5 ways to inject culture into a hybrid working model

December 17, 2021 | 100 views

What does organizational culture mean today? Has it taken on a new meaning during the pandemic? Should leaders care or even talk about it? Recent research shows they should. According to McKinsey, companies with healthy work cultures provided three times more returns to shareholders during the pandemic. On the other hand, 70% of transformations fail due to culture and people-related problems.

Organizational work culture has always been a challenge to strengthen and sustain, but with hybrid work models, the difficulty has increased manifold. It is rare to have such an opportunity as we do now, however. As new working models emerge, leaders can reshape how they run their workplaces. After the mass exodus to home offices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the current situation presents us with an opportunity to redefine the future of work.

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Increasing ROI through Digital Recruitment Marketing

Article | November 22, 2021

Marketing and recruitment are two of the most critical functions in a business. However, just as marketing is key to helping a business sustain in a cutthroat market and position itself as a go-to provider, recruitment marketing is key to winning the war for talent and positioning a company as a coveted workplace. Digital recruitment marketing, there are more avenues to recruit top talent than ever before. Not only does it offer a wide reach, but also the ability to keep track of campaigns and measure the return on investment from these efforts. In this way, you can build a talent community that ensures you have a steady supply of qualified candidates. This is why implementing solid recruitment marketing campaigns is so crucial. However, just like marketing, recruitment marketing requires investment, and marketing leaders must be able to justify these investments to their higher-ups. At its core, recruitment marketing shares much of its process with marketing. It helps to take lessons from how marketing leaders convince higher-ups to invest in their strategies to build a talent pipeline. Building a Business Case for Digital Recruitment Marketing Talent acquisition through recruitment marketing is undeniably effective. But it goes without saying that marketing is an expensive endeavour and when done without due diligence, it can cost your company a lot more than necessary and without yielding the results you’re looking for. In addition, with the same principles used to manage marketing campaigns, you have a better chance of justifying investment in digital advertising to recruit talent. By tweaking a few crucial pieces of marketing tools and techniques, you can craft a marketing strategy aligned to your recruitment objectives. Not all companies have the digital presence that large organizations can boast of. This is why reaching and engaging candidates, positioning an employer brand and designing an online candidate experience are so important. Digital advertising can address all of these objectives by helping create reach and awareness. But first, let’s talk about the key recruitment marketing metrics to track when implementing digital recruitment marketing campaigns. Metrics to Map for Tracking Recruitment Marketing ROI Your ability to build a case with recruitment marketing ROI is limited if you are not tracking the ROI from your digital advertising campaigns. Social Media You cannot track word of mouth, but you can track online conversations. No, it doesn’t mean you can hear what people are saying about the company, but social media recruitment marketing can uncover numerous insights. You can see how much of your audience your posts or ads are reaching, whether they are engaging with your posts by commenting, sharing, or liking it, and if it’s converting visitors into applicants. Pay-Per-Click Campaigns PPC campaigns are a common digital recruitment marketing strategy and are especially effective for reaching an intent-based audience looking for specific roles. PPC ensures your ad is at the top of the pile and gets immediate attention. Time to Hire From applying for a position to being hired, time-to-hire substantially demonstrates the success of your campaign. It requires you to track all the dates and stages of an application’s lifecycle. But what does it have to do with recruitment marketing? According to a study by Inc., the best candidates get recruited within 10 days on average, and your recruitment marketing campaign should contribute towards reducing your average time-to-hire for it to be considered effective. To Conclude These are just a few of the critical metrics you need to track in order to build a case for investing in recruitment marketing. A talent shortage and a competitive hiring landscape make it difficult to find the right talent on time. With digital advertising, you can create result-oriented campaigns that accelerate screening and evaluating candidates by reaching the right candidate personas. A recruitment marketing platform can help you actualize your campaign and adopt seasoned marketing strategies as part of your talent acquisition efforts.

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TALENT ACQUISITION, HR STRATEGY

Listen and act: how to get employee experience management right

Article | August 24, 2022

As the science behind employee engagement evolves, it’s become clear just how much businesses can gain from a happy and involved workforce. From improved performance, to reduced attrition, increased revenue and even a better customer experience, employee engagement is at the heart of business growth. Given these benefits, it’s no surprise that the role of HR departments is moving beyond just managing people and towards managing experiences.

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5 Things HR Can Do To Improve Employee Output

Article | July 14, 2022

Employees are companies most valuable asset – Without the talent, knowledge and expertise those employed bring to an organisation, it’s safe to say that the business world would be a very different landscape. Human Resources is often held responsible for owning the employee value strategy, where we’re now embracing tremendous improvements in how the value that employees bring, can be achieved. Here we’ll explore how data analysis, learning & development, employee engagement, 360 feedback and flexibility all offer a significant opportunity to improve employee output within every organisation in 2020.

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6 Reasons To Invest In Employee Onboarding In Your Organization

Article | February 10, 2020

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This holds particularly true when it comes to employee onboarding. It's a new hire's introduction to the organization and the experience has a significant impact on employee retention. Unfortunately, that's why it's rare to see many employees with years of tenure. Research by Future Workplace found that 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than 3 years. Companies lose 25% of all new employees within the first year, according to SHRM, but almost 70% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for 3 years if they experienced great onboarding.

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Caremark Deploys Connecteam's All-in-One App to Manage 7,000 Remote Caregivers Across 115 Franchises

Connecteam | November 04, 2022

Connecteam, which provides everything a company needs to manage and engage its deskless workforce, today announced that Caremark, a UK-based national homecare franchise provider, has deployed Connecteam’s all-in-one workforce management app to manage more than 7,000 remote caregivers across more than 115 franchise offices. According to Caremark CEO David Glover, Caremark needed a better way to engage its distributed workforce and improve communications among its franchise support center, administration staff, franchise owners, and its remote teams of 7,000 caregivers. “Our Care Assistants are the lifeblood of our business and I wanted to ensure they receive the exact support they need, be that training, access to documents or a place to chat with peers, as well as feeling valued, engaged and part of one big national team, Connecteam checked every box we needed and more. Its ease of use and secure platform enabled us to implement the app quickly with rapid adoption across teams and employees. Most importantly, it has helped us foster a sense of belonging and encouragement across our entire remote workforce which aptly aligns with our core value of caring for all people: customers, employees, franchise owners and care staff.” -Glover Caremark began using Connecteam earlier this year with three franchise offices. Now the app will be used throughout the network to: Open lines of communication between the franchise support center, Caremark offices, and remote employees Survey staff, send notes of gratitude, deliver business-critical messaging, and run refer-a-friend programs Access Caremark policies, procedures and operations manual Conduct mandatory eLearning programs across teams and work groups Deliver portable training licenses to franchise owners, saving them time and money The homecare industry employs hundreds of thousands of people in multiple locations, all working tirelessly to assist people in their homes. They aren’t sitting at their desks reading email messages, By using the Connecteam app to provide a better staff experience, Caremark can improve employee engagement and retention, which will translate into better care for customers too,said Amir Nehemia, CEO and co-founder, Connecteam. Nehemia added: From the get go, we saw that Caremark is doing things differently, putting its care assistants first. By delivering real-time, trackable, digital communication and training across the entire network using Connecteam, the company can successfully engage Caremark’s franchise owners, managers and care staff in an innovative way that wasn’t possible before – resulting in higher efficiency, productivity and retention.” Connecteam helps companies of all sizes and across multiple industries – including healthcare, construction, security, manufacturing, retail, restaurant and hospitality organizations – improve how they manage and engage their deskless workers on the frontlines. The company’s all-in-one app has features for communications, HR and operations, including scheduling, time tracking, attendance, learning and training, employee recognition, and more, to help manage 80% of the global workforce, representing 2.7 billion workers, who are not tied to a desk. The app is also fully customizable without the need for IT support. Connecteam recently launched a free-for-life version of its software for small businesses with up to 10 employees, providing access to the Conneteam app’s full suite — an estimated value of $4,000 per year. About Connecteam Connecteam is a workforce management app for deskless employees providing an all-in-one experience for communications, day-to-day operations, HR and training. Founded in 2016, Connecteam has already achieved 400% growth year-over-year and earned the trust of more than 20,000 global customers across 80 countries, including such leading brands as SodaStream (a PepsiCo company), Sodexo, Saint Gobain, Berry Global and others. Provided as a service (SaaS), Connecteam’s software is available for free to small businesses of up to 10 employees. Connecteam also offers a free, two-week trial for larger companies that want to improve how they manage deskless workers on the frontlines.

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ChartHop Named a Quartz Best Company for Remote Workers

ChartHop | September 12, 2022

ChartHop, the leader in people analytics transforming the way companies manage and support their people, today announced its recognition as one of Quartz's Best Companies for Remote Workers in 2022. This marks ChartHop's first year on the list of top-ranked companies for remote workers who are embracing the future of distributed work. "As a remote-first company, ChartHop leads with the guiding principles of transparency, trust, and inclusion to ensure employees feel engaged and valued, This achievement underscores our commitment to investing in our employees and providing the support they need to grow personally and professionally in a remote environment. ChartHop will continue to champion remote employees and develop solutions to support a distributed workforce." -Ian White, founder and CEO of ChartHop In a recent McKinsey & Company survey, 35% of respondents reported that they work fully remote, while 23% work in a hybrid environment. The adoption of remote and hybrid work environments continues to grow as organizations look to create new work norms. This recognition further emphasizes ChartHop's commitment to empowering all organizations and their people, from executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, with the People data and solutions they need to thrive in a remote work environment. Companies at the vanguard of remote work helped show everyone else how to do it. Now we are seeing their best practices replicated across industries, at companies of all sizes, The companies on our ranking are putting their remote policies to use as a recruiting and retention play, as a tool for diversifying their talent pool, and as a performance strategy. Our second annual ranking honors businesses that have gone above and beyond in ensuring that their remote workers have the tools they need, from technology stipends to wellness perks, to do their jobs effectively,said Quartz executive editor Heather Landy. Employers were invited to apply for recognition in the second global ranking of best companies for remote workers, conducted through a survey that assesses employee sentiment and company practices to determine recognition and ranking. The full ranking for 2022 can now be found on the Quartz website. The recognition comes following a year of significant growth for ChartHop, including its new offering, Compensation Reviews, and acquisition of Gather, a people operations workflow builder. In addition, ChartHop welcomed key executives, Ivori Johnson, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), Matt Wolf, Chief Financial Officer, Justin Garrity, Vice President of Product, and Paul Szemerenyi, Chief Sales Officer. About Quartz Media: Quartz is a digitally native news organization with a mission to make business better. Our journalists around the world specialize in analysis of the global economy for an audience of purpose-driven professionals. We help our readers discover new industries, new markets, and new ways of doing business that are more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive. Quartz is the top business publication for global executives ages 25-45, and we have been a pioneer in premium, mobile-first, native advertising experiences since our founding in 2012. About ChartHop: ChartHop is transforming the way companies manage and support their people. By seamlessly consolidating and visualizing disparate sources of people data into one powerful people analytics platform, ChartHop creates more informed, empowered, and connected organizations. From executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, ChartHop is designed for everyone in the organization. ChartHop plays well with dozens of platforms through robust integrations across the HR tech stack, and serves companies like 1Password, BetterCloud, Starburst, and InVision. Founded in 2019 by Ian White, ChartHop is backed by Andreessen Horowitz.

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UKG partners with Xoxoday to elevate the employee experience for organizations

UKG | December 01, 2022

Xoxoday, a global SaaS Fintech company known for its rewards, engagement, and loyalty infrastructure for businesses, announced a technology partnership with UKG, a leading provider of HR, payroll, & workforce management solutions. This will help organizations and HR leaders elevate the workplace experience through a holistic employee engagement approach that connects, aligns, empowers, & motivates teams. This partnership helps solve significant new-age crises of disengagement and attrition by focusing on employee experience. While UKG helps streamline human capital management and HR service delivery, Xoxoday Empuls helps drive multi-dimensional employee engagement. The partnership also aims to address challenges brought about by the 'Great Resignation' by attracting and retaining top talent, maximizing ROI from every business' biggest resource - their people. UKG solutions are developed with the UKG Life-work Technology™ approach to solution design. Life-work Technology has two components: people systems that inspire the workforce by enabling autonomy & flexibility and connecting people to their colleagues and roles with purpose; and work systems to help businesses thrive by offering higher productivity, optimizing teamwork, and providing more opportunities for people to support each other and their communities. "At UKG, we strive to create lifelong partnerships with our customers, helping them create modern people experiences to drive better business outcomes and anticipate employee needs beyond just work, By cultivating a highly engaged ecosystem of technology partners, including Xoxoday, we're able to help create a more seamless and empowering technology experience." -Mike May, VP, Technology Partnerships, UKG Manoj Agarwal, Co-founder, Xoxoday, says, The partnership comes at a time when technology is getting democratized faster than before, and two strong products, that are solving adjacent problems, come together to provide a better value proposition to their customers while using it as a growth flywheel for both businesses. The partnership with UKG strengthens our vision to create a connected & motivated workforce, breaking silos to achieve better outcomes. About Xoxoday Xoxoday is a rapidly growing fintech SaaS firm that propels business growth while focusing on human motivation. Backed by Giift and Apis Partners Growth Fund II, Xoxoday offers a suite of three products - Plum, Empuls, and Compass. Xoxoday works with 5,000+ clients across 100+ countries serving 80 million+ end-users. Xoxoday is a 380+ strong team with nine global offices across USA, Ireland, UAE, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria.

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Caremark Deploys Connecteam's All-in-One App to Manage 7,000 Remote Caregivers Across 115 Franchises

Connecteam | November 04, 2022

Connecteam, which provides everything a company needs to manage and engage its deskless workforce, today announced that Caremark, a UK-based national homecare franchise provider, has deployed Connecteam’s all-in-one workforce management app to manage more than 7,000 remote caregivers across more than 115 franchise offices. According to Caremark CEO David Glover, Caremark needed a better way to engage its distributed workforce and improve communications among its franchise support center, administration staff, franchise owners, and its remote teams of 7,000 caregivers. “Our Care Assistants are the lifeblood of our business and I wanted to ensure they receive the exact support they need, be that training, access to documents or a place to chat with peers, as well as feeling valued, engaged and part of one big national team, Connecteam checked every box we needed and more. Its ease of use and secure platform enabled us to implement the app quickly with rapid adoption across teams and employees. Most importantly, it has helped us foster a sense of belonging and encouragement across our entire remote workforce which aptly aligns with our core value of caring for all people: customers, employees, franchise owners and care staff.” -Glover Caremark began using Connecteam earlier this year with three franchise offices. Now the app will be used throughout the network to: Open lines of communication between the franchise support center, Caremark offices, and remote employees Survey staff, send notes of gratitude, deliver business-critical messaging, and run refer-a-friend programs Access Caremark policies, procedures and operations manual Conduct mandatory eLearning programs across teams and work groups Deliver portable training licenses to franchise owners, saving them time and money The homecare industry employs hundreds of thousands of people in multiple locations, all working tirelessly to assist people in their homes. They aren’t sitting at their desks reading email messages, By using the Connecteam app to provide a better staff experience, Caremark can improve employee engagement and retention, which will translate into better care for customers too,said Amir Nehemia, CEO and co-founder, Connecteam. Nehemia added: From the get go, we saw that Caremark is doing things differently, putting its care assistants first. By delivering real-time, trackable, digital communication and training across the entire network using Connecteam, the company can successfully engage Caremark’s franchise owners, managers and care staff in an innovative way that wasn’t possible before – resulting in higher efficiency, productivity and retention.” Connecteam helps companies of all sizes and across multiple industries – including healthcare, construction, security, manufacturing, retail, restaurant and hospitality organizations – improve how they manage and engage their deskless workers on the frontlines. The company’s all-in-one app has features for communications, HR and operations, including scheduling, time tracking, attendance, learning and training, employee recognition, and more, to help manage 80% of the global workforce, representing 2.7 billion workers, who are not tied to a desk. The app is also fully customizable without the need for IT support. Connecteam recently launched a free-for-life version of its software for small businesses with up to 10 employees, providing access to the Conneteam app’s full suite — an estimated value of $4,000 per year. About Connecteam Connecteam is a workforce management app for deskless employees providing an all-in-one experience for communications, day-to-day operations, HR and training. Founded in 2016, Connecteam has already achieved 400% growth year-over-year and earned the trust of more than 20,000 global customers across 80 countries, including such leading brands as SodaStream (a PepsiCo company), Sodexo, Saint Gobain, Berry Global and others. Provided as a service (SaaS), Connecteam’s software is available for free to small businesses of up to 10 employees. Connecteam also offers a free, two-week trial for larger companies that want to improve how they manage deskless workers on the frontlines.

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ChartHop Named a Quartz Best Company for Remote Workers

ChartHop | September 12, 2022

ChartHop, the leader in people analytics transforming the way companies manage and support their people, today announced its recognition as one of Quartz's Best Companies for Remote Workers in 2022. This marks ChartHop's first year on the list of top-ranked companies for remote workers who are embracing the future of distributed work. "As a remote-first company, ChartHop leads with the guiding principles of transparency, trust, and inclusion to ensure employees feel engaged and valued, This achievement underscores our commitment to investing in our employees and providing the support they need to grow personally and professionally in a remote environment. ChartHop will continue to champion remote employees and develop solutions to support a distributed workforce." -Ian White, founder and CEO of ChartHop In a recent McKinsey & Company survey, 35% of respondents reported that they work fully remote, while 23% work in a hybrid environment. The adoption of remote and hybrid work environments continues to grow as organizations look to create new work norms. This recognition further emphasizes ChartHop's commitment to empowering all organizations and their people, from executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, with the People data and solutions they need to thrive in a remote work environment. Companies at the vanguard of remote work helped show everyone else how to do it. Now we are seeing their best practices replicated across industries, at companies of all sizes, The companies on our ranking are putting their remote policies to use as a recruiting and retention play, as a tool for diversifying their talent pool, and as a performance strategy. Our second annual ranking honors businesses that have gone above and beyond in ensuring that their remote workers have the tools they need, from technology stipends to wellness perks, to do their jobs effectively,said Quartz executive editor Heather Landy. Employers were invited to apply for recognition in the second global ranking of best companies for remote workers, conducted through a survey that assesses employee sentiment and company practices to determine recognition and ranking. The full ranking for 2022 can now be found on the Quartz website. The recognition comes following a year of significant growth for ChartHop, including its new offering, Compensation Reviews, and acquisition of Gather, a people operations workflow builder. In addition, ChartHop welcomed key executives, Ivori Johnson, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), Matt Wolf, Chief Financial Officer, Justin Garrity, Vice President of Product, and Paul Szemerenyi, Chief Sales Officer. About Quartz Media: Quartz is a digitally native news organization with a mission to make business better. Our journalists around the world specialize in analysis of the global economy for an audience of purpose-driven professionals. We help our readers discover new industries, new markets, and new ways of doing business that are more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive. Quartz is the top business publication for global executives ages 25-45, and we have been a pioneer in premium, mobile-first, native advertising experiences since our founding in 2012. About ChartHop: ChartHop is transforming the way companies manage and support their people. By seamlessly consolidating and visualizing disparate sources of people data into one powerful people analytics platform, ChartHop creates more informed, empowered, and connected organizations. From executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, ChartHop is designed for everyone in the organization. ChartHop plays well with dozens of platforms through robust integrations across the HR tech stack, and serves companies like 1Password, BetterCloud, Starburst, and InVision. Founded in 2019 by Ian White, ChartHop is backed by Andreessen Horowitz.

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UKG partners with Xoxoday to elevate the employee experience for organizations

UKG | December 01, 2022

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