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.

Aspiring Leaders Should Take Untraditional Paths, Become ‘Learning-Agile’

Individuals who want to increase their effectiveness at work and aspire to become leaders should consider taking a higher-risk, higher-reward path. Instead of moving surely and safely up the career ladder, they should cultivate “learning agility,” a quality related to being more extroverted, more focused, more original, more resilient, less accommodating, and—ultimately—more successful.

Top 3 Ways to Engage Millennials in Their Health Benefits

By Missy Jaeger, VP of Client Success at Keas One of the most studied generations ever, Millennials have definite workplace preferences and generational attributes that can guide outreach and communications. According to a US Chamber of Commerce Research Review report, Millennials do value their benefits package: More than half say it’s an important factor in […]

‘We Need to Talk’—How to Embrace These Four Words and Not Fear Them

It happens all the time; people avoid the most difficult conversations because they simply aren’t good at them (having never learned how to approach them effectively). They prefer to pretend that these kinds of conversations are not bubbling under the surface and sapping energy. Andrea J. Lee, founder of Thought Partners International and author of […]

How Enterprise Social Networks Help Build Company Culture

By Tim Eisenhauer, president of Axero Company culture is all-too-often equated with perks, like in-house single origin coffee or weekly themed happy hours. However, even the most generous perks in the world fall short when employees are disengaged and dissatisfied. Cultivating a culture that motivates and engages employees goes deeper than that, and problem areas […]

Strategic Planning: Opportunities for Leadership and Organizational Success

By David I. Buckman An effective strategic planning process can be a transformative moment in the life of a company. If not conducted carefully and intelligently, the results may send the organization down the wrong path, wasting resources and imperiling its future. However, when successful, an effective strategic plan can be a positive force that […]

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The High Cost of Low Employee Engagement

By Daniel Kurber The impact of unengaged employees in your organization can be costly. According to Gallup’s most recent study of the American workplace, 52% of United States workers are unengaged and 18% are actively disengaged. What is the cost of a 70% unengaged workforce?

Control Vs. Connection: How to Build a Connective Culture at Work

By Dalton Kehoe Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, summed up that employees are miserable at work because they have managers who can’t clearly communicate two things: (1) what the employee’s job is (reduce their uncertainty), and (2) that they care about them (reduce any threat to their self-esteem). “Thirty years of neuroscientific research has demonstrated […]

Millennial Workforce Is Driving Corporate IT Strategies, Says Randstad Technologies

According to a new study by Randstad Technologies and IDG Research Services, two-thirds of IT leaders say they have or are formulating a plan to address Millennials’ technology needs. IT executives across the country report the surge of Millennials in the workforce is reshaping business environments and driving IT departments to adapt their infrastructures with […]