Successful People Analytics – Ensure Employee Buy-In by Taking Data Privacy Preferences Seriously

“When your company does not trust you, why should you trust your company?” A responsible approach to using employee data for People Analytics initiatives should go beyond legalities. Acting according to existing laws is the minimum requirement, but implementing a successful People Analytics project also depends on the buy-in of your employees and that means […]

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How Top Talent Work for your Organization has Evolved from a Resource to a Movement

The entire concept of HR – finding and retaining talent and managing everyday operations – is in the midst of a transformation so profound that within a matter of a few short years, we’ll hardly recognize the data-overloaded, paper centric, labor intensive practice performed by millions of hard-working professionals. And, let’s be frank: without HR, […]

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What’s on the Horizon for Workforce Analytics?

The topics of workforce analytics and cognitive technologies were top of mind for the HR professionals attending IBM HR Summit last week in Boston. In a lively conversation moderated by Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research and founder/co-founder of upstartHR and HRevolution, a group of expert panelists, including Dr. Michael “Woody” Woodward, Executive Coach […]

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Winning Support for Talent Frameworks at Sprint

Companies have always made it a priority to find and keep people with the right talents, and yet, almost all are still plagued with skills gaps. New technologies can increase these gaps as the workforce needs to stay up to speed on mobile, social, cloud, analytics and now cognitive. The stakes are high, with a […]

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Personalized Learning: From Great Expectations to Learning at the Leading Edge

Back in the not-so-good old days, workforce “training” was a formalized event or a series of sessions marked by instructor-led education in a chilly classroom, punctuated with ample opportunities for caffeine intake help keep learners engaged in the content. Contrast old school learning with today, where radical change in workforce demographics and the very nature […]

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Employees Are Ready for Cognitive

Presenting the first results from a new research study into what employees think about cognitive HR solutions at Wednesday’s IBM HR Summit in Boston #PowerUpHR, Dr. Sheri Feinzig, director of the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute, summarized: “Employees are ready for cognitive.” The IBM Smarter Workforce Institute study compared employee reactions to a variety of scenarios […]

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Measuring and Boosting Employee Engagement at Lloyds

With all the recent changes in technology, processes, employer-employee relationships, customer expectations … the lists goes on! … it’s easy to see how companies can make the mistake of complicating their operations in an effort to keep up. In 2014, Lloyds Banking Group made the strategic decision to go the other way and focus on […]

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How Ascena Built a Custom-Fit Approach to Talent Acquisition

Retail companies know perhaps better than most that you need to treat candidates like customers if you want to hire the best of them. During IBM HR Summit 2016 in Boston, Ascena’s Melissa Lord Illsley, Senior Manager of HRIS Reporting and Systems Administration, and Callie Pelican, HRIS Analyst, explained how the women’s fashion company took […]

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Loblaw Shares Culture Journey at IBM HR Summit

At the IBM HR Summit in Boston last week, Fran Hansen, Vice President of Talent at Loblaw Companies, shared the company’s culture journey after it acquired Shoppers Drug Mart in March 2014. In her session “Two HR Departments Become One: Loblaw’s Culture Journey,” Hansen described how Canada’s number-one grocery retailer and its number-one pharmacy and […]

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