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.

High Performance HR: A Q&A with Christopher D. Lee

Effective human resources departments champion high performance and enable employees to raise their standards to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace. But, many HR departments are using outdated philosophies to guide their practices.


Does Your Organization Have the Necessary Skills to Compete in Rapidly Evolving Markets?

By Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky You’ve heard the saying “fighting the last war”. It refers to preparing to compete using familiar techniques, against competitors you’ve faced before, in the same markets or industries, only to discover that the rules have changed. Modern business competition is changing rapidly, and to compete effectively, you need to […]


Poor Candidate Experience Leads to Fewer Job Applicants, Says Survey

Do you reach out to job applicants to gauge their candidate experience after an interview? If you don’t, you might want to start making that a habit! A new survey released by Future Workplace, in conjunction with CareerArc—a global HR technology provider— revealed that nearly 60% of job seekers have had a poor candidate experience.


Breaking The Rules for The Best Results: Gallup’s View On Employee Engagement

While global leaders and companies understand in theory the importance of employee engagement, the percentage of engaged employees has barely budged since the beginning of the 2000s. And in the U.S., 70% of employees are not engaged in their jobs. With Millennials now comprising the largest proportion of the workforce—a generation for whom engagement in […]


Coaching: A Tool Self-Aware Leaders Use to Get Results

By Doug Upchurch, learning innovation strategist, Insights Learning and Development Of the many ways leaders get results, coaching their employees can often be overlooked as the most efficient way to get from point A to point B.


How to Ensure Mentoring Improves Engagement and Talent Retention

By Hugh Tonks, CEO of Thymometrics According to research from employee engagement consultants, Blessings White, a main factor that impacts whether an employee feels engaged or disengaged in the workplace is how much clarity and ownership they have towards their job—obviously, no one likes to feel out of their depth, but neither do they want […]


Interactive Map Fills Information Gap Between Job Openings and Qualified Candidates

Aspiring Minds (an employability assessment company) has launched a first-of-its-kind, free, interactive platform that links job qualifications to job vacancies and compensation. “The U.S. Skill Map fills a huge information gap between job openings and qualified candidates,” said Varun Aggarwal, cofounder and chief technical officer of Aspiring Minds. “Continually refreshed with new data, it connects […]


Shared Talent Pools: A Win-Win for Both Businesses and Talent

By Amy Doyle, VP of Strategic Client Solutions at ManpowerGroup Solutions Companies may be in hiring mode, but the harsh reality is there is not enough talent to meet demand. With the shortage showing no signs of easing, and skills needs changing faster than ever, meeting growth objectives requires new ways of thinking, behaving, and […]