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 …
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 …
The HR Trends Shaping the Workplace In 2021Read the rest of this entry »
In so many ways the impact of COVID-19 has been far-reaching, touching virtually every part of daily life. Among the most profound changes wrought by the pandemic has been to how we work.
Human resources professionals agree that the workplace in 2021 will be very different from the one we knew at the end of 2019. Certainly, for some workers and in some industries, the changes will be less obvious …
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 …
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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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 …