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13 Ways HR Leaders Are Reskilling For a New Future of Work

What is one way you are reskilling for a new future of work? What area of HR are you reskilling?

To help HR professionals consider what skills to update, we asked HR leaders, recruiting specialists, and business professionals this question for their insights. From reinventing job postings to using people analytics models, there are several ways HR professionals can reskill for the business world’s ever-changing landscape.

Here are 13 ways HR leaders are reskilling for a new future of work:

  • Optimize Decision-Making With Analytics
  • Align With Hybrid
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Looking Ahead: SHRMLab's Better Workplaces Challenge Cup 2022

Last month, SHRMLabs launched its second Annual Better Workplaces Challenge Cup, opening the registration period for entrepreneurs in workplace technology. This year, we are excited to expand the competition and we are seeking applications from around the world, not just the United States. This allows us to seek out the most innovative workplace tech solutions from around the globe.

When we devised this competition, we wanted to have a positive impact on workplaces while bringing forth needed technology to HR professionals. What we have done is devise a competition that aims...

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8 Risks and Rewards With AI in HR

What is one risk or one reward of utilizing AI in HR?

To help you understand the risks and rewards associated with using AI in HR, we asked HR professionals and business leaders this question for their insights. From setting realistic expectations to considering litigation risks, there are several risks and rewards to consider when implementing AI in HR.

Here are eight risks and rewards with AI in HR:

  • Set Realistic Expectations
  • Increase Efficiencies
  • Minimizes Repetitive Tasks
  • Consider Litigation Risks
  • Evaluate the Validity and Accuracy of Data
  • Balance AI Insights with Expectations
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Can an Employer Invite Its Employees to Self-Identify Their LGBTQIA+ Status?

I have occasionally received the question of whether it is acceptable to invite employees to self-identify their LGBTQIA+ status or sexual orientation. The answer to this question is yes!

Why would an employer want to invite employees to self-identify their LGBTQIA+ status?

Although some employees may feel uncomfortable disclosing their LGBTQIA+ status (just as some may be uncomfortable disclosing disability status, veteran status, gender, or racial identity), employee self-identification provides an opportunity to bring cultural and social awareness to an organization. This can definitely impact the company’s initiatives and investments related...

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Here’s What Needs to Happen When a Complaint Is Filed Against an HR Manager

As a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor, I received an interesting question this week. An employee who works in HR filed a harassment complaint against their HR manager for creating a hostile work environment. Would this situation be treated the same as other harassment claims in the organization? The HR manager would normally conduct the investigation. But if the complaint is against the HR manager, who handles the situation?

These are good questions. An employer should always investigate any complaint filed and discern if the allegations are founded, even if the situation arises...

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The Importance of Management in a Virtual World

As a manager, you can learn how critical it can be to do your weekly one-on-ones with your team members over the months. If you skip one, you can still catch up at the water cooler. But, in the virtual world, that’s another story: you can lose your credibility if you don’t know how to maintain a good level of communication, and that’s the most frequent story for losing trust. You learn to be a good manager the hard way, and most of the time, after one or two resignations, you get...

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Maybe We Won't Return To Work

For nearly 20 months, we've been pondering what the great "return to work" will look like. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the greatest disruption to the working world in recent memory. Fortunately, advances in technology, production work-a-rounds, and nimble leadership have helped certain organizations maintain (if not thrive) amid chaos and uncertainty. With each working day in 2020 came another adaptation. In 2021, we've prepared ourselves for a return to normal. As a future without perfect forecast lines ahead, we are all doing our best to keep our heads above water (intent...

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The Holiday Season Approaches: 12 HR Preparation Tips

What is one thing HR teams need to consider while preparing for the upcoming holiday season?

To help HR teams with preparations for the holidays, we asked HR leaders and recruiting specialists this question for their best advice. From remembering it’s not just the Christmas season to staying on top of employee burnout, there are several HR considerations to keep in mind during the holidays.

Here are 12 HR preparation tips for the holiday season:

  • Remember It's Not Just Christmas
  • Guide Executives in Employee Recognition
  • Give Yourself Grace
  • Focus on Employees as
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National Apprenticeship Week! #NAW2021

Monday, November 15 kicked off National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) with the purpose of celebrating the success of apprenticeships and getting more employers to offer this time-tested program used by employers around the world in a variety of industries and occupations. Since 2011, there has been 70 % growth of new apprentices. However, the number of apprentices in the U.S. is still only 636,000. Is this because apprenticeships aren’t producing stellar results for the employers or the apprentice isn’t learning and being productive? Data suggests that is not the case as surveys...

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Fat Rabbits, Quick Wins, Rocks, and Who Cares? Filtering Top Priorities From The Noise

Priority identification was certainly important prior to the pandemic. Today, getting crystal clear about work priorities it’s critical. There is so much change to juggle, navigate, adjust…you name it. No matter the project or challenge, if your job requires you to zero in on the most relevant data or factors within the data, create priorities, and then execute on them, you will need to first sort through the noise and get to the core issues or challenges. These days, you need to sort even faster and more effectively than ever before. Think of...

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