Next week at am participating at IBM Insight on an influencer panel. One of the areas we will be addressing is the future of mobile and its importance to HR. In preparation for that I happened to come across a paper from Bersin by Deloitte on 10 big disruptions on the horizon for HR. One of these areas is in HR’s use of mobile applications.
How Technology & a Reimagined Recruiting Process Can Make it a Reality
What’s in your lunch?
To mark American Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association this November encourages Americans to consider the benefits of healthy eating. And what better place to start than the lunch you have in the workplace.
The HR Roller Coaster Ride: Are Key HR Metrics Back to Prerecession Levels?
HR metrics have not reached prerecession levels, although they are moving in that direction. But reaching past results could be elusive. A new normal may exist whereby organizations will continue to work with a lean workforce, placing more emphasis on doing more with less.
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It's the circle of life, enterprise style.
Eventually, your managers, directors and even senior executives will have to hand the reigns over to the next wave of leaders.
For the first time in history, there will be five generations in the workplace! Five! This broad range in age and experience brings both opportunity and threat to organizations. How your organization works to balance the generational differences can be the difference between reaching your goals and failing projects!
I felt like a double agent at last week’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition. My first assignment was to attend (fortunately!) as a member of the HR Tech Insider crew. I was there to tweet, blog, Instagram (Is that even a verb? It should be), talk, listen, evangelize, and stay up way too late each evening. I accomplished most every one of those items.
In 2015, the SHRM Foundation awarded over 140 scholarships to deserving HR practitioners. New for 2016, the Foundation is will award over 200 scholarships!
The SHRM Foundation provides scholarship funding for those with a unique personal story that are in need of a career boost—Jennifer Williams, PHR, SHRM-CP—is one of those people. Jennifer was recently awarded the 3M Certification Scholarship.
Roughly a quarter of a million veterans transition from military service each year. And while many may presume landing that next job is the most immediate -and essential- step in the process of leaving uniform, there’s a critical precursor to the resume building, job interview and hiring process: Finding your “Blue Flame.”
In a final post about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba Oct. 11-17, Howard Wallack writes about prospects for the future.
The past is glorified and the future, if not dreaded, is uncomfortably uncertain. The best metaphor I have for Cuba is that visiting now is like trying to go up into your attic after a long period but the door is stuck halfway open. You can peer in and see wonderful treasures inside that evoke great memories, but, at the same time, you know that once the door is fully opened, you’ll see lots of dust and cobwebs that need cleaning out.
In the second of three posts about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba Oct. 11-17, Howard Wallack writes about the group’s impressions of the island nation.
It’s a rarity in life to be able to gather with others who share a common cause, and be inspired for almost every minute of every day together. To do so with 12,000 people over 3 days is unheard of. Except when it comes to the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
If you’re in the human resources profession, you will most likely experience at least one—if not several—HR technology implementations throughout your career. HR technology implementations affect every part of the organization.
In the first of three posts, Howard Wallack writes about a SHRM delegation visit to Cuba.
“Identify your strategy team, book a conference room, bring markers, coffee and candy — and write down everything.” – Mark Stelzner
This was the roll-up-your-sleeves approach that Mark Stelzner, founder and managing principal at IA HR, recommended as he spoke about “Creating Your HR Technology Strategy” at Human Resource Executive’s 18th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition.
Sourcing and recruiting diverse candidates can be challenging. But the smartest and fastest-growing organizations understand that having the best talent from every background is key to sparking innovation and seeing results.
A proactive diversity recruiting strategy needs to have clear goals, the systems to make the goals successful and metrics to measure that success.
Over the years, I’ve learned to value wisdom no matter where it comes from. Too many times I have encountered people who discredit wisdom because of the source. While many would choose to ignore wisdom proffered by those least expected, I relish conventional wisdom delivered unconventionally. On September 22, 2015 we lost arguably the greatest embodiment of this concept. Yogi Berra, longtime Yankee legend and greatest champion in the history of baseball, passed away at the age of 90.
I’m a fairly tall HR pro. I’m 6’4″ tall and have always been one of the tallest folks in a crowd all the way back to Kindergarten. I mention this because I notice this more when I attend HR conferences. As I lurch down the hallways of the conference centers, I see the crowd mill around me and I wonder what they’re thinking and experiencing as they head from session to sessions.
Have you ever wondered why some of the teams at your organization become dysfunctional? The answer may be that they were never compatible from the start.
Ted Malley, senior vice president product evangelism at Ceridian talked about how to “Build Better Teams that Achieve More” during an October 18 pre-conference session at Human Resource Executive’s 18th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition.
I have written a number of times that the part of the future of work is both telecommuting and a free-agent workforce. More and more companies are using or allowing a greater freedom in telecommuting. More companies are using independent contractors who do not have to be present to perform the work that can be done digitally. I think this is a great move that will improve lives and productivity for a large number of people.
The Lunch Thief: She May Be Someone You Know and Trust
Allergies at work.
When I make my youngest son’s school snack in the morning, I’ve got be sure that I don’t include any peanut products. This is because there are students at his school that are allergic to peanuts. Thus, I stick with beluga and creme fraiche.
Keep Personal and Business E-Mails Separate
Keeping It Real: Getting Employer Branding Right
How to become the best? It’s something that has crossed the mind of virtually everyone. From self-help books to motivational speakers, an entire industry has flourished for centuries.
Remember just a few years ago when we started to see a flurry of articles, presentations, and even books about the topic of “Workforce 2020” that offered predictions about what work and workplaces would be like at the then far-off-into-the-future year of 2020?
With few exceptions, creating teams within a workforce is one of the best ways to stimulate business. The more engaged and stimulated the employees, the more productive they are and the more profitable you become. Sounds simple enough, but such camaraderie does not necessarily materialize out of thin air. A good team needs a good coach.
The workforce of the future is predicted to be a mobile one, capable of working from any location at any time because they carry their computing power with them. We are already seeing this occur and it causing some disruption in the management of physical locations. Companies are realizing they don’t need all the office real estate they currently possess. Here is how one company is handling less demand for office space.
How to Hire the Best Digital Talent
Aging Workforce Means Rethinking Benefit Strategies
Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) held its annual thought leaders’ event in Washington, D.C., on September 30, and SHRM was one of the many sponsors who support the good work that the organization does to help at-risk youth finish high school and find productive careers.
Cultural Competence Training: How to Do it Well
It is hard to go on line and not read an article, blog, post or tweet on Millennials. There is, if you will, Millennial mania.
It is true that Millennial employees are now about 1/3 of the workforce and that percentage is rapidly growing. But even I can figure out the math on this one: 2/3 of the workforce is composed of non-Millennials. There is another way to describe them: older employees.
Telework done right can be an important component of building and maintaining an effective and flexible workplace. This matters because data reveals that employees in effective and flexible workplaces are more likely to be highly engaged, satisfied with their jobs, and more likely to stay with their employers.
How Sausage Rolls and Birthday Parties Can Offend People of Certain Faiths
Colorado Companions for Elderly Entitled to Overtime Pay
In Focus on Meetings: Those Maddeningly Mundane Time-Suckers
Congress Introduces Bill to Reverse Joint-Employer Decision
Reporting for ACA Mandates: Final Forms and Additional Guidance
There’s a lot of talk about gamification and what it means for employee engagement. But for gamification to make sense in an enterprise, the fog of the buzzwords needs to be penetrated and the definition of gamification needs clarification.
So, what is gamification really?
• A video game that is overlaid on “work"?
• A do-or-die competition between employees?
In August, Netflix announced that it would give eligible employees up to one year of paid leave with full benefits in an attempt to create a more flexible workplace and a culture of “freedom and responsibility.”
Since then, other well-known companies such as Microsoft and Adobe have scrambled to add or enhance their parental leave policies to maintain an advantage in the never-ending battle for the best workers.
Thanks to mobile technology, we can now find anything we want, anytime, anywhere. In fact, Google has reported that “near me” searches—queries that use mapping technology to help us quickly locate our closest post offices, restaurants, shops and more—are 34 times more popular than they were in 2011. A review of the billions of these searches revealed an interesting finding with particular implications for HR: More people are searching for “jobs near me.”
Today, even finding a job must be a simple search-and-click away.
Bank of America, Huntington Bank Win 2015 HRM Impact Award
ACA Reporting Requirements: Tips for What's Ahead
Transitional Reinsurance Fee Deadlines Approaching
HR Optimistic About Hiring Through End of 2015