I waded through a slew of this week’s entertainment, past a bunch of Kardashian-related bunk, and noticed an announcement that Ben Affleck is retiring from playing Batman. Of course, Batman, and his long-suffering pals Robin and Alfred, are fictional characters who never grow too old to work. Still, I could not help but imagine the […]
When you strategize, you design a plan to help you achieve a specific goal or set of goals. Sometimes you’ll know the obstacles that will come your way as you follow your plan to achieve that specific goal or set of goals, and sometimes you won’t. And sometimes your preconceived notions about your plan will […]
The start of a new year is a great time to hire new legal staff. If you’re like many law firms and corporate legal departments in the United States, that’s good news, as litigation and other specialty areas are driving organizations into hiring mode in the beginning of 2019.
If you’re a human resources (HR) professional, here are five tech trends you’ll want to know about if you want to outperform your competition in 2019.
A growing number of businesses now require job applicants to take a personality test as part of the hiring process. The tests may include the Myers-Briggs or the DISK assessment, which are both designed to measure certain personality traits. From a legal perspective, the tests are permissible in most cases, but there are a few […]
In 2019 and beyond, learning and development (L&D) strategies shouldn’t just be implemented by corporations or enterprises alone. Why? Because L&D will be the most innovative department for any organization for the next decade or so, regardless of its shape or size.
As we’ve previously reported, jobseekers who did not negotiate their salaries before excepting a job offer were more likely to lose out on future earnings with that company. We also discussed how fewer candidates were willing to negotiate during the hiring process, but that’s about to change!
HR has a significant role to play in helping to ensure a merger is effective. Talent management and cultural issues have the power to support or derail virtually any corporate marriage. Employees are understandably wary when organizations announce a merger; left unchecked, suspicion, misinformation, and layoff fears can delay the anticipated benefits of a merger […]
Research over the last decade has made the case that employee engagement in an organization is highly correlated with success in achieving business goals. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report found that companies with highly engaged employees experience 17% higher productivity, 20% higher sales, and 21% higher profitability, among many other positive metrics.
For the third year in a row, respondents to the annual Callan Institute “Defined Contribution (DC) Trends Survey” specified reviewing their plan fees as a key area of focus and as the best way to improve their fiduciary position as plan sponsors.