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It's Time to Cause The Effect

Throughout the last two years of a global crisis and unprecedented upheaval, HR was asked to do more than it ever has. And we stepped up in response to monumental threats to people’s lives and livelihoods. We discovered the profound impact HR can have on business, on workers, in the workplace, and in the world.

As we examine the future of work, we are starting to see the potential impression HR can make in setting the stage for business going forward. HR’s leadership can reshape the work environment to the benefit of workers and businesses. SHRM has amassed...

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The Great Resignation, Stalled

Not long ago—like last month—job hunters seemed to have all the leverage. Nationwide, there were nearly two open jobs for every unemployed person. In some markets the ratio was closer to 3:1. But interest-rate hikes, a significant stock market decline, and the growing possibility of a recession—according to a slew of economists and corporate leaders—have dented the confidence of many would-be job seekers. The pace of new job postings has slowed on various online job sites. Early indications suggest that firms are pulling back on filling open slots. Major retailers have said...

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14 Strategies To Reduce Employee Turnover

How can leaders in an organization help HR professionals reduce employee turnover?

To help leaders best support HR and reduce employee turnover, we asked business leaders and HR professionals this question for their best advice. From scheduling regular meetings to humanizing your hiring process, there are several strategies that help leaders and HR professionals work together to reduce employee turnover in their organizations.

Here are 14 strategies to reduce employee turnover:

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The Inevitable Great Resignation

The LinkedIn network is run amuck with people posting new career adventures. I had questioned whether the Great Resignation was a theme more than a reality. I also questioned if mass professional exodus was a sign of disengagement or simply a trend to bolster individual empowerment. Make no mistake about it, the Great Resignation is here.

There are a few distinct things that drive people from their job:

1. Bad Bosses

2. Lack of Upward Mobility

3.  No Alignment with Company Values

4. Ineffective Products/Solutions

What seems to have been over-looked in the malaise of the Great Resignation is that most of the above is avoidable through individuals taking ownership...

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#SHRM22 Was an Event of HR Awesome!

As part of the SHRM Influencer team, we were asked to kind of do a debrief of our SHRM Annual experience this year. For so many people this was their first live event in over two years. I spoke to so many HR professionals who could not have been more excited to be back in person!

It was interesting that there was very little talked about around Covid and the pandemic. I think it’s safe to say, we’ve reached peak exhaustion over this topic. There was a ton of...

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That’s a Wrap #SHRM22!

I love creating wrap up posts and blogs after events. It was fun to reflect on the whirlwind of a week that SHRM22 in New Orleans was. Here it goes!

For starters, SHRM21 in Las Vegas was so special to me, and will probably always be my favorite annual conference ever. After the 2020 conference was cancelled, the reunion of friends and being back in my conference element was incredible and so energizing. I also got to speak on the annual conference stage for the first time, and participate in a panel...

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So You Attended #SHRM22 - Now What?

Whew!  I made through SHRM22!  I networked (so many people), I connected (and reconnected), I learned (a lot), I ate (too much), I drank (just enough), I danced (badly), I had a terrifying ghostly experience at my hotel (but that’s for another blog).  So now what?

Connect on LinkedIn!
I gathered all the business cards I collected during the event and followed up with those valuable contacts. The best place to find those folks was on LinkedIn, where most professionals have come to expect connection requests post-conference. Remember to write a personalized...

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Two Years Later - Principles of Crisis Management

Two years ago last week, my company entered “crisis mode” in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. We had no idea at the time that we would still be dealing with this pandemic 2 years later, let alone that we would face social unrest, economic upheaval, security threats, and the personal and collective anxiety that we still feel today. I’m extremely proud of my organization and my colleagues for the way we have managed through this period – we certainly didn’t do everything perfectly, but we showed our employees, our customers,...

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4 Common Recruiting Challenges And How To Overcome Them

It's no secret that recruiting challenges continue to be one of HR's top priorities. From the stories our colleagues share with us about crazy competition, poaching employees from other companies, and salary offers out of the range of their budgets, it reminds me of the current real estate market! Candidates are "selling" their talent just like people are selling their homes. Candidates are demanding top-tier salaries just like home sellers are demanding top prices for their homes. Bidding wars and increasing costs...does it feel like a misalignment of value? And how do...

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