Tag Archives: Human Resources

7 steps for improving employee performance management programs

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If you’re questioning the effectiveness of your performance management program, you’re not alone. Our Global Talent Management and Rewards Study found that many employers believe their performance management practices fall short when it comes to driving high performance or encouraging … Continue reading →

Four things successful leaders do during mergers and acquisitions

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A multitude of factors are making managing and leading mergers and acquisitions through a successful integration increasingly challenging: Cross-border transactions require unifying national and corporate cultures. Mega-deals create a host of complex workforce and culture issues that can push integrations … Continue reading →

Top 5 human resources priorities for 2018

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As we take stock and reflect on HR trends from 2017, we’re reminded of the exciting developments around automation, artificial intelligence, diversity, gender parity and contractual talent. We’ve also seen previously “radical” concepts such as flexibility, personalization and transparency become … Continue reading →

Behavioral economics: A powerful way to influence employee health and wellbeing

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Gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior – and using that understanding effectively – will help us influence people to make better decisions about their health. Professor Richard Thaler, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, sought to prove this … Continue reading →

How to use your HR portal to personalize the employee experience

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Have you ever received a personalized gift? One that has your monogram? This means someone put a lot of time and thought into giving you something you’d really like — and even went a step further by putting your name … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Engaging employees for sustainable change – Part 3

Phil Merrell Embracing Change Management

Part 3 in a five-part blog series One reason companies are so challenged by change management is because many of them operate differently than they did even a decade ago. The tall hierarchies through which leaders pushed directives are being … Continue reading →

Embracing change management: Informing your workforce to inspire shared vision – Part 2

Willis Towers Watson Associate Gaby Joyner

Part 2 in a five-part blog series Amid company change, employees are often unclear about what their jobs will become. Many fear the worst: uncertainty, loss of control, job redundancy or unwanted moves. But consistent messaging and clear leadership can … Continue reading →

4 reasons to take a critical look at the latest HR technologies

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If you’ve read my blog posts on employee listening, design thinking and culture, you know I’m all for creating unique employee experiences that support business and talent strategies and foster high performance. Take the latest in human resources technologies: There’s … Continue reading →

What does innovation really mean for the health care and benefits industry?

Steve Blumenfield, left, Director of Strategic Operations and Alliances for Willis Towers Watson’s Health and Benefits practice, talks innovation with Jonathan Edelheit, Principal & Founder, Global Healthcare Resources, at the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress. Earlier this … Continue reading →

5 keys to communicating total rewards globally – The Dikembe Mutombo of HR communications

“I want to meet the guy who speaks 14 languages.” The year was 2007 and that was the first thing I heard when I walked into our Montreal office. I was there to help our local team transition a variety … Continue reading →