Virtually every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is on April 28, 2022.
During the Holocaust, more than 11 million human beings were systemically murdered. Millions more died fighting Hitler and his genocidal machine.
As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I often receive questions from members about what HR professionals should be doing at the beginning of the new year. This is an excellent time for HR professionals to set up their compliance reminders, reflect on the shortcomings and successes of the previous year, and establish professional goals for the new year. I have highlighted a few topics I often speak with members about when I discuss best practices with them.
Many businesses throughout the world employ HR analytics. According to Bersin by Deloitte’s 2017 High-Impact People Analytics research, 69% of organizations with 10,000 employees now have a people analytics team. When HR analytics is properly implemented and integrated into a company's structure, it may deliver significant benefits, with more and more businesses seeing a higher return on their investment.
If we’re in the midst of the Great Resignation, then it is time employers come up with a Great Response. Because like real estate, Corporate America is a seller’s market right now. And what’s being sold is talent. Put simply, demand for employees is higher than ever, making this a wildly competitive job market for employers looking to stand out.
“Can I just fire this employee because of their performance?” Many human resource professionals are asked this question all the time, and it’s a question we receive in the HR Knowledge Center quite often, too.
Consider this scenario: A major new change is coming to your organization! The executive team approved the change a year ago, a project team has been designing it for several months, and now it's ready to be rolled-out to the organization. You just got a meeting request to create a communications plan to inform the workforce of the changes. Just like that - wham - the ball's in your court!
This week I received an interesting question asking how important onboarding is for new hires.
41% of workers are actively searching for a new job or plan to in the next few months. What is one effective HR strategy you are implementing to help increase retention in your workplace? #CauseTheEffect
Data analytics has long been used by the private sector to provide a thorough examination of organizational performance in areas such as marketing, sales, and operations. However, the social sector has lagged behind in using data-driven approaches to support organizational goals, and this is also true when it comes to human resources. It is holding the sector back.
Whoever has managed a cross-functional HR team knows the challenges that often arise. As companies and their leaders transition from siloed and hierarchical structures to more project and team-focused management styles, the oft-touted panacea of cross-functional teams can sometimes prove to be tricky to implement and even trickier to implement successfully.
Human resources professionals have been slow to get on the HR data train. Have you noticed that too? Is it a lack of forward thinking? Is it the huge challenges of finding the right technology and then implementing HR analytics? Maybe you don’t have the support you need to make it happen. What reasons have you found hesitancy to venture into HR data?
In a traditional workplace, it is much easier to let culture evolve organically as teams chat, collaborate and take on projects together every day. The time they spend together in person is invaluable, and building relationships with their teams gives them an increased sense of purpose and belonging.