Category: Strategic HR

Corporate

The Route to the Top of the Corporate Ladder Is Not Always Vertical

When employees are happy in the workplace, they almost always want to climb the ladder to positions of greater responsibility. While this hasn’t changed, workers are no longer thinking in terms of making a linear ascent to the top of a hierarchical organization.

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‘Tis the Season: Survey Reveals Cities with the Best and Worst Office Holiday Parties

When it comes to office holiday celebrations, not all parties are created equal. In a recent survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam, workers from 27 major U.S. cities were asked to describe their company holiday parties and rate them on several factors. While 36% of overall respondents describe these celebrations as fun, the results show that […]

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If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement

Employee Engagement … it’s all the rage.  Why?  Well, let’s start with the cold hard fact that per Gallup, 87% of global workers are disengaged.  Basically, this means that the vast majority of people in the world are going to work, sleepwalking though their day, giving companies little to no discretionary effort, and doing what […]

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Company Leaders Optimistic About AI, Cognitive Technologies

A new survey conducted among 250 U.S. executives representing companies that are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies do not see job loss as a key outcome of their efforts.  Nearly 7 in 10 (69%) expect very little (if any) job loss within the next 3 years, while 29% of these ‘cognitive aware’ executives […]

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New Survey Finds Increased Business Transparency Leads to Engaged Employees

An overwhelming majority (75%) of American workers care a great deal about the overall business performance of their employer, but very few lack the full insight that leads to increased motivation and engagement. This is according to The Business Performance and Buy-In Report, released by Kimble Applications, which analyzed the attitudes of full-time employees throughout […]

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How Digital Transformation is Opening Up Opportunities for HR

As the old saying goes, “The only thing that is constant is change.” Thanks especially to technology advancements—from cloud computing, mobility, big data, and now, artificial intelligence—each technology brings different challenges and opportunities for every organization. In fact, with worldwide IT spending expected to total $3.5 trillion by the end of this year, organizations are […]

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If You Have ‘Actively Disengaged’ Employees, It’s Costing You Dearly

When it comes to employee engagement, there’s no shortage of information online about how to measure and improve engagement levels. But perhaps less talked about is the fact that an employee who is not a fully engaged employee may not simply be indifferent. There are different types of disengagement, ranging from mere indifference to active […]

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HRCI to Expand Exam Locations, Accessibility

HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) exams will soon be made available to more locations worldwide. The HR certification organization announced a partnership with computer-based testing provide Pearson VUE, in which HRCI will utilize Pearson VUE’s network of 5,000 test centers to deliver exams for its suite of certification exams.

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Ways to Help Employees with Anxiety or Depression

When employees are struggling, there are a lot of ways the employer can impact the situation both positively and negatively. We all know that mental health is a critical component of overall health, and mental health concerns among employees can quickly become problematic. It is in everyone’s best interests for employers to be supportive and […]

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