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.

We All Quit—Sorry for the Inconvenience

Recently, a message from Burger King employees went viral—and it wasn’t the kind of message an organization dreams of being associated with. Outside a Nebraska Burger King read a sign that said “WE ALL QUIT SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE” and captured the voices of irritated workers everywhere. Decades after the release of the 1976 film […]

The Talent War Is Over—Talent Won!

There is tremendous competition for talent worldwide. If you walk down the street in any U.S. city, you will see multiple “Help Wanted” signs posted. Companies are having to shorten hours; move; or, worse yet, close because they can’t find the talent they need to operate.

Retaining Employees in a Job Market Full of Greener Pastures

Millions of workers are looking for jobs while millions of employers are having a hard time filling open positions. At this time last year, COVID-19 swept across the world and disrupted life as we know it. Millions lost their jobs while those who were still employed hunkered down and waited out the outcome and outbreak. […]

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Attracting Top Talent Begins with Captivating Job Descriptions

Long gone are the days of basic job descriptions, ones in which the title of the position was essentially reworded and embellished, giving little effort to the process. Now, job descriptions serve as the initial impression companies make on jobseekers and reflect the brand. Therefore, appropriate time and careful thought should be dedicated to creating […]

Hiring on Values Can Build Success

An organization’s culture is a critical element in the motivation of staff and the recruitment of those who will shape the company’s future. Many see it as an asset and a differentiator for a company that must be protected.

Best Practices for IT Staffing

Information technology (IT) staffing shortages can have a tremendous impact on businesses. Between missed deadlines, lower worker morale, and reduced productivity, both product and service quality can suffer when staff are unable to access or fully utilize the technology tools that are part of their daily responsibilities. Organizations need to make sure their IT staffing […]

Taking on Mental Health Challenges Post-Pandemic

Until relatively recently, companies that focused meaningfully on their employees’ mental health were few and far between. Employees who struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other mental health issues were largely expected to manage those issues outside of work or face the possibility of being seen as not “cut out” for the job.

Black Women in Tech: How Companies Can Fix the Representation Gap

The technology industry is currently experiencing great success as major companies build new flagship locations, creating many new job opportunities for skilled tech engineers. However, as the industry continues to change and grow, one thing remains the same: the lack of underrepresented groups finding employment with tech companies. As tech leaders publicly address their efforts […]

HR Works Podcast: Beating Burnout

In this episode, we are going to visit a long-overdue topic: employee burnout. What is it precisely? Why is it still a problem? Do we have solutions? If we do, how do we apply them successfully? Today’s guest has dedicated herself to understanding and addressing this destructive condition. I am pleased to have with me […]

The Difference Between Recruiting and Poaching

When it comes time to fill an open job position, proactive companies don’t just wait for qualified applicants to come to them. They may already have a list of people they’d be interested in hiring. But how do you start a conversation with someone who’s already employed? Couldn’t that be seen as the dreaded “poaching”?