While social business has become a hot buzzword over the last few years, the evidence of success has been hard to capture and measure. Successes are much more clearly identified and defined when it comes to technology and collaboration platform adoption, but much the lines become more blurry when it comes to emotional, cultural impacts and business successes as a result of becoming a social workplace.
Our addiction to reading every whitepaper we can get our grubby little hands onto means that we are able to share our favorite ones with you. So far this year, we’ve seen many insightful studies on talent management, employee engagement, and social business from big companies such as Blessing White, Gallup, and Towers Watson. We’ve loved all of them. But you might be surprised to learn that some of our favorite whitepapers are also from some lesser known companies, and we’re glad to highlight them here as well. Enjoy.
TalentKeepers just released its 2013 Talent Engagement and Retention Trends Survey Report which is now the largest and longest running study of its kind. This year’s research signals another shift in nearly every aspect of how organizations manage human resources is underway, and finally this time the shift is signaling a brighter outlook. This optimism shows up in a wide range of measures as organizations gain confidence and take a longer view in planning their talent strategies.
Last year, Oracle President Mark Hurd outlined the ways that executives can use HR intelligence to help them make better business decisions, shape the future of their organizations and improve the bottom line.
He highlighted that talent management is one of the top three focus areas for CEOs, and explained how HR intelligence can help drive decisions to meet business objectives. Hurd urged HR leaders to use data to make fact-based decisions about hiring, talent management and succession to drive strategic growth. To win the race for talent, Hurd explained that organizations need powerful technology that provides fact-based valuable insight that is needed to proactively manage talent, drive strategic initiatives that promote innovation, and enhance business performance.
Are you addicted to white papers, just as I am? Well, my friends at Awareness, Inc. have put together an epic list of the top 10 social media whitepapers of 2012. Enjoy the white paper goodness. And try to tweet every once in a while so we know you’re still there, K?
Just when you’re thinking you are wrapping your arms around engagement, there is a new ( or not so new, depending on your point of view) and robust approach to engagement. There is no doubt that there is a clear relationship between high levels of employee engagement and improved financial and operational results.