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 ...
How the Role of HR Leader Is ChangingBack when HR was still the "Personnel Department," the primary skill needed was a facility with paperwork. The denizens of personnel filled out forms, collected payroll records, and filed records.Read the rest of this entry »
Today, in all but the smallest of companies, those chores are largely automated. HR professionals these days handle a broad array of tasks from compliance with the myriad of federal, state and local laws to helping managers improve the performance ...
5 Trends That Will Challenge HR This YearWhat are the trends that will challenge and impact human resources professionals in 2017?Read the rest of this entry »
There are potentially dozens of them, not the least of which is how the new Trump administration's promises to rollback government regulations, replace Obamacare and limit immigration will affect workers and employers. We blogged about the potential impact shortly after the election.
Even without a change in government, HR was facing some trends that are ...
Is "Human Resources" Going the Way of "Personnel"?Before there was a human resources department, there was "personnel." In some companies, particularly in unionized shops, the title was "industrial relations."Read the rest of this entry »
Could "employee experience" be the next name change for HR? Could be, suggests an article on the HR news and information site TLNT.com. Headlined "Will “Employee Experience” Be In Your Next Title?" the article points to a growing number of HR leaders at several well known organizations ...
Price Increases Are Pushing Healthcare Spending UpIncreases in the cost of medical services and pharmaceuticals pushed spending on health care up by 4.6% for the privately insured in 2015. It was the largest increase in the last three years, according to a new report from theRead the rest of this entry »
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).
The cost of outpatient, inpatient, professional services, and prescription drugs increased between 3.5-9% in 2015, a bigger hike than in the prior ...
How the New President May Impact HRDonald Trump's election as America's next president has any number of implications from whom he will nominate for the Supreme Court vacancy to how the nation's foreign policy will change.Read the rest of this entry »
Far from exempt, HR professionals may well be among the first to see the effects of a Trump presidency. PayScale has a blog post discussing some of the implications for HR, particularly in the area of compensation ...
An 8-Point Plan For HR to Have Business ImpactWhen The Conference Board surveyed the most senior business leaders in the nation on their top challenges, human capital came out on top. For human resource leaders, that might seem like a good thing. After years of trying to get the attention of CEOs, now, HR has.Read the rest of this entry »
But there's another, less benign way of looking at that, says HR management professor, consultant and thought leader, Dr. John Sullivan. Being ...
Ageism In Silicon Valley Goes PublicAdd ageism to the tech industry's well documented problem of racial and gender disparity in its workforce.Read the rest of this entry »
Since the publication last spring of Dan Lyons' bestseller, Disrupted, the issue has bubbled to the surface, discussed in such diverse forums as Reddit and Bloomberg.
Disrupted is a hilarious account of the 50-something author's experience working with 20-somethings at email marketer Hubspot. Here's his impression of the workplace on ...