Cloud ..... What are the general “satisfaction” levels with Cloud ..... Meeting Expectations of Cloud implementation ..... The Impacts of the Cloud in staying current ..... The use of new capabilities including mobile and looking towards the future ..... How to use the Cloud to become a more Strategic HR Leader. (Aired on 7/27/17)
FREE Employee Networks - Getting More Work Done Through Shared Expertise   (Human Resources)
In order to build tomorrow's workforce today, it's time to look beyond the traditional organizational chart. Formalizing employee teams, teams of teams, and networks can stimulate collaboration and unlock undiscovered business value. A networked structure empowers employees to work cooperatively enabling timely, valuable knowledge and insights exchange thus increasing operational efficiency and effectiveness. As employee networks widen and deepen, they can mobilize critical knowledge and reveal key contributors and experts, including marginalized talent, hidden talent and underutilized talent, across the enterprise.
Most executives recognize the importance of this organizational structure shift. According to Deloitte, 92 percent of surveyed leaders believe that redesigning their organization is either very important or important, and thus many are moving away from formal, functional structures and redesigning their organizations to be dynamic, team-based, and network driven. Tools that can help organizations identify the employees who are experts and maximize the viral exchange of their actionable insights help organizations become more agile, responsive to change, and sustainable in a long-term fashion.
If driving better business results is anywhere on your short-list, then you know that employee networks have assumed a place of prominence in both public and private sectors as the foremost means of organizing to solve complex challenges and achieve collective goals. So, it’s unfortunate, at a time when the ability to create business value increasingly depends on experts’ knowledge and the sharing of their curated insights™, that so many HR and other business leaders haven’t done far more to harness the power of informal networks. But, some of the best organizations across the globe have already institutionalized a networked workforce structure, and now is the time to scoop up vital learnings from them.
This webcast in “fireside chat” style among leading network experts will offer actionable insights on: ..... Decoding hierarchical versus matrix versus networked structures ..... Transforming traditional hierarchical or matrixed structures into tomorrow’s new networked model ..... Identifying experts within the networks and leveraging their insights among all network members. (Aired on 9/13/17)
FREE Mindfulness: The Employee Benefit That Creates a Competitive Advantage   (Human Resources)
No matter how hard you try, as a modern professional you must work in increasingly volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous environments. It’s no wonder that a whopping 83% of employees indicate that “work” is their greatest source of stress. It is taking a massive toll on their engagement, performance, relationships and health. So much so that Americans broke the record for sky high stress levels this year. Something needs to change. And it needs to change fast.
You can’t create a work environment that’s stress free, unfortunately, but you can create a culture of focus, resilience and high performance. We will show you how leading companies are creating mindfulness training programs that outperform the competition. 22% of U.S. companies already offer mindfulness training and 21% more intend to add it their wellness initiative just this year alone. There’s a reason why top businesses are turning to it across the globe.
Join this webcast to learn what mindfulness is and how helping employee mental wellbeing provides your company with a point of competitive advantage in the age of disruption and stress. The right training programs covering wellbeing, performance, relationships and sleep creates a comprehensive corporate wellbeing program that helps your workforce thrive, no matter what they’re up against.
Additionally, all attendees will get a free subscription to Whil’s digital stress resiliency training platform. Our product features the world’s top trainers and hundreds of wellbeing training programs based in neuroscience, mindfulness and positive psychology. (Aired on 8/2/17)
FREE Employee Engagement: Think Like Your CEO   (Human Resources)
It is easy to point the finger when it comes to employee engagement. Employees look to the organization to provide meaningful work. The organization looks to employees to find meaning in their work. Like any mutually beneficial relationship, effective workplace engagement requires active participation from both parties. Engagement is more than just “company culture”. It is a comprehensive plan that if implemented properly will contribute directly to the bottom line.
When it comes to an employee engagement plan for your organization, how confident are you that you are on the same page as the CEO? With the day-to-day operations of HR, you have a unique perspective on engagement that your executive team may not see. Likewise, the CEO probably has a few valid concerns and ideas that you may not have considered. If you’re going to tackle employee engagement head-on, you need the green light from everyone.
Join Russel Gerrard, the VP of Operations at HR Performance Solutions and Anna Lim, HR Evangelist at BambooHR for this insightful webinar. They’ll shed some light on the state of employee engagement and present a few take-aways to help you make the right business case to your CEO.
Participants of this webcast can expect to learn: * The current trends, theories, and strategies within employee engagement * How to understand your CEO's employee engagement concerns and earn his or her buy-in * How to improve or implement a strategic, effective engagement plan for your organization
At the completion of this webinar you will have the confidence knowing that including your CEO's perspective in your overall strategy, you will earn the buy-in you need to implement an effective employee engagement strategy. (Aired on 8/3/17)
FREE Do I Have to Pay for That? Navigating the Common Pitfalls of Wage and Hour Laws   (Human Resources)
Companies can run into major problems if they fail to pay their employees for all compensable work time. The complexity of the FLSA’s rules and different state requirements—like strict California meal break laws—can cause confusion among employers as to whether certain time counts as compensable work hours. As a result, employers are frequently defending against costly wage and hour lawsuits.
With big verdicts, record settlements, increasing worker awareness, and widespread public attention to how employees are paid, it’s no surprise that the number of wage and hour lawsuits is increasing. Given these factors, employers should tread carefully when determining payment for employees.
Join EPAY Systems and Seyfarth Shaw as we dive into the legal requirements for paying employees for meal and rest breaks, travel time and on-call time.
In this webinar, you’ll get relevant information including: ..... An overview of FLSA and state wage and hour laws ..... Meal and rest break pitfalls and how to avoid them ..... Best practices for properly compensating employees for other tricky things such as overtime, travel time, reporting time and on-call time. (Aired on 8/24/17)
FREE How to smoothly transition your company to a new performance management solution   (Human Resources)
Traditional annual performance reviews are limited by their ability to accurately capture and improve an employee’s performance. The time and effort to execute reviews versus the value they produce leaves much to be desired, and more companies are starting to search for a better process that aligns with their high-performing cultures. As the HR industry recalibrates its approach to performance management, many are left wondering: what would it look like to implement another method of performance management?
Amy Dobler, the former Director of Employee Success at Jive Software, asked this question when she chose to re-evaluate Jive’s review process. She said, "we wanted to create a culture of continuous feedback to drive individual and company performance." In order to understand what method would engage employees and provide useful data on their performance, she reached out to Jive’s employees and stakeholders for input to create a more strategic process.
In this webinar, Amy will elaborate on how their team implemented a people-centric approach to performance management that created a culture of coaching, feedback, and growth.
Amy will speak in-depth on the following: ..... How to rebuild a performance management framework that involves employees in the process ..... The data-driven framework they implemented and how it drove more meaningful dialogue between managers and employees ..... How the switch dramatically increased employee engagement with the new process by 3x and communication by 5x.
This webinar is for professionals who are looking to: ..... Gain insight on researching and implementing a performance management solution ..... Change their current performance management solutions ..... Learn about alternative performance management options ..... Understand the benefits and drawbacks of changing performance management solutions. (Aired on 11/30/17)
FREE Bring Your Benefits to Life to Engage a Multi-Generational Workforce   (Human Resources)
In today’s competitive landscape employers must innovate on their compensation packages in order to recruit top talent. As we know, benefits have a strong influence on an employee’s decision to select and remain with an employer. With such a diverse multi-generational workforce, it is no longer sufficient to simply offer a robust package with a variety of siloed and ultimately underutilized benefits. To truly attract and retain top talent, especially Millennial employees, benefits must respond to the individual employee’s needs.
This webinar will feature a case study, presented by Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2016. (Aired on 8/29/17)
FREE Keeping the Program Alive: How to Build and Manage an Employee Referral Program   (Human Resources)
We all know referral hiring is the best source-of-hire out there. It’s not only easier to hire a referred candidate, but 70% of employers say referred hires fit the company culture and values better than those from other sources of hire. On top of that, 67% of companies surveyed stated that the entire recruiting process is shorter with referrals and 51% said referred candidates were less expensive to recruit.
The employee referral program is looked at as one of the hardest HR programs to successfully implement and run, yet has the greatest benefits when it comes to overcoming hiring needs.
The development of your company’s employee referral program is no small feat. While most companies define their employee referral program, turn it on, and let it run wild with no real success, others are building internal recruiting operations specific to their referral program and learning how to constantly improve the flow of referrals in order to solve their individual challenges.
This webinar will teach you: ..... How to think strategically about the creation of your employee referral program ..... How to successfully manage your employee referral program ..... How to determine when it’s time to make your first dedicated ERP hire ..... Unique ways to keep internal referrers engaged during both peak and off-peak times.
Whether you’re a small business looking to implement an employee referral program for the first time or a Fortune 500 company looking to keep engagement high while adding layers to your program, this webinar is for you.
Join Jennifer Newbill, Director of Global Employment Brand at Dell, and Liz Bronson, Lead Consultant at Proactive Talent Strategies as they take attendees on a journey through the world of referral hiring. (Aired on 9/12/17)
FREE The True Cost of Bad Hires   (Human Resources)
In today’s candidate-driven job market, HR professionals are compelled to find qualified candidates without sacrificing time-to-hire and cost-of-hire metrics. However, trying to speed up this process without the right tools in place to help ensure a strong candidate experience can lead to costly hiring mistakes.
Recruiters and hiring managers today are under pressure to find best-fit candidates quickly and cost-effectively — but doing so can come at a high price in the form of bad hires. Too many organizations use inadequate processes to source, track, and evaluate best-fit candidates, leading to bad hires and costly turnover. Is yours one of them?
The proof is in the numbers. A Brandon Hall talent acquisition study showed organizations that invested in a strong candidate experience improved their quality of hires by 70 percent.[1] Do your organization’s talent acquisition processes support the recruitment and hiring of the best possible candidates?
If you’re unsure, register now for The True Cost of Bad Hires webinar. HR experts from Kronos and Brandon Hall Group will discuss how modernizing your talent acquisition processes with a unified, end-to-end technology solution can help you reduce your risk of bad hires — and ensure that your process not only welcomes, but also nurtures and engages new talent.
You’ll learn valuable strategies for recruiting and hiring best-fit employees — including the use of an automated, integrated solution to speed the recruiting and hiring process and reduce the rate of bad hires.
It’s now possible to hire top talent while reducing your risk of bad hires. (Aired on 9/19/17)
FREE From Stereotype to Superpower: How Coaching Can Conquer Myths We Believe About Millennials   (Human Resources)
Millennials continue to create disruption in the workforce—their values, motivations, needs, and expectations differ so dramatically from previous generations, that today’s employers are struggling to attract, retain, and unleash the talent of this rising generation. Getting millennial workers right is key for two reasons: ..... They aren’t going anywhere. In fact, by 2020, 46% of the workforce will be comprised of millennial workers. By 2025, that number climbs to 75%, with masses of them in leadership roles. This isn’t a trend or a wave, it’s a cultural change and EVERYONE has to change with it. ..... Success depends on their full engagement. Companies who aren’t maximizing the potential of this group today are facing a significant competitive disadvantage tomorrow—it’s not just a question of turnover or even “getting the work done,” that’s at issue. It’s about leveraging an opportunity to work better and differently that’s at stake, and the “this is how we’ve always done it” mindset no longer works. For anyone. ..... So, why the struggle? At heart, Millennials get a bad rap. Stereotypes are the stuff of memes and we’ve got to peel the layers back to get at the truth. In fact, there are four popular limiting stereotypes that many leaders are hanging on to that may block their ability to get at the best Millennials have to offer. By identifying, owning, and seeing the flip side of these stereotypes—perhaps even seeing the “superpower” within each stereotype--leaders can coach their Millennial workers to deliver their best work. And love doing it. ..... In this webinar, explore four primary stereotypes about Millennial workers, including myths around motivation, commuication, groupthink, and entitlement. Learn why these stereotypes exist, as well as the underlying truth and strength in each, plus practical ways leaders of any generation can coach Millennial workers, tapping into their values to grow both the individual and the organization. (Aired on 9/26/17)
FREE Trends in Family-Focused Benefits   (Human Resources)
An in-depth look at solutions that support employees during leaves of absence and lapses in child and adult care. Over the last three decades, LifeCare has recognized that both employers and employees have been increasingly faced with disruptive challenges that affect productivity and, in turn, organizations’ bottom lines, including: ..... Employee absences due to breakdowns in care ..... Financial burdens of child and adult care ..... Managing work-life needs ..... Poor focus and increased presenteeism ..... Decreased loyalty and high turnover.
In this informative session, attendees will learn about the challenges facing employees and employers today and the growing need in the marketplace for enhanced benefits that support employees with two critical professional and personal needs: ..... How to give employees the personal support and tools they need to successfully transition to and from a leave of absence. Topics will include: ... Individual, personalized one-on-one coaching ... Support for employees facing any type of leave ... Support for managers as part of the leave process ... Education and tools including support of complementary benefits.
..... How to help employees find and secure reliable temporary care when their regular care plans are disrupted. Topics will include: ... The benefits of, and need for, flexible plan options ... Personalized assistance whenever employees need it ... Comprehensive solutions for the whole family ... Hassle-free access to achieve greater utilization.
Industry expert Chris Burki, with over 20 years of experience, will discuss how he’s seen the need for family focused benefits escalate dramatically over the past two decades. He will cover best practices being used by top organizations to keep employees loyal, engaged and productive and share examples and case studies of successful benefit programs. (Aired on 12/6/17)
FREE A Recruiter’s Guide to Giving the Right Offer the First Time   (Human Resources)
In a National Recruitment Sentiment Study conducted earlier this year by MRI Network, 52% of job candidates listed competitive compensation as the most compelling of 12 possible reasons for turning down an offer.
In this competitive talent landscape, it’s more important than ever to find the right candidates and create compelling compensation packages for new hires. As talent acquisition professionals feel the pinch in this job market when it comes to market pricing and time to fill, it’s time to think differently about pay practices and market compensation ranges in order to land the best candidates.
Join us on October 26th for a webinar that will outline how successful HR professionals are leveraging data to make competitive offers, positioning their organizations to succeed with long-lasting top talent. During this presentation, Alys Scott from Salary.com will share the key benefits of utilizing HR-reported data to create complete, accurate, and updated market pay rates instead of relying solely on free, online data from salary and job aggregators to determine your offers. She will walk through why your ability to close the best candidates quickly really matters as companies find ways to speed the recruiting cycle and land candidates. In this environment where speed and accuracy truly matter, getting all the information right the first time really counts.
At this event, attendees will learn: ..... How on-demand access to accurate salary information helps best-in-class recruiters make the right offer every time ..... How you can improve employee retention by leveraging long-term compensation conversations during the hiring process ..... Why building relationships based on transparency and trust with your candidates is crucial to success – especially when it comes to talking about pay. (Aired on 10/26/17)
FREE Overcoming the Disengagement Dilemma   (Human Resources)
Did you know nearly 70% of today’s employee are not engaged at work? Disengagement is a serious issue that can close the doors of businesses, if not dealt with. This is because disengagement affects much more than just company moral; it directly impacts your bottom line. In fact, disengaged employees are estimated to cost organizations between $450 and $550 billion annually.
In this webinar, we’ll review the impact of disengagement in the workplace and the ways in which you can successfully engage your employees. Please join Andrew Sherman, strategic business advisor and author of The Crisis of Disengagement; Cara Capretta, Oracle Vice President of Human Capital Transformation Practice; and Brian Moran, award-winning business advisor and CEO of Brian Moran & Associates.
You Will Learn ..... How today’s disengagement dilemma is affecting companies ..... The ways in which companies can successfully engage employees in order to increase productivity, enhance retention, and improve their bottom line ..... How Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud technology helps to improve engagement rates ..... The path to modern HCM with the cloud. (Aired on 11/2/17)
FREE Death of the Performance Review   (Human Resources)
According to research conducted by CEB, 90% of managers are unhappy with the way annual reviews are conducted. Another 90% of HR leaders believe the process does not yield accurate information. Worse, annual reviews are incredibly time consuming, with managers spending an average of 210 hours a year and employees each taking 40 hours a year on these activities. While many businesses see a need for radical change in performance reviews, recent research shows most organizations have continued to use antiquated processes.
Organizations need to put their people strategy first and must identify and invest in top performers to do so. How can top performers be identified and nurtured using a traditional performance review process? Research shows the review processes are bogging down workers and managers in too-heavy time investments, inaccurate results and have overall negative impact.
It’s time businesses put the annual performance review to bed and replaced it with something more timely and effective.
In this webinar, we will discuss: ..... Issues with the traditional annual performance review ..... Global and industry trends such as the move to the rating-less appraisal and regular check-ins ..... How continuous feedback can help employees, managers and organizations.
Some of the industry leaders are moving to a people-centric approach that values in-the-moment feedback and coaching in place of high-stakes annual performance appraisals. In this webinar, you will learn what the benefits of this approach to performance reviews and what is the best way to engage, grow, and retain your best talent. Changes to annual performance reviews have far-reaching benefits that come from focusing on people in place of process. (Aired on 12/13/17)
FREE What to Expect from I-9 and E-Verify Compliance in 2018   (Human Resources)
In the wake of President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, federal and state agencies across the country are implementing new policies and initiatives which will impact employers’ Form I-9 and E-Verify processes in 2018 (and beyond). The most significant changes involve a renewed focus on worksite audits (which begin with a Form I-9 inspection), a tougher stance on employers who flagrantly violate the law, and various initiatives relating to the E-Verify system and the protection of US workers.
For HR and compliance managers, this is not particularly welcome news. The Form I-9 is already widely considered to be the most complicated employment form in America, with a dizzying array of rules, competing objectives, and unforgiving timelines. Under the Trump Administration’s new initiatives, employers should expect even greater scrutiny of Form I-9 records and policies from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as well as increasing accountability for HR managers and compliance officers. The recently announced $95 million worksite penalty against a Pennsylvania-based utility company serves as a stark reminder: employers cannot remain willfully blind to I-9 compliance and immigration problems.
Now more than ever, employers need to carefully review their hiring policies and procedures to ensure compliance with rapidly changing enforcement directives. Join this informative and educational webinar to learn about upcoming changes to the Form I-9 and E-Verify landscape as well as best practices to ensure your organization can weather the impending “ICE” storm. Topics for discussion will include: ..... The announced five-fold increase in ICE worksite inspections ..... Greater scrutiny into the manner and means of completing the Form I-9 ..... Additional E-Verify Monitoring and Compliance activities ..... Discrimination investigations for unfair I-9 practices ..... New USCIS initiative to validate E-Verify participation by federal contractors and subcontractors ..... State laws affecting I-9 and E-Verify procedures. (Aired on 12/5/17)
FREE A Tour of Today's Best Performance Review Forms   (Human Resources)
Don’t let your performance reviews fall flat because of bad forms. Let’s discover what separates the best and worst forms. Organizations now more than ever are adopting new and more powerful performance strategies that include a revamp of their forms. This shift is essential, as they are the backbone of your performance review. Although making changes to any internal process can be scary, with the right tools and information, the transition can be seamless.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about the various elements that go into creating fantastic forms, by reviewing real-world examples. We will cover which elements are successful, and the why behind the success. The webinar will also touch on best practices for communication (including the SCARF model), asking the right questions, and tips for measuring success. With our recommendations, your employees will be more engaged, and your performance reviews will provide more essential data. Data that you can use to determine the success of your performance program.
This webcast is perfect for almost everyone. If you have any doubts, ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s right for you.
- Do your forms reflect the core values of the company?
- Do they combine both HR and human needs?
- Do some of your questions allow for open-ended and un-weighted responses?
Did you answer no or maybe to any of these? If so, this webcast might be vital to the health of your performance review process. Join us on December 19th for an event you won’t want to miss. (Aired on 12/19/17)
FREE The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: What they are, why they matter, and how to hire for them   (Human Resources)
The workplace is more demanding, more complex, more collaborative, and more diverse than it has ever been before. And as a talent acquisition professional you know that in order to help your organization succeed, matching the right people to the right job is more critical than ever. But today, almost half of business executives say finding the talent they need to support long-term business strategy is a top challenge. Finding candidates who will excel in this environment means finding people with the right balance of hard skills and soft skills.
Depending on the job you’re hiring for, hard skills can be critically important. But across many business areas, executives are saying what they really need are candidates with strong soft skills. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 77% of employers believe that soft skills are just as important as hard skills. And almost 20% said they are more important than hard skills.
However, assessing a candidate’s soft skills, those behavioral attributes that determine how a person interacts with other people, challenges, setbacks and opportunities, can be difficult to quantify and aren’t easily taught. Join us for a live webinar and learn how you can create a hiring strategy that identifies and rewards the right soft skills for the right job.
In addition, you’ll discover: ..... The difference between hard skills and soft skills and why soft skills matter ..... How soft skills differ across the generations ..... Ways to leverage soft skills for organizational and job fit, and ..... How behavioral-based interviewing and online reference checking can help you find the best candidates for every role.
Gain valuable tips and uncover strategies on ways to include soft skills as a part of your organizational culture and make finding top talent a cinch! (Aired on 1/11/18)
FREE 2018 Global Workforce of the Future Insights Survey - Results   (Human Resources)
When it comes to planning for the workforce of the future, are you doing all you should be? Do you wonder how you are measuring up?
Established this year, the Global Workforce of the Future Insights Survey captures the preparation plans, readiness, and practices of participants all over the world. Launched for the first time, we are pleased to present the survey findings from Global Workforce of the Future Insights Survey 2018. Results of the study address organizations’ preparation and readiness to build a workforce capable of meeting business goals in year 2020 and beyond. Results cover vital topics such as drivers and barriers of workforce change, employee capabilities and expectations for getting tomorrow’s work done, next generation technology solutions essential for enabling workers of the future, organizational structure that facilitates or hinders how workers of the future work, talent practices that optimize worker productivity in the future, and how the contributions of workers of the future will be measured.
Join us as we share the major survey findings from our inaugural study and hear how the findings will impact your business, human capital, and learning strategies in the future. In this intriguing discussion, the survey results will be complimented with insights from industry thought leaders, the study’s sponsor and one of the data analysts. The discussion will include suggestions and recommendations on how listeners may wish to act on important survey findings among them including:
- Most organizations are not armed with a workforce capable of meeting “Year 2020+” business goals.
- Almost all organizations plan to shift to a networked organizational structure to support the workforce of the future.
- Almost three quarters of organizations acknowledge new third gen HR technology will guide critical changes in how Workforce 2020+ gets work done.
- More than 75 percent of organizations say “analytical thinking” is a requirement for workers of the future.
(Aired on 1/16/18)
FREE The Must-Know Student Recruiting Trends for 2018 – Groundbreaking New Research from WCN & Universum   (Human Resources)
The battle for students to secure jobs is becoming so intense with students more empowered than ever before. As a result, engagement and candidate experiences are the top recruiter priorities for 2018, according to two industry leaders.
In a study of almost one million applicants and excerpts of responses from almost 40,000 business students across three continents, leading international talent acquisition software provider WCN and employer branding thought leader Universum have compiled "The must know student recruiting trends for 2018" report.
This webinar will walk you some of the key findings within the report offering factual insights into why attraction and engagement are key to hiring the best future leaders and empowering them to choose where they start their professional careers.
WCN will dive deep into trends sourced from anonymized applications within its system, pairing them with Universum findings including:
..... How intense graduate competition really is and how many applications employers have to reject in the process ..... How frequently candidates decline, withdraw or renege once they have made it past the first stage ..... If ratios between genders and ethnic minorities are improving and ways of keeping momentum moving in the right direction ..... If recruiters are biased towards select schools or are more open to candidates from outside of the elite ..... How international interest in working abroad continues to grow in popularity and if this is impacting on the balance of successful candidates from overseas nations ..... What messages students want to see and on what media covering aspects such as work/life balance, cultural fit, personal development and aligned career goals. (Aired on 1/31/18)
FREE Trust, Performance, and Leadership: Success through Employee Growth   (Management & Leadership)
It’s no secret that effective leadership is an important part of your organization. It’s why we believe that HR needs to be involved with executives when it comes to developing strategy. Your leadership style helps determine employee engagement levels through its impact on every team in your company. Your leadership style determines whether your departments communicate effectively, and whether employees communicate well with each other. Perhaps most of all, your leadership style has a huge impact on retention and all its associated costs.
Effective leadership is essential, for these reasons and a host of others. But what does it take to develop effective leaders? Brian Anderson and Tori Fica from BambooHR explore steps and strategies to develop essential leadership skills in each of your employees, starting with building the key component: trust.
Participants will learn ..... three factors that help develop trust in any working relationship ..... tips for improving communication and recognition programs ..... the difference between performance management and performance development ..... why the best leaders are often grown, not recruited.
As your organization builds trust and teaches effective leadership principles, it helps your employees grow, whether they’re asked to take charge of a team or advance your organization’s mission in their respective roles.
Making this investment engages your employees in their work, leads to more effective communication within and between departments, and eases transitions as your employees continue in their careers.
And as your employees learn to lead from where they are, it becomes easier for you to translate your top-level strategies into real results; not just in the executive meeting, but throughout your organization. (Aired on 9/26/17)
FREE Coaching is a Management Must: What’s at stake when managers don’t coach—and how to turn the tide   (Management & Leadership)
Workplace coaching is gaining momentum. What was once considered a fad is quickly becoming a fundamental. But is it having an impact? HR.com, in partnership with InsideOut Development, recently conducted a survey of over 600 HR professionals to understand how leader-led conversations, i.e. coaching, is influencing employee performance and organizational success. Are leaders holding frequent coaching conversations? And if they are, what kind of outcomes are organizations experiencing as a result?
There are multiple factors driving the workplace coaching movement and the need to have more frequent, quality conversations with employees including an influx of younger workers, steep competition for top-tier talent, and the desire to revamp outdated and ineffective performance management systems.
However, while leaders tout coaching as a must-have skill, relatively few of today’s managers are good coaches. If organizations hope to win over the next generation, giving leaders the skills to coach effectively has to be at the top of their to-do list.
In this webinar, you will learn how workplace coaching is trending in today’s top organizations. Has its popularity peaked or will it continue to be a priority over the next 12-18 months? You will also explore the coaching behaviors leaders are good at exhibiting, the ones they struggle to master, and the functional teams that are most likely to benefit from manager-as-coach programs. But most importantly, this webinar will show you the positive, measurable impact leader-led coaching can have on every employee’s engagement, productivity, and performance.
Join Greg Edwards, Director of Digital Marketing at InsideOut Development, as he discusses the results from the survey and how they may apply to your organization. (Aired on 10/17/17)
FREE The Ladder of Leadership: Key Competencies That Determine Leadership Success   (Management & Leadership)
SuccessFinder (voted one of the top companies to watch in 2017) will be sharing the findings of their two-year “Ladder of Leadership” research that shows a direct correlation between the most successful business leaders and specific behaviors at first/intermediate-level, senior-level and C-levels of management.
What You’ll Learn:
Dr. Hass will explain the findings of the study, including the three types of behavioral competencies that are required for success at —and between— each level: ..... Always on: The 2 fundamental behavioral competencies are important at every level of management. ..... Leap: The few bridging behaviors that are important between first/intermediate- to senior-level management and a different set between senior- and C-level management. ..... Lead: And the competencies unique to each leadership stage.
Clients like McKesson Canada have called this research “game changing”. We hope you will too!
More about the Ladder of Leadership Research SuccessFinder has synthesized the behavioral data of over 1,000 leaders for this research. Through meticulous data analysis we now have a framework that shows clearly the behavioral propensities that characterize exceptional performance at each leadership level, as well as the transitional behaviors that will be necessary to adapt from one level to the next. It is the practical application for managing in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world.
Everyone attending the Ladders of Leadership webcast will receive a copy of the white paper. (Aired on 2/6/18)
FREE The Power of Versatility: Strategies to Create High-Performing Relationships!   (Professional Development)
Improve Interpersonal Effectiveness for Influence, Credibility and Success ... Versatility – The Power In the SOCIAL STYLE Model.
Versatility is the best predictor of success and the key to boosting interpersonal effectiveness in the real world, whether at work, at home or in any social setting. Versatile employees know how to leverage the strengths of their own Style while recognizing and responding in appropriate ways to others’ unique Styles.
So how do you know if the things you are “doing for others” are meeting their needs while also helping you achieve yours? When people interact with one another, they consciously and subconsciously observe and evaluate each other’s behaviors. TRACOM’s research has shown that the behaviors others often evaluate can be categorized into four broad areas: Image, Presentation, Competence and Feedback. The impact of your behavior on others in these four areas is called Versatility.
A Versatility study shows that individuals who score high in Versatility demonstrate greater success in key workplace skills like managing conflict, developing positive relationships, and communicating effectively with others. Managers with higher Versatility perform better in critical business areas: ..... 27% better at leading teams ..... 25% better at coaching others ..... 19% more likely to be promoted. (Aired on 2/5/18)
FREE Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen: How the Power of Story Can Grow Your Business   (Sales & Marketing)
When it comes to talking about their businesses, many people are so close to their products or services they don’t know where to start. StoryBrand helps companies understand what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in such a way people listen.
We know how hard it is to communicate clearly and have helped hundreds of large and small businesses clarify their messaging. And when you clarify your message, your website starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads.
Don has studied story for decades and as such is versatile in a language human beings have been speaking for centuries. Combined, his 7 books have spent more than a year on the NYT Bestsellers list. He’s consulted with hundreds of companies to help them clarify their messaging. Don isn’t a professor in an ivory tower. He created SB7 framework to help him filter the messaging for his own company and the process resulted in him doubling revenue and profits for three consecutive years. Since then he’s gone on to consult with dozens of billion-dollar brands and hundreds of small businesses. Hundreds of Don’s clients have dramatically increased their revenue after learning the SB7 framework.
The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. If customers are confused about what you offer, they’ll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. Once you clarify your message, your company will begin to grow. Companies that clarify their messaging win in the marketplace. (Aired on 10/20/17)
FREE Women in Leadership: How to Power Audacious Engagement and Accelerated Development   (Women)
Developing women in leadership isn’t just about the optics of doing the right thing for equality; it is about doing the right thing for your business. Whether your current approach to developing women in leadership roles is on track, aspirational, or hasn’t percolated to the top of this year’s business plan, this webinar is designed to deliver inspiration, examples and compelling results that should help you better frame what is possible in your organization.
Genevieve Fortier, McKesson’s SVP of HR and Public Affairs is spearheading an initiative designed to find, develop and extend the number of women leaders in the organization and deliver short and long term impact to their careers, to their business and to the women that they, in turn, develop.
What you’ll learn: ..... Identifying and nurturing Women Leaders Strategy ..... Accelerating women’s development and promotability ..... Using behavioral science for selecting and developing unique leaders ..... Case Study highlights on early wins and audacious engagement.
Join Genevieve and Susan to learn more about the science behind the initiative and how the program is changing the trajectory of women’s lives at this industry powerhouse. Anyone joining the webcast will also receive a free copy of the Mission Imposter research paper that highlights the findings of male vs. female leaders. (Aired on 9/27/17)
FREE Moving Women Forward – How HR Can Take Action to Increase Leadership Diversity   (Women)
Good news! 78 percent of companies report that gender diversity is a top priority for their CEOs. Yet, in hearing from HR professionals we got a different, more concerning, story. They aren’t too sure this is truly reflective of their CEOs actual priorities, especially as it applies to women in leadership positions.
HR.com and DDI recently conducted new research on the topic, and here are a few concerning points we found: ..... Only 27 percent of organizations see gender diversity as a high or very high priority for the CEO ..... Only 19 percent of organizations had leadership programs in place for women ..... Only 27 percent of HR professionals feel they have the ability to influence the level of gender diversity in their organizations.
Join our webinar on June 22 to delve deeper into our findings, implications, and what you can do to help move gender diversity forward in your organization. You’ll learn: ..... How to gain support of women in leadership programs ..... What skills women can develop to increase their leadership impact ..... How to get started on moving the needle forward. (Aired on 6/22/17)
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