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 ...
The New Paradigm for Talent ManagementRead the rest of this entry »
The disruption of old school talent management practices is one of the hottest topics in human resources today. And, in truth, the scrutiny these practices are getting extends all the way up to the C-suite.
Any doubt that corporate leaders are taking seriously the old saw "people are our greatest asset" was dispelled by a new "Statement of Purpose of the Corporation" from the Business Roundtable which put customers ...
As Goes the CEO, So Does the CHRORead the rest of this entry »
It pays to be a woman, have a Master's degree and to keep your eye on the CEO if your ambition is to head human resources at a Fortune 200 company.
In 2018, 31 new Chief Human Resources Officers were annointed by the Fortune 200; 65% of them female. Just over half had never previously held the top HR job; 19% had no or little previous HR experience at all. ...
8 'Best' Jobs That Might Just Get You Interested In HRRead the rest of this entry »
Chances are no child has ever told Grandma and Grandpa they want to be a human resources manager when they grow up. Too bad, because it's a growing career that pays well and is becoming ever more vital to modern management.
A new report from CareerCast says seasoned HR managers have a median salary of $113,000. Even though that means half the jobs pay less, it also means half pay ...
How Many HR Pros Does a Growing Company Need? More Than You ThinkRead the rest of this entry »
Sooner or later -- and it should be sooner, not later -- every growing startup needs to have an HR professional on staff. We explained in a post last fall how to know when it's time to bring that role in-house. Today, we'll talk about how to know how large an HR staff is necessary for your company -- startup or not.
And, pardon us if we sound like a ...
More Companies See Value In Mental Health BenefitsRead the rest of this entry »
This is the time of year employers are beginning to hear from their benefits brokers about insurance plans for next year. The tendency is for those conversations to focus around costs. Plan improvements take a backseat to keeping expenses down. This year though, more companies than ever will be taking a close look at how well their plans provide for mental health coverage.
As Mental Health Awareness month comes to ...
Pay Day Could Someday Be Any DayRead the rest of this entry »
When it comes to paying workers, not much has changed since the days the boss came around handing out envelopes. Direct deposit, which is how most companies pay employees, is more than 40 years old. Pay cards are a more recent innovation, but they're not common and mostly used by companies with casual workers and those without a bank account.
Changes, though, are on the horizon.
A World at ...