Talent development continues to be an organizational focus. Organizations are asking their managers the question, “What are you doing to develop talent? And specifically, your replacement?”.
The problem with the concept of "empowerment" is it implies that "power" is something to be bestowed on others from on high. But employees already have power. The best thing businesses and HR leaders can do is get out of the way so employees can tap into it.
“Who do you want to be? It’s a simple question and, whether you know it or not, you’re answering it every day through your actions. This one question will define your professional success more than any other because how you show up and treat people means everything.” ~ Christine Porath
Jeff Korzenik of the Fifth Third Bank talks about why businesses should consider hiring formerly incarcerated people, which was the topic of his presentation at #SHRMDiv in Atlanta.
Heather Tinsley-Fix of AARP talks about why employers need to learn how to prevent unintended age bias as recruiting becomes increasingly powered by AI and automation and why it matters to employees.
Marlin Smith, founding partner, Mandrake HR Consulting, talks about unconscious bias, the topic of his presentation (what it is and how to deal with it as an employer & employee) at #SHRMDiv in Atlanta.
“It is people, not machines, who will build tomorrow’s greatest organizations,” according to SHRM Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff Emily M. Dickens.
To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SHRM supports efforts to expand the talent pool for jobs, including with people with Down syndrome
ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2018 — Given the most competitive job market in decades, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) actively advocates for employers to expand the pool of people considered for employment. Today, SHRM recognized the progressive work of the National Down Syndrome Society with a surprise to the organization to further its #DSWORKS® Employment Program.
Career Diversity Is a Builder – In Today’s Increasingly Diverse Workforce and Economy, Embrace it.
As a former NCAA Student-Athlete, no day was the same, each opponent created a new challenge as did a rigorous academic schedule and no season nor semester was like the previous one. This experience prepared me to be adaptive, prepared and embracing towards new opportunities throughout my career path.
This week I am in Atlanta for the SHRM Diversity Conference. I had the opportunity to speak on bias, HR technology, and how AI might be able to help us avoid some of our biased tendencies (if we can keep the bias out of the systems themselves).
Rapid development of new business technologies and breakthrough innovations have become the new normal for organizations in the 21st century. Businesses are now more frequently encountering shifts in the global economy, changes to customer populations and fierce competition from an increasingly crowded marketplace. And when change is encountered, organizations and their employees are impacted in positive and negative ways.
IBIS Consulting Group is one of the major sponsors of the sold out event 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference. I had the pleasure of interviewing Shilpa Sherwani, CEO and Principal. She was one of the speakers last year. Shilpa started as an intern at IBIS when she came to the US to further her education. She is an Organizational Psychologist by training and pursued a master’s in Organizational Development.
SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. welcomes the more than 900 people attending this year's Society for Human Resource Management Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition.
Transitioning from Active Duty to a Civilian career can be a struggle for many of our Military and Veterans, but with the right cultural fit built into organizations, efforts can seem effortless.
I have a fun activity for everyone. I would like for you to raise your hand if you have ever experienced organizational change? Is your hand raised? I know mine is. Organizational change could be anything from a reorg of your company, reduction in force, acquisitions, mergers, growth investments, etc.
On October 17, @shrmnextchat chatted with Michelle Kohlhof (@MKohlHR), director of human resources with ExecuTech Strategic Consulting about Preparing for Open Enrollment Success.
If you missed this excellent chat filled with great tips and advice for an efficient and successful open enrollment, you can read all the tweets here:
An interesting piece of research on publicly available WiFi access in England led to a question that made me pause. Should employees be paid for commuting time?
Flexibility to meet the dual demands of work and family life is a necessary component of the 21st Century workplace. October was designated as National Work and Family Month by the U.S. Senate in 2003, highlighting the increasing demands on employees as they try to achieve the effective work-life fit.
A new workweek is upon us. I’m sure it’s going to be filled with both challenges and opportunities. If you’re like most people, you probably feel that the challenges far outweigh the opportunities. That may not be the case, but it gives you the illusion that you’re going to be better at your job because you feel that solving problems is why you exist.
Open enrollment is one of the most important times of the year for organizations; however, complex and ongoing changes to health care and retirement plans can create confusion that leads to poor choices. With proper planning, employers can develop communication strategies to help employees make the best selections for their wellness and future financial security.
Important reminder that, effective today, October 15, 2018, under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), employers must engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with applicants or employees in New York City with regard to reasonable accommodations in four (4) circumstances. More specifically, an employer must engage in the “cooperative dialogue” with:
My first interview for the 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDIV) that is being held in Atlanta less than 2 weeks was with Joe Gerstandt. Click here for the Q & A with Joe. My next interview is with Elena Valentine.
This was first published as the “Ask HR” column in USA TODAY.
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A year ago, high-profile allegations of sexual harassment set off the #MeToo movement. Since then, the shockwaves have disrupted workplaces across the country.
The SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDiv) is fast approaching and I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to attend the conference as a SHRM Blog Contributor. Although this will be my first #SHRMDiv experience, I have to admit that I am already impressed by the excellent selection of topics and speakers.
SHRMLead just finished, it was a wonderful two days in Boston meeting great HR professionals and speakers.
The weather was chilly, the food was delicious, and the conversations flowed. I’m thankful to receive the chance to attend SHRMLead, along with Carlos and Claire, as part of the SHRMLead Bloggers Trio!
Delegation is an important activity for leaders. If managers want to be successful, they must learn how to delegate effectively. Here’s the reason why: managers will never be able to move up within the organization, take an uninterrupted vacation, participate in a special project, or enjoy a day of training if they are unable to delegate. Every time they leave their office, they will be pestered, emailed, texted, and voice mailed all day long.
This week I attended the SHRM Leadership Development Forum in Boston. It was a GREAT experience!
I have perhaps never been to a conference that made interacting with, and getting to know the PEOPLE attending it so easy. I’m not sure if it was the setup, the topics, the speakers, or simply the extraordinary humans involved, but I loved getting to interact with new friends and old throughout my trip:
For any M&A transaction, the new line-up of leadership is critical to the success of the future of the company and its culture. As reported in the Global Leadership Forecast 2018 study conducted by the EY organization, with DDI and the Conference Board, many company executives doubt they have the bench strength to meet their future business goals.
Attract. Hire. Retain.
From the SHRM Book Blog
On October 3, @shrmnextchat chatted with Mark Fogel, CEO of HC3 and senior adjunct professor at Adelphi Graduate School of Business about Boomers, HR and an Aging Workforce.
If you missed this excellent chat filled with advice for both older workers and employers, you can read all the tweets here:
About 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. Despite that poor record — and signs that the failure is often a part of poor talent integration — HR is still rarely involved in most transactions and their processes up front. The world needs a new way to make deals succeed, and increased contributions from HR could provide that leverage.
Savvy HR professionals understand that creating a safe, positive organizational culture is vital for the long-term success of the 21st Century workforce.
In order to conduct a compliant criminal background check, employers ordinarily must comply not only with the federal Fair Credit Reporting (FCRA) Act, but also state and local laws. This includes not only ban the box laws, but also laws that impose additional restrictions and requirements beyond when a criminal background check can occur.
The workforce is getting older, leading to a “silver tsunami” in our workplaces as the number of workers ages 55 and older will rise from 32.4 million in 2012 to almost 44 million in 2022. This has huge implications for both workers and employers.