This week, we hear from Fortune 500 CEOs on everything from the global economy to AI, explore how tech can support your performance management ambitions, hear from an HR veteran about where the industry is headed, and explore why confronting dissatisfied workers is always the best approach.

This week’s growth quote:

“Try to move the world. The first step will be to move yourself.”

– Plato

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The 2019 Fortune 500 CEO Survey Results Are In


Dive into the minds of America’s top CEOs. Fortune Magazine’s iconic survey of the people who run the U.S.’ largest companies is a must-read. Check out their predictions on everything from the global economy to cyber-security, hiring, and, worryingly, when they think the next recession will hit. (Hint: Soon).

TecHR Interview with Diane Strohfus, CHRO at BetterWorks


Betterworks CHRO Diane Strohfus’ story is one of career transitions and tech transformations. She’s seen it all. Read more about her recruitment strategies, why working in HR gives you the power to fundamentally transform a company, and how Natural Language Processing will change HR. (Hint: it’ll give you some pretty unimaginable insights).

If an Employee Loses Their Motivation, Find Out Why

Harvard Business Review

If you sense that an employee is dissatisfied at work, ask them why. Giving a member of your team the opportunity to express what’s going on will give you the best chance to rectify what ails them. This quick read from HBR lays out exactly how to do it.

Your HRMS Was Not Built to Manage Performance


Companies that nurture talent do 11% better according to a Sierra-Cedar study. Employers are taking note, with an increasing number opting for continuous performance management. But their tech is lagging, with many clinging to HRMS systems that can’t capture real time conversations. Read about what to look for in your tech stack. Spoiler alert, the user is king.

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