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.

location

Location Matters Most for a Majority of Jobseekers

As the workplace becomes increasingly more reliant on technology, one would assume that an employer’s location would have no bearing on jobseekers, right? Actually, that’s wrong—a whopping 62% of jobseekers say a company’s location directly impacts their decision to apply at that company, according to new research released by Scoop. 

Employees Demand Upskilling in Order to Survive Uncertainty (Infographic)

Employees worry they don’t possess the skills it takes to prevail in today’s work climate. In fact, a new study released by Cornerstone found that half of the workforce doubts they have the skills to withstand a layoff. The solution to this fear? Using skills development as a way to avoid job loss, increase confidence, […]

teambuilding

Best Practices for Effective Teambuilding

Tell your staff you’re planning to do some teambuilding exercises and you’re likely to hear some groans and see a few eye rolls. Unfortunately, teambuilding exercises have a negative connotation in many workplaces. We say “unfortunate” because we believe teambuilding activities can be beneficial—when they are done effectively.

gig

Gig Economy Trends You Need to Know About

The gig economy is beginning to take over the modern-day workforce. Over half of U.S.-based businesses already rely on freelance workers or contractors, and most Millennials and members of Generation Z desire flexible or remote work arrangements.

engagement

Real Engagement: Employee Relationships Are a Two-Way Street

There are varying uses of the word “engagement” in the English language. It can mean a betrothal between two people; an arrangement to do something at a particular time and place; or a conflict, or battle, between opposing forces.

goals

Tying Training to Employee Career Goals

Employee training is a major activity in many organizations—and for good reason. Regardless of new hires’ credentials upon joining an organization, training helps ensure their work meets company standards and expectations.