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The year in review: Our most popular posts in 2017

Jolene Nicotina by Jolene Nicotina   December 14

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Here on the PeopleDoc blog, we strive to bring you the most up-to-date, helpful information about HR service delivery, digital transformation and the future of work. To make sure we do that well, we regularly check our analytics to see what interests you most. Curious about the topics that topped the list this year? So were we. Below are the top 10 most popular posts from 2017. See what’s on the mind of your fellow HR leaders and revisit some of our best tips, insights and stories.

 

1. Why I Changed the Name of the HR Function at PeopleDoc

Does it really make a difference when you trade the word “HR” for the the word “people” in your department titles? Adriana Bokel-Herde, PeopleDoc’s (now) Chief People Officer, explains why she did it.

2. Biogen’s HR Transformation

Biogen, a multinational biotechnology company, completely transformed the way its HR department works, giving time back to employees so they could focus on what matters most--saving lives. What’s more, the HR department was the first in the organization to use SaaS technology. This client story is definitely worth a second read.

 

3. Four Things to Know About GDPR and Why It Matters

Now that GDPR is less than 6 months away, it’s more important than ever to fully understand how the regulation can affect your department and company. This post gives a great introduction and will point you in the direction of more detailed information on how to prepare for compliance.

 

4. Launching a Great Employee Experience in Your Organization: The E-Factor Plan

Employee experience (or as we refer to it, the E-Factor) isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a seismic shift in the way organizations think about the employee work environment. This particular post from our E-Factor series, authored by talent expert Tim Sackett, explains how to get started with an E-Factor strategy, including getting executive buy-in.

5. Continuous Improvement Leads to HR Innovation

Innovation isn’t always one grand moment of inspiration. More often, it’s the result of several small changes over time. In other words, continuous improvement. This post looks at a simple improvement model (Plan, Do, Check, Act) and how it can work for HR.

 

6. What Modern HR Service Looks Like in a Service World

Our world has transformed from support-focused (e.g., scheduling a taxi service) to service-focused (e.g., requesting an Uber ride on your phone). What implications does this have for HR services? This post explains exactly how HR can keep pace with the evolution of employee service.

 

7. Mythbusters: Setting the Record Straight on HR Shared Service Centers

Implementing a shared service center can have many benefits for your organization, including elevated service levels and optimized operations. But, some believe this model is costly and impersonal. This post addresses five common misconceptions about HR shared service centers.

 

8. How to Meet Your 2017 HR Objectives in Q1

Don’t let the title fool you. The tips in this post are still relevant for 2018. Here, we talk about how to make quick wins when it comes to some common HR objectives, such as digitization, better employee engagement and increased productivity.

 

9. How HR Service Delivery Software Impacts Digital Transformation

Organizations are undergoing digital transformations so they can provide better experiences for both customers and employees. This post discusses how HR service delivery software impacts four major digital transformation trends: borderless platforms, data currency, individual centricity, and the battle for brains.

 

10. Thinking About Organizational Agility with Industry Experts

Agile management is no longer reserved for trendy tech companies. It’s not even confined to just development departments. The reality is all organizations (and all departments) must become more agile to adapt to market changes. This post talks about how HR can keep up by adopting the agile mindset.

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Jolene Nicotina
Jolene Nicotina

Jolene Nicotina is the Content Marketing Manager for North America at PeopleDoc, Inc. She works on making sure HR professionals have all the latest information they need related to HR service delivery, HR technology, and PeopleDoc, Inc. Prior to PeopleDoc, Jolene worked in marketing communications for the healthcare technology industry.

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