Mary Kaylor is a SHRM certified, Manager of Public Affairs for SHRM. She is on Twitter at @SHRMKaylor.
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With the HR Technology Conference (#HRTechConf) just around the corner, we're inviting our Next Official Bloggers to offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
The following is a Q & A with Kyle Lagunas of the Brandon Hall Group:
“I’m on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector of the economy. Everyone is getting fired. Everyone is toilet paper now.” – James Altucher
Are we witnessing the looming extinction of middle-class jobs?
On February 15, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his fiancée Janay Palmer in the face so hard that it knocked her out cold. It was recorded on a hotel surveillance video, and by now we’ve all seen it.
The NFL’s handling of the incident has prompted a torrent of questions and debate about how domestic violence should be handled by employers, regardless of size or prominence.
Back in March, we chatted with employment attorney Christine Walters about Marijuana in the Workplace. This week we’ll be chatting about smoke of a different kind.
SHRM is shining a spotlight on some amazing young HR professionals. Meet SHRM Young Professional Mitchell Aasted.
Q. What do you see as being the biggest challenge for HR in the next 10 years?
SHRM is shining a spotlight on some amazing young HR professionals! Meet SHRM Young Professional Mario Martinucci.
Q. What inspires you as an HR professional?
A. What inspires me as an HR professional is the opportunity to work with a lot of different and talented people at all levels of the organization. At the end of the day, if I know I made a difference for someone I can go home happy.
Q. What book are you reading right now?
Much like the life of movie character Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizer played by George Clooney, the future of talent acquisition is up in the air.
Job seekers are up against multiple hurdles these days as they look for meaningful work. While poorly written job descriptions and malfunctioning career sites hinder the job search, they now must face an even higher hurdle -- the algorithm.
Most job search websites have increased the use of software that uses complex algorithms to screen and sort resumes by searching for keywords that match specific skill sets and experience. Other programs, like LinkedIn’s “Recruiter,” can help talent managers find passive candidates by searching for a specific location, title or skill.
Diversity and Inclusion. We’ve seen it grow and thrive in our organizations to the point that it’s no longer an effort but an involuntary response. Promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace contributes to healthier cultures and increased achievement for organizations. It has evolved from understanding and embracing differences (intentions) to leveraging those differences to promote innovation (outcomes). A diverse workforce drives the success of our organizations.
Striking the right balance between accountability and engagement in the workplace can be a challenging task for leaders. One is directly manageable and the other is not. Accountability is something leaders can control, while engagement is something they can hopefully influence.
Is it time to shake up and break up the HR profession? The global changes that are affecting organizations have major talent implications for strategy and operations. Today’s turbulent economic environment requires HR professionals who understand business issues and who have the ability to create high-impact solutions.
Financial literacy is the ability to understand money and make informed decisions about how to use it, and more employers are beginning to recognize the benefits of offering financial literacy education programs to employees.