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.

Recruiting Passive Candidates – 6 Steps for the New Paradigm of the Social Age

By Kim Seeling Smith, Ignite Global The world has changed significantly in the last 20 to 30 years. Technology and globalization have fundamentally altered the workplace paradigm. Roles have changed and what we require from our staff has also changed. With the influx of the Millennial generation, candidates’ expectations of the workplace have shifted significantly, […]

10 Ways to Deliver Strategic HR

By Linda Itskovitz, GuideSpark The HR function has undergone an enormous shift in the past few decades, moving beyond the process-heavy, tactical aspects to becoming a strategic partner in tune with overall company goals and priorities. From understanding the organization’s talent needs to finding the personnel and providing the support and training to help them […]

Do Leadership Skills Transfer Effectively to Home Life?

Dozens of research studies show that better leadership at work positively impacts employee engagement, retention, and numerous other business metrics. But is there an overlooked benefit to the money companies spend on developing their leaders?

Workplace Trends for 2016 According to The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index, a company that empowers businesses to realize what drives workplace behaviors, has released its hiring predictions for 2016. Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, feels that companies will need to supplement traditional thinking when it comes to selecting qualified candidates—including using assessments as part of the vetting process.

What is the One Thing Employees Want Even More Than a Pay Raise?

According to Glassdoor’s Q3 2015 Employment Confidence Survey, nearly four in five employees (79%) would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay increase. Specifically, more women (82%) than men (76%) prefer benefits or perks to a pay raise. Additionally, younger employees aged 18 to 34 (89%) and 35 to 44 (84%) prefer benefits or […]


The 5 Ss of Effective Employee Appreciation

By Jennifer Carsen, J.D. Many HR professionals have spent a lot of time thinking about the best ways to express appreciation to employees. We here at BLR have, too, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not about the big, expensive, flashy gestures. Sometimes simple is better. Straightforward. Solid.