Monthly Recap | February 2023

Upcoming Events:

Unleashed America | April 26 – 27, 2023

Join the 3Sixty Insights team as they attend the upcoming Unleashed America Conference | April 26 – 27, 2023 at the Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.

Recent Research:

Anatomy of a Decision: Refresh Your L&D Infrastructure With Go1’s Comprehensive Content Library

Are you looking for ways to refresh and reinvigorate your learning and development infrastructure? With the right content library, HR teams can easily identify high-quality resources, organize them into effective training interventions, and deliver consistent learning experiences. Go1’s comprehensive online library is specifically tailored to revolutionize how organizations use L&D solutions. PGA Tour Superstore tells their story to 3Sixty Insights.

Infographic: Transforming the Workforce and HR with Modern Performance Enablement

Drawing on an episode of #HRTechChat with Jamie Aitken, vice president of HR Transformation at Betterworks, this infographic delves into the heavy negative consequences of conventional, traditional annual performance reviews. “Nobody wakes up in the middle of the night thinking, ‘Oh, great! Tomorrow is my performance review!’,” Aitkens said, during the podcast. A modern approach to performance management is fundamental and essential to optimizing the employee experience.

Anatomy of a Decision: Orbus Software Decides to Curate Go1-Sourced Content as Part of a Modernized Approach to Learning

This report, an Anatomy of a Decision, analyzes how and why Orbus Software turned to Go1) for part of the puzzle in overhauling their learning ecosystem. A provider of cloud software for digital transformation, Orbus wanted a diverse trove of learning content to curate and, thus, enliven employees’ skills development and training. “It doesn’t feel like I’m just another customer with Go1. It feels like I’m a partner,” says Penny Simpson, global head of learning and enablement at Orbus.

Research Note: The Next Era of Organizational Restructuring: What We Can and Should Do Differently

Simply mentioning the phrase “organizational restructuring” brings to mind images of employee layoffs, organizational chaos, and loss of valued work relationships.  Restructuring, like dental surgery, is one of those things we want to avoid but at times is necessary to prevent even worse pain and suffering. And if economic predictions about a potential recession in 2023 prove true, it will become more common over the coming months resulting in layoffs in other industries in addition to the 200,000+ that have recently occurred in the technology industry. Restructuring is often forced upon companies by economic constraints, but even when it is necessary, companies still have considerable control over how it is done and the long-term impact it has on the organization, employees and former employees. This paper provides guidance on how companies can more effectively manage restructurings by taking advantage of recent advances in human resources technology and drawing on research examining previous restructurings.

Recent #HRTechChat’s, Podcast, and Webinars:

#HRTechChat: Jamie Aitken, Vice President of HR Transformation at Betterworks

In this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast, Betterworks’ Vice President of HR Transformation Jamie Aitken joined host Brent Skinner for a conversation they unofficially titled, “Why Modern Organizations Need Modern Performance Management and How to Get There.” Jamie elaborated on the many desirable outcomes organizations see with modern performance enablement. “Frequency builds competency,” she said.

#HRTechChat: Organizational Psychologist Caitlin Collins, Program Strategy Director at Betterworks

“What do organizations do for people that go through big moments?” asked Caitlin Collins, 3Sixty Insights Co-Founder Brent Skinner’s guest for this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast. An organizational psychologist, Caitlin is program strategy director at Betterworks and has much to share when it comes to leadership and navigating employee performance. Being an effective leader demands an aptitude for empathy because, even with the latest and greatest tools, navigating employee performance will never be “all ponytails and rainbows,” she said.

#HRTechChat: Geoff Webb, Vice President of Solution Strategy at isolved

“I think we’re now in the post Great Resignation world. We’re into what is next,” said Geoff Webb, vice president of solutions, product, and marketing strategy at isolved, on this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast. Geoff joined 3Sixty Insights Co-Founder Brent Skinner to discuss the results of isolved’s latest workforce surveys: most HR leaders are laser-focused on the employee experience, and, yet, employees in large numbers continue to entertain temptations to leave. Geoff and Brent dove into interpreting just what, exactly, is going on.

#HRTechChat with James Brogan CEO and Co-Founder of PepTalk

What does it feel like to be part of a high performing team? It’s an intangible feeling that many strive for but few succeed in achieving. Creating and nurturing a successful team is hard work, yet the rewards are immense. When you put together the right group of people and offer them the tools they need to thrive, they can reach levels of productivity far beyond what any individual could achieve on their own.

Webinar: Organizational Restructuring 3.0: Using HR Technology to Reduce Workforce Costs While Retaining Employee Value

Join Dr. Steve Hunt of SAP and Jen Dole of 3Sixty Insights to discuss how advances in HR technology are changing the methods used to guide organizational restructuring. Steve and Jen will provide an overview of key concepts in their recent paper “The Next Era of Organizational Restructuring: what we can and should do differently”. They will then interview representatives from four technology companies whose solutions enable companies to make effective restructuring decisions without over-relying on spreadsheet that show employee costs, job titles and demographics but have little information about employee value.

Webinar: Three Ways HR Can Keep its Skin in the Employee Experience Game

Join Brent Skinner, host of the #HRTechChat video podcast and co-founder of 3Sixty Insights, and Mark Feffer, Executive Editor at HCM Technology Report, as they share insights on the importance of HR in shaping the employee experience.

Fuel50 Guest Podcast: Optimizing Workforce Restructuring with Jennifer Dole

Although layoffs and job loss come to mind for many people when they hear ‘restructuring,’ it’s time to rethink how we think about workforce restructuring. Are you considering restructuring your teams? In these unpredictable times, it’s important to know how to optimize this process. That’s why we’ve stopped by the Fuel50 Talent Experience podcast – featuring Jennifer Dole, who shares her expertise on optimizing restructuring and share some useful tips that HR departments worldwide can use when restructuring their teams. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the key elements of a successful restructuring journey so you can be sure that your talent transition runs as smooth as possible.

Recent Articles:


Interfacing with Application Programming Interfaces

“Great tech undermined by not-so-great businesspeople is not just great entertainment,” writes our resident fintech expert and analyst Craig Himmelberger in his latest entry at the blog: “Interfacing with Application Programming Interfaces.” In his inimitable style, Craig—inspired by a recent TechScape article by The Guardian’s Chris Stokel-Walker—weaves together Twitter, Elon Musk, and several other well-known brand names and players as he wades into the dark, murky waters vis-à-vis how to produce and maintain solid APIs.

How to Effectively Debate Investment in HR Priorities with Your CFO

It does not need to be a struggle to get your CFO on board with the HR initiatives you want to fund and invest in. It may feel like you are constantly presenting financial analyses, data points, and convincing arguments, but still not making headway in getting those funds approved. You don’t need to give up – there is an effective way for Human Resources to debate investment in their priorities with their Chief Financial Officer. Let’s look at some strategies that will help HR make an impactful case for why investing in particular objectives should be a priority.

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