Decoding employee decisions

Understanding a necessary step in knowing how to influence action
By Melissa Campeau
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/14/2016

What goes into the decisions we make? Whether the choice is what to have for breakfast or whether to accept a job offer, understanding what goes into those decisions is a necessary step in understanding how to influence action.

Exploring what factors play a role in our decisions — and how that can impact HR policies and programs — was the theme of a recent Strategic Capability Network event held in Toronto recently.

Guest speaker Julian House, research scientist at the Ontario government’s Behavioural Insights Unit and research fellow at the University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action Research Hub, shared insights into why people choose to do the things they do, and how human resources professionals can harness some of that understanding to benefit both employees and organizations.