HRTechChat – Alex Furman – Performica

#HRTechChat with Alex Furman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Performica

Company founders play an integral role in the success of businesses. Their stories have the power to engage and inspire others, attract talented employees, persuade potential customers and motivate investors. But what makes a founder’s story so special? Spend a few minutes listening to Performica’s founder Alex Furman share his career story from software engineer to founding team member to head of human resources.  His story evokes emotion and his truth-telling draws you in.  It is clear he has a passion for innovation, change and experimentation. In his HR role, Alex found a critical gap in his search for HR technology. ‘“The fundamental underlying structure by which all of the [HR] data is organized [and technology] functionality is organized … isn’t how work was getting […]

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Research Note: Hired to Transform: Learn How HR Leaders Can Use Ecosystems to Drive Innovation and Change in the Workplace

What You Need to Know Human Resources (HR) leaders are often in a unique position to drive innovation and change within their organization. By utilizing ecosystems, they can create a more collaborative environment that encourages new ways of thinking and working together. Ecosystems provide a structure for people to connect with other parts of the organization, to create a more efficient, effective and empathetic workplace. This can lead to increased creativity and innovation, as well as better customer, employee and manager experiences. About the Research This paper examines how HR leaders that utilize ecosystems are better positioned to drive innovation and influence change as they transform the way managers, employees and enterprise work together. To better understand and highlight the value, 3Sixty Insights interviewed Larry […]

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Organizational Network Analysis

What is Organizational Network Analysis?

On 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Steve Hunt we talked about innovations in technology that are relevant to improving the experience of restructuring (stay tuned for our upcoming research paper on the topic). One of the technologies mentioned was Organizational Network Analysis.  Steve shared “it’s almost crazy to do restructurings without them.”  Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) is a tool used to help organizations understand the relationships among their employees and resources in order to better manage them. In this blog post, we will discuss what ONA is and how it works.   To better understand ONA, I called upon my new friends at Performica, co-founders Alex Furman and Erin McCune, to learn more.  Furman shared how his background leading human resources influenced the genesis for the idea.  […]

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The Importance of the Team Experience in the Workplace

The Importance of the Team Experience in the Workplace

The topic of “activate your team” came up on last month’s 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat  podcast with Larry McAlister, founder of The Corporate Humanist Consultancy. It was an insightful conversation that stretched my thinking beyond employee or manager experience. As Larry mentioned, “if you are an aligned individual, you are going to be a better team member, the team is better when it works together, and that team helps the entire enterprise.”  The idea sparked even more thinking about teamwork and how technology is advancing it.  Teamwork is often said to be one of the most important aspects of a successful workplace. However, it is not enough to simply have a team – it must be an environment where teams can engage, perform, and grow together. […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Steve Hunt, Chief Expert, Work and Technology at SAP

Some restructuring efforts have become notorious for favoring cost cutting over the employees who drove their success in the first place. We must develop better frameworks that value employees and facilitate learning from our past experiences to ensure restructuring is handled more equitably going forward.   Joining me on this video podcast of #HRTechChat is Steve Hunt, chief expert, technology and work at SAP and author of best selling book “Talent Tectonics.” In this episode we share an outline of an upcoming research paper we are collaborating on about the “New Era of Restructuring: How Companies are Leveraging Innovations in Work Technology to Manage Restructuring Differently.” There was so much to unpack in a short time during the recording.  We offer one definition of restructuring, three […]

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Research Note: Engagedly’s E3 Platform Delivers Significant, Positive Impact to Productivity and the Employee Experience

What You Need to Know The modern workplace is becoming increasingly competitive, with employees having more options than ever before when it comes to where and how they choose to work. Employees want to be engaged in their work, have a sense of purpose, and feel like they are part of something bigger. To meet these expectations, organizations must strive to create a positive work culture, provide meaningful work, and offer opportunities for development and growth. By focusing on developing and nurturing an employee-centric work experience, organizations can create a more positive and productive environment resulting in better retention and increased productivity. But to aspire simply to making the workplace more efficient and productive is to miss much subtlety and fail to fathom the potential […]

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Analyst Insight: The Pros and Cons of Hiring Former Employees

What You Need to Know When it comes to hiring, there are several different approaches you can take. You can post a job listing and wait for applications to come in. You can reach out to your network of contacts to see if anyone knows a good fit. Or, you can go through your company’s roster of former employees and see if there’s anyone you want to bring back into the fold. Of course, there are many other approaches, but let’s focus on the idea of former employees coming back to work. In a recent LinkedIn survey post, I asked, “Have you ever hired a former employee?” It was surprising that 76 percent responded with “yes, it was a great decision.” These respondents are from […]

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