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.

Pay Equity Laws 101

Providing equal pay for equal work to employees has been an ongoing concern for decades. Employers need to be particularly wary on this point because not only is pay discrimination illegal but also, it’s something that is subject to increased scrutiny right now, both in the media and by regulatory enforcement bodies like the Equal […]

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How to Prepare Employees for Leadership Roles

How do you help your new managers succeed? The last thing you want is for a new leader to fail and let down other employees. Clearly, that situation is no good for anyone. But not all employees who take on leadership roles are prepared for what that means. Even for people who excelled in their […]

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What Is the Hollywood Model of Work?

Even if you’ve never been anywhere near a Hollywood studio, you can imagine that it takes hundreds of people to put together a movie—all with differing talents, each with expertise in their respective field. Different actors and directors (and all of the hundreds of other roles that come together to make a movie happen) come […]

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Communicating the Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

Whenever a potential employee considers working for your organization, there are a lot of factors they will likely be considering—things like pay, benefits, company image, organizational values, and more. All of these things put together are the things that make up the EVP—the value that an employee derives from working there.

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Do You Know Why Nearly 75% of Your Employees Plan on Quitting?

North America is currently facing a retention epidemic. Organizations are constantly searching for solutions to keep their best and brightest employees on board. In recent years, they’ve even gotten creative with free lunches, smoothie bars, and yoga rooms.

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Gathering Information Before the Door Hits Employees on the Way Out

The end of employment is a hectic time for HR. You have to document the reasons for the employee’s departure, deal with benefits issues, and ensure that the soon-to-be-ex-employee’s final paycheck is accurate. Sometimes, you’re simply relieved to get the departing employee out the door. Before you kick him to the curb, however, you should […]

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Should HR Professionals Fear Generation Z?

I recently interviewed a very poised, confident, and soon-to-graduate college candidate for a technology position. When I asked him what he was looking for in a position, he answered, “The Three Ps.” I was familiar with the Four Ps so was intrigued with this rather clever response, which for him stood for “People, Progress, and […]

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