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Evolution of Employee Voice: How Active Listening Will Positively Impact Employee Engagement

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, March 1, 2018
Updated: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Contributed by Rob Catalano, Co Founder, WorkTango and HR West 2018 Speaker

In 2015, a Gallup poll revealed that 50.8% of US employees were “not engaged,” while 17.2% were “actively disengaged.” This is a scary thought for the future of our companies. If you think about it, we’re constantly striving for greater customer satisfaction and product improvement, so why aren’t we giving the same vital attention to our strongest asset—our employees?

Today we’re going to talk about the evolution of employee voice in helping support our ever changing needs to listen to and understand our employees to better engage them.

WHY IS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

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Tags:  employee engagement  employee voice  HR West 2018  HR West Speaker  WorkTango 

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Is It Enough that Your Company Has an Open-Door Policy?

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

By Dana Barbato, HR West 2018 Speaker ---

At almost every job I have ever had, I was told during orientation or in the handbook that HR (and in some cases, management) had an open-door policy. And yes, the policies that I wrote as an HR professional contained that verbiage as well. But what does it mean? 

It is time to ask ourselves if our open-door policies are enough to drive the type of change we need to see in our organizations?

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Tags:  communication  employee communication  employee engagement  hr leadership  HR West 2018  HR West speaker  leadership  management  open-door policies  workplace 

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Why Targets of Harassment Keep Quiet, and What You Can Do to Avoid a Matt Lauer Situation

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Contributed by Catherine Mattice, HR West 2018 Speaker

In the last few months, a long list of perpetrators of harassment have emerged from politics, Hollywood, and television. Most recently, it was Matt Lauer, a familiar face that has graced the television screen of nearly every home in America. What is going on? And why in the world is all of this only now coming out?

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Tags:  effective leadership  harassment  harassment in the workplace  HR Leadership  HR West 2018  HR West Speaker  human resources management  Leadership  management 

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Mining Talent Data for Strategic HR Clout

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Contributed by HR West 2018 Speaker, Holly Burkett, Ph.D., SPHR

In a hypercompetitive market for knowledge workers, CEOs are looking to HR for strategic, data-driven solutions around talent challenges. Talent is critical to the execution of strategy, talent investments continue to rise, and human resource professionals face increased pressure from CEOs to make talent investments pay off.

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Tags:  HR Data  HR Leadership  HR West 2018  HR West Speaker  Lead Change  leader effectiveness  Leadership Strategy  Talent Data 

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The Future of Work: Intelligent Training That Adapts to Employee Performance

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Contributed by HR West 2018 Speaker, George Elfond, CEO, Rallyware

The rapidly changing nature of work today has ushered in a new, data-driven era in human resource (HR) management and development – fueling the need for intelligent training informed by the power of people analytics.

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Tags:  Change Management  future of work  HR Leadership  HR Management  HR West 2018  HR West Speaker  Lead Change 

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