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.

Recent Studies Highlight Trends in Leadership Development

With leadership development a top talent management priority this year, a recent study found that many employers plan to increase their investment in this area. In fact, 54% of employers surveyed by Lee Hecht Harrison expect to increase spending on leadership development in 2015, followed by 41% maintaining the same level of spending, and 5% […]


5 Benefits of Bringing Social Collaboration to Human Resources

By Rickard Hansson, CEO and founder, Incentive When employees aren’t engaged, they start looking elsewhere. Employee turnover can end up costing a company big bucks, between recruiting, salary and benefits, onboarding and training and more. In a report by Training magazine, companies spent an average of more than $1,200 annually per employee in training costs. […]


It’s Easy to Be a Great Leader If You Can’t Be Fired, Right?

By Catherine Moreton Gray, JD In a conversation I had with one of my colleagues following the Pope’s visit, we talked about his apparent rejection of the trappings of his position in favor of staying true to his values. We also talked about the Pope’s communication skills, and about his focus on staying in touch […]


How Leaders Earn Engagement and Commitment from Employees

By Aaron K. Olson, Aon plc & B. Keith Simerson, Ed.D Few leaders can be successful if they are alone in championing their goals; ideas—particularly big ideas—need a broad coalition of support. Strategic leaders are aware of this and take intentional efforts to secure buy-in, commitment and advocacy from their most important stakeholders.


Wellness is the Best Gift You Can Give Workers This Season

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is full of joy and celebration. But from stress and germs to distraction and overindulgence, it’s also fraught with hazards that can leave your employees ill, injured, or dispirited. Although the “official” holiday season lasts just weeks, the dark, chilly months present significant safety, health, and wellness challenges. […]


Company Brand, Reputation Keys to Attracting Top Talent

One in four jobseekers consider company reputation a driving factor when making career decisions, says a ManpowerGroup Solutions insights paper, “If You Build It, They Will Come: The New Role of Employer Brand.” The findings also suggest that employers should implement new strategies to better engage talent with the company’s mission. The paper is based […]


Best Practices: Burns & McDonnell Earns High Rankings from Millennial Employees for Rewards, Culture, Challenges

Burns & McDonnell earned the number 14 spot on Fortune’s inaugural ‘100 Best Workplaces for Millennials’ list, earning a 96% ranking or above for great challenges, atmosphere, rewards, pride, communication, and bosses. The rankings were the result of a survey of nearly 90,000 Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. The survey shows […]