When an organization wants to evolve its purpose, or tweak some of its adopted values, how can it be sure that all employees are engaged in the new effort? IEDP recently wrote about the topic, including how some organizations are turning to sustainability as a higher purpose for their employees: “We would all like our working lives to have a
Alignment is a word we all hear a lot, but it’s not just another buzzword — it’s an important part of ensuring the success of your employee engagement program. When you align your engagement goals with the overall goals of the business, your employees understand how their efforts fit into the company’s progress and success, which is one of the
The world of work is changing, and it’s changing rapidly. Employers of all sizes are experiencing rapid digital transformation, in part thanks to the technology used internally to power the workforce and enable HR. Small and medium sized employers are the ones who are writing the future of HR Tech and work, and it’s this segment where constant HR innovation
A talent-focused company puts its people first. These types of companies don’t need employee engagement initiatives. “Initiatives” are temporary. Talent-focused organizations walk the talk. Always. In putting people first, talent-focused companies become high-performing. According to a study by Kotter International, talent-focused companies perform better in every metric that matters, including revenue, earnings per share, retention, innovation and level of effort,
#HRWins, in collaboration with Talmetrix and other leading HR Technology providers including Namely, Greenhouse and LifeWorks, conducted a survey of 974 U.S. based employers with less than 5,000 employees. The study aimed to understand the usability of HR Technology, HR data usage and purchasing plans for HR Technology in the immediate future. The results painted a clear picture for mid-market
“Most businesses and industries are built for solving puzzles, not mysteries,” writes Bill Carmody, who is CEO of Trepoint and an Inc. Columnist. Carmody’s suggestion comes from listening and speaking to Malcolm Gladwell about how there are very few clearly defined puzzles that workers need to solve today. Instead, most organizations are tasked with solving mysteries. Gladwell’s definition of a
What’s the number one problem companies face today? The answer is a combination of employee engagement, culture and retention, according to Deloitte’s recent research involving 3,200 respondents across more than 100 countries. In a world shifting towards an “always on” workplace environment—one that is more agile, feedback-centric, and where employees have more power than ever before in the job market—Bersin’s
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: September 19, 2016 BlackbookHR, a company helping organizations engage and retain talent through innovative workforce insights and employee intelligence has a new name: Talmetrix. Talmetrix is the convergence of two words: Talent and Metrics. It reflects both the company’s essence and its expanded offerings. “Although the BlackbookHR name has market recognition, it no longer properly tells our
Improving employee engagement to attain higher levels of retention is on every leader’s mind. According to a study conducted by Josh Bersin from Bersin by Deloitte, “Our research suggests that the issues of ‘retention and engagement’ have risen to No. 2 in the minds of business leaders, second only to the challenge of building global leadership” (1).
“Are you practicing the art of the possible, or are your practicing the art of limitation?” That’s the question that inspired the conversation between Sean Kelly, host of the Awesome Office Show, and Chris Powell, Talmetrix’s, formerly BlackbookHR, CEO. Knowing that Powell is a bit of a rarity in the world of HR tech—as he’s a CEO who has spent most
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