A Reminder from SHRM’s Exchange Visitors to Dance in the Rain


We all get caught up in our daily lives and the “grind.” Even if you love what you do as much as I do, you may sometimes stop for a moment, and think “What am I doing?” I had one of these moments two weeks ago, and the reminder about what I’m doing and why it matters came in the form of 26 exchange visitors from India and the Philippines.

To provide some context: I work on SHRM’s Exchange Visitor Program. As a Department of State-designated sponsor organization, SHRM helps bring exchange visitors to the United...


Mr. Roboto



For the past few years, the topic of the future of work has continued to stir enthusiasm, fear and opinion within the business community.  Most times, when the future of work is discussed, visions of Rosie dance in our heads.  You know, Rosie from The Jetsons.  We envision AI (artificial intelligence) handling our problems and making our work lives much more freed up and bearable.  Rosie seemed to do that on screen.  She had an arm appear with all sorts of tools – vacuums, brooms, hands to cook, wash dishes,...


Vote to Bring SHRM’s Thought Leadership to the SXSW Stage!


Today’s biggest societal issues are also workplace issues. As the voice of all things work, we have an opportunity to bring SHRM’s thought leadership to one of the most unique and influential events in the world: the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX, March 16-22.

President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, has been nominated to be a presenter at the premier global event for music, film, design, technology and business innovation. SXSW presenters are selected using a crowdsourced voting system, enabling anyone to register,...


Creating High-Performance Teams



Every organization needs its teams to deliver a high level of performance to succeed in today’s business environment. Author Omar L. Harris offers clear guidance on how to hire for, support, and guide high-performance teams. 

What are some tips to hiring employees to fit into high-performing teams? 

My top tip for hiring employees to fit into high-performing teams is to understand the key mix of attributes that the high-performing team members possess. Look beyond IQ and pedigree and focus on more attitudinal attributes such as work ethic, passion, solution-orientation, and...


4 Areas of Focus to Boost Your Candidate Attraction Efforts




Changing the way that you interact with candidates in your selection process is crucial to your organization’s future success.

Talent shortages are growing around the world. The global unemployment rate has dropped to 5 percent, the lowest level in a decade according to the latest ILO World Employment and Social Outlook, and the current unemployment rate in the United States is near a 50-year low. While this is great news for workers, it is challenging for employers....


#Nextchat RECAP: Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work


On August 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with Christopher Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, director of strategic advisory, Kronos Inc. (@chrismmullen) about Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work

If you missed this amazing chat filled with excellent advice for creating a great workplace culture, you can read all the tweets here or below:





Tracking Employee Life Cycle



We who study Employee Engagement are consistently looking for trends in hiring and the direct effect on retention. The Human Resource landscape is slippery, no other profession is tasked with such a diverse cycle of management skills. The ability to find great talent, train, engage and promote are an unenviable set of tasks. Recruiters mirror sales people, Total Rewards professionals have to have an acumen for numbers and the disparate technologies that represent the progression from hiring through promotion can make one's head spin.

So, we stare down the inevitable:



#Nextchat: Work Inspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work


Imagine a company where everyone loves to work. Where employees feel truly cared for, respected and energized. Think of the impact this would have on recruitment, retention, customer satisfaction, innovation and overall company performance.

Anything is possible when people are inspired, and there is a direct connection between an inspired culture and business success. Culture unites not just recruitment, retention and employee engagement, but also customer satisfaction, innovation and overall performance.

Kronos is an example of an organization that has had great success in transforming its culture. Aron Ain took over...


Your Employees are Leaving. Do You REALLY Know Why?



In today’s booming labor market, organizations cannot afford to lose one of their most important assets: their employees. This is the first time in decades that there are more jobs than there are employees to fill those jobs.

There are all kinds of theories and bodies of research out there about why employees leave their jobs from being underappreciated, to not being compensated competitively, to bad managers.

But the only question that really matters is: Do you know why YOUR employees are leaving YOUR organization?

We all have beliefs about...