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.

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.


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?


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.


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, […]


Survey: Heavy Workloads, High Stress Levels Dominate Workplaces

Public health concerns that stress is becoming a workplace epidemic have been confirmed by an employee research survey by Insightlink Communications, which finds that the frequency of anxiety, exhaustion, burnout, and fear of losing their jobs is reported with increasing frequency.


Leadership is Not One-size-fits-all

By Doug Upchurch, Insights Learning and Development In this new Millennial world, we’ve learned that people, teams, and leaders are all much more complex than that. There is no production line which spits out excellent leaders, just as there is no cookie cutter which will provide you with a team of identical, indistinguishable workers.


SilkRoad Survey Reveals Employment Branding Trends for 2016

By Holly K. Jones, JD For four years, now, SilkRoad has delivered its annual State of Talent Management Talent Talk Report, which compiles and analyzes data from thousands of HR and talent management professionals to determine what trends, themes, and disruptors are driving change in our profession.


Most HR Executives not Satisfied with Insight from Company Data

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of chief HR officers (CHROs) say they are not satisfied with the level of insight they extract from their company data, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. The results were reported as part of Consero Group’s 2015 Chief HR […]