HRHeadStart #94: Evidence-based HR; Building Workplace Relationships
Note: I will be taking a break over the year-end holidays and HRHeadStart will be back in early January.
The Talent Agenda
Making good HR decisions is essential for any successful business. HR decisions affect all aspects of the employee experience, from recruitment and onboarding to performance management and compensation.
But how do we make good decisions that increase the likelihood of success and reduce risks? We could do so by systematically taking into account all the information and evidence and ensuring the reliability of the evidence and using these to formulate decisions. Evidence-based HR has been defined as:
…a process which delivers better-informed and hence more accurate answers to two fundamental questions: First, which are the most important problems (or opportunities) facing the organisation which are relevant to HR activities? Second, which solutions (or interventions) are most likely to help? In other words, what’s going on and what can we do about it? These questions are answered through a combination of using the best available evidence and critical thinking.
Learn more about how you can apply evidence-based HR techniques with a good example of applying this way of thinking to the problem of employee turnover.
I received a few emails from my subscribers saying that they really found my recent post on connecting with coworkers useful. So, I am sharing it again for those who might have missed it earlier.
Connecting with people we work with is a good thing. It helps us build connections, open up communication flows, accelerate progress and build teamwork. Whether you’ve been in your current role for a while or joined a new organization/team or you’re managing a remote team, check out these 3 simple tips to strengthen ties with your co-workers (4 minutes).
“All models are wrong, some are useful.” ~ George Box