I was thinking the other day about Mrs. Lacroix, my third-grade teacher. One of my classmates was complaining about a perceived slight of some kind—I imagine it had something to do with recess—and her calm response, one eyebrow raised, was, “Well, who ever said life was fair”?
Category: Strategic HR
New survey findings show that an increasing number of companies are embracing automated policy management systems—even as some organizations are still slow in adopting a more proactive approach to policies.
Understanding team effectiveness is becoming increasingly important. Organizations are rapidly dismantling traditional hierarchies in search of new and dynamic ways to respond to changing market conditions. In their place, teams are stepping up to underpin new business models and drive performance. Which raises the following question: how do you describe an effective team and the […]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47% of U.S. workers are women. While we all expect equal treatment and opportunity at work, women in the workplace have historically been faced with an uneven playing field. Recent data from an iCIMS survey, of 1,000 office professionals, reveals that U.S. companies are making progress, but still struggle […]
In the coming years, we’ll continue to see changes in recruitment methods as we are anticipating new or evolving recruitment trends in different areas.
Would it surprise you to learn that a staggering 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged with their jobs? Unfortunately, this recent Gallup statistic hasn’t changed much over the past few years so it begs the question—where are organizations going wrong? The answer: a failure to focus on and make a commitment to internal communications.
As HR pros know, business literature is packed with statistical proof that companies with people-first cultures outperform their competitors. The companies that routinely appear on “Best Places to Work” lists usually have two things in common: a people-first, employee-centric culture and superior business results.
Theoretically, performance management should happen every day. Think of it this way, if Lionel Messi was playing in a way his manager, Luis Enrique, didn’t like, would he wait until the end of the season? Absolutely not. They would address the problem immediately and send Messi in the desired direction.
As Human Resources (HR) professionals, one of the biggest challenges we face is getting our workforce better organized and aligned. Many fall into a trap of what we call “operational haze” by working hard at it every day and just making money. Sometimes the profits mask numerous operational issues that if corrected would yield significantly […]
Although information security and cyber attacks seem to be a daily headline, several events and trends recently collided to produce some headlines with extra heat: WANNACRY RANSOMWARE RUNS RAMPANT! Even in a world used to fast-moving technology, the speed of Wannacry’s spread, and the high-profile nature of its victims, took many by surprise.