The time has come to blow the whistle on two words that do well on their own but must never be put side by side: soft skills. When ignored, these two words can derail a career and a life.
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.
Employers should be on the alert for e-mail phishing scams that target their online payroll accounts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned recently.
Too often business leaders reduce HR to little more than order-takers: fill requisitions, solve employee problems, calculate compensation tables, run surveys. While beneficial, these don’t compare to your higher purpose of ensuring the organization’s talent is—and gets treated as—a strategic asset. But you can’t play that role without first shattering the order-taker illusion and claiming […]
The halo effect refers to the idea that our overall impression of someone will directly impact how we perceive almost everything they do. If that person has an overall positive impression—a halo as it were—then we’re more likely to perceive everything they do more positively.
In a recent BLR article, we discussed the idea of occupational fraud, which is a type of fraud committed by employees against employers. Occupational fraud causes billions of dollars of losses for US employers each year.
Earlier this month, a group of former Wendy’s employees filed a class action lawsuit in a Cook County, Illinois, court against the fast food chain regarding the handling of personally identifiable information. The class, led by Martinique Owens and Amelia Garcia, asserted that the company has broken the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by […]
Do you have team members that seemed great in the interview, are beloved by clients, and seemed to really be going somewhere but they just can’t get organized, keep making careless errors, or have trouble focusing?
If your organization is sincerely interested in creating an inclusive workplace for its employees and stakeholders, it’s time to analyze and reevaluate your physical work spaces.
It goes without saying that every organization is on a mission to find its peak of efficiency and employee productivity. Turning to automation is undoubtedly a necessary step in reaching that point.
We hear a lot about onboarding and terminations, but we rarely hear about a third option that many organizations take advantage of: demotion.