Persuader

Jackie is the SVP of talent optimization at PI. She was born in Switzerland but isn't a dual citizen.

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5 key takeaways from the Rethinking Your Business Strategy with Talent Optimization webinar

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If you didn’t get the chance to attend the May 19 webinar, Rethinking Your Business Strategy with Talent Optimization, read this blog post to get key takeaways from each speaker you can implement immediately at your own organization. Key takeaway #1: Organize your talent for adaptability. JD Conway, Head of Talent Acquisition at BambooHR: “We’ve…

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Building and maintaining culture with remote teams

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Don’t let anyone fool you—company culture can be tough to define with a remote workforce. It takes a concerted effort, and even if you have flexible, experienced people, you still straddle a fine line. Go too heavy on the perks and icebreakers and you might come off as contrived. But remote teams require you to…

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How to measure engagement during a crisis

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Engagement data needs to be measured extra carefully—and likely differently—given the delicate nature of the current pandemic and its socioeconomic wake.

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The best way to encourage employee loyalty

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Employee loyalty impacts business results in a big way. It’s no wonder so many execs are laser-focused on it! Here are 3 ways to encourage loyalty.

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Talent strategy is everyone’s job—not just HR’s.

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Human resources is generally considered to be responsible for people and talent strategy. But the truth is talent strategy is a shared responsibility.

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4 tips for successful internal promotions

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Promoting from within has many benefits: retaining institutional knowledge, engaging employees, and building cross-functional skills, to name a few. But internal promotions can also cause people problems when not done well. Consider the top performer placed in a managerial role without the appropriate leadership skills. Or the individual contributors left behind who are resentful they…

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How to perform a talent review

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Completing a talent review helps companies uncover talent gaps and identify high potential employees. Follow these steps to complete your own talent review.

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How do you establish culture when there hasn’t been any?

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How do you build culture in your organization when you haven’t done anything like that before? Learn insights from an experienced VP of HR.

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Reason #3 why good employees quit: team fit

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There are four forces of employee disengagement and poor team fit is number three on the list. (Previously we’ve covered poor job fit and poor manager fit, which are reasons one and two.) Top organizations are built on high-functioning teams. That’s because a team that’s fully aligned is greater than the sum of its parts; team…

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How to change organizational culture: 5 tips

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“I love the feeling of dread in the morning,” said no one ever. Yet somewhere today, someone you know—someone who may work for you—woke up dreading the day ahead. The job that used to bring them joy and inspiration is now a tedious obligation. They’re disengaged and it didn’t happen overnight.  As a leader, it’s your…

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Reason #2 why good employees quit: manager fit

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Why do good employees leave? One of the biggest reasons is a poor fit or relationship with their direct manager. Find out how to fix this problem.

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Make common sense a part of your human resources strategy.

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The best human resources leaders run departments that are fluid and proficient. This requires shaping effective processes but also knowing when to bend the rules. In fact, when we asked our people operations team to highlight top HR sins, recruiter Will Otto warned that process isn’t everything. Prioritizing process over common sense can come back to…

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5 ways to reward employees

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In our recent people management study, 76 percent of employees surveyed said that great managers recognize good work. There are many ways to reward employees. But, when you manage people with different needs and behaviors, what does effective recognition look like? Encouragement and feedback are important topics in workplace culture. Most managers know they should be…

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8 questions that need to be on every manager evaluation form

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No one has a more immediate impact on employee engagement, productivity, and workplace satisfaction than direct managers of staff. Yet, most performance evaluation models are top-down—employees receive feedback from the people they report to, but managers rarely receive feedback from the people they manage. In fact, many companies don’t utilize manager evaluation forms at all. Good employees…

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