So much seems to be written about culture, and its importance, and the role leaders play in creating it. And yet in my personal experience CEO’s and CHRO’s don’t spend nearly enough time and energy on the subject. And of course whether you actively manage it or not, every organisation has one or more cultures ( large organisations often have subsets of culture within).
In an ever-changing world of work, being impacted by a multitude of external influences, hiring sits at the focal point of the success and growth of an organisation.
Historically, RPO was perceived as something only for large companies, those in particular industries or hiring for certain positions. The evolution of the HR function and the role of HR as a strategic business partner has had a direct impact on the way organisations have approached talent acquisition.
How to use free-text data to get inside the heads and hearts of employees.
Unstructured data is where the answers live.
Unstructured data can provide deep insight into what’s really happening within an organization. Consider employee surveys. Open-ended, free-text responses provide richer detail than answers to rating-scale style questions. While enterprise companies have no shortage of this data (80% of organizational data tends to be unstructured), it’s been hard to analyze and work with—until now.
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.