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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Higher Employee Engagement is Magic: Kevin Kruse Explains How to Cast the Spell

“Employee engagement is not about bringing dogs to work and parties in the office. It’s about the emotional commitment employees have to the goals of the organization,” said Kevin Kruse, best-selling author, speaking at the recent IBM HR Summit. Why is emotional commitment important? Because it delivers discretionary effort.  In practice that means higher quality […]

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Co-creating the People Experience at IBM

There are profound changes under way in IBM so I was excited to hear more about them from Drew Valentine, Vice President, People & Culture, IBM Analytics. In his session at the IBM HR Summit Boston, Drew told a story of our HR journey into the “cognitive era” and how we can #PowerUpHR. These days, […]

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Success Stories from the Front Lines of Analytics-Driven Employee Experience Design

Who among us hasn’t witnessed a fundamental shift in the nature of work, wondered about the social contract with our employer and colleagues, or even noticed a change in how we feel about our work? These factors and much more comprise the employee experience, which is a key topic at the IBM HR Summit Boston, […]

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Solving Talent Acquisition’s Most Pressing Problems

When Craig Shoneman of IBM talked to talent acquisition leaders about the top challenges they’re trying to address, he kept hearing variations of three main imperatives: talent pool development, improving quality of hire and moving to cognitive recruitment. As IBM Kenexa Product Management Leader – Talent Acquisition and Learn, Shoneman’s job is to help those […]

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Focus Employee Listening Efforts by Linking Employee Engagement to Business Metrics

The reason some organizations struggle with knowing whether, when and how to listen to their employees is that they are not linking their business metrics to their listening metrics.  Once you do that, the when, where and how you listen become clear, according to Kris Erickson, IBM Workforce Sciences Sales Leader, speaking at Wednesday’s IBM […]

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@beneubanks @david_green_uk @DrWoody @JenniferMcClure Talk Workforce Analytics #PowerUpHR

In my last blog I wrote about why I’m going to IBM HR Summit #PowerUpHR, and provided an overview of the intriguing speakers and topics. But as I reviewed the agenda, there was one session that jumped out to me as a must-attend. It’s a panel discussion on Thursday, September 8 from 12:00 – 12:45pm. Here […]

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Why is it important to be aware of one’s motivation drivers? Part 2

In my last post, we discovered how important it is to understand your personal motivation drivers at work, citing your ability to manage your job activities as a key first step. Once you have a good foundation of managing your job activities, the next steps would be taking ownership on your career and improving interpersonal […]

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Are you managing the skills gap in your organization?

Join us at the IBM HR Summit, Boston from 6-8 September as Kathryn Sulloway Adams, Performance Consultant at Sprint, shares how her organization used frameworks to improve costs and productivity. Click here to learn more. So this is not breaking news. We all know that hiring and retaining people with the right skills is vital […]

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