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Automate Questions With Client Hierarchy Management

Automate Questions With Client Hierarchy Management

July 20, 2017
9Lenses’ latest product update includes a hierarchy management process and a number of new functionality improvements. Our customers are using this functionality for technology assessments, high performer reviews, digital transformation readiness assessments, and other change management initiatives. These updates will further automate the workflow for any assessment where consultants would like to collect insights from both employees and managers to compare and contrast those responses and allow end users to view their responses. Today users can:Define client organizational hierarchy – Upload your client’s organizational structure and user list to deliver questions unique to the level of each employee in the same digital interview. Select from multiple languages – Users can now choose from 9 different languages including English, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Portuguese, Russian in the 9Lenses menu and to enable these languages for your interview creation.  Collect multiple responses for a single user – Allow managers to provide [...]
5 Ways to Digitally Transform HR

5 Ways to Digitally Transform HR

October 27, 2016
The Human Resource department is at the center of sweeping changes. The impact of technology will digitally transform HR and the way in which HR leaders engage with employees – digital is already changing the way employees and employers are interacting with each other. Transformation of HR into a strategic business function is well underway and is expected to continue for the next few years. Consequently, the HR technology industry is growing at a corresponding rate. Within the first quarter of 2016 alone, HR technology firms received about $600 million in venture capital funding.  Today, advancements in technologies specifically, Software as a Service (SaaS) based applications and platforms aimed at human capital management have enabled HR leaders to put metrics around tasks that were once difficult to measure. Enter – The Digital Workplace The digital workplace thrives on collaboration. That is, an employee’s ability to do their job by [...]
Hitting Refresh on Performance Reviews

Hitting Refresh on Performance Reviews

January 27, 2016
Performance reviewing is a process that comes right out of our management books and has remained “textbook” for decades. Most companies, big and small, have either adopted semi-annual or annual performance reviews that act as progress reports for their employees. These performance reviews typically aim to indicate areas where an employee has exceeded goals, met goals or underperformed. Ultimately, the performance review would act as a tool upon which to base promotions, salary hikes and bonuses, and to define future goals for an employee. This textbook approach to the performance review is fast becoming obsolete as companies are hitting refresh on most HR functions, such as executive assimilation and transition, compensation and benefit structure and employee training. 2015 saw global giants such as Adobe, Microsoft, Gap, Deloitte, Accenture and GE revamp their performance evaluation processes. Rather than sticking to the age-old semi-annual and annual performance reviews, businesses now favor [...]
Solving Business Challenges with People Analytics – Part 2

Solving Business Challenges with People Analytics – Part 2

September 25, 2015
The first step to gaining in-depth insight and actionable suggestions is defining the scope of the problem, issue, or contemplated business change. The topic at hand should be looked at from every angle – as well as other topics that may be indirectly impacted. While this may sound simple, it is complex and crucial for successful discovery. Once you have defined the scope of the topic, the next and equally challenging step is to define the right questions and how they should be asked. There are so many facets to consider! 9Lenses has distilled all these considerations down to four key principles. Outcome-Oriented Design When designing your discovery interview, keep in mind what a successful outcome will look like. Do you have several hypotheses you need to test? Do you need a list of five actionable steps for improvement? A combination of both or neither of the above? Success [...]
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