Organizations that develop business fluency and consulting agility in their HR business partners, enabling them to work on talent challenges side-by-side with peer business leaders, are more likely to achieve positive business outcomes, including innovation and efficiency, according to new research from Bersin by Deloitte.
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.
By Linda Itskovitz, GuideSpark The HR function has undergone an enormous shift in the past few decades, moving beyond the process-heavy, tactical aspects to becoming a strategic partner in tune with overall company goals and priorities. From understanding the organization’s talent needs to finding the personnel and providing the support and training to help them […]
Dozens of research studies show that better leadership at work positively impacts employee engagement, retention, and numerous other business metrics. But is there an overlooked benefit to the money companies spend on developing their leaders?
ManpowerGroup Solutions, the world’s largest RPO provider, has released the insights papery, “Rethinking Retention: A User Experience Approach to Keeping Great People.” As traditional retention incentives become unsustainable, organizations are looking for new ways to attract and retain the best talent.
The annual survey examining employees’ workplace preferences, career goals, and professional values by Addison Group revealed a startling result—only 33% of workers believe that being a manager has the potential to advance their career, making the management track a low priority for them.
The Predictive Index, a company that empowers businesses to realize what drives workplace behaviors, has released its hiring predictions for 2016. Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, feels that companies will need to supplement traditional thinking when it comes to selecting qualified candidates—including using assessments as part of the vetting process.
According to Glassdoor’s Q3 2015 Employment Confidence Survey, nearly four in five employees (79%) would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay increase. Specifically, more women (82%) than men (76%) prefer benefits or perks to a pay raise. Additionally, younger employees aged 18 to 34 (89%) and 35 to 44 (84%) prefer benefits or […]
A new report released by Virgin Pulse—the habits-focused well-being company—reveals that employers are implementing wellness programs to achieve business objectives and address HR priorities.
By Jennifer Carsen, J.D. Many HR professionals have spent a lot of time thinking about the best ways to express appreciation to employees. We here at BLR have, too, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not about the big, expensive, flashy gestures. Sometimes simple is better. Straightforward. Solid.
By Deidre Paknad, Workboard If you lead a team, coaching people and giving regular feedback—positive and constructive—is part of the job. Prioritizing one-on-ones and doing the “soft stuff” that builds morale, culture, and people are strategic elements of leadership.