The Future Of Work, What Drives Company Culture, HR Tech Trends and Making Engagement Happen #FridayFinds

This week’s best articles in HR and employee engagement revolve around the increasingly important role of technology and the way that it’s pushing organizations towards digital workplaces where real-time information is essential.

Taking the daily pulse of employees’ engagement, leveraging collaborative tools and building strong company cultures are just some of the characteristics of these digital workplaces that we’re heading towards.

Work in the Future Will Fall into These 4 Categories

In the digital workplace of the future, organizations rely on agile principles and collaboration tools that bring together workers and technology to drive progress.

Advising leaders how to navigate this future workplace, the article brings to light new emerging trends identified by a consortium of human resource executives and other leaders called CHREATE (the Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise).

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Why Employees And Management Have Such Different Ideas About Company Culture

A new survey from the Workforce Institute at Kronos and WorkplaceTrends shows that HR professionals, managers, and employees aren’t in agreement over who drives company culture, what’s important to creating a great one, and what can destroy it.

While employees cited compensation as a key ingredient to company culture, along with coworkers’ support and respect, and work-life balance, HR professionals listed “managers and executives leading by example,” “employee benefits” and “a shared mission and values” as top culture drivers.

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Three Ways Technology Is Transforming Talent Management In 2016

HR solutions consultant Ian Davies talks about the technological trends we can expect to see transforming workplaces in 2016 – from social to mobile to analytics and cloud-based software.

An ongoing trend that we’ve been particularly focused on, in the context of employee engagement, is real-time feedback apps that are replacing the controversial yearly engagement survey and bringing increased transparency to the workplace.

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How To Get Leaders To Really Care About Employee Engagement

Also in the realm of employee engagement, the article stirs an interesting discussion on why managers don’t seem to be sold on employee engagement, even after all the data and reports pointing to a massive decrease in engagement levels and a proportional rise in its importance in the workplace.

The article offers an actionable step-by-step into how employee engagement can be established as a priority in your company, starting with linking it to your core business objectives.

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Join us next week as we share more of our favorite articles. We’d also love to know what articles made your week and what topics you’d like us to talk about next week so comment away.

Happy weekend!