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.

Lessons about Leadership, Teamwork, and Alignment from the Seattle Seahawks

By Lynda Silsbee, Performance Dimensions Group After making back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl the past few years (and winning it once), the 2-time defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks fell just short of an epic comeback against the Carolina Panthers in this year’s NFL playoffs. Without question, Seattle has emerged as one of the elite […]


Shared Talent Pools may be the Key to Finding In-demand Talent, says ManpowerGroup

ManpowerGroup Solutions, the world’s largest Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider, announced in a press release, has released a new white paper, “Collaborating with Competitors: Sharing Talent Pools to Meet Workforce Challenges,” which explores the benefits of creating talent pools that are shared amongst competitors in the same industry.


HR Works Podcast Launches

by Steve Bruce and Jen Carsen BLR’s new podcast, HR Works, provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals. When you’re armed with best practices, plus the knowledge to keep your organization in compliance, HR works!


Courage, Cowardice, and Your Career: Why Conquering Fear is an Essential Third-Space Skill for Managers

By Edward G. Brown A frustrated CEO expostulated to me recently, “I am so tired of cowardly managers who simply will not confront their people’s performance. That’s their job! I put them there to manage their people to higher levels, not float along with the status quo. They know who and what need confronting. But […]


Freelance Economy Growing as it Offers Flexibility, Work/Life Balance

The freelance economy is growing rapidly, a trend with significant implications for the workplace. Nearly one in four employees freelance in some capacity, according to the Staples Advantage Workplace Index, a recent study of office workers in the U.S. conducted by the business-to-business division of Staples.


Business Expert Offers Top 5 Workforce Predictions for 2016

2016 has finally arrived, and with it comes the predictions of what employers can expect for the following year. Last year saw rises in paid sick leave laws, gender equality issues, and proposed overtime regulations. What will 2016 have in store? Executive Vice President of Staples Advantage North America, Neil Ringel, offers insights into the […]


Want a Place at the Executive Table? Well, Take Your SEAT

By Holly Jones, JD Lori Kleiman draws upon her 35 years of experience in HR to counsel and lead other HR professionals to take the next steps in their careers. In her recent BLR presentation, HR’s Place at the Executive Table, she shared a wealth of tips and tricks that she has used to understand […]