People Management in 2017 – Survey Results and Analysis

Every year we survey our large network of HR practitioners about their people management priorities for the year. We cover a lot of ground with just a few questions, but our focus is on what HR initiatives are most pressing, how they are tackling those priorities with new tools and technology, and how they are approaching culture management.

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2017 HR Trends Forecast

Company culture still reigns supreme within the HR universe, but 2017 HR trends will focus on attracting growth-driven workers to the companies that need them. Major tech companies may still build campuses to cater to wunderkinds’ various needs, but most HR departments are more interested in creating cost-effective ways to meet the work-balance needs of their employees. Even for workplaces with billion-dollar budgets, HR innovators realize that the right corporate focus trumps take-home pay.

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Think Employee Engagement & Company Culture Are the Same Thing? Think Again!

In this article, I want to focus on providing a framework for understanding two popular but commonly confused concepts: employee engagement and company culture. We’ll cover the basic definitions of each, the type of data that drives an understanding of each, and a framework for understanding the relationship between the two concepts.

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WEBINAR: Building a High-Performance Company Culture

If your culture isn’t aligned with your success factors, you’re in for trouble. Within a company, culture is a guiding factor that not only helps people understand how to behave, but also serves to reinforce a business’s priorities and objectives. In this webinar, HR professionals in many industries will learn what it takes to redefine “culture,” fix a broken company culture and adapt the understanding of culture for the modern age – all of which can benefit your HR program and prepare your business for new and dynamic environments.

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The Best HR Tech for Mid-Market Companies

With hundreds of new software providers in the HR space, many HR executives wonder how to make sense of them all and select the best fit. Dozens of software platforms, in various categories, often lead to difficulties determining the strengths and weaknesses of each platform.

This article is a preview of a series of articles we’ll be writing to help HR executives make smarter software decisions and ensure that the software they choose is right for the needs and culture of their companies.

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The Best Company Cultures in America – It’s Not Who You Think

The concept of a company culture has narrowed in recent years, and these days you’d be forgiven for thinking “culture” equates to employment perks. Companies like Facebook and Google have become famous for extravagant perks that include three free meals a day, onsite gyms and childcare, and free transportation to and from work. While perks can increase job satisfaction, they don’t tell the whole story. Through authentic leadership and a genuine commitment to their employees, these five off-the-radar companies have created some of the best company cultures in America.

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Why Leading with Ideas is the Secret to Successful Leadership

Instead of keeping employees in the dark and letting the rumour mill run rampant, as it does when we fill in the blanks with assumptions, this CEO led with an idea – the idea that his employees were the key to solving the problem. Rather than controlling the information and keeping it amongst the senior leadership, s/he opened up and found a sustainable solution to the problem. A solution that the people most affected had created themselves.

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