How can HR foster empathy in the workplace?

Empathy: It’s absolutely essential to fostering positive relationships – inside and outside of the workplace. Understanding the reasons why employees are dissatisfied or disengaged is key to creating a productive and motivated workforce and retaining top talent. Once managers and HR professionals realize the frustrations that their employees feel, they can strive to eliminate them,..

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I Love My Work!

Three ways HR technology can help build a motivated workforce

Companies make the decision to implement HR technology for a number of reasons; for example, to reduce paperwork and to streamline existing administrative processes that are too time-consuming and manual. But the overall goal is nearly always to improve business outcomes. Considering that companies who have a formalized employee engagement program have 26% higher annual..

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Keeping Performance Management REAL

Managing performance. About as much fun as taking your car in for an oil change, new tires or a tune-up. But much like taking your car in for routine maintenance can help you avoid a costly repair down the road, regularly evaluating performance within your organization can help prevent costly side effects from underperforming, unsatisfied..

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Using HR data to enhance employee engagement

Despite the increased interest and focus on employee engagement over the past decade, the majority of employees today remain disengaged (according to a Gallup Study in 2013, 70% of US workers were disengaged). And this matters because…? Why you should care about employee experience Well, aside from the negative impact disengaged employees have on an..

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5 Keys to Building a Great Employee Experience

Over the past month, we’ve delved deeply into the employee experience and how it impacts the way your people see your company. Now let’s explore 5 ways you can help to create an experience that drives value for your people and your organization. See the employee experience holistically vs disparate parts Give employees the tools they need/demand Curate..

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How HR Can Stop Killing Innovation

Innovation is a curious thing. In a research report published by the International Board of Innovation Science, Dennis Stauffer explored what separates wildly successful companies from the rest. Here’s a quote from the article that sheds light on the extent to which innovation drives value: The research with entrepreneurs is especially noteworthy because it revealed..

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Designing a Technology-Enabled Employee Experience

He reached up and touched the screen, but nothing happened. He touched elsewhere on the display and pressed firmly. Still nothing. He looked back at me with a puzzled expression, unsure of how to proceed. This scenario played out recently as I watched my toddler, and it reminded me of just how much technology has..

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