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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HR Tech

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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corporate culture

Reforming Corporate Culture in Financial Services Firms

$101 billion. As of 2016, that’s the total amount of fines paid by banks implicated in the mortgage bubble responsible for the financial crisis of 2008. While the federal government did find some areas of law-breaking, regulators also found that many of the actions that led to the housing crisis weren’t necessarily illegal — just violations of banking standards.

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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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HR tech

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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This Is the Science Behind Thriving Workplace Cultures

For all the talk surrounding Facebook’s Trending Topics over the past few weeks, one aspect of the story that hasn’t received much coverage is Facebook’s toxic work environment. One former member of the Trending Topics team claims “poor management, coupled with intimidation, favoritism and sexism” resulted in a demoralizing environment and an unusually high number of employees quitting.

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employee experience

Focus on the Employee Experience to Create a Culture of Success

For HR and business leaders, employees are customers. This means that analyzing and improving each stage of employees’ journey within the company is crucial. Creating a fulfilling place to work is a major part of any employer’s job. You don’t do this out of a sense of altruism but because it is the best thing for the value of your company. Happy and engaged employees onboard more quickly, are more productive, stay longer, and continue to spread goodwill after they leave.

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