In today’s demanding corporate environment, businesses are struggling to boost employee engagement. It is a strategic imperative but no small task given the severity of the problem. According to Gallup Inc.’s 2013 State of the Global Workplace report, only 13 percent of employees say they are engaged at work. Astoundingly, actively disengaged workers continue to outnumber engaged employees at a rate of nearly two to one.
Tracking and assessing workforce-diversity programs shouldn't be hard work, but it should be a top priority. Because businesses benefit when they employ highly engaged workers with different backgrounds, HR leaders and hiring professionals contribute directly to a company’s success when diversity programs meet their goals.
A growing flood of millennial employees into the global workforce is under way. There are many assumptions about these young people and the ways companies must cater to their specific wants and needs. For example, Millennials are reputed to value work/life balance and personal meaning in their work over financial compensation. Keeping the new generation engaged is said to be a unique challenge.
Social technology is good for business, and you can implement it in your company without risking a security snafu. Help your executive team see that SAP Jam brings together people and business processes, across the globe and across generations, by recruiting with the tools applicants use, socializing global onboarding, making collaboration borderless, using social training to keep your rock stars, connecting all of your business processes, and getting secure social technology.
In the course of working with hundreds of companies across the globe – as well as thought leaders throughout the HR industry – we’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, and what’s most important when it comes to keeping up with HR trends and technologies. In this document, we’ve pulled together relevant research and advice based on both expert research and the experiences of our own customers. You’ll find something for all types of HR leaders to help your company to make the most of your most valuable resource – your people.
Onboarding matters. Organizations hire employees to get a job done. Those organizations which are able to harness the power of new employee knowledge, skills, and abilities quickly are more effective than those who do not. Understanding what new employee onboarding is, how to do it well, and how to facilitate the integration between the new employee and hiring manager is a major key to success. Organizations considered in the top 20% in terms of onboarding had 91% first year retention and 62% of new employees reaching first year goals compared to the bottom 30% of organizations who reported only 30% retention and 17% goal completion for the same time frame. The person within your organization who has the power to make or break a new employee’s success is the hiring manager. This white paper describes best practices and shows the importance of managers employing these best practices for onboarding new employees.
Workforce analytics in the cloud. Why now—and how you can make a business case for investment. The fact that most HR professionals and business leaders aren’t using workforce analytics, metrics, and tools to make informed workforce decisions is a serious issue, as the best business outcomes occur when people can make evidence-based decisions.
Companies need to expand their succession management practices to stay competitive within evolving markets. These firms can look to SuccessFactors as they take a new approach to succession management by implementing an ongoing and dynamic process that's linked to development, holistically integrated with other talent initiatives, and uses technology to manage the complexity.
Effective performance management (PM) programs can deliver significant, tangible benefits.
This white paper focuses on organizational practices designed to help maximize role clarity and role confidence for new employees.