Monday, 30 September 2013

You Probably Won't Get Fired for Not Doing it! Interview with HR Gamification Expert

James Cullens
Group Human
Resources Director
70% of Fortune 500 companies will deploy gamification by the end of 2014 with overall spending reaching $2.8 billion by 2016! Hays won the Innovation in Recruitment award for their use of gamification. Do you want to learn a bit more about the “secret” methods of the  most successful? If so, be sure to catch our interview with James Cullens, Group HR director at Hays, and discover his own effective way of bringing half a million visitors to the Group's careers website. How? … Undoubtedly with gamification!!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Corporate learning success stories. Universal or far too specific?

The year 2013 seems to offer a lot of opportunities for corporate learning and leadership development initiatives. It's not just about this year, but the rise of companies's investments into the trainings and capabilities to manage their leaders, is palpable as still higher number of companies has been releasing announcements on leadership development activities. However, such trend appears to me as rather striking than predictable according to numbers from 2012 studies.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Is Employee Engagement Hired or Developed?

It’s estimated that US businesses lose an average of $300 billion annually because of disengaged employees. Is the problem in the hiring process or companies develop the disengagement of their employees?

According to Dr. John Sullivan it is difficult to know whether you are “hiring engagement” (as a result of the cultural assessment during the hiring process) or later developing, as new hires are not given an engagement survey during on-boarding

Even though firms are currently experiencing talent shortages due to gaps between required  and possessed skills of employees, it is common to observe that high-potential employees quit their new job either during training or immediately afterwards as a result of breach of the psychological contract.

Monday, 16 September 2013

5 Tips to Be An Attractive Employer for Generation 2020

Today, I found these 5 great tips in my folders and it would be sin not to share it with you! They are from the presentation "Generation 2020: a big challenge for HR" by our speaker Tatiana Coviello (HR Director, W├╝rth, Italy) which she presented at the beginning of this year. As a member of the young generation, I can tell you that these tips are really what we are looking for and they will be even more important in the future.

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Tatiana Coviello

Here are the tips by Tatiana Coviello

1. Think about different contract solutions: Generation 2020 will evaluate freedom and flexibility as a highly significant benefit.

2. Build a strong relationship with the marketing department: build a reputation as being socially responsible using social media.

3. Opening up a level of transparency about decisions is essential.

4. Build Leadership in the direction of learning agility and decision making, as these are the most important competencies you should be looking for.

5. CEOs and HR should be joined at the hip (hear more at the presentation).

Ready for The Demographic Shift? Find out how to attract, handle and communicate with multi-generational workforce at the Multi-generational Workforce Management Webinar

Check our website in a few months  for the info about the next year's Social Media @ HR World Europe. 

What is your best tip to catch up with the generation 2020?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Will Engaged Employees Bring ROI?

Employee engagement is one of the top concerns for HR leaders nowadays. Several studies show that an engaged and happy workforce can improve a company’s overall health and financial performance through increased productivity and efficiency.

This may seem like an obvious connection: An employee who feels valued by their employer produces better work for the company and ultimately for its customers. Based on the recent results of the Tempkin Employee Engagement Study, 75% of employees at companies  reporting better-than-average customer experience levels are highly or moderately engaged, while only 34% of employees in companies with lesser customer experience levels are highly or moderately engaged. “Along with high levels of performance and productivity, high employee engagement positively impacts retention levels; therefore companies with a highly engaged workforce gain the advantage of a reduction in replacement costs.  

How Have Webinars Helped Me in My New Job?

I was entrusted to lead the team of webinar producers in January 2013. It was a huge a opportunity, and an even bigger challenge (and it still is), so I embraced it and became the new team leader of the webinar department.

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