In her pioneering work in 1999, Amy Edmondson identified the concept of Psychological Safety - a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. She discovered that the best-functioning teams are the ones where people feel safe to speak up - to make mistakes, to own up, to share ideas and offer opinions. Since then, organisations such as Google have done their own studies whose findings support this, showing that this one factor could make the biggest difference in how a team and an organisation performs.
The demands of the new digital landscape aka Recruitment 4.0, unearthed a new series of challenges that HR professionals must overcome. The internet has enabled a global marketplace for talent and as such even the most experienced recruiters are in a fight to find the best talent to hire.
Sevenstep is always so pleased to be recognized along with other great providers and leaders within the industry. Awards like HRO Today’s “Baker’s Dozen” and “HR Superstars” lists as well as Talent Board’s “CandE’s” do a great job of bringing success stories in talent outsourcing to the surface for the benefit of all consumers of these services.
Employee experience (or, “EX”) has become a bit of a buzzword lately, but it’s not just a new term for an old idea. There’s a critical link between EX and employee engagement, and companies with high engagement have seen a 4% increase in sales growth.
In part 1 of this exclusive video series with Jonathan Krogdahl, in partnership with Sevenstep, looking at how organisations can anticipate change and deliver on it ahead of the curve.
Jonathan continues to look at legal requirements, like IR35, and the changes that they can cause organisations can take, focusing on how this affects HR as a function. Jonathan delves into the obsession with making talent acquisition strategic, emphasising the importance of understanding the basics first.
The recent HCI conference did not disappoint and offered us all a lot of really interesting take aways on where Talent Acquisition is, or may be, heading. Important and timely topics such as employer branding technologies, candidate and employee engagement, and the next horizon for performance analytics were all in focus – as expected.
Technology has changed pretty much everything in the modern business world, but how can it transform the customer experience, productivity and efficiency at work? While it’s true that HR processes are still very manual, document-driven and ripe for digitalisation, to transform them is often more complex than other business unit processes within your organisation.
Putting our people first is vital for their wellbeing, and aside from the fact that it makes good business sense, it's the right thing to do. With stress, burnout, mental health issues, health problems, debt, and addiction on the increase, a stressful workplace or toxic workplace culture can play a huge role in the mental, emotional and physical health of our people.
Following our 2019 UK Start-Up of the year win – EVA.ai team attended Unleash America, which was on May 14-15 in Las Vegas. This year’s theme was “The Bridge Between Work and Technology” – although Unleash is focused on HR tech, the conference also features wide review and discussions on key trends and issues at the forefront of the industry. This year's focus was on data privacy and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation which is being reviewed by the US Congress as a potential template for a renewed effort on protecting people’s data.