The Best Articles on HR, People Analytics & the Future of Work of August 2019

In his monthly round-up of the top articles for August, David features a diverse selection of articles covering topics such as the link between Employee and Customer Experience, the importance of governance in People Analytics, ethics in the design AI infused HR Tech and the business benefits of Agile HR. There are specials on skills and the state of people analytics. Featured authors include Lexy Martin, Bernard Marr, Sarah O’Brien and Volker Jacobs.

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How can HR use Technology to Drive Business Impact?

Our guest on this week’s episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast, speaking to David Green, is none other than Dave Ulrich, the renowned university professor, author, speaker, coach and co-founder of The RBL Group. In this extract taken from their conversation they discuss how HR can use technology to drive business impact and whether the hype that surrounds Digital HR is just that – hype. If you’re interested in learning more about the how the role of the HR Business Partner is evolving in a digital age, then I urge you to listen to this podcast / read this blog post.

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Five Steps to Crafting Your Perfect Role

Hanadi El Sayyed discusses the impact job crafting can have on self fulfilment, job satisfaction and whether employees feel they’re carrying out meaningful work. For organisations keen on creating workplace environments where employees thrive and  perform at their best, job crafting is a powerful tool for employee engagement and wellness if implemented and managed effectively. 

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How Do You Create a Culture That Supports Employee Experience?

Mark Levy and Volker Jacobs continue to explore the depths of employee experience. In previous articles they’ve studied how HR as EX facilitators can work with business managers owning most of the actual employee experience, how to implement EX in a transformative way, how to measure it and how to drive conclusions from benchmarking and analysing EX data. What they now focus on is the data models - specifically what data models should be used to focus the efforts of the entire organisation on employee experience to track and benchmark it over time?

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What are the Six Types of Governance in People Analytics?

People Analytics needs a solid foundation. This is routed in having strong governance with clear purpose, standards, privacy, ethics and security. Governance is the underpinning element of all analytics. It ensures the right people provide direction for work, that the structure and stewardship for managing data are appropriate and applicable to your organisation and that you are managing the risks associated with people analytics in a clear and proper manner.

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Why should Employee Experience be part of your 2020 HR Budget?

Mark Levy and Volker Jacobs examine the business benefits that their clients have gained as a result of their Employee Experience investments. Looking at Employee Experience from almost each HR angle, and you will find a very compelling use case for EX management - a logical bridge can easily be built between the core ‘products’ of HR teams offered to the business and the management of employee experience. Mark and Volker explore whether employee experience is the umbrella under which HR practitioners of the world shall unite?

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Is HR Ready for the Future of Work?

In a research study conducted by Florian Fleischmann, Maximilian Tallgauer & Prof. Dr. Marion Festing, more than 120,000 HR job postings from nine countries have been leveraged to evaluate how HR departments are adapting to the changing business environment. The results reveal a lot about the challenges HR should address to lead the digital transformation.

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The Best HR and People Analytics Articles of July 2019

In his monthly round-up of data-driven HR articles for July, David features a selection of data infused articles covering topics such as Employee Experience, Organisational Network Analysis, Workforce Planning and People Analytics. There’s a special on how data and technology is helping drive initiatives in Diversity and Inclusion. Featured authors include John Boudreau, Lexy Martin, Dave Ulrich, Littal Shemar Haim and the article of the month by Joe Freed.

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Why you can’t afford to NOT do Strategic Workforce Planning

Continuing on from her last great article, which details the plight of Strategic Workforce Planning, Alicia Roach puts forward a compelling case for why its imperative that organisations invest in building a solid strategic workforce plan that is not only aligned to their business strategy but underpins it. She examines some of the core elements that need to considered when driving a culture of strategic workforce planning throughout the organisation, this extends beyond just technology to culture and leadership.

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How to Prepare for the Pitfalls in Employee Experience Transformation 

As Employee Experience continues to gain more traction and importance and becomes an ever increasing priority for Chief HR Officers, as a HR function we don’t have a clear plan on how to execute on it. The TI People along with 20 HR leaders from across the United States spent two days breaking down the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of sustainable EX improvement and co-creating solutions to the pitfalls, they’ve seen unstick the best of intentions in EX.

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