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.

College

Pandemic Sparks Change in What Employers Seek in New College Grads

As college students head back to campus this fall—or maybe prepare for an online-only semester—they are likely looking ahead to graduation and life after college. Employers also are looking ahead and wondering what these students will bring to the workplace as they launch their careers. Employers have long valued employees who can hit the ground […]

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How the Restaurant Industry Is Competing for Talent

Over the last 3 months, we’ve watched the labor market lurch from one extreme to the other. This time last year, there were reports of thousands of workers applying for every open position. Fast-forward to the present day, and we’re seeing a jobs market where employers are struggling to hire the workers they need. Supply […]

skills

Soft Skills in High Demand

Soft skills are related to how individuals act, interact, react, and more and are often considered components of one’s personality. However, they can be learned or improved upon, though doing so isn’t as simple as with hard skills, and include things like resilience, communication, emotional intelligence, and more. Employers have always looked for soft skills […]

Self-Improvement to Cult Initiation: How Not to Lead a Training Session

You would hope employers know the difference between a training session and a cult initiation ritual, but you may be surprised. A Panda Express took trust building exercises and loyalty tests too far during a four-day “self-improvement” session that started with beratement and ended with employees in their underwear.

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New Ways of Working: The Digital Workforce and Hybrid Work Styles

2020 was a rollercoaster year for businesses, full of unforeseen challenges that forced organizations to adapt quickly or face getting left behind. According to Sage’s 2021 Return to Growth Outlook Report, which surveyed finance and accounting leaders at growing businesses (ranging from 50-1,500 employees), more than one-in-three businesses say their digital transformation plans accelerated by […]

Now and Next: Recruiting and Talent Acquisition

Last week was our Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Week. We learned a lot from the experts that participated in our discussions, fireside chats, and sessions. In this infographic, you can explore the major takeaways from this week-long event.

HR Works Podcast: AWS on How to Train 29 Million

A recent McKinsey report found that 100 million workers across the globe will need to find new jobs by 2030. That comes to about 17 million Americans that will be transitioning to a new career. However, an Amazon-commissioned Accenture report found that 33 million low-income Americans could be upskilled for emerging jobs with the right […]

Strong Suits That Moms Bring to Remote Working

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are around 23.5 million employed women with children under the age of 18, and nearly two-thirds of those moms work full time and year-round. Moms have always been synonymous with superheroes, especially when you consider the multitude of things they are able to juggle in 1 day. This […]