It's Time to Cause The Effect

Throughout the last two years of a global crisis and unprecedented upheaval, HR was asked to do more than it ever has. And we stepped up in response to monumental threats to people’s lives and livelihoods. We discovered the profound impact HR can have on business, on workers, in the workplace, and in the world.

As we examine the future of work, we are starting to see the potential impression HR can make in setting the stage for business going forward. HR’s leadership can reshape the work environment to the benefit of workers and businesses. SHRM has amassed...


Prioritizing mental health in the workplace? It starts with harassment prevention.

As we move forward in a post-pandemic world, mental health in the workplace has become a priority as never before. Research from the American Psychological Association shows that 81% of workers will be looking for workplaces that support mental health in the future.

And a study from McKinsey concludes that, “Employers who recognize and prioritize psychological safety alongside physical safety in their post-pandemic operations can help employees’ mental health and their own efforts to cultivate inclusive workplaces. This support can have concrete effects on critical workplace outcomes,...


Debunking the Myths: Conversational AI in Recruiting


In recent years, the use of conversational AI in recruiting has gained significant attention and recognition. As technology continues to evolve, organizations are constantly seeking innovative solutions to streamline their recruitment processes and enhance the candidate experience. However, amidst the excitement and possibilities, there are several myths surrounding the application of conversational AI in recruiting that need to be addressed. At Humanly, we aim to debunk these myths and shed light on the true potential and benefits of conversational AI in the recruitment landscape.


Myth 1: Conversational AI will replace human recruiters

One of the...


Shaping the Future of HR: Insights from Jim Link, CHRO of SHRM

As HR professionals, we are constantly seeking ways to evolve and shape the HR profession for the better. With the rapid advancements in technology and the changing landscape of work, it becomes crucial to stay updated and prepared for the challenges ahead. In a recent conversation on the HRchat podcast, Bill Banham spoke with Jim Link, the CHRO of SHRM, to discuss his experiences, insights, and the exciting developments in the HR field. Let's delve into some key takeaways from their conversation.



Ahead of last year's SHRM Annual Conference and Expo, Bill Banham and I had the...


Successful Talent Acquisition Goes Beyond the Job Offer

Today’s volatile and dynamic job market is reshaping how organizations approach talent acquisition. Amidst reports of widespread layoffs, particularly in the tech industry, employees are looking to work for companies with a strong commitment to employees.

Candidates care deeply about finding opportunities at organizations that value work-life fulfillment, provide more flexibility, and clearly show how they’re supporting their employees.

Further, organizations are recognizing the value of a holistic approach to talent acquisition that accounts for every stage of an employee’s experience with an organization...


From Compensation to Benefits: 3 Ways HR can Unlock the Potential of Total Rewards

Employees today want more equitable workplaces, and they’re willing to leave their job to find an employer that offers what they’re looking for. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet for creating an equitable workplace — it requires a multi-faceted approach. But one way to start is by investing in a total rewards program, which can help organizations attract top talent, foster a great employee experience, and secure a competitive advantage.

HR is often tasked with leading the charge of crafting a total rewards program, but it’s no easy task. Today,...


From Workplace Strain to Support, Research Shows Employees Need Resources to Address their Mental Health

Breaking the Cycle of Exhaustion: Supporting Workplace Recovery and Mental Health

Have you ever been so exhausted after work that you didn’t want to engage in anything? If so, you have SHRM Research behind you; Forty-seven percent of U.S. workers reported feeling that by the end of the workday, they had little energy to participate in non-work activities, 33% find it difficult to unwind and relax after work and 25% deliberately avoid tasks after work. These findings point to the prevalence of workplace exhaustion and its impact on workers’ ability to participate in activities outside of work. It also underscores...


Challenging Traditional Job Requirements to Broaden Candidate Eligibility

For Charlie Hatton, a U.S. military veteran who joined PSE&G as a project quality assurance/quality control specialist in 2015, showing how his military experience could transfer to a specific role was initially difficult.

“I applied for a job that I thought I was a good fit for, although I realized that the person screening the resumes might not agree because of my military background,” Hatton said. “It turned out I was right, and I didn’t get the interview.”

After that experience, Hatton reached out to PSEG’s Accelerated Mobility team. Launched in 2020, the program seeks to broaden the candidate pool...


Common Misconceptions About Skilled Credentials

As you embark on your journey to integrate skilled credentials and more holistic hiring and retention practices, you may find misconceptions are holding you or your colleagues back from integrating them into your hiring strategy.


Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the SHRM Foundation convened four “Learning Labs,” or interactive workshops, with HR professionals, hiring managers and business leaders to solicit deeper feedback on their experiences with and perceptions of skilled credentials. Here are some of the learnings about common misconceptions:


THEY ARE “ALTERNATIVES” TO SOMETHING, such as a two- or four-year degree or specific amount of work...


Invest In Your People to Prepare for an AI-driven Future

From the industrial to the digital revolution, the introduction of new technology has always changed the way we work and the products and services we need. Artificial intelligence, especially generative AI such as ChatGPT, is the next wave of radical transformation. While AI is certainly a buzzword, we understand that it will have a deep impact on how companies do business. PwC reported that 54 percent of CEOs are already feeling the impact of AI within their organizations, and the White House held a summit in early May to discuss these and other growing concerns about AI with leaders from...