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Will We Be Living At Work In the Future?Read the rest of this entry »
Working where you live has become, if not yet the norm, certainly a much more common practice since the COVID pandemic.
Yet even as that trend becomes rooted – PwC found employees far from eager to return to an office – a new one may be emerging. The company town, reincarnated in the form of mixed-use buildings, is beginning to gain traction.
These developments are barely a blip on the …
Optimism Growing for an Improving Job MarketRead the rest of this entry »
Optimism is growing that the worst of the pandemic business retrenchment is over and that job growth may be just around the corner.
The Conference Board last week said its Employment Trends Index increased in January for the ninth consecutive month.
At the same time, Chief Executive released its latest poll of chief executive officers showing their confidence in future business conditions continues to grow. It is now where it …
Diversity Is an Organization’s ‘Moral Obligation’Read the rest of this entry »
Diversity has long been a workforce priority, if not always broadly shared within an organization, certainly it is and has been for human resources and recruiting professionals.
HR, and we include the recruiting team here, is the group typically tasked with ensuring compliance with government requirements, historically the motivator behind efforts to have a demographically representative workforce.
Now, that’s changed. Driven by calls internally as well as nationally for fairness …
Nobody’s A Secretary AnymoreRead the rest of this entry »
Call them an executive assistant or an administrative coordinator, office manager, office assistant or one of the other dozens of titles administrative professionals go by, just don’t call them a secretary.
A survey of 6,050 admins conducted by the American Society of Administrative Professionals found fewer than 1% of these office workers hold that title. As the ASAP notes in its just released survey report, “In the mid- to …
Productivity Is a System ProblemRead the rest of this entry »
Productivity is about systems, not people, says the Harvard Business Review.
Sure, there are hacks and techniques each of us can use to filter out the noise, but in the end, writes Daniel Markovitz, “The most effective antidote to low productivity and inefficiency must be implemented at the system level, not the individual level.”
“94% of most problems and possibilities for improvement belong to the system, not the individual,” …
Hire People Who Can ‘Look Around Corners’Read the rest of this entry »
When Genpact hires, it looks for people with curiosity, humility and learning agility.
Instead of focusing entirely on the usual talent indicators of background and experience, the 90,000 employee global professional services firm decided a few years ago that, as Piyush Mehta, Genpact’s CHRO, explains, “We need people who can look around corners.”
In an interview, Mehta pointed out that, “No single person has all the answers. And the …
The ‘Radical Reinvention’ of Human ResourcesRead the rest of this entry »
Now is the time for a “radical reinvention of human resources,” declares a report from IBM’s Institute for Business Value.
Businesses are adapting to the rapidly and dramatically changing world, says the report, prefacing the findings and recommendations from a survey of more than 1,500 HR executives from a variety of industries.
How they engage with employees must also change. “Enterprises now must become inherently humanized, build engagement with remote …
How to Create Employee Surveys With Business ImpactRead the rest of this entry »
Surveys are as much a part of the human resources lifecycle as open enrollment and annual reviews. Unfortunately, so many surveys are little more than checklist exercises that rarely make a difference.
“Organizational surveys are at their best when they provide more insight than just the current state of engagement,” writes Dr. Sarah Johnson on TrainingMag. Yet too many surveys “do little to provide new insights or prompt the …
‘Outlandish Job Requirements’ Are Causing an IT ShortageRead the rest of this entry »
Too many employers are asking for too much when seeking to fill entry-level cybersecurity positions, then lamenting that there’s a shortage of talent applying for the job.
“There’s a misunderstanding, I think, out the door of what the [requirements] really should be for junior, midlevel and senior roles, and what those expectations are,” said Neal Dennis, a threat intelligence specialist, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Skills Are HR’s Biggest Post-COVID PriorityRead the rest of this entry »
Driven by changes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, human resources leaders have a full plate of priorities going into 2021. Topping their list is building the critical skills and competencies employees need to be successful at their job.
“Traditional ways of predicting skill needs aren’t working,” says the global research and consulting firm Gartner. “Employees need more skills for every job, and many of those skills are new.”
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