Tag Archives: HR portal

Design thinking for a better employee experience: Part 2, High-performing cultures

Recently, I wrote about the opportunity for HR to adopt employee- or worker-centric design, applying concepts from consumer research, product development and design thinking. Here, I provide a framework (illustrated above) for how those concepts relate to strategy, values, culture, … Continue reading →

Does your HR portal spark joy?

Does your HR Portal spark joy? You might have read that title and then read it again to make sure you saw that correctly. And then you may have wondered what kind of crazy question is that? It’s not often … Continue reading →

The ‘find my phone’ answer for HR Communications

Last weekend, my wife and I had the luxury of spending the bulk of the day and evening downtown with our neighbors. After many hours of fun and festivities, we thought we should probably check-in with our kids. In a … Continue reading →

Who touched my homepage! Is content governance all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve spent years poring over your words trying to remove any possibility of ambiguity, you know “not open to interpretation” is practically an unreachable goal. And the age of 140 characters and #hashtags makes the impossible even more difficult. … Continue reading →

Design thinking for a better employee experience

It’s increasingly common in HR circles to hear terms that frame issues from the point of view of the end users (i.e., employees). This might include: we need to be more agile, we need to consider our employees as consumers … Continue reading →

Does your HR portal create a zen place for your employees?

The saying goes, “there is place for everything and everything in its place.”  I often think of this when I work with organizations on arranging their HR content.  In my last blog post, “Implementing an HR portal? Get your house … Continue reading →

Implementing an HR portal? Get your house in order.

One question I hear time and time again from organizations is, “I wish I knew what to expect going into an implementation of an HR portal. How can I better prepare?” In many ways implementing any new technology is like … Continue reading →

A communicator’s guide to an HR portal. If you build it, will they come?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The answer is “No”. Even if you build the most state-of-the-art human resources website with videos, employee testimonials, gamification, Pokémon Go, and sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, employees still … Continue reading →

Total rewards statements are dead! Not really. There’s something better.

Why do some HR professionals insist on communicating the value of their total rewards in a printed statement that is out of date as soon as it is printed? Continue reading →