6 Big Workforce Trends to Watch in 2018Read the rest of this entry »
The gig economy will grow. Employers will begin to hike pay. Advances in technology will make "soft skills" even more critical.
These are some of the workforce trends industry leaders expect will dominate 2018. Most of the six trends compiled by BenefitsPro, are big picture; they are the themes that will impact employers to greater or lesser degree in the year ahead.
Here's a look at what the experts ...
Companies More Cautious About Holiday Parties This YearRead the rest of this entry »
It could be a sign of the times, but companies are being especially cautious and more frugal about their holiday parties this year.
After a record number of companies (62%) last year said they planned to serve alcohol at their party, this year the percentage has dropped to just under 48%. At the same time, a third are holding the party on company premises, up from the 28% that did ...
Many HR Jobs Predicted to Grow Faster Than AverageRead the rest of this entry »
There's good news for human resource professionals and those planning on a career in the field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of new jobs will grow at or faster than the national average over the next decade.
The latest update of the government's Occupational Outlook Handbook shows demand for HR specialists will increase by 7% over the 547,800 recorded in the 2016 survey. That ...
Oh, the Stories HR Can TellRead the rest of this entry »
Human resource people deal with all sorts of issues from managing the annual open enrollment program -- now underway or soon to be at most employers -- to handling employee complaints. And some of the latter, as Namely discovered when it asked around, can be truly odd.
Take the case of the wild goose attack. A worker with a Connecticut employer located next to a small lake demanded HR "take care ...
HR's 7-Step Strategy to Be HeardRead the rest of this entry »
Being assertive is not a trait human resources is known for. The people who manage the annual open enrollment, discuss benefits, collect timecards and nag supervisors about paperwork, tend not to speak up even when they feel they should.
That's a real problem for HR, writes Colette Carlson, a human behavior expert. "Only when we get comfortable being uncomfortable will we speak our truth, get heard and get ahead ...
HR Isn't Enough to Be An HR LeaderAre you a human resources professionals with ambitions to one day become a CHRO? Then learn business and know your business.Read the rest of this entry »
The people getting hired today to lead the HR departments of major companies -- and many that are mid-sized, too -- know the business cold, says an article on the HR information site, TLNT.com. They can analyze a P&L as easily as they can an EEO-1.
"Subject-matter excellence in areas ...
Cleveland Tops the List For Best Paying HR JobsThe hottest job in human resources is recruiter. And the hottest city - where HR jobs pay the most -- is Cleveland.Read the rest of this entry »
That recruiters are the most in-demand job in HR is to be expected -- most employers are struggling to fill open positions. Cleveland was a surprise. In fact, Columbus, a second Ohio city, came in third, right behind Atlanta.
"Usually we see the fastest growing or highest paying areas topping this ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
5 Ways to Make Your New Hire Feel WelcomeAfter weeks of searching, you finally hired a great professional for that hard-to-fill job. Now what? Now you want to make them feel as happy to have joined your organization as you are to have them.Read the rest of this entry »
More than a few studies tell us that 3-in-10 new hires quit within the first 6 months; 22% don't even last 90 days. These are voluntary quits, new hires who left for a ...
HR Jobs Are Getting Harder to FillFilling human resources positions may not be as challenging as recruiting software developers or nurses, but with the changing nature of the job, employers are discovering that they have to work harder to find professionals with the right combination of skills and experience.Read the rest of this entry »
A Randstad study found that five HR specialties had the largest increase in openings between 2015 and 2016, and are most in demand:
- Recruiter +10%
- HR Generalist ...