Category: Talent Management

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Microsoft Teams, Slack, Facebook Workplace Are Taking Over: And We Better Take Notice

Let’s face it, the paradigm of email is broken. Research shows that employees spend over 20% of their time on messages unrelated to their jobs, and in most companies, the email system has become real-time. The research I recently published shows that the highest performing employees respond to emails the fastest, which of ... Read more»

The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives

One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. (This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another ... Read more»

Culture Amp Acquires Zugata: Employee Feedback Market Gets Hotter

Today Culture Amp, one of the leading providers of employee engagement tools, announced the acquisition of Zugata, an innovative AI-based peer-to-peer development platform.

What does this really mean? 

Well as I’ve written about in my latest research, there is a fast-growing reinvention of the HR software market taking place, largely driven by innovative ... Read more»

Want To Prepare For Jobs Of The Future? Join The Hybrid Revolution.

We all know how automation, AI, and digital tools have changed our jobs. We spend more than a quarter of our time on e-mail, we have to juggle dozens of passwords, and we spend more than four hours a day on our phones. But how has all this technology impacted our jobs and ... Read more»

The Alternative Workforce: It Isn’t So Alternative Any More

Over the last few years we’ve talked extensively about the alternative workforce; contract, contingent, gig, and crowd-sourced workers. Well, we now know that this workforce is bigger than you think.

First, only 42% of companies tell us they use primarily full-time employees. The others have a wide range of contractors, part-time employees, and gig ... Read more»

We Wasted Ten Years Talking About Performance Ratings. The Seven Things We’ve Learned.

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve had talking with companies about changing their performance management process. Going back to 2015 articles were written by people like Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall (both personal friends), and many others about the need to change year-end ratings, implement regular feedback practices, and reduce the power of ... Read more»

AI Comes To Recruiting: Will Interviews Go The Way Of The Dinosaur?

One of the most important things companies do is hire people, and it’s still a bit of a black art. Most companies look at candidates job history, they call references, they give them tests, and they bring them in for interviews. And despite all this effort, HR leaders tell me they still make mistakes as ... Read more»

LinkedIn To Acquire Glint: Major Move in Employee Engagement Market

This week at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn announced a groundbreaking move: plans to acquire Glint, one of the market leaders in employee engagement solutions.

Glint, which is a company I’ve been talking with since its formation, provides one of the most scalable and AI-driven solutions for employee surveys and sensing, and the ... Read more»

Talent Management In Japan: A Different Perspective

This week I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Tokyo, speaking at the BizReach (a fast-growing recruitment platform in Japan) Future of Work Summit. As I met with a variety of CHROs and other business leaders, I walked away reminding myself that all talent strategies are local, and Japan, one of the ... Read more»

Career Sleepwalking Can Be Bad For Your Health. What Should You Do?

This week LinkedIn released a fascinating study that shows how many of us tend to “sleepwalk” through our careers. As the research shows, almost one in four Americans are drifting along in their career, not sure what to do next. And this is happening while almost half of Millennials now want to find a new ... Read more»