HR Trends with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

HR Trends with Game Changers, Presented by SAP

Game-changing technologies and strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional coffee break with game-changers for our special series on today’s top HR trends, on HR Trends with Game Changers. Learn how you can become the savvy HR innovator who takes your company across the finish line as you look ahead to the next breakthrough human resources strategy.

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December 1, 2014 58 min
The buzz: Emerging brands. If you think your company brand is the only one your organization needs to worry about, listen up! Two new branding flavors are stealing the business spotlight: employer and personal. Does your HR consider the notion of employer branding a passing fad? Are you ignoring the impact your personal brand (yes, you already have one) might wreak as our knowledge economy segues into a social economy? The expert...
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The buzz: Build or buy? Does your company prefer to invest in a current employee’s training to promote them up the ladder, or bypass them for a more experienced, already trained outside superstar? Wharton’s Matthew Bidwell found that external hires are paid 18% more on average, but receive significantly lower performance reviews their first two years and are more likely to get laid off or fired than internal promoted staff. What’s...
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The buzz: HR around the world. American companies think they're the keepers of the best management practices. Consequently, they don't try to learn as much as they can from other places, according to Dr. Michael J. Marquardt, a professor at George Washington University. Whether you agree with him or not, U.S. HR leaders just might learn valuable lessons from the innovative and successful HR practices in other countries. T...
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The buzz: Burnout. In this era of hyper-connectivity and 24/7 global demands on your workforce, employee burnout is a key contributor to the lack of engagement and loss of productivity all too prevalent in the workplace. If always-on is the nemesis of commitment and productivity, it’s time to take a closer look at your company culture. Burnout is insidious; it can spread from employee to employee, department to department across y...
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The buzz: Leaders. Employee engagement. Retention. Your employer brand. The leaders you hire or promote from inside will make or break your workforce strategies. The trends are ominous. Your organization needs to identify and develop the right kind of leaders. But how? The experts speak. Justin Locke, Author: “’Leadership Development’ is in direct conflict with the core management ideology of the Industrial Revolution, where obed...
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The buzz: HR Metrics. If you’re an HR professional, metrics such as cost per hire, training cost per employee, turnover rate, and lag between posting and filling a position will show the executive team that you’re doing your job, but not much more. “Vanity metrics” are not the same as applying workforce analytics tools to give your C-Suite leaders the data-driven, actionable insights they need to solve business problems. Current w...
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October 20, 2014 58 min
The buzz: Recruiting. Acquiring top talent is tough, with today’s job mobility mindset and competitive employee poaching. Another challenge: your Employer Brand. Similar to customers relying on social network reviews of your products, potential recruits are combing the Web for insider info about your organization. Are your Talent leaders and employee ambassadors helping or hindering your brand? The experts speak. Tim Sackett, HRU T...
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The buzz: Turnover? Oh no! Employee attrition is a fact of life staring your HR leaders in the eye, more often than ever due to escalating job mobility, social recruiting and talent poaching. You know that every employee will leave at some point. But it becomes painful for your organization when your prized top talent are the ones jumping ship without even a rumored whisper preceding their departure. The goal for your HR team is n...
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The buzz: Work-life what? The term ‘work-life balance’ has become a cliché for a frustrating goal that few of us in the workforce ever reach, or reach very often. With boundaries between work and family more blurred than ever, stress, job burnout, and competition for our time all take a toll on our work productivity and our health. Take heart. Now there’s flexstyle, a more nuanced way of finding balance that reflects individual wor...
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The buzz: Startups and HR. Heads-up, startup founders! If an HR department is the last thing on your mind because you “only” need someone to manage employees’ basic benefits and paychecks, think again. Why bother with HR so early, you ask? Because a core HR function, even in a startup, can take the burden of administration and compliance off your back and place it with human capital experts who know how to handle real HR issues and...
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The buzz: Technology at work. The debate rages on about how technology affects jobs and the people who do them. With each advancement, tech often creates highly skilled and low-skilled positions, and eliminates semi-skilled roles. Dumping people into the economy who cannot compete for jobs does not nurture a stable society. Who wins? Who loses? How is your company re-skilling the lost workforce? And where will it all end? The exp...
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The buzz: Collaboration. Collaboration in the workplace is not just marketing-ese for team-enabling technology and social tools. Nor is it synonymous with popularity contests, like picking sides for summer camp teams. Done right and embedded into work life, collaboration can benefit your organization’s learning, performance and talent development. Are you there yet? The experts speak. Sarah Miller Caldicott, The Power Patterns of...
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The buzz: M vs B. The “M” word (Millennials) is top-of-mind when we discuss workforce. But Boomers 60+ are a force to be reckoned with. What do boomers need to stay on top of their game and be happy at work? And how can your organization prepare for the huge skills gap coming when Boomers decide to retire? The experts speak. Richard Eisenberg, PBS Nextavenue.org: “60+ boomers who are still working full-time want to receive ...
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Today’s buzz: Work and health. Some call it work-life balance, others say work-life integration. Word-smithing aside, how can you stay calm, centered, productive and happy in our 24/7 global work environment of constant distractions, ambiguous hierarchies, need-it-now deadlines – all competing with your family and home life? Help may be closer than you think. The experts speak. Jeremy Hunter, PhD, The Executive Mind: “You cannot ma...
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The buzz: Cloud. The fast-growing cloud is bringing us into a New Age of Marketing where content, customers and conversation reign. Do you know what success looks like in the future for marketing organizations like yours to play well and win big in this arena? The experts speak. Doug Kern, nFusion: “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” (Edward Deming). Florian Brody, Brody and Partners: “As the moon is reflected on the w...
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The buzz: Purpose. Engaged employees are happier, which translates to greater productivity, creativity, and commitment to their company’s success. If this describes only a few of your people, what are you doing to attract and nurture more like them? You can start by unleashing employees' personal passions and creating work environments that recognize and reward purpose-driven staff. Done right, it will impact your employees, w...
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The buzz: Culture. How do you start your business day? Peter Drucker says, Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Increasingly, companies today see workplace culture as fundamental to success. But if your organization’s culture is not serving your business goals, changing it and getting your employees to embrace the change can be a daunting uphill challenge. Would you like to know what works and doesn’t work for companies that have s...
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The buzz: Hiring. A talent war is raging in the S.F. Bay Area, where companies are taking a fresh look at what great talent looks like – including the value of a college degree, social currency, the innovation edge, and more. Their evolving hiring model could impact your hiring approach, wherever you’re based. And it could put a new spin on your own career. The experts speak. Michael Castellano, engajer, Inc: “You don't learn...
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Welcome to the Age of Sustainability. If your company has already committed to adopting sustainability strategies, or you’re being pressured to do so, are you enlisting Human Resources in this challenging effort? Just as support from senior management is critical, so too is the involvement of your HR leadership. Done right, sustainability can benefit your company culture, employee engagement, customers, business results, the world...
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The buzz: Job happiness. According to a JobVite survey, 51 percent of employed workers in the U.S. are actively seeking or open to finding new jobs. How are you keeping your talent productive, happy, motivated, positive and on-board, while continually asking them to do more for your business? The experts speak. Cindy Ventrice, Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works: “U.S. companies spend over $27 billion on recognition, y...
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