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Welcome to the Learn and Perform E-News! This is Palan, the contributing editor for this month.

In this E news, March 2017, we will cover the following:

1. Employee Engagement Trends for 2017
2. SMR News
7 Employee Engagement Trends For 2017
This article by David Mizne is worth a read. He says according to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. Here is what the experts are saying we can expect for employee engagement in 2017:
1) Employee Engagement Will Grow Slowly

Gallup state in their latest report that over 33% of the workforce is engaged. This seems small but these numbers are still an improvement over recent years. In 2013, engagement for the US workforce was under 30%. A ten percent rise in just three years is very encouraging. This increase is attributed to performance and human capital management strategies.

2) Performance Management Technology 2.0

In their latest report, Bersin by Deloitte reports that technology continues to change our lives and workplaces. The ubiquity of mobile devices means that we are always on, sending and receiving messages and accessing seemingly infinite media platforms 24 hours a day. Performance management has been gradually moving away from a focus on annual reviews, to real time feedback.

3) Data Focused Management and HR

People analytics are critical and they are ranked high. This often takes the form of software platforms where employees are asked metrics-based questions. Managers and other company leaders will review this data via dashboards.

4) Organizational De-structure

Based on their latest Human Capital Trends study of over 7,000 companies worldwide, Deloitte found that the vast majority of companies (92%) don't think that they are organized correctly. Many are shifting away from a top-down hierarchical structure to more horizontal or lattice type structures. Emphasis will shift from authority, hierarchy, and team individuation to allowing teams to work together in more dynamic ways.

5) Human Performance Strategy Will Change

Bersin and his team predict a massive shift where basically every leader in every business will have to be focused on employee wellness. In the report referenced above, they share extensive data on how productivity and engagement has slowed, while the amount of hours worked has increased and vacation time taken has decreased.

6) More Recognition Programs

Two-thirds of employees, who said they hadn't received any recognition in the last seven days, were twice as likely to say they would leave the company as the other workers when asked. Of course how recognition is delivered impacts how it is received.

7) Performance, Culture, & Engagement Together!

It is critical to build strong company cultures, how to foster employee engagement, and how to manage employee performance. The article emphasizes how the interplay of building culture, fostering high employees engagement, and focusing on performance management (namely vision, strategy, objectives, alignment and execution), is in essence an ecosystem that must be focused on as a whole in order to ultimately achieve high performance.

To read the full article, please visit
SMR News

Talent Oz
For people analytics and cloud based software visit TalentOz
The software is highly user friendly and goes a long way to build string companu cultures, performance and engagement. Email for details

The Asia HRD Congress and Awards
The Asia HRD Congress 2017 is back in Putrajaya, Malaysia August 8 and 9, 2017. Masterclasses on engagement will be run by Jill Christensen, an author and employee engagement expert from USA.

Will be in touch soon.

Best wishes,
Contributing Editor, Learn & Perform E News
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