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What Do the NFL and Your New Hire Experience Have in Common?

By John Whyte, Senior Manager, Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian

Football fans joke that in August, everybody is undefeated. We can all point to a great draft, a new coach, or a favorable schedule as reasons why this is our year. The same can be said of new hires at the onset of a new job – they’ve found a fresh, innovative company, they love the location, maybe there’s a pay raise or a great new boss. Let’s parallel the different phases of the NFL season with the experiences of a new hire and see what lessons there are to learn. Read more

To drive engagement, focus on career development

By Deb LaMere, VP of Employee Engagement, Ceridian

Employee engagement is a cornerstone of successful organizations. Numerous studies have shown that companies with higher levels of engagement benefit from higher retention rates and productivity. However, according to Dale Carnegie, only 29 percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged and almost just as many are actively disengaged.

It is a lot easier to understand and, therefore, improve employee engagement when you break it down into specific components. Some of the top drivers of engagement include work-life balance, strong communication from management, performance feedback, and career development and training. In fact, a 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce study found that the two biggest factors that influence engagement are base pay and career advancement. Read more

Redefining HR with emerging workforce trends

workforceIt’s no secret that the global workforce is going through a major transformation. As millennials continue to assume leadership roles, the number of remote workers increases and the gig economy gains traction, it is presenting employers and HR leaders with some challenges. Read more

Is employee engagement your No. 1 challenge? 5 other things to keep in mind

coworkersIn most offices, talent management leaders have zoomed in on employee retention and productivity as crucial goals for both their short- and long-term needs. In an effort to put together a hardworking staff that’s built to last, companies have put a great deal of emphasis on engagement, and rightfully so. Engaged employees tend to stay in their positions longer and achieve more than their disengaged counterparts. But is engagement the only thing that matters? Read more

5 tips for having tough conversations with employees about performance

disengaged employee

In an ideal world, every employee you hired would work out perfectly, and there would never be a reason to sit down and have one of those tough conversations. Unfortunately, sometimes employees don’t perform up to the levels you expect – and when that happens, those conversations are necessary.   Read more

3 things the Warriors can teach us about teamwork

Stephen CurryAs Stephen Curry will readily tell you, his greatness is nothing without the help of teammates like Draymond Green and Andre Iguadola. As employers, we should seek to foster a similar respect for teamwork using a set of “essential virtues.” 

The Golden State Warriors are hurtling toward another potential finals berth not merely because Curry can shoot the basketball like no one else. The team’s success is attributable to the way he, Green, Iguadola, Klay Thompson and the rest of the Warriors work together. Teambuilding takes time and effort, especially to get to where Golden State is. For a team to be successful, the members have to carry certain values with them.  Read more

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