Attention HR Pros: Certification Exams are Getting a Makeover

U.S.-based Human Resource management practices are quickly transforming and growing more complex. Senior-level HR professionals play expanded roles in the strategic advancement of business outcomes. All HR professionals are also asked to help champion employee engagement and to support improved business decisions with data-driven analytics.

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A Practical Guide to Market Pricing

Compensation planning can be a very time consuming task. It’s vital to attracting and retaining qualified talent, but can be a bit less cumbersome when managed with a practical approach.

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How HR Can Get the Most from Salary Surveys

There are plenty of salary surveys available and, arguably, there’s not a lot of difference between them. Most provide a number of incumbents, a mean, and multiple percentiles. Some use number of employees to describe company size and some use annual revenue. Most are broken down by industry and geographic location. Some provide position level […]


Today’s Recruiting Landscape: A Q&A with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg

The recruiting landscape is dynamic. It changes constantly, and it’s downright competitive given the improved economy and low unemployment rates. To keep up with the current trends that are driving the way top companies recruit and hire talent, it’s important to ask questions so you can adapt your strategy to attract qualified applicants.


How to Update Aging Salary Data for Your Organization’s Jobs

If you work in HR then you’re always busy and, as a result, your job grade data might be a smidge past its shelf life. It’s not that you don’t want up-to-the-minute salary range data but there’s almost always something else more pressing that needs your attention so it’s really easy to tell yourself—if it […]


Is it Time to Ditch the Performance Review?

We’re in the midst of a revolution, where more than one-third of U.S. companies are replacing traditional annual performance reviews. Companies like Adobe®, Microsoft®, IBM, Deloitte, Dell, General Electric have opted for informal, regular check-ins between employees and their managers.


Get More Qualified Candidates with Less Résumé Spam

by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP In a world where time is money, most of us lack the time and resources to wade through a sea of résumés to filter out résumé spammers and get a manageable number of highly-qualified candidates. One of the best ways to attract the best candidates and reduce the number of […]


Transitioning Employees to Retirees

If you’re like many employers and have Baby Boomers in your workforce, you may be thinking about how you’re going to replace all that organizational knowledge as they retire. If that’s what’s on your mind, then it’s time to dust off that succession plan and get busy capturing all that knowledge. This article, however, is […]


Getting the Authority You Want Through Credibility, Influence, and Reach

by Lori Kleiman, CEO of HR Topics  We are seeing a dramatic increase in Human Resources (HR) professionals that are considered a member of the leadership team and impacting the strategic initiatives in their organization. In order to make a full impact, HR leaders need to have the authority to carry out initiatives as part of that […]