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eLearning is Dead. 6 Important Things You Need to Know

eLearning is Dead. 6 Important Things You Need to Know

eLearning is dead, people. Let’s face it, our efforts to translate one-on-one analogue learning into digital tools have failed. Despite our best efforts to entice learners with “interactive” content, online communities, and incentives for completion, people remain uninspired and unmotivated. Here’s why: It’s usually boring: boring videos, boring content, multiple choice *sigh* We often assume one size fits all: We know that people have different behaviours and different learning needs so why do we assume that one e-learning solution is ...

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Who Has Time for Performance Reviews? [Especially When They Take 49 Clicks to Complete]

Who Has Time for Performance Reviews? [Especially When They Take 49 Clicks to Complete]

In the legal industry, where billable hours are measured in 6-minute increments, efficiency is king. So when a performance review takes 49 clicks and more than 8 months to complete, it becomes apparent something needed to change. Enter Louise Ferris, Director of HR. Under her leadership, McCullough Robertson has overhauled their HR systems and processes. She shared her insights on their HR transformation journey at HR Innovation & Tech Fest 2017 – the challenges, successes and three key strategies of ...

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Onboarding: Get it Right From Day One

Onboarding: Get it Right From Day One

HR practitioners these days are recognising the need for an overarching process to welcome a new starter into the fold. They’re talking about the process of Onboarding. Onboarding refers to the mechanism by which new employees provide and acquire the information, skills and behaviours required to become effective organisational members. What’s not so clear is where the process begins. Whether it’s Day 1 or the moment they read a job advert, what’s not in dispute is the importance of getting ...

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Two Things That Shaped My Role as an HR Executive

Two Things That Shaped My Role as an HR Executive

One of the most common questions I get as an HR executive is how I got to where I am today. It’s a tough one to answer, given that my career path has been a series of twists and turns, successes and setbacks. I owe many important learning moments to managers I had earlier in my career, because without them I wouldn’t have found my way to my role at Workday. Most of them embodied great leadership qualities such as ...

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Employee Experience: Preparing for the Workplace of the Future

Employee Experience: Preparing for the Workplace of the Future

Employee engagement has been an HR buzzword for many years, but employee experience is a relatively new field. In this context ‘experience’ refers to the totality of employee experiences within the organisation; how staff feel about colleagues, management, KPIs and company culture.   The evaluation of both engagement and experience in the workplace has recently been disrupted by the emergence of big data and user-friendly tools. HR professionals are running increasingly sophisticated software, no longer dependent on the IT department to gather and process data for them.   In this blog, we look at employee experience ...

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