Benefits Are More Important Than Ever This YearRead the rest of this entry »
More than ever, employees are placing a high value on benefits this year, with a majority of workers feeling pressure to make the right choices when open enrollment begins in the next several weeks.
Due to the pandemic, the importance of benefits – voluntary as well as employer provided – has risen significantly in the minds of workers according to a survey sponsored by Prudential Finance. Three-quarters said the current …
How the World of Work Is ChangingRead the rest of this entry »
“The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed employment,” declares this year’s Labor Day Report from Littler Mendelson, one of the largest employment law firms in the world.
“The challenges employees and employers continue to face this Labor Day are enormous and unprecedented. Even when the coronavirus is finally behind us, many of these challenges will remain," says the report, released on Labor Day.
In five, to-the-point parts the report lays out …
Don't Post That Opening Until You Read ThisRead the rest of this entry »
The next time you need to fill a job, take a breath.
Before you rush to post that opening think through exactly what the job entails. Not what you think it involves. Not what the job description you used last year says. Go find out what the person who does the work actually does.
More than a few jobs have changed and are changing as a result of the COVID …
HR’s Jobs of the Future Are Already HereRead the rest of this entry »
What will the human resources profession be like 10 years from now. How about in just five years?
In many ways, it will still be recognizable to a practitioner today. There will still be recruiters and benefits managers and compensation specialists, though they’ll be aided in the heavy lifting by artificial intelligence. HR generalists will still be around, especially at smaller companies, but with automation handling much of the rote …
Open Enrollment is Going Virtual This YearRead the rest of this entry »
The dog days of summer aren’t likely to have you thinking of health plans, life insurance, 401ks, or any of the other benefits employers offer. That is, unless you’re in HR.
This year, open enrollment – the weeks in October and November when employees make choices about their benefits – is going to be so different from those of the past that HR professionals began their planning while the rest …
HR’s Most Critical Role Is Reskilling The Workforce For A Post COVID WorldRead the rest of this entry »
As preoccupied as human resources professionals may be with planning the reopening of offices and factories, they can’t afford to ignore the need to retrain and reskill workers says the CEO of one of the world’s largest HR organizations.
“Every HR officer should look at their talent needs and become a chief reskilling officer,” says WorldatWork CEO Scott Cawood.
In a commentary for HRDive, Cawood said the need …
You May Be Surprised How Long You Need to Keep RecordsRead the rest of this entry »
When the paper files build up and the cabinets start bulging, it's time to do some purging. It's a task that in small offices often gets delegated to whoever looks the least busy.
Is that a good idea? Maybe not. In those files may be the personnel records of long gone employees, making them likely candidates for disposal. Then a week later or a month later or a year from …
CEOs Say Tight Labor and Retaining Talent Are Top ConcernsRead the rest of this entry »
The possibility of recession, the certainty of intense competition, a tight labor market and global trade and instability, are the top worries of corporate CEOs worldwide.
Only in China, with a population of 1.4 billion, are executives less concerned about the labor market, but even they rank attracting and retaining their best talent as their number one internal worry.
The annual survey of the world's CEOs by The Conference Board, …
Women Hold Majority of New C-Level JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Although women have yet to reach anything even remotely close to parity on corporate boards and in the CEO chair, they are making inroads to the C-suite in a surprising way. A LinkedIn analysis shows women hold a majority of the newest C-level titles.
Many of the jobs are so new -- Chief Privacy Officer, for example -- they are just beginning to emerge from the shadows.
When she …
HR Tops the List On StressRead the rest of this entry »
And the most stressful profession is -- drumroll please -- Human Resources.
Yes, seriously. At least in the UK, says a study by Perkbox. After surveying some 16,000 professionals in more than 50 British cities, the HR technology company reported that 79% of the HR professionals said they were stressed by their job. That's more than legal workers, the next largest group, where 63% said the job caused stress …