The phrase “gig economy” has become a critical part of the HR conversation. Whether it’s HR professionals looking to expand rapidly by outsourcing projects or startups relying entirely on outside workers, the gig economy is here to stay. But how well do you really understand it? Knowing its origins might help you see where this […]
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.
Imagine a leader who says, “I’ve done the thinking; now you do the work.” Does that sound familiar? That’s the epitome of the parent-child dynamic that still pervades the workforce. I recently spoke to an expert about that dynamic, why it’s not working very well, and what works better.
Traveling abroad is one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences for people around the world. It’s a way to meet new people, enjoy beautiful scenery and amazing cuisine, and get acquainted with diverse cultures.
A high-performing workforce is essential for any business to be successful. And while most companies strive to keep employees engaged and productive, it’s difficult to know which workplace factors will make a positive and sustainable impact. In order to attract candidates and motivate current employees, companies first need to know: What do workers want?
We’ve all seen the headlines: unemployment is at lows not seen in years. Employers are struggling to fill vacancies. Applicants are ghosting employers, even after accepting job offers.
In a tight labor market, jobseekers have the upper hand and will move from company to company until they find the perfect fit. If you thought it was your job—as a talent acquisition professional—to find candidates who would be the best fit for your company, then think again! In the candidate-driven market, jobseekers are the […]
Great managers are turbochargers for team and business performance. So, when good managers leave an organization, the impact is significant. Not only are the direct costs of hiring replacements expensive, but there are also costs associated with lost productivity while new managers are coming up to speed, as well as the lost revenue while a […]
The seasonal hiring push is well under way. Major retailers have been announcing significant hiring plans left and right, including Target and UPS, which will add more than 230,000 seasonal workers between them. This is all in anticipation of a huge holiday sales season, with the National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasting that holiday retail sales […]
While recruiter confidence may appear to be high when it comes to hiring talent, they still struggle to fill open positions. In a new Monster.com survey, recruiters blame the growing skills gap and résumé exaggeration as to why they are having trouble filling the void.
Exceptional customer service is a major selling point for companies that can do it well. Companies like Ritz-Carlton, Harley Davidson, and Disney are often held up as models of customer service in their respective industries, which has helped them develop and maintain strong brand positions around the globe.