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SHRM Connect: Manager Wants to Hire His Girlfriend...What Could Go Wrong!?

 


 

When employees have questions, they go to HR.

When HR professionals have questions, where can they turn?   

SHRM Connect is an online forum where SHRM members can post questions and get answers from peers within the SHRM community. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals while sharing solutions and advice on a wide range of HR topics.  

Jump into a discussion or watch from the sidelines. There's something for everyone.

Check out a few of the latest conversations below:
 

Manager Wants to Hire His Girlfriend...What Could Go...

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6 Reasons Why Your Managers Are Failing

 

I'm gonna cut to the chase.

I've observed for many years a cyclical epidemic. Managers who don't know how to manage, and who are not managing ...and who are not helped in any useful, sustainable way.

And so...it continues.

As a business owner, senior leader or HR professional, if you've experienced this on any level I want to help you diagnose why.

Now, I don't want to insult your intelligence. Perhaps to you, the six items below are obvious and you've sought help and just haven't found the right resources to fully fulfill your needs. ...

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7 Work Trends You Should Be Paying Attention To


 

 

Work trends come and go, but some have staying power. I have noticed seven trends that companies looking to scale and stay relevant should pay attention to.

1. Flexible Working Hours

As a population, we’re long past the concept of the 9-to-5, 40-hour workweek. The ubiquity of technology has resulted in most professionals performing work functions outside working hours. In many ways, we’ve moved past the need for a physical, central workspace. The gig economy has also elevated the role of freelancers in large organizations. Thus, the boundaries between work...

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HR, Let’s Take Care of Us, Too

 


 

Human resources professionals, today is World Mental Health Day.

Let’s chat.

I recently had an experience at an event where I got the opportunity to have extended sit-down conversations with HR professionals about what is keeping them up at night in terms of their workplace processes. As an HR practitioner for years, I’ve been there. The long days that turn into long nights, the weekdays that turn into working weekends, the 24/7 connected world that we live in. You can’t turn it off, you’re always on, and oftentimes taking care...

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#HRSocialHour Jon and Wendy Talk to Micole Garati

 

Jon and I had a blast recording #HRSocialHour with Micole Garatti. On the podcast, we discussed The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List, shifting the paradigm of Influencer Marketing programs, and diversifying the Influencers in the HR community. During our conversation with Micole, she made a comment around her favorite movie that made me laugh. She mentioned this genre of movies in a way I had never considered. But looking back, looking through my privilege lens, I realized that my thoughts were very seeped in the privilege of my religion being the dominant religion in the US. What was that...

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Making Sense of It All: How Technology Is Shaping the New HR Agenda

 

 

Richard Branson is famous for the quote, “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” This belief in the value of caring for employees was a prominent theme running through all the sessions at the 2019 Human Resources Executive HR Technology Conference & Exposition last week.

HR technology continues to change at a rapid pace, and it’s important that HR professionals recognize the drivers that are transforming this market. Understanding trends, and using this knowledge to innovate, will enable HR to...

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The Keys to a Successful Open Enrollment

 

 

 

Open enrollment is one of the most important times of the year for organizations; however, complex and ongoing changes to health care and retirement plans can create confusion that leads to poor choices. With proper planning, employers can develop communication strategies to help employees make the best selections for their wellness and future financial security.

Communication

Communication is key to a successful open enrollment season. And when it comes to developing a benefits communications strategy that will engage your employees, creating messages that resonate with your audience is critical...

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Bold Solutions For the Widening Skills Gap

 

HRPS: What is driving the increase in the skills gap? Why aren’t traditional methods working in closing the gap? 

Jeanne: As many as 375 million global workers will need to switch their occupations because technology will make what they are doing obsolete. The pace of change has never been this fast and it will never be this slow again. Digital disruption, artificial intelligence (AI), automation of jobs, and the obsolescence of skills is resulting in a fundamental change in the workplace. 

According to our research, Closing the Skills Gap 2019, conducted among 600...

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LifeReady Students: Preparing Our Children For College, Career, and Life

NSBA Executive Director and CEO Thomas J. Gentzel, with SHRM President and CEO. 

 

There is a growing economic crisis in our country that is going largely unnoticed. It threatens our current and future prosperity as individuals and as a nation. Not since the 1930s, just before the Great Depression, have we faced such a daunting challenge: filling good jobs when there are not enough people available to staff them.

There are approximately seven million American jobs available right now, and that number is expected to double in the next five years. The...

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How to Successfully Tackle Difficult Conversations: 6 Dos and Don’ts 

 

 

Difficult conversations are part of life. That makes tackling tough issues with tact and respect an important workplace skill. By cultivating a culture of trust and openness and fostering strong communication practices, you can successfully navigate tricky topics and help your team thrive.

But while that’s easy to say, it’s not always so easy to do. For me, prioritizing frequent, open communication with my team earns the trust of those who work closely with me. A trusting environment goes a long way toward promoting productive conversations.

Here are some dos...

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