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.

Technology is Becoming a C-Suite Issue in the Mid-Market, says Survey

Mid-market C-suite executives are increasingly viewing technology as a strategic asset that can drive competitive advantage and are taking a more active role in technology decisions, according to Deloitte’s report, “Disruption in the mid-market: How technology is fueling growth.”

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Don’t Forget About Your Internal Customers: Your Employees

By Jen Carsen, JD I recently watched an interesting video from WorldatWork about creating a consistent employee experience at the Walt Disney Company. Two senior HR executives discussed how the whole HR department has been working together for the past several years to increase the global consistency of the Walt Disney employee experience.

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Lack of Career Plans Hinders Retention and Engagement Efforts, says Survey

As workforce hiring increases, concerns about engaging employees and retaining critical talent are top of mind for organizations. According to Mercer’s latest survey on employee perspectives, Employee Views on Moving Up vs. Moving On, one-third (32%) of employees consider their employment to be a job, not a career. Moreover, more than three-quarters (78%) of employees […]

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Writing an Inspiring Vision and Mission Statement

By Cara Parker, C Parker Consulting, Inc Are vision and mission statements the same thing? What’s the difference between the two and do I really need both for my organization? Let’s delve into these questions by first highlighting the benefits of having both a vision and mission statement for your organization.

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9 Tests Every Leader Must Pass

By Dr. Alan R. Zimmerman For hundreds of years, people have wanted to know the answer to one question: Are leaders born or made? In other words, is leadership a matter of having the right genes or the right education?

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Teleworking: A Smart Business Decision

By Axel Schmidt, TeamViewer Often when a company decides on whether to establish a formal company-wide policy, there must be some business reason or incentive. Until recently, teleworking has mostly been seen as a benefit for the employee, and something a company will do to improve work/life balance.

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3 Questions Managers Should Regularly Ask Employees

By Anita Bowness, Halogen Software It’s important for managers to keep the lines of communication open with their staff. Good communication practices can elevate employee engagement and foster collaboration, ensuring that employees understand what is expected of them, how the work they perform contributes to what their team and their organization is striving to achieve, […]

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