China Gorman

For more than 25 years, China Gorman has held strategic business leadership roles in the human capital management sector. She's currently the CEO for Great Place to Work, a company dedicated to improving society by helping companies create better workplaces. Well known for her tenure as Chief Operating Officer and interim CEO of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management), China also held the posts of President of DBM North America, and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, the global consulting division of Adecco, which became the performance leader in its industry under her leadership. Read her blog at ChinaGorman.com, and contact her at china@chinagorman.com.

Articles by China Gorman

Rewards & Recognition, Talent Management

When It Comes to Recognition, Companies Stick With the Tried and True

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Recognition programs are vital tools in an organization’s total rewards strategy, but beyond the knowledge that “recognizing employees is a good thing to do” we can look to data that back up recognition programs as an important part of an organization’s culture.

WorldatWork and ITA Group’s Trends in Employee Recognition 2013 is a good example of a data-driven look into why recognition programs are important.

Their report summarizes the results of a survey sent globally to 5,520 WorldatWork members, which aimed specifically to measure specific types of recognition programs and the impact on the workforce. Respondents were randomly selected members who had designated responsibilities at the executive, top or senior level and members that specified total rewards as their specific function area. Read more…

HR News & Trends, HR Technology

How Automated Workforce Planning Can Free Managers For Strategic Tasks

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An organization’s most critical assets are its employees. No other bothers to argue against that point any more.

An organization’s workforce is also, however, its most expensive asset, and workforce management (the development of employees, retention of skilled talent, etc.) is consistently cited as one of the top issues facing organizations today.

In a recent Aberdeen report (Bottom Line Reasons For a Total Workforce Management Strategy), 60 percent of all organizations reported a need to improve workforce planning capabilities as a driver of their total workforce management efforts. Read more…

HR News & Trends

Do We Still Need Evidence Why Diverse Organizations Perform Better?

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You’ve probably heard that organizations with a focus on diversity have stronger organizational cultures – they have happier and more productive employees, and are more socially ethical than other organizations.

You might have also heard that organizations with a focus on diversity perform better financially than organizations that do not invest energy in diversity programs, or in fostering a diverse workplace.

Why, exactly, is this the case though? Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Should It Be Candidates First, Employees Second and Customers Third?

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The candidate experience is a growing priority.

Between 2013 and 2014, organizations increased their amount of focus on building strong relationships with candidates by more than five times. But as the Aberdeen Group observes in their recent report, Why the Candidate Experience Needs to be a Priority ASAP, organizations still need to up the ante.

No matter the industry, a candidate’s application experience should be a top priority simply because their perceptions of the process (whether they get the job or not) can have a serious impact on an organization’s brand, customers, and success. In this hyper-connected age of social media, it can take only one voice to significantly damage a big brand. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

New Ways of Working Report: Road Map For How Workplace Will Evolve

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New Ways of Working, a report released last month by The B Team and Virgin Unite, offers up some provoking insights by businesses and The People Innovation Network (a group of 30 plus global businesses passionate about re-defining work) on better ways of doing business, for the well being of people and the planet.

The report explains the key drivers that are changing the way we work, and the key changes resulting from those drivers. These “key drivers” for new ways of working should likely come as no surprise to many. Read more…

Global HR, HR News & Trends

Predicting What the Global Workplace Will Look Like in 2030

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CBRE and Genesis recently released a report – Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace – which provides meaningful insight on the behaviors, ideas, and trends, that will shape work and the workplace in 2030.

The report analyzes responses from 220 experts, business leaders, and young people from Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America who shared their views on how the current workplace is evolving. The goal was to look towards the future and identify trends that will change the way we work over the next 15 years globally, with a key focus on China and Asia. Read more…

Global HR, Leadership

Developing Global Leaders: It’s Happening, But Not Quickly Enough

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The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) recently released its fifth iteration of their GLD (Global Leadership Development) study.

The report, Global Leadership Development: Preparing Leaders for a Globalized Market, examines opportunities and challenges for organizations working to develop “global leaders,” or leaders who have global expertise and can perform in an international environment.

With factors like technology making the workforce increasingly global, this is an area of leadership development that organizations should consider adding to their focus. As i4cp discusses in the report,

The purposeful development of global competencies and capabilities among leaders is essential to organizational effectiveness and competitive edge.” Read more…

HR Insights, HR News & Trends

Study Should Make Us Reconsider Technology Implications on the Job

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A recent Pew Research Center report examines the impact that technology has on workers and provides some counter-intuitive data.

Digital Life in 2025: Technology’s Impact on Workers looks at a representative sample of adult Internet users and the role or impact of digital technology on their work lives.

The report helps to identify the role of technology in different areas of business, what certain workers find most valuable, and provides surprising perspective on the discussion of whether technology is keeping employees productive, or spreading them too thin and negatively pressuring them to stay constantly connected or “plugged in.” Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

When It Comes to Social Recruiting, It’s All About the Mobile

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Nearly seven out of 10 (69 percent) of recruiters expect competition to increase in 2015.

The demand for highly skilled workers is on the rise, with no indication of plateauing anytime soon. With the fiercely competitive nature of talent acquisition, what can organizations do to make sure their recruiting and organizational talent management functions are up to speed?

Jobvite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey highlights trends, tools, and practices that are making a splash in recruiting effectiveness right now. The annual survey was completed by 1,855 recruiting and human resources professionals across most industries. Read more…

Best of TLNT

What Does Talent Want? A Strong Brand and a Great Place to Work

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 7. Our regular content will return Monday. 

A look at LinkedIn’s recently released Talent Trends 2014 report provides some interesting data about what’s on the minds of today’s professional workforce.

As the study confirms, we live in an age of unprecedented transparency: “More job opportunities are viewable online, and the available context – information on the company, its culture, and the team including the hiring manager – has never been richer.Read more…