Proving the Value of Soft Skills TrainingRead the rest of this entry »
In today's job market, soft skills have become as important -- some say even more important -- than possessing all the skills and experience a hiring manager might hope for. Leadership, resilience, good communication and teamwork have become so essential for workers that companies spend millions on programs to cultivate these skills.
" HR executives want to ensure their workers — managers especially — have these vital skills," notes an …
This Year, the Office Party Is Going OnlineRead the rest of this entry »
Like so many other things this year, the annual office holiday party is in danger of becoming yet another COVID casualty.
But it doesn't have to be. There are alternatives, says the Society for Human Resource Management.
“Managers are finding other ways to help their workers celebrate this year,” reports an article on the SHRM website. Virtual parties and gift exchanges, online team cooking experiences, wine tastings and corporate …
Is Your Business COVID Compliant?Read the rest of this entry »
Most businesses in the US are too small to have a full-time HR professional, let alone a compliance officer. Yet, in these dramatically different times it can be a costly mistake to not keep up with rules and laws that are changing rapidly and for the first time being applied to at-home workers.
Writing for HR.com, Dan Marzullo says COVID-19 is making it “more important than ever for businesses …
A Guide to Hosting Your First Virtual EventRead the rest of this entry »
Human Resources Today posted an article this month discussing how to run virtual HR events.
It’s specifically intended for the volunteer leaders of the various HR organizations. After reading it, we thought it as
useful for HR professionals who organize training programs, virtual group meetings and, of course, the upcoming open enrollment presentations.
Unless you are a program leader for a professional group, the sections about finding sponsors and getting …
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 …