An effective change-management strategy is critical when moving to a cloud-based human capital management system, writes Arthur Higbee of KPMG. "With the pace of change accelerating across many industries, an investment in change management will support the more agile organization that is needed in today's digital era, and this investment will pay dividends," he writes.
Cirque de Soleil uses a web-based recruitment platform and an integrated HR information system to improve its talent acquisition and overall business operations around the world, say Frederic MacDonald and Marc Van Oordt.
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Artificial intelligence tools can make HR more human by providing insightful data from quick surveys and adding context to employee feedback, writes Jim Barnett, CEO of Glint. "With less time spent analyzing and interpreting data, HR teams are freed to spend more time coaching and developing leaders, managers and employees, strengthening relationships and implementing strategic and creative programs," Barnett writes.
Gamification reduces the tedium of onboarding and makes it engaging and productive, writes Sreeram Sreenivasan, founder of Ubiq BI. He explains three ways to gamify training of hires to help them bond with fellow employees.
Some people think e-learning replaces the classroom, has to be interactive and is unpopular with employees, but those are all untrue assumptions, writes Tim Slade of Artisan E-Learning. "[P]eople don't hate e-learning; people hate bad e-learning," he writes.
Create a continuous-learning work environment that potentially includes video, mobile apps, digital assistants and virtual reality, writes Rebecca Chandler. "Your learning strategy should help synthesize data from unexpected places and generate insights that allow learners to take actions in real time," she writes.
IHRIM webinar: I think I'm double-muted. Stop making working remote feel so remote | July 25
This webinar is free for IHRIM members. How do you engage virtual teammates? How do you manage personal preferences of your employees? In this webinar, you will learn how to effectively manage outcomes, not time. You will also gain insight on how to create a personalized learning journey for your remote workforce and more. Additional information and register now.
IHRIM's HRIP Certification Exam Review Course Live Webinar Series | Sept. 11 to 27
This review course is being offered as a six-part, live webinar series and is designed to help candidates review for the HRIP certification exam. All sessions are scheduled for 75 minutes and will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern. There are four main knowledge areas measured by the examination, including technology strategy and solution assessment, and HR technology and business processes. Learn more and register now.