Few things in the corporate world generate such vociferous reactions as the performance review. Held annually, employees meet face-to-face with their judge, jury and potential executioner. Sometimes, the outcome is positive, with the employee relishing a well-earned pat on the back, hefty bonus or promise of better things to come. Other times, well, the experience is not quite so pleasant.
If there’s one thing that will keep your organisation on the right track, it's employee engagement. There are many definitions of engagement in the workplace, but most agree that it is represented by three main elements: Purpose, attachment to the company and the resulting effort employees invest in their daily tasks. To put this more simply, it’s about ‘happiness’ at work. Sounds easier than it is though, right?
How does this affect HR leaders? The issue for organisations is that many have very recently unveiled shiny new social media-style platforms for collaboration and learning and development designed in part to appeal to Millennials, only to find that the Millennials have shifted allegiance to a different kind of communication.
The disruptive technology driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution is also transforming the way we live and work. Just like all industries, HR and L&D have also gone through an intense digital transformation meant to make processes more efficient and accessible. While the implementation of new tools and technologies has allowed for lear