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Five per cent of organisations considering ditching performance ratings

The report – 2015 Performance Management Research – found that more than a third (37%) of employees felt the end of year performance review was a …


Ready to Invest in HR Technology? Ask these Questions First.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: Hiring | HR technology | HR Thought Leadership | Human Resources | Talent Selection

HR technology is …

Human Resources

Can Big Data Find Your Next CEO? - BI Insight

I have widely covered how data and analytics are changing the recruitment landscape. So far, most of the focus has been on filling low and mid-tier …

Big Data

How To Talk About The Future Of Work

The Future of Work is an incredibly popular topic these days.

Startups and established businesses are experiencing a shakeup in the way they hire, retain, and reward employees. It’s amazing because things like employee engagement, leadership roles, and organizational structures are seeing rapid …

Human Resources

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman on the biggest lie employers tell employees

In his new book The Alliance, Reid Hoffman argues that the relationship between employers and employees is built on "a dishonest conversation."Hoffman …

Reid Hoffman

Want to Hire More Diverse People? Raise Your Bar.

“Does hiring more diverse people mean lowering the bar?”

This question comes up in almost every conversation I have about how tech companies can …

Pair Programming

Data Explosion: How to Make Sense of It All

By Gabriel Song

Big data has become a buzzword in recent years, especially with Fortune 500 companies talking about the challenges they face …

Business Intelligence

This Big White Button Mutes Your Life So You Can Get Work Done

Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Repeat for 10 hours, maybe throw in a few Facebooks and a sad desk salad, and you’ve just diagrammed the modern distracted workflow.

There must be a more productive way. And the team behind Saent thinks they’ve charted it. The product is a …


How to separate learning myths from reality

Over the years, you have probably gained some insight into how your brain works. You may have taken a course or read a book that promised to reveal …


5 elements of a minimalistic HR

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A 2004 email from Jeff Bezos explains why PowerPoint presentations aren't allowed at Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is not a fan of PowerPoint presentations.

Anytime an Amazon worker has an idea to discuss, they're asked to structure their pitch in the form of a four-to-six-page memo, which the company calls a "narrative."

They then take their pitches to team meetings, where the first 20 …


5 Ways To Inject Creativity Into Every Single Job (Even Ones That Involve Numbers)

Creativity: It’s not limited to writers and designers. In fact, you can find ways to be creative in almost every job out there. (Yes, even you, the person in the finance department who’s shaking your head right now.)

Though protocol and meetings are often necessary to maintain workflow, finding …


Schematic overview to understand the complexity of the Innovation Ecosystem (Infographic)

The Innovation Ecosystem

The Innovation Ecosystem is one of the most under-researched topics. One the one hand because policy researchers usually tend …


Lean Six Sigma in HR – Understanding HR Process Streamlining by Mitch Millstein

Contributor: Mitch Millstein
Posted: 10/31/2011 12:00:00 AM EDT

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Misunderstandings about Lean Six Sigma

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Six Sigma Projects in the Human Resources Department

Human resources is no different than any other aspect of a business in being able to deliver Six Sigma projects with significant financial benefits …

Six Sigma

The 25 best tech companies to work for in America

Facebook employees rated their company highly in pay, job satisfaction, and job meaning.

Sacrificing great pay for a job you love — or vice versa — is a thing of the past, especially in the tech industry.

Business Insider teamed up with employer-information website PayScale to find US companies that …

Business Technology

The Myth of the Top Management Team

Companies all across the economic spectrum are making use of teams. Self-directed work teams, product design teams, sales account teams, cross-functional teams, process redesign teams—you name it, you are likely to find it. And you are just as likely to find the group at the very top of an …


How to Think About the Future of Cars

The average American in prime working age drives more than 15 thousand miles a year. For these commuters, the thought of not owning a car is ludicrous. With hours each day spent in transit, it’s no surprise they often obsess over what type of car to own and what routes to work to take.

But despite …


5 HR Case Studies in Predictive Analytics

Idea in Brief: Are you a HR professional looking for ways to apply predictive analytics to your work? What are some examples you may be able to draw

Human Resources

Less is more with HR analytics at the Four Seasons

Using data from HR analytics software helped the Four Seasons hotel chain reduce its applicant numbers, but also increase the quality of candidates

Human Resources

Can Human Potential Be Measured? A Psychological View

The idea that science can be used to quantify our future performance is unpopular. The main reason is that it tastes of determinism and questions the strong lay conviction that we are completely free to decide over our destiny, a conviction that is obviously irrational. It is not the same whether …


Potential vs performance

What’s more important to your company, it’s future or its past? Any business leader worth their salt isn’t going to think twice before answering. The …

Human Resources

Minimalist HR

I’m about 15 years into my HR career at this point and as each year goes by I find that more and more of the traditional HR systems, processes and …

Human Resources

Lean Innovation Management — Making Corporate Innovation Work

I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. government to help them innovate faster– not just kind of fast, but 10x the number of initiatives …


How HR Analytics Can Help You Predict Work Accidents - Case Study

Even in the most advanced safety-oriented organizations, current safety practices generally involve the analysis of historic (descriptive) work …

Human Resources

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

Surveys show that most Agile teams report tension between the way the teams operate and the way the rest of the organization is run. Is it possible to make the whole organization Agile?

In Agile, the role of the manager is to enable those doing the work to contribute their full talents and …

How Software Will Transform Employee Engagement

Managers: have you wanted to know what drives your employees well before their scheduled review cycles? What if you could encourage a peer review process that takes place more frequently? How about incentives: do you ever feel like you’ve run out of ideas on rewarding your employees? Or perhaps you …

Employee Engagement

The Company That's Figured Out How To Help Call Center Employees Not Hate Their Jobs

Tenacity's blend of social science, medical research, and big data analytics is transforming the toughest workplaces.

It’s been called the "electronic sweatshop" and its employees "digital slaves." It’s the call center, and if you’ve ever been on the other end of a (scripted) call from a …

Big Data

In The War of 2050, The Robots Call The Shots

In April, thought leaders from the Defense Department, the U.S. Army Research Lab, the Institute for Defense Analysis, and national security thinkers …

International Relations