Category: Strategic HR

Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.


Leap of Faith: Trusting Your Employees Enough to Go Virtual

There’s a sea change taking place in the workforce that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Sure, you’ve heard of the “gig economy.” You’re probably familiar with the idea that Millennials—who crave autonomy and value jobs that give them a sense of purpose—are overturning traditional notions of the employer-employee relationship.


HR Perspectives: What Is Environmental Scanning?

Have you ever heard of a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis? If you have, the idea of environmental scanning will already be familiar to you. If not, it essentially is referring to the process of reviewing and analyzing the internal and external factors and trends that may affect your current and future actions.


5 Reasons HR Teams Should Adopt an Agile Mindset

Two years ago, Paycor’s HR team began experimenting with an agile approach to project management. Agile is a term you’ve probably heard of (Amazon lists more than 1,000 books on the subject), but it has yet to be widely adopted by HR departments.


Eudaimonia: There’s No Flourishing Without Struggle

In 2015, I changed my job title from Chief Executive Officer to Chief Eudaimonia Officer. I hypothesized that cultivating eudaimonia—the ancient Greek word indicating “human flourishing”—would make Widen one of the world’s best places to work.


Are Your Workers Prepared for Workplace Emergencies?

Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) recently released findings from a new survey of 530 respondents that examined employee perceptions of workplace safety. The survey revealed that “workplaces miss the mark in critical communication and planning, and could be unprepared to meet the future needs of employees,” according to a Rave press release.


Managing Romance in the Workplace

Valentine’s Day is here and as most people know, falling in love is simply wonderful.  Falling out of love?  Not so much.  And when romantic relationships happen in the workplace, employers need to be sure they’ve taken steps to keep romance from becoming a legal liability.


Your Wellness Communications are Missing 1 Thing—Excitement

Boosting employee well-being is a common goal for most employers. However, despite investing a lot of time and money into building a great wellness program, many employers still see poor participation rates.


4 Tips for Better Diverse Team Communication

A very good friend of mine, who is of Polish decent, was reading an article in Polish next to me and pointed to a name referenced repeatedly, that being Michał Anioł. She looked up at me peering over her shoulder and said, “You know this guy.”