Communicating in—and about—the social enterprise

Employee expectations have changed, new research tells us. Your approach to communicating with employees should change, too.


Posted by Melissa Yim on November 2, 2018.

In the social enterprise, the voice of the individual is more profound than ever. In turn, the employer–employee contract must involve two-way communication. Employees define what is important to them, both at work and in society, and the employee expectation is that employers will meet their ideals. Without a strategic approach of communicating the organization’s intentions, priorities, and stance on business, workplace, and social issues, even if they reflect workers’ expectations, companies might as well have no position at all. If your people don’t know your mission, then your mission doesn’t exist. Communication is king.

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Merging Performance Management and People Analytics


Posted by Kathi Enderes on October 16, 2018.

Performance management—or the abandonment of it—is a hot topic. We just launched the results of a new High-Impact Performance Management study—the results of surveying over 1,000 organizations globally, across all industries, geographies, and sizes. Many organizations feel old-fashioned and left behind in their approaches to performance management, apologizing if they have not evolved from traditional ratings or performance reviews. Yet organizations still need to make people-related decisions, and individuals need fact-based input to understand current performance and gauge development opportunities. The absence of relevant data often creates a vacuum, leaving individuals confused and organizations open to bias, subjectivity, and misinterpretation. We delved deeper into this topic in our High-Impact Performance Management study.

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Forging a Path to Gr8nss in Utah


Posted by Peter DeBellis on October 11, 2018.

I have just returned from O.C. Tanner’s Influence Gr8nss conference in Park City, Utah, where I had the chance to spend some time with the lovely and talented Tim Gunn—keynote speaker, fashion consultant, and star of the hit television program Project Runway. His keynote speech on mentoring strategy was a nice cap to two days of exploring insights on creating culture—and I am happy to report that his professional assessment of my new jeans was that I “made them work!”

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A Data-Based Case for Holistic Employer Wellbeing Offerings


Posted by Peter DeBellis on October 1, 2018.

Deloitte’s 2018 Human Capital Trends report reveals compelling data regarding the importance of wellbeing offerings to employees—many organizations report a stark difference between what their employees want and what their employers actually deliver. The report identifies Well-being: A Strategy and a Responsibility as one of the top ten global human capital trends for 2018, and examines the ways in which companies can integrate their rewards offerings into a holistic wellbeing strategy to increase worker productivity and meet new social expectations.1

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Participate in Bersin’s High-Impact Employee Experience Survey Now!


Posted by Madhura Chakrabarti on September 25, 2018.

The High-Impact Employee Experience survey by Bersin is now live! The study aims to uncover:

  1. How high-performing companies recognize the power of the individual and put the employee at the center of their future organizations
  2. Aspects of employee experience that contribute to important business and talent outcomes

By participating in this survey, you will help shape what it means to create and drive compelling employee experience!

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Get Your Talent in Shape


Posted by Julie Hiipakka and Kathi Enderes on September 12, 2018.

Organizations have been speaking for years about an alphabet of talent shapes—T-shaped, M-shaped, P-shaped, E-shaped, π-shaped, and I-shaped—that can help develop company strategy and maintain a pipeline of diverse capabilities.1 If you’re unfamiliar with these talent shapes, they may be best understood as members of the following two groups:

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Strategic HR: Visa Empowers a Learning Culture in the Face of Disruption


Posted by Jeff Mike on August 30, 2018.

For years, HR has been struggling to gain a proverbial seat at the table in business strategy and organizational leadership. A convergence of factors, including technological disruption, demographic transitions, and a sustained effort by the HR community to demonstrate business impact through people, has now made that seat available. With innovation and talent at the center of many business strategies, HR finds itself not just at the table, but increasingly assuming roles of leadership.

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Corporate click-bait: How to get (and keep) the attention of your organization


Posted by Eileen Fernandes, Caroline Tickler, Katharine Caputo, Danielle John, and Rebecca Perez on August 17, 2018.

Trending topics. Live video. Chatbots. Streaming entertainment. Augmented reality. Social media activism. Our world keeps changing faster, which means we are constantly adapting to new realities. How can organizations compete for the attention of their employees in a click-bait society? Not by fighting the changes, but by embracing them. Start by considering these six key communications shifts happening across organizations.

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