Dec 11, 2018 3:12:25 PM
Agile HR: A transformation still in progress

Agile working methods started life in the world of software development but quickly migrated to other sectors. Companies looking to gain a competitive edge through innovation began adopting the agile project management practices of Silicon Valley. So out went top-down, long-term planning. In came small, cross-functional teams working through short cycles or “sprints” to meet fast-changing customer needs.

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Nov 27, 2018 1:04:00 PM
Revealed - The Secrets of Successful People Analytics

The idea that the quality of employees’ working lives has an impact on a company’s bottom line might once have sounded ridiculous. Now that it’s gone mainstream, organisations are collecting more and more data - not only about work life quality, but related issues, including employee wellbeing, engagement and satisfaction.

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Nov 7, 2018 4:21:03 PM
Is your company really ready for employee engagement?

Most HR professionals, if asked, would argue employee engagement is important. For HR the goal should always be happy and satisfied employees who do a good job and feel comfortable at work. In reality there seems to be a lack of true commitment to implementation of ongoing employee engagement strategies.

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May 2, 2018 9:15:00 AM
Leadership, Employee Engagement and Company Performance

Does your company get a good return on all the time and money it invests in leadership development? Despite the millions spent on developing leaders, many employees – maybe most – are disengaged from their work and not giving it their best shot. That’s often the result of poor leadership.

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Apr 4, 2018 10:15:00 AM
Employee Engagement and the Secret to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is hot at the moment as companies look for new business models to see off the rivals disrupting their industries. But a growing body of research shows that most transformation projects are doomed to failure. One recent study found that nine out of 10 digital transformation projects do not live up to expectations.

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Mar 7, 2018 10:45:00 AM
The Growth Paradox and Employee Satisfaction

As the global economy picks up speed, many companies are coming up against an unexpected problem: their growth strategies are making them less – rather than more - profitable. Companies facing this paradox are typically so focused on controlling costs that their management practices damage employee satisfaction and the quality of employees’ working lives. As a result, stress levels rise, employee engagement falls and the productivity of the people who are meant to deliver increased profitability nosedives.

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Feb 21, 2018 10:45:00 AM
On the Future of HR and Employee Engagement Metrics

A while ago, I read a great post about the future of HR by McKinsey & Company. They say that HR in the future should be more strategic, drive business value, measure results, be analytical and accountable for the right metrics. That sounds very familiar and I wanted to share a few experiences and thoughts of my own on this topic.

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Feb 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM
How to Increase Profit from Employee Engagement Surveys
Do you ever suspect that the surveys your company uses to measure employee satisfaction and engagement are getting things badly wrong? Do HR initiatives based on these surveys fail to deliver results? If so, you may have a big problem.
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Dec 6, 2017 4:30:00 PM
5 Signs Your Company is Managed Well

People want to be happy. And happy employees create tenable results. Effective managers support their teams, which raises employee engagement, thereby increasing the bottom line.

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Nov 20, 2017 4:00:00 PM
The Science of Productivity

It’s the end of a long day and you’re eyes start to glaze over. You try to stay focused but your thoughts are being replaced by inertia and lack of motivation. Sound familiar? Getting distracted or being over-worked and tired is a commonplace sentiment that can lead to a severe dip in productivity. It not only affects your workflow, but can also affect the well being of the entire team as well.

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