by: Nicole Cronin
Managers are in charge of a number of people in order to set goals, objectives, and make sure tasks are complete in a timely manner. Dealing with several unique individuals can be a challenge. Gallup did a study and found that nearly 70% of the variance in a company was caused by managers. There are many talents that make someone a great manager; however, Gallup also found that about 1 in 10 people have the innate ability to manage and about 2 in 10 have the ability to learn to manage at a high level.
By Brittany Boykin
“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.” – Joseph Krutch. Technology has shaped the HR and Talent Management world several times over. From the Information to Social age, technology is dominating the world as we know it. Since the turn of the Industrial Revolution to the computer wave, nowadays, the economy (people, companies) cannot even function without the use of a central processing unit (CPU), which fits in to our smart TVs, mobile devices, computers, batteries, etc.
By: Nicole Cronin
No matter the size of the organization, a plan to fill key people should be in place. Imagine one of your top executives leaving suddenly, and no one is prepared to fill their job role. Now you have a gap in the organization which could cause disruption throughout. Succession planning, defined as the systematic approach to ensuring leadership continuity within an organization by recruiting and/or encouraging growth and development, should be an integral part to an organizations planning; however, it is often an afterthought.
By: Brittany Boykin
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie. In an effective organization, managers and employees work as a team to execute a plan, monitor, develop, rate, and reward the employee’s goals and overall contributions to the organization. This ongoing process where constant coaching and feedback is a way of nature is called performance management.
By Nicole Cronin
In today’s world, we are constantly logged in to social media, emails, and our work. With the boom of mobile technology, we can be logged in 24/7, 365 whether we are at the office or not. While working hard and long hours might lead to that pay raise, it could also lead to a very quick burnout. In order to avoid burnout, it is good to know the signs and how the process might be reversed.
by: Brittany Boykin
“Human Resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” – Steve Wynn. HR is most commonly viewed as a cost center to execute tasks such as paying employees, hiring, recruiting, etc. in mass production. As times are changing, HR organizations move towards a Cloud solution is preeminent. HR departments are powerful competitive differentiators and by switching to the Cloud, HR becomes a more strategic force and employees increase in productivity.