|October 11, 2011|
In The News
Globoforce, the world’s leading provider of SaaS-based employee recognition solutions, has been recognized again by Gartner in two recent Gartner reports. The two reports, the Hype Cycle for Business Use of Social Technologies and IT Market Clock for Human Capital Management Software, add to the momentum of social employee recognition in the HR technology arena.
CPEhr, a Los Angeles human resources outsourcing firm, announced a new partnership with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to further enhance the plan administration of its Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan.
OpenConnect, the leader in business process intelligence and workforce analytics software and services, announced that a growing number of industry analysts are voicing support for the company’s Comprehend software. Most recently analysts from Bloor Research, Ventana Research and Dortch on IT published descriptions of the software’s ability to identify, measure and analyze work processes and to improve process efficiency, automate repetitive processes and reduce operational costs.
Saba, the premier People Cloud provider, announced continued momentum in the EMEA region during its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended August 31, 2011. Milestones achieved in the quarter in EMEA included increased adoption of Saba solutions, new alliance partnerships, and the opening of two new offices. Saba also enhanced product capabilities across Saba’s suite of People Cloud applications and increased the number of worldwide users to 23 million, as organisations increasingly turn to Saba to better leverage their most important assets — their people and people networks.
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Strategy Execution Webinar
BTS, the leading global strategy execution consultancy, will host an online seminar titled “Strategy Execution: How to Boost Effectiveness and Deliver Greater Impact” on October 13 at 2 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar features presenters from Sony Electronics and BTS, and explores the inner architecture of strategy execution.
“Strategy Execution: How to Boost Effectiveness and Deliver Greater Impact”
In the webinar, Christine DiDonato, director of talent and organizational development at Sony Electronics Inc., and Peter Mulford, executive vice president at BTS, will dive into the core elements of successful strategy execution. Over the course of the interactive session, they will discuss how companies can achieve superior results faster when the workforce is aligned to the strategy, has the right mindset and has mastered the capabilities needed to execute.
The webinar, co-sponsored by Chief Learning Officer Magazine, is free and registration is available at:
Hay Group’s New Book, ‘The Enemy of Engagement’, Examines Impact of Employee Frustration
Research uncovers frustration as the ‘silent killer’ of workplace productivity
Workplace frustration is a silent epidemic creeping through organizations, yet it is rarely confronted or even recognized, according to the new book, The Enemy of Engagement. Frustration wears down motivated, dedicated employees who really care about their jobs but can’t get the organizational support they need to get things done. Focused on making contributions, these employees often hide their frustration, leaving managers in the dark about their discontent.
The Enemy of Engagement highlights the main drivers of frustration and offers managers ideas for addressing each. Three major sources of frustration include:
The Enemy of Engagement is available for purchase via Hay Group’s website: www.haygroup.com/ww/enemyofengagement
- Poor communication about goals, performance: Nearly one-third of employees indicate that their managers do not effectively communicate the goals and objectives for their teams.
- Resource constraints: One-third of employees report that they do not have the resources and information they need to do their jobs well. More than half of employees express concerns about inadequate staffing levels in their work areas.
- Unclear authority: Thirty percent of employees indicate that they do not have enough authority to carry out their jobs effectively, and more than 40 percent feel that the potential for adverse consequences discourages them from taking actions or making decisions.
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