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5 Internal Communications Trends for 2019

5 Internal Communications Trends for 2019

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Internal communications is changing slowly. We still see many newsletters and magazines with the usual content (Interview with the CEO, Our office in Dubai, We ran for charity in Zurich and The secret hobby of ….). These newsletters and magazines hardly ever excite employees. Employees want to be heard, employees want to be taken serious and employees appreciate quick and honest communication.

What are some of the trends we expect to influence internal communications in 2019? The 5 M’s for 2019.
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Demand for both digital & human-based experience

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Source: Soumyasanto Sen

Digital technology has transformed our consumer habits. This is not only true with the customer experience journey but also with the consumerization of HR. Consumerization of HR actually refers to creating a social, mobile, and consumer-style experience for employees inside the company in their entire employee lifecycle from stages selection to the separation process.

Today organizations are aiming to provide their people with positive touch-points at all stages of the employee lifecycle. Consumerizing the employee service experience can be a win-win scenario for both workforce and companies. The experience comes from consuming HR functions, job, leadership, and culture. And the last but not the least, the technology, workplace, and the digital experience.

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Is it time to replace your CHRO?

Is it time to replace your CHRO

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I was talking to a client about the profile of the new CHRO (or Chief People Officer) they wanted to hire.

The CEO asked me what my observations in other organisations were. In my answer I covered seven elements I have seen many times.

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10 talent management trends for 2019

10 Talent Management Trends for 2019

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In November last year, I had a discussion with a team of HR professionals of Deutsche Telekom, about the future of talent management. In this conversation we covered the following important talent management trends.

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Rehumanizing people in the digital economy

Rehumanizing People in the Digital Economy

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The digital economy is shaping the aspects of society, including the way people interact, the economic landscape, the future of work and business transformation empowering with fast-changing technologies.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is distinguishable from the others because it is where humans meet the cyber world; where technology and people are not distinct, not separate. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity, role, responsibility, a way of leadership and our mindsets.

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Latest trends in employee mood measurement

Employee Mood measurement is evolving

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Not too long ago the main instrument to gather data about the mood of the employees in the different parts of the organisation was the annual employee engagement survey. Once per year, or one every two-years, a long questionnaire was distributed to the employees. 50-70% of the employees responded.

The answers were analysed and often months later the reports were ready. Management discussed the outcomes, and a summary was communicated to the employees. Focus groups discussed the outcomes and made some suggestions for management. And so on, and so on. Even writing the complete process down, takes too long. Employee mood measurement has fortunately moved on. Nine trends we see.

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How to make 2019 your best year in HR yet!

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2019 is here, a new year full of opportunities to connect with great people, expand your knowledge and set ambitious goals for yourself and your organisation. Even if you are not one for making new year’s resolutions, reading this Blog means you are seeking ways to improve your professional life and approach to people management.
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Brexit: what’s it got to do with HR?

Brexit and HR

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So what’s this “Brexit” thing we’ve all been hearing about then?

The HR Cat (Sarah Murray): Back in 2016, in order to retain the support of nationalists within the British Conservative party, Prime Minister David Cameron offered the UK a referendum on the UK’s EU membership. The people voted “Leave” by a margin of 52%/48%. The current Prime Minister, Theresa May, subsequently activated Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, and the UK is now set to leave the EU on March 29th 2019 as an automatic operation of law.

Oh I see. So why is this in the news so much?

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Enrico Palumbo: “We really need to shift from a transactional to a digital way of working in HR”

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Photo: Enrico Palumbo

A podcast interview with Enrico A. Palumbo

In this special podcast episode for Zukunft Personal Europe 2018, we are speaking with Enrico A. Palumbo, HR Director of SAP Switzerland, one of the keynote-speakers ahead of the event. Enrico shares with us among others how “permanent beta” resonates with his experience at work, what is the inHR Award, that he initiated, how traditional HR processes can be transformed and translated with modern technologies, and SAP’s secret formula for being recognised both Top Employer and Great Place to Work in 2018.

Enrico A. Palumbo is HR Director and Member of the Management Board of SAP Switzerland. Over the last 15+ years, he worked in different HR roles and functions including HR business partner, center of expertise, and shared services in leadership roles, as a project manager, and as a business consultant in different industries and geographies. Enrico is particularly excited about how technology can support great work experience and employee engagement. He is a member of the SAP internal Coaching Pool and SAP internal Co-Trainer for Search Inside Yourself.

You can listen to the conversation on iTunes, acast and other podcasting apps. What follows here are excerpts from our conversation with Enrico, edited for length and clarity.

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Healthy @ Work – New trends in corporate well-being programmes

Healthy @ Work - New trends in corporate well-being programmes

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Are employers caring for the mental wellbeing of their employees? If not, perhaps it’s time to reconsider well-being programmes and extending them from yoga classes and smoothie bars. Latest reports from the UK and Germany show, that the majority of sickness absence in organisations are motivated by psychological or mental health issues, rather than physical sickness. A 2017 study in Germany by the AOK, the federation of social security secretariats, has shown that out of 12.5 million employees that took a sick-leave following a life-event, 79% had to take time off work due to mental health and emotional problems. In the UK a staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.

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