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 ...
Human Resources Is Becoming CoolEntrepreneurs are cool. Techies are cool. So are food truck chefs. But HR professionals?Read the rest of this entry »
Cool is not a word often used to describe jobs in human resources, no matter how important the role is to the success of an organization. That's the very reason, though that Kelly Max says it is.
"HR, done right, is emerging as a cool career choice for people dedicated to contributing to organizational success ...
This Is What CEOs Are Looking For In HR LeadersWhen CEOs go looking to fill their top human resources job, they want more than someone skilled in benefits, and comp, and recruiting and the other administrative know-how.Read the rest of this entry »
Being able to effectively manage those HR basics are mere table stakes. What CEOs want, says a report on the HR website, TLNT.com, is a partner who understands business principles, has the acumen to build and implement programs to cultivate top ...
HR Professionals Need to Be Wary of FMLA LiabilityWhen a court ruled that human resource managers can be held personally liable for violation of the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), it sent a shudder through the profession.Read the rest of this entry »
For years, HR professionals, with the support of employment lawyers, believed they were mostly immune from personal liability when acting on behalf of their employer. So when a terminated payroll employee sued both the company and the director of HR ...