Randstad US has recently released new research findings that contradict many reports that American workers fear losing their job due to automation. The 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research found that only 14% of U.S. employees worry that automation will take their job away, and nearly one-third (30%) say they think automation will make their job […]
Have you ever looked in envy at an article online and seen the incredible, bright, and colorful work spaces Google’s 70,000+ employees enjoy on a daily basis? I have, too.… Creating innovative work spaces is only scratching the surface when it comes to Google’s revolution of Human Resources (HR), or People Operations as it is […]
All leaders in a company like to think they have a strong impact on their team. But a staggering 95% of them think they’re much more influential than they actually are. In fact, most business leaders are sabotaging their influence, without even knowing it.
When you’re building your workplace culture, it’s important to reflect on one important question—are you empowering your employees?
When we interview a potential new hire, HR professionals assess the candidate against a list of key skills and personal characteristics needed for the job. Let’s turn the tables and see what that list of key attributes would look like for a human resources management professional.
Employee burnout. Everyone’s heard of it and most of us have probably complained about feeling burnt out at one point or another. How can we not? For many, the pressure to succeed at work has never been higher. This is true for both hourly and salaried employees, as the opportunity to unplug has become increasingly […]
QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]
In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.) Marvin Bower joined McKinsey & Company in 1933 and served as the management consulting firm’s managing partner from 1950 to 1967. In 1997, he published a […]
It is more important than ever that companies evolve as quickly as the workforce in order to survive. The quality of talent, of course, has always been a top priority for business leaders and HR professionals. Nevertheless, there remains a lot of work to be done when it comes to retaining employees that have one […]