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January 2020

 

Efforts to reduce workplace bias and inclusion have become widespread, yet the demographics of leadership positions at most organizations remain unchanged. 

January 17, 2020

Empathy is a platform for relationship, not encouragement to wallow in slime pits.

Solid relationships strengthen people.

Strong people perform better than weak.

January 16, 2020


 

Reports are not data analytics. Reports are snapshots of data gathered into informational summaries. A good example of a report is a turnover report. Seeing turnover rates across locations, departments, etc., brings to our attention overall trends and may point to an issue in need of closer attention.

January 15, 2020

Retention and data. It’s a very linear relationship. The data is asked for, usually annually, by leadership so they can plan accordingly for gaps, re-training and scaling considerations. Human resources provides the data, often, and for too many HR departments, that’s it. We give the data and then exhale because our part is done. Truth be told, we might like that the tabulation of attrition is all we have to do. We don’t want more.

January 15, 2020

 

 

Picture this: Your newest employee has just wrapped up Day 1 on the job. He returns home to his family, who asks him, “Well, how was it?”.

Considering your current onboarding processes, how might this new employee respond? Was he impressed and excited? Or, did he feel confused or bored the entire day?

January 15, 2020

 


 

The desire for data analysis and application is high amongst HR professionals. At SHRM’s first People Analytics Conference, the conversation amongst attendees has to do with this. We know that data is vital; we know that data can direct the actions and intentions of an organization. Data is gold, we believe.

January 14, 2020

 

Teresa Vaughn tells the story of a truck driver whose life she unexpectedly changed for the better. 

 

See more HR Storytellers

 

January 14, 2020

I’m Andrew Aragon, the newest member of the SHRM government affairs team. I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for nearly seven years and before joining the SHRM team, I was active on Capitol Hill working as a staffer in Congress, then at a political tech startup.

January 13, 2020

 

 


 

Humans have one unique ability that sets us apart from machines and animals: The ability to imagine and create. But has your workforce been given the opportunity to be human? Are you providing employees the space to achieve their full potential?

Or worse, is your workplace actually working against them?

January 13, 2020

 

We all kind of know this fact. Once you get more than 30 minutes away from your job, no matter how you actually come into work, it starts to feel like a chore. You begin to hate the commute. Doesn’t matter if you drive, take a train, walk, etc. 30 minutes, one-way, is our max!

It’s called Marchetti’s Constant: 

January 9, 2020

 

 

Quick! Take 30 seconds to name your top five Renaissance painters.

How about the top three most famous paintings in the world?

Chances are good that you would name Leonardo da Vinci as a Master - and his Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous painting in the world.

Did you know that one of the greatest master painters spent more time on his rough draft than any of us do today?

January 6, 2020

 

 

Every business has problems they want to solve. It could be a small problem or a large one. The key to solving business problems is

January 6, 2020

 


 

Chances are, in your workplace today, there are empty seats you wish were filled with qualified and motivated employees. You are not alone.

January 1, 2020