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Post date: August 11, 2017
There is plenty of research on how to alleviate stress in your organization. Here is what I have found to be the most rigorous, statistically valid, independent research on workplace stress—and the precise steps your HR department can take to reduce it:   Job stress is largely due to a fundamental...
Post date: May 14, 2019
A few years ago, I observed a Fortune 100 company design and implement their new HR business partner program (I’ll call the organization Company X). After promoting generalists and hiring some external candidates to fill the HRBP positions, Company X’s training department scheduled quarterly...
Post date: July 6, 2015
Las Vegas—the city we all love to hate—became the site of 2015 SHRM Conference last week, the largest HR convention ever worldwide. A record 15,600 attendees plus the limitless HR firms and services expo made it worthwhile spending a few days in the 112 degrees Fahrenheit furnace in the Mojave...
Post date: January 13, 2017
How are the aspirations of HR leaders shaped by their view of the ultimate value HR can bring to an organization? If HR’s role is to be a partner, have a seat at the proverbial table, advise on potential risk, and support the business, then HR professionals need to have in-depth knowledge in the...
Post date: August 12, 2016
Does your executive team click? Most organizational leaders are likely to say yes; generally speaking, the leadership team is aligned around a shared vision of what the company is and where it is headed. And if leaders are aligned only about 80 or 85 percent, executives might consider that a...
Post date: August 15, 2019
In May 2019, Mercer conducted a survey to capture information on companies’ use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics in incentive plans, including goals linked to environmental factors, employee engagement and company culture, and diversity and inclusion. The survey found that...
Post date: February 15, 2017
Trust and transparency are more critical than ever in today’s work environment, particularly as leaders take on the ultimate business challenge: building brand trust. Since we entered the Social Age, the corporate world has promoted the idea of being “transparent.” For even longer, we’ve talked...
Post date: September 7, 2016
Analytics should be used in organizations to uncover the key people drivers of actual business outcomes (e.g. sales, profits, turnover). Instead, most organizations are using analysis to just create more reports and more metrics.  Misguided metrics typically focus on HR efficiencies, such as time-...
Post date: June 25, 2019
Knowing how well you are performing at work is often difficult. To accurately assess your own performance, you typically need information from others, information which is not often voluntarily provided. Because of this, academics and practitioners advise employees and managers to seek feedback...
Post date: September 14, 2017
Deceit or honor? How does your organization play the game? This is among the fundamental questions being explored in the extraordinary series Game of Thrones. In the war for power over the Seven Kingdoms, the cast of characters leverage all the strategic tools available to them. They do their best...