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Technology and Trust: Why Your Values Matter More Than Ever

Posted by Mathew French on 2 July 2020

Deloitte recently published a fantastic article about the increasing importance of applying your company’s values in relation to people, processes and technology. The take-away: "In a time of perpetual technological disruption, earning (and keeping) the trust of all your stakeholders is a 360 degree challenge as well as being a massive opportunity." Ensuring that you apply and use technology in an ethical manner, especially if you're an NFP, NGO or charity, is a trend that is predicted to increase in relevance (and necessity). As we discussed in our last Blog about Edelman's 2020 Trust Barometer report, trust is hard to gain and easy to lose, so let's take a look at what this evolving trend around technology means for HR best practice in your business.

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Topics: Culture and Values, Building Trust, deloitte, Cloud HR Software, NFP, Technology and trust, Charities, Edelman, NGO, #hrtech


How Your Business Does Employee Onboarding Is How It Does Everything

Posted by Mathew French on 12 December 2017

It's that time of year, when everyone is thinking about new beginnings. The impending new year offers an opportunity to hit reset, course correct or take a completely new direction. Starting a new job is a significant new beginning and for new starters, how your business does Onboarding is a reflection of how you do everything. Research indicates that approximately 22 percent of employee turnover takes place during the first 45 days of employment at an average cost of replacement between 16 and 20% of that employee’s salary. That is a significant productivity and dollar cost in and of itself, not to mention the disruption it causes to the rest of your employees and the drain it places on your HR team. So can your organisation onboard new employees in a manner that inspires them to stay with you long-term and become productive, cohesive, integral members of the team as soon as possible?

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Topics: Culture and Values, performance management, Subscribe-HR, Employee Onboarding Software, Cloud HR Software, Onboarding, hr onboarding software, New Employee Onboarding, New Employee Onboarding Software


Which HR Trends Matter To Your Business In 2017?

Posted by Mathew French on 19 January 2017

At this time of year, there are a lot of articles floating around which profess to know the top trends for HR during the coming year. Sometimes these articles are valid (and backed up by a significant amount of data), and sometimes there is a lot of crystal ball gazing going on. Ultimately, it is becoming more and more difficult to accurately predict future HR trends, however, there are a few annual reports that warrant investigation. One of those reports is Deloitte's annual Human Capital Trends report. The 2016 offering outlines the opinions and perspectives of 7,000 HR and business leaders. That's a significant amount of data gathered from a global cohort, so it is worthwhile taking a look at the picture those 7,000 respondents painted about the likely short and long-term future of business from the HR perspective.

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Topics: Culture and Values, Digital HR Software, HR trends, HR technology, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention, Human Capital Trends, deloitte, hr leaders


A Good Business Is Built On A 'Human Workplace Culture'

Posted by Mathew French on 14 April 2016

Here at Subscribe-HR, we have long been advocates for building more human workplaces. Our focus is on building software that at its foundation enables and facilitates the end-goal of making such workplace environments possible. Ultimately, building a human workplace culture, and making work more 'human' is the best way to create more engaged, productive, and ultimately more happy employees. Right about now though, you might be wondering exactly what it means to make work 'more human.' Just as 'The Human Era' heralded the decline of the Institutional era and ushered in a search for trust; trustworthiness in others, in businesses and in brands, building a human workplace culture is shaping up to be an essential ingredient in positively impacting the employee experience, culture management, and leadership. At its core, it is about creating workplace environments where people can show up at work and be fully themselves, that is; be whole and imperfect, be real, and be accepted.

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Topics: Culture and Values, Employment Culture, HR Software Project, e-Recruitment Software, HR Culture, Human Workplace Culture, Recognition


HR Metrics: What To Measure And Why

Posted by Mathew French on 5 May 2015

It's easy for HR to dismiss the benefits of measuring the metrics within your organisation. After all, numbers are often considered to be the responsibility of the Finance Department. However, case studies prove time and again that if you want to know what your people think, what matters to them, how you're tracking against the important things and generally how you're performing as an organisation, it is imperative for you to decide on some metrics and then measure them religiously and regularly.

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Topics: Culture and Values, Employment Culture, HR Metrics, Values, Employee Value Proposition, Employee Engagement, The Starlight Children's Foundation


Harness The Power Of HR Software Cloud SaaS (Part 2)

Posted by Mathew French on 5 March 2015

If you're an HR professional who is new to the world of HR Software Cloud SaaS and you're not quite sure where to start, this blog will outline the headlines of how to assess and align your organisation with best practice when selecting and implementing an HR technology solution. We have also created a downloadable checklist that will enable you to assess your organisation against best practice benchmarks in order to make a fully informed decision about which Cloud HR solution is best for you. Essentially we want you to have as much information as possible, so that when you embark on a transition to the Cloud, you're as well prepared as you can possibly be.

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Topics: Culture and Values, HR Cloud, HR Software Implementation, SaaS, Cloud


How to be an HR Superstar: Values Based Recruitment Part 2

Posted by Mathew French on 17 June 2014

Part 1 of this Blog introduced a concept that is not especially new in HR circles, however, the uptake of aligning personal and organisational values, as a benchmark process in recruitment strategies, has not yet reached a critical mass.

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Topics: Staff Retention, Culture and Values, HR Culture and Values, HR Values, Recruitment, HR Culture


Want to be an HR Superstar? Rethink the Value and Importance of Values Part 1

Posted by Mathew French on 12 June 2014

Want to know how to work smarter, not harder and transform yourself into an HR Superstar? This Blog explores the simple, yet extraordinarily effective way to get straight 'A's in the following key areas:

  • Hire the right person for the right job every time

  • Guarantee employee satisfaction.

  • Increase productivity.

  • Improve employee retention.

  • Create a workforce that loves coming to work.

  • Get recognised for adding value.

  • Contribute to the bottom line.

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Topics: Staff Retention, Culture and Values, HR employee retention, HR Values, HR Culture, productivity


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