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grateful workplaces and engaged employees | hr exchange network

all leaders need to ask themselves why happy and engaged employees are worth their weight in gold. if you’re a business owner, look around your company. if you’re in a leadership role within a corporation, look around your department. are you using a critical eye to evaluate what’s going on behind the scenes with your employees? if not, you’re missing an opportunity to use your relationship skills and develop those deeper, meaningful conversations that matter to them and the organization.the value of appreciationit’s amazing to see how showing appreciation and expressing gratitude with two little words like “thank you” and “well done” can affect people. in a report conducted by tinypulse, 30,000 people were queried to uncov...




regenerating current management into future management | hr exchange network

chro:  through time and space“we all change, when you think about it, we’re all different people; all through our lives, and that’s okay. that’s good. you’ve got to keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.”~the 11th doctor~no other show on television is a better example of succession planning than the british science fiction series doctor who.let me explain.if you’re not familiar with the show, it’s about an alien, a time lord, called the doctor. the doctor travels through time and space in a ship called the tardis. that’s an acronym for time and relative dimension in space.time lords look like humans, but have two hearts and an uncanny ability to avoid death. now this next point is importan...




the problem with leadership development programs and how to fix it | hr exchange network

editor’s note: this is the first article in our jack bucalo series “making a leader.” join hr exchange network to receive our newsletter and access all of our content, including articles, columns, videos, reports and more.let's face it! the ultimate customer of any leadership development and training program is a company’s ceo and top line management executives. for decades now, such programs have failed in their eyes because they offered little or no practical business value in relation to the amount of valuable line executive time expended on them.to fully understand this problem, we must first examine the relationship of the various hr leaders to the ceo and top line management executives. survey after survey, decade after dec...




making a leader: the need for a common definition of leadership | hr exchange network

editor’s note: this is the first article in our jack bucalo series “making a leader.” join hr exchange network to receive our newsletter and access all of our content, including articles, columns, videos, reports and more.if you asked 100 business people regarding their definition of leadership, you would probably get 101 different definitions – the person from harvard would probably have two. years ago, we had the same problem with the definition of management until the american management association contracted with louis a. allen, president of louis a. allen associates of palo alto, ca, to conduct an empirical and pragmatic research study to define the term in great depth based on how successful managers and executives think a...




transforming your leadership impact | hr exchange network

leadership can be messy and paradoxical. how can we be both vulnerable and strong? be truthful yet not divulge too much? make decisions and keep an open mind?your leadership purpose is the unique gift that you bring to the world. no matter what job, title, or occupation you hold, your leadership purpose is what defines who you are as a leader. while your leadership style may vary as you change roles from parent to community volunteer to manager, your leadership purpose will remain unchanged. the simplest way to understand your leadership purpose is to ask the following question:“if i were to disappear from my current job/role and someone else with equivalent skills were to take my place, what would people miss most?”the answer to that qu...




the challenge with traditional training and creating change | hr exchange network

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digital strategy and analytics for hr professionals | hr exchange network

we are living in a world of constant change as a result of rapid technological advancements and globalisation. cross border bandwidths and flows of information have increased by 45 times compared to 2005. there are now 5.2 billion users of global mobile phones, making the world more interconnected than before. businesses are transforming as international operations become lean and efficient and workforce becomes more multi-location. for every job that is lost, 2.6 more are being created on the internet platform, making the virtual workforce grow by the day. the future of work is becoming more agile and responsive with purpose built networks and new employment relationships evolving. digital disruptions and social networking are altering how ...




building and owning a new culture | hr exchange network

have you seen the movie bedazzled? it stars brendan fraser and was released in 2000. if not, do yourself a favor and check it out, if for no other reason than the opening sequence.it starts with a wide shot of planet earth notating the number of souls on the planet. what follows is a series of locations, each showing a plethora of people and a description of their personalities. those vary from ‘workaholic’ to ‘couch potato’.while this sequence is used to set up the movie and, i am quite certain the filmmakers never intended it to be used in the manner in which it will be used in this article, it is also clearly human-centered.a similar sequence can be used when thinking about an organizations workforce.hr professionals know all too ...




quantitative intuitive decision making: how to become unconsciously competent with data | hr exchange network

at the heart of good decision making in today’s fast and complex environment is the ability to see how things fit together – and perhaps more crucially, spot when things do not have a good or logical fit – quickly and effectively, and leverage these connections to derive insights and make prompt data-driven decisions.together with my colleagues, chris frank, a senior executive at american express, and paul magnone, at google’s cloud platform, (see also chris and paul’s book ‘drinking from the firehose’) we have noticed managers and executives are often fearful of relying on quantitative data in making business decisions. there seems to be a misconception that in order to be able to effectively make data-driven decisions you hav...




technologically enhancing the candidate experience | hr exchange network

hr professionals get it. people are attached to their mobile devices. smartphones, tablets, phablets, laptops. devices are the technological extension of a person’s physical being, and in more ways than one. those devices also serve as an extension of the person’s mental being.think about it.people live on their smart devices. they pay for their starbucks coffee via apple pay or another similar service. they catalogue their lives from one day to the next. they relive moments forgotten through photos and share those memories via the various social media apps available.and they also apply for jobs.the technological rabbit hole to job opportunitiesjob seekers, more often than not, expect their candidate experience to include some form of te...




how is disruptive tech transforming hr? take our survey

“the road goes ever on and onout from the door where it began.now far ahead the road has gone.let others follow, if they can!”~j.r.r. tolkien, the lord of the rings~a quote from j.r.r. tolkien sums up the journey human resource professionals and their companies have taken. to further explain the analogy, the “road” is technology. it continues to go, taking turns and venturing over hills no one expected. as companies invest in more technology, one of their goals: to stay ahead of competition a...




injoy global: the 4 keys to a positive corporate culture | hr exchange network

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survey: disruptive tech transformations | hr exchange network

“the road goes ever on and onout from the door where it began.now far ahead the road has gone.let others follow, if they can!”~j.r.r. tolkien, the lord of the rings~a quote from j.r.r. tolkien sums up the journey human resource professionals and their companies have taken. to further explain the analogy, the “road” is technology. it continues to go, taking turns and venturing over hills no one expected. as companies invest in more technology, one of their goals: to stay ahead of competition a...




injoy global: the 4 keys to a positive corporate culture | hr exchange network

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virtual reality and vr's place in the real world

when an employee lands a new job, the onboarding process begins. a big part of that is training.but training is changing, and depending on which company the employee works for, that training could include a trip to a whole other world… well virtually speaking.vr adoptionvirtual reality is all the rage when it comes to new processes being adopted by companies during the current technology disruption.with the right idea and the right company, a realistic simulation can be created for the purpose needed. and the need seems to be in training. vr training simulations can run the gambit when it comes to preparing a new employee for a new job. the simulations can provide ‘on-the-job’ experience long before the new employee is on the actual jo...




making a leader: the need for a common definition of leadership | hr exchange network

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how to quadruple your hiring success rate with science | hr exchange network

the ability for hr to consistently hire the best talent is perhaps one of the biggest unsolved mysteries and areas of opportunity at almost every organization. the purpose of this article is to provide hr with advanced insight on how to predictably and systematically identify and hire the best talent. today, more than ever, executives want to move risk as far away from them as possible by making decisions based on proven analytics. as a result, utilizing a time-tested, scientifically proven hiring solution backed by over 30 independent validity studies, conducted on tens of thousands of people provides executives with the confidence they want when it comes to hiring. since sales roles are among the most difficult positions to hire, the focus...




getting employee recognition right | hr exchange network

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why are peos advantageous for small businesses | hr exchange network

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virtual reality and its place in the real world | hr exchange network

when an employee lands a new job, the onboarding process begins. a big part of that is training.but training is changing, and depending on which company the employee works for, that training could include a trip to a whole other world… well virtually speaking.vr adoptionvirtual reality is all the rage when it comes to new processes being adopted by companies during the current technology disruption.with the right idea and the right company, a realistic simulation can be created for the purpose needed. and the need seems to be in training. vr training simulations can run the gambit when it comes to preparing a new employee for a new job. the simulations can provide ‘on-the-job’ experience long before the new employee is on the actual jo...