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Agile HR: What Is It And Why Do You Need To Know About It?

Posted by Mathew French on 22 September 2020

If the term (and framework of) Agile isn't on your radar yet, it should be. 'Agile' enables organisations to master continuous change, which makes it perfect for the times we live in. It is essentially THE change management process we all need right about now. It enables organisations to flourish by building resilience in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Agile is also something that can be applied in the context of HR. Agile HR is a fascinating topic but it can be a challenge to change an entire organisational perspective on 'how we do things around here.' So, in this week's HR Blog, we examine what Agile HR is and how it can be applied in your business, and how important it is to the future of work.

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Topics: hr software, Agile change management, #hrtech, Agile HR, Agile


Strategies To Increase Your Talent, HR and Business Outcomes By 15%

Posted by Mathew French on 11 August 2020

Even under normal circumstances, we're all looking for ways to improve our outcomes in business. In uncertain times, it is even more important to find ways to use what you have available to find (and deliver) opportunities to improve business outcomes. In a recent blog, we shared the highlights of the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey Report for 2020. In this week's HR blog, we're going to unpack it a little further. Their detailed research offers some essential insight into the factors that enable the top-performing businesses to continuously improve talent, HR and business outcomes by 15%. Every. Single. Year. The best thing about this blog is - there are lots of pictures (aka charts). And if a picture is worth a thousand words, these ones tell a pretty compelling story about what HR Professionals everywhere can do to win the golden ticket of being perceived by leadership as a 'strategic business partner.'

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Topics: hr software, Social enterprise, Remuneration modelling, #hrtech, Sierra-Cedar


The HR Superpower for 2020 and Beyond: Workforce Shaping

Posted by Mathew French on 7 July 2020

To all the HR Professionals out there - hands up which ones of you have had to make changes to your ways of working and employee cohort since the start of 2020? For those of you who didn't put your hand up, you're in the minority. If the events that ushered in this decade have taught us anything, it's that businesses needs systems and processes in place that enable it to bend and flex under duress. If the art of workforce shaping isn't on your radar yet, it should be. In this week's blog we explore what KPMG has nominated as being the 'defining challenge' of 2020 and beyond. This is the future of HR best practice.

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Topics: HR software configuration, Workforce shaping, #hrtech


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


Let's Talk About Trust and Transparency

Posted by Mathew French on 23 June 2020

Edelman has been publishing their annual Trust Barometer Report for 20 years now, and the 2020 report illustrates what you might call an 'epic fail' in trust across the board. No institutions are seen as being both competent AND ethical. Only business is seen as being competent and only NGOs are seen as ethical. Add to that the fact that 56% percent of respondents believe that capitalism as it currently operates today is doing more harm than good and you can see that there is both a significant need for change as well as a tremendous opportunity for transformation. It shouldn't surprise anyone to hear that trust and transparency are more critical to success than ever, especially given current circumstances. So let's take a look at the highlights from the 2020 Trust Barometer Report and how they matter to you.

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Topics: hr software, Values, Building Trust, Cloud HR Software, NFP, Edelman Trust Barometer, Edelman, Charity, NGO, #hrtech


Global Human Capital Trends 2020 - Deloitte's Annual Report

Posted by Mathew French on 18 June 2020

Every year, Deloitte conducts an extensive study on the emerging and prevailing trends in human capital and the future of work. Each year, the post we write on our HR blog about that report is always one of the most popular. In 2020, the Human Capital Trends Report highlights an intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues impacting HR and business leaders. These factors continue to put pressure on businesses to operate in a more socially oriented manner (a continuation of 2019's trend, which we covered in a previous HR blog post), and to reinvent their organisations around a more ethical and human focus. Let's take a look at the highlights of this year's report and discover the HR metrics that matter in 2020 and beyond.

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Topics: Digital HR Software, HR Metrics, Human Capital Trends, deloitte, Cloud HR Software, Digital HR, HR blog, The future of work, Global human capital trends, Human automation collaboration, #hrtech, hr statistics, metrics & trends


Better Decision Making With HR Dashboards and Data Visualisation

Posted by Mathew French on 14 April 2020

HR Dashboards are an indispensable tool for HR professionals. They provide critical data visualisation for relevant metrics across the entire employee lifecycle, including hiring, retention, onboarding, performance, and more. Today's #HRTech makes it possible to purchase dashboard apps to integrate with your other business systems. Or if you have developers within your organisation you can build your own dashboards using excel or by developing your own system. But really, what you want is an HR system with customisable Dashboards built in to your HR software itself. In this HR Blog we look at the benefit of using dashboards to get a real-time overview of your data so that you can gain valuable business intelligence to run an agile and successful organisation using HR automation.

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Topics: HR Metrics, HR technology, hr software, Performance Management Software, Cloud HR Software, HR blog, HR dashboards, Data visualisation, #hrtech


Productive HR Reporting: Essential Metrics For Your HR Dashboard

Posted by Mathew French on 14 April 2020

Productive HR reporting is critical to the ongoing success of every business. Developing an HR Dashboard that visualises your HR data in a way that tells the story of your business to the right people in the right way, is your pathway to growth and success. However, it is incredibly difficult for anyone in a business to make informed decisions when HR business partners and other stakeholders lack insight into their own operations and employees. To ensure that leadership and management have the information they need to make informed decisions, HR Professionals need to provide HR data in a way that informs, engages, inspires and persuades. In this week's HR Blog, we explore how to build the right Dashboards for productive reporting on your HR Metrics.

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Topics: HR Data, HR Metrics, HR Reporting, hr software, Performance Management Software, Data Analytics, Cloud HR Software, HR dashboards, #hrtech


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