Best of the Blog: Top 10 Posts of 2018

December 28, 2018 Sarah Payne

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One of my favorite parts of my job is digging into Google Analytics and seeing which posts are resonating with readers. While compiling this year’s “best of” list, I learned that pay was especially top of mind. How can we make pay more equitable? Which compensation strategies deliver the best ROI? Our exclusive Q&As with Josh Bersin and Tom McMullen shed light on this important topic.

Another highly read Q&A was with WorkHuman 2019 speaker Gary Hamel on the one word you need to stop saying at work. Gary also shared how to take the politics out of performance management, which was another hot topic on the blog this year. From peer feedback to coaching and positive psychology, we delved into how a more human approach can complement or even replace a traditional review process.

So without further ado, below are the top 10 most popular blogs of 2018:

1/ Listen: Brett Lutz on Employee Advocacy at Whirlpool

Learn how Whirlpool is engaging employee advocates (“winfluencers”) and how the company is using employee recognition to reward employees for sharing company updates on their social networks.

2/ Rearchitecting Pay: Exclusive Q&A with Josh Bersin

Forward-thinking companies recognize that traditional total rewards – grounded in base pay and annual bonus – may not be enough. Has the time finally arrived to consider rearchitecting pay?

3/ One Word You Should Stop Saying at Work

WorkHuman 2019 speaker Gary Hamel shares tips like how to give employees more control of their work and their compensation and how to take the politics out of performance management.

4/ Crowdsourced Pay: Where Performance, Recognition, and Compensation Meet

Empower everyone in the organization to award part of your variable-pay investment to multiple employees many times a year. Such a system creates a greater impact than lump-sum bonuses given annually.

5/ 5 Findings from the 2018 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey

In “Designing Work Cultures for the Human Era," Globoforce explores what constitutes a human workplace by surveying 738 HR leaders.

6/ New Rules for Reward in 2018: Q&A with Korn Ferry Hay Group’s Tom McMullen

Tom shares what it takes to attract and retain talent today and how CHROs and CEOs are rethinking the ROI they get from traditional compensation strategies.

7/ Let’s Talk: How Peer Feedback Drives Workplace Productivity

Asking for feedback directly from peers has been proven to improve productivity, peer-to-peer relationships, and learning and development.

8/ The Do’s and Don’ts of Pay Equity and Transparency

Pay equity legislation is changing at a dizzying pace. Tom McMullen from Korn Ferry Hay Group breaks down global pay stats and shares ways companies can adopt more transparency in compensation.

9/ 5 Effective Coaching Questions for Managers

Being a good coach still tops the list of most important manager behaviors, and good coaching starts with thoughtful, development-focused questions. Here are five to get you started.

10/ 4 Ways HR Can Leverage Positive Psychology at Work

Looking at workplace culture through a lens of positive psychology gives people leaders and HR insight into how to improve happiness and wellbeing across the organization.

I’m excited to bring you even more research, interviews, and thought leadership in 2019 that tackles the tough issues and helps you bring humanity, appreciation, and belonging to the workplace.

About the Author

Sarah Payne

Sarah is managing editor at Workhuman. When not writing about all things culture, leadership, recognition, and appreciation, she enjoys iced coffee, running, and spending time with her daughter, Mabel.

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