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...


Challenging Traditional Job Requirements to Broaden Candidate Eligibility

For Charlie Hatton, a U.S. military veteran who joined PSE&G as a project quality assurance/quality control specialist in 2015, showing how his military experience could transfer to a specific role was initially difficult.

“I applied for a job that I thought I was a good fit for, although I realized that the person screening the resumes might not agree because of my military background,” Hatton said. “It turned out I was right, and I didn’t get the interview.”

After that experience, Hatton reached out to PSEG’s Accelerated Mobility team. Launched in 2020, the program seeks to broaden the candidate pool...


Common Misconceptions About Skilled Credentials

As you embark on your journey to integrate skilled credentials and more holistic hiring and retention practices, you may find misconceptions are holding you or your colleagues back from integrating them into your hiring strategy.


Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the SHRM Foundation convened four “Learning Labs,” or interactive workshops, with HR professionals, hiring managers and business leaders to solicit deeper feedback on their experiences with and perceptions of skilled credentials. Here are some of the learnings about common misconceptions:


THEY ARE “ALTERNATIVES” TO SOMETHING, such as a two- or four-year degree or specific amount of work...


Invest In Your People to Prepare for an AI-driven Future

From the industrial to the digital revolution, the introduction of new technology has always changed the way we work and the products and services we need. Artificial intelligence, especially generative AI such as ChatGPT, is the next wave of radical transformation. While AI is certainly a buzzword, we understand that it will have a deep impact on how companies do business. PwC reported that 54 percent of CEOs are already feeling the impact of AI within their organizations, and the White House held a summit in early May to discuss these and other growing concerns about AI with leaders from...


Are You Ready to Step Up?

I’ve facilitated an HR roundtable in Cincinnati for 20-plus years. I first learned about the group when a flier—yes, an actual paper flier—arrived in the mail at my company. Back then, I was an HR department of one and was only aware of a small number of resources. So I decided to see what the group was all about.

The roundtable was a welcome forum where I could talk with other HR professionals about the challenges of working in human resources. I attended for a few months before the facilitator asked if I would like to step in and take...


Tackle the generational mental health divide in your workplace!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the research is clear: workers across generations and all walks of life need (and increasingly expect) supportive mental health resources in their workplaces to thrive. Unfortunately, many workers—particularly younger workers belonging to the generations entering and growing within our workforce right now--report that they aren’t getting the support they need, and that it’s negatively impacting both their work and home lives.

A third of all workers say their job has negatively impacted their mental health in the last six...


Fixing Performance Reviews, for Good

We’re hearing a lot lately about the disappointment and frustration of performance reviews. At Confirm, we run performance cycles for our customers every day.

We’ve learned that:
1. How we work isn't how we're measured
2. Employee performance follows a power law, not a bell curve
3. Calibrations make bad manager ratings worse

How we work isn’t how we’re measured

After World War I, industrial psychologist Walter Scott introduced a consistent rating scale for the U.S. military to evaluate recruits. In the 1920s, this model was brought into the workplace, and the manager review was born.

Back then, work...


Beyond Skills: How Behavior-based Hiring Can Transform Your Workforce

Today, organizations are experiencing a hiring and retention problem. Over 11 million positions in the U.S. need to be filled, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though many statistics point to issues like The Great Resignation and a low supply of skilled workers causing massive job vacancies, those factors are only part of the challenge. Organizations need a sustainable and effective hiring process, and the first step to achieving it is understanding what caused the hiring problem we are experiencing today.

The Old Way: Hiring Based on Skills and Experience
Organizational hiring strategies have become time-consuming guesswork that...


Movo: All-In-One Solution for the Frontline Worker Problem

Introducing Movo: The Next-Gen AI Platform Revolutionizing HR for the Frontline

In today's fast-paced business world, managing human resources for high volume frontline workforces presents unique challenges. Traditional HR solutions are often not mobile-friendly, overly complex, and fail to address the specific needs of these employees. But there's a new player in town that's changing the game: Movo, the next-generation AI platform for high volume HR.

Movo is pioneering the future of HR technology by offering an intuitive, secure, and all-in-one solution that fills the gaps left by cloud and ERP systems. Built by a team with a...


SHRM Talent Preview with Natalie Massey

The relationship between HR and administrative staff is vital to the success of an organization. While HR is responsible for managing and developing a company's workforce, administrative staff members play a critical role in supporting HR processes and functions. They are the backbone of the organization - for example, handling day-to-day tasks such as managing employee records, scheduling interviews, and maintaining compliance with labor laws and regulations.

The best HR leaders are focused on leveraging the skills and expertise of administrative staff members to improve people processes and HR functions. Why? Because by working closely with admin staff, HR leaders...