Category: Talent

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.

Making the Business Case for Investing in Employee Mental Health in 2021

HR executives and buyers are hopeful the end of the pandemic is on the horizon. If everything goes as hoped, the stress-inducing work-from-home routine will come to an end before 2022. Naturally, business leaders are shy of scheduling return-to-work dates, which is both imminent and the cause of remarkable anxiety. For HR managers, this means […]

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The Growing Importance of Coaches as Bosses

There are many, often competing opinions of what a manager’s key function is in the workplace. Some see a manager’s primary role as facilitating the top-down transfer of direction and company policy. Others see managers as vehicles for eliminating obstacles, allowing staff to complete their work as efficiently as possible.

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Delivering on the Promise of a Better Candidate Experience

Having crossed the threshold into 2021, we’ve all been given an opportunity to better understand the impact COVID-19 had on our world. In some instances, we saw businesses that faced dire consequences and needed to shut down, while others pivoted models and thrived, like delivery services or remote work technologies. But one common theme rings […]

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Changing Nature of Internships

For many driven individuals, the right internship can be a key stepping stone that connects a solid educational background with a lucrative career path. Internships offer the opportunity to translate learning into practical experience, with little to no financial risk or long-term commitment from the employer, which gets cheap or even free labor out of […]

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How HR Can Address Staff Redundancies with Tact and Diplomacy

The pandemic is causing leaders to navigate a broad range of interconnected issues that span from keeping their employees and customer safe, shoring up cash and liquidity, reorienting operations, and navigating complicated government support programs. Add to this the effects of fluctuating global financial markets, increased competition across multiple sectors, and recent unrest caused by […]

How to Manage a Smart but Toxic Employee

When you hire an employee, you hope the person will have a positive impact on your team. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing how things will really work out. For example, you may soon realize you have a smart but toxic employee on your hands.

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Move Over Recruiting, Workplace Safety Is Now the #1 Priority

According to a new survey conducted by Oasis, a Human Resources (HR) services provider, ensuring a safe work environment amid COVID-19 is the top priority among business leaders. Workplace safety is emphasized more than other important business considerations such as talent acquisition and professional development.

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Implementing a Hybrid Workplace Plan

Ready or not, COVID-19 has pushed employers into allowing remote work for any suitable role. As we near closer to bringing employees back to their workplaces en masse, many employers are considering implementing some sort of hybrid model.

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Key Management Skills for the Age of Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the nature of daily work for millions of Americans. While working remotely was a privilege enjoyed by relatively few pre-pandemic, Gallup has reported that just over half of Americans were “always” working remotely in April 2020 during the height of COVID workplace restrictions. That proportion has fallen to about […]

Advice to HR: How to Keep Women on the Job Through COVID-19 and Beyond

A record number of women have left the workforce since the pandemic began. More than 860,000 women dropped out of the workforce as of September 2020 compared with just over 200,000 men. The current unemployment rate for women has more than doubled the pre-pandemic rates, and economists predict the workforce exodus could set women back […]