“Our employees are our greatest asset.” Year after year, it seems like employers focus on the same catchphrase. Meanwhile, workforce engagement statistics continue to crawl along the ocean floor like bottom feeders scouring for scraps.
“ A recent CEB survey of C-suite executives indicates that organizations will require significantly higher performance—23% improvement, on average, in performance ratings— from their executive-level direct reports in the new year. How well are executives prepared to rise to that challenge? Less than 20% of C-suite leaders had confidence their executives could stand the test. A large part of the problem, our research suggests, has to do with the high failure rate of outside hires. Intuitively, people know it takes longer for outside hires to come up to speed than internal candidates. But our research shows just how dramatic the problem really is. Outside hires take twice as long to ramp up as a leader promoted from within. Astoundingly, C-suite executives report that only one out of five executives hired from outside are viewed as high performers at the end of their first year in house. And ultimately, of the 40% of leaders who are hired from outside each year, nearly half fail within the first 18 months. The direct and indirect costs of the failures are staggering, far exceeding the cost of the search that found the executive. Why do leaders hired from outside fail so often? And why do they struggle to reach rising performance expectations? Do they lack the requisite skills? Do they struggle to integrate into the organization’s culture? Studying more than 320 leaders in 36 organizations, we found a surprising answer: External leaders fail because they just don’t work well with the people on their teams. ”
Via Ricard Lloria
Every year they get earlier and earlier. This year, HR technology trends for 2014 reared their clairvoyant heads during early august in the Forbes SAP Voice Column. Now I am sure that if anyone has the right to predict next...
Via Marco Passeri
It’s that time again when researchers, organizations, and opinion leaders share their predictions on a variety of business and technology topics for the coming year. The Human Resources (HR) industry ...
A Primer For CEOs On How To Hire A World-Class HR Executive Forbes 8998033_l Perhaps your business has gotten to a place where you are in need of a top HR executive or you realize that your current HR executive isn't the right person to help take...
The year 2013 may see HR professionals turn their attention to 'strategic enablement': in other words, working out how to use technology to improve performance. Marc Havercroft believes a back to basics approach is on the cards.
Dale Carnegie charged MSW Research with identifying and understanding the dynamics that govern employee engagement, ranging from tangible dimensions such as age, education, gender and income to the more ...
“Millennials are reshaping the talent markets with new expectations; new technologies are changing work in countless ways; and we are more frequently competing and racing with machines for knowledge work. The findings of our global survey reveal that a majority of global organizations are not prepared to deal with these trends that are reshaping the workforce.”
“ To celebrate Workforce's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines technology in the 1990s and today. In October, we will look at the 2000s and HR's bid for a seat at the table.”
Via Marco Passeri
Designing learning experiences must be treated in the same way as designing any sort of user experience. Learners, just like users, have needs that can only be solved through proper research, design, validation, and iteration.
Via Mario K. Sakata
Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. A fascinating account of how to look at HR in a different way, in the context of the ongoing Netflx journey.
The revolution of IT on HR continuous, and there are a lot of changes being implemented to transform the HR services to achieve HR and corporate goals: more efficiency, better rewards, talent management….