Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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Government Elearning! Fall 2016 11 Employee Engagement a Top Concern Eighty-seven percent of organizations polled in a recent Bersin by Deloitte survey believe culture and engagement are some of by Deloitte survey believe culture and engagement are some of their biggest challenges. Some of the ways organizations can dig deeper and solve engagement problems is by making certain employees are personally accountable for their performances and career paths — it's easy to get bogged down when looking too far into the future, so it's in the organization's best interest to inquire about employees' long-term goals, and set smaller goals to help each individual achieve them. Internal growth is vital; employees no longer feel tied to a company in the long-term when the company can no longer provide them opportunities for growth. Co-workers play an integral role in an individual's en- gagement, through both peer-to-peer recognition, and sideways management — sometimes peer pressure and the eagerness to please those closest to an individual can motive him or her to go the extra mile. Feedback will be more frequent and two-way, upper-management can learn from those working under them and should be setting an example by being open to improving themselves. —More info: Trend lines People on the Move DAN VUJOVIC has joined Intellum as Director of Client Training. Vujovic, formerly the Senior Learning Design Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand, brings almost 20 years of client-facing learning design and development experience to Intellum with a background that spans curriculum design, instructional design, learning strategy development, user experience and interactive technologies. In his new role, Vujovic will be responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating client training content and curriculum for all Intellum products and solutions. Former creative lead and founding team member of Toca Boca, JENS PETER DE PEDRO, and former Vice President of Leapfrog, DR. SUZANNE BARCHERS, have joined Monkimun, a 500 Startups backed company developing language learning apps and tools for early childhood, as their new Vice President of Curriculum and Experience Director. MindTickle Inc., a San Francisco based provider of Sales Readiness software, has appointed MARC WENDLING as the company's Vice President of Sales. Wendling comes in with more than 18 years of experience building and leading sales teams in leading technology companies such as ClearSlide and Sumo Logic. LEO appoints learning technology expert BILL MASTIN as Senior Vice President, North America. Mastin joins LEO with more than 20 years of experience in the learning technologies space. Seven members joined the eLogic team: TODD HINES (Account Executive), BRAD NEWELL (Solution Architect), KATIE ULCH (Marketing Director), VIVIAN SADDIC (Account Executive), DANIEL WATTS (Account Executive), JUSTIN TURNER (Director of Implementation) and KRISTINA HUANG (Solution Specialist). The End of the Annual Performance Performance Review? Review? Performance Review? Annual Annual performance reviews are on their way out and many large performance reviews are on their way out and many large companies are shifting their ways to measure employee bench- marks in relation to their goals. General Electric, which once prophesized the annual performance review, is walking away from it. Previously known for ranking employees each year and firing the bottom 10 percent (that system was ended about a decade ago), it's now ending annual performance reviews and legacy performance management system in favor of more frequent feedback via an app. Forty-five percent of HR leaders do not think annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employee's work and 42 percent do not think employees are rewarded according to their job perfor- mance according to a SHRM/Globoforce survey. Frequent feedback and employee recognition programs are two ways for organizations to meet challenges. —More info: "45% of HR leaders do not think annual performance reviews are an accurate appraisal for employee's work."

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