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From “Retirement” Plan to “Financial Independence” Plan

My 30+ year professional career has been dedicated to helping employees get to and through retirement.  The long-time formula hasn’t changed very much:  save with discipline, invest, repeat.  Then, spend time on the beach.  However, at a time when we’re competing to retain and recruit key talent, I’m wondering if the traditional view of retirement plans has changed.  Is it outdated?

Don’t get me wrong, particularly in a world where private sector pension plans are hard to come by, it’s in the best interest of our country and its workforce...

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#SHRM22 – A Call for Mental Health Support

1 in 4. If you were to have a one in four chance of winning the lottery, you would play. Those chances are a no-brainer.

Those same odds represent the number of employees who feel hopeless today.

That is a hard sentence to type. 25% of our employee population struggle with some sense of hopelessness. At the SHRM Annual Conference, these numbers were shared with the roughly 13,000 attendees. Staggering to us all. We were also acutely aware that the numbers are likely worse since many may not want to divulge their...

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PODCAST: SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer on Building Better Workplaces

Hot on the heels of the SHRM 2022 Conference and Expo in New Orleans, the latest episode of the People and Performance Podcast features SHRM's Chief Knowledge Officer, Alexander Alonso, PhD SHRM-SCP.

SHRM's research has reported that stifling certain types of speech leads to...

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unboXt, inc: How We Provide Leaders with the Tools They Need to Retain and Engage Current Employees

unboXt is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words. 

HR leaders are unsung heroes within organizations. They...

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Ask an Advisor: Taking the Anxiety Out of Performance Meetings

Where would your mind go if you received a message or call that your supervisor wanted to have a performance meeting or discuss an incident with you next week? You would probably brace yourself for the worst possible scenario. Your mind might start racing, wondering what you did wrong. You might ask yourself questions like: Am I in a serious situation? Is my job on the line?

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, it’s not uncommon to get questions about how best to notify an employee of an upcoming performance meeting...

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Humaxa: How our AI Assistant “Max” can Offer Instant Help to People Leaders

Humaxa is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words. 

Human Resources and People Leaders are always being...

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PERKS: Empowering Employees to Choose the Benefits that are Right for Them 

PERKS is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words. 

In the wake of the Great Resignation, society...

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How To Improve Your Employee Feedback Structure: 13 Tips from HR

What is one way HR can improve their employee feedback structure? 

To help your business improve its employee feedback structure, we asked HR leaders and CEOs this question for their best insights. From starting with expectations to making feedback an ongoing leadership requirement, there are several ideas that may help leadership teams improve on and maintain healthy employee feedback structures.

Here are 13 tips for improving employee feedback structures:

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Mainstay: How We Are Empowering Employers to Attract, Retain and Develop Workforces

Mainstay is a 2022 WorkplaceTech Accelerator (WTA) cohort member. The WTA is a premier program for all things future of work and is powered by SHRMLabs (SHRM’s innovation lab and venture capital arm). Our inaugural 8-week virtual accelerator program is currently underway and is designed to scale up early-stage, growth-driven startups dedicated to elevating HR and solving today’s most pressing workplace challenges. We asked each of the six cohort members to share their story in their own words.

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Why the Future is Bright For HR Leaders

In the past couple of years, we've experienced more work-life-changing events than we could have ever imagined. Things happening in business today, therefore, have a sharper focus on the human element than in the past. 

This week, we hear from Jim Link, the new CHRO at SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. 

Jim is an Atlanta-based business consultant and former Fortune 500 executive specializing in equipping leaders with the tools needed to build best-in-class, inclusive workplaces that drive revenue and profitability.

His experience includes roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and...

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