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.

resignation

Why Are Employees Leaving During a Pandemic?

The global pandemic has created many situations that have been labeled “unprecedented,” and a lot of those have been related to employment. Right now, employers are scratching their heads trying to reconcile a world where millions have been without work, yet it’s still difficult to fill roles and employees are quitting in seemingly record numbers.

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Pros and Cons of Micro-Credentials

Traditionally, the education-to-labor-force pipeline has followed a fairly consistent, one-directional path: Children and young adults work through K–12 education, and then some pursue undergraduate, vocational, professional, and/or graduate-level degrees before entering the workforce.

HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Converging Factors Created Great Resignation

Guest: Bill Armstrong, President, Gava Talent Solutions A convergence of factors has aligned to create record-breaking turnover over the last few months, a trend that does not seem to be backing off anytime soon. In fact, The BLS has shown a very high voluntary quit rate for the last four months. In July it was […]

Retention Roundup Video Series: #1 Reason Employees Leave (Episode 2)

The HR Daily Advisor, in partnership with the Work Institute, is pleased to return to our new video series: Retention Roundup. In this episode, we explore the number one reason employees leave their jobs, and it’s not because of their managers or their pay. Check back each week for another episode. The host of these […]

HR Works Podcast: Adapting Beyond the Transaction Mindset

Guest: Sanja Licina, Ph.D., President of Workforce Experience, QuestionPro The needs and concerns of employees have changed significantly over the last year and a half. But have they become more difficult to address? Today’s guest does not believe so. She believes employers need to get out of the transactional mindset that pervades employment and take […]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Hybrid Onboarding

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic made businesses all over the world rethink the in-office work model in order to keep team members safe. HR managers and employers worked quickly to transition in-person onboarding and training to digital processes. Now, nearly 18 months later, with the “new normal” in full effect, HR pros are considering yet […]

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The Recruitment Risks of Too Many Interviews

It’s a significant financial and operational commitment for a company to hire a new team member. Onboarding and training require considerable resources, not to mention the salary, benefits, and taxes involved in compensating the new hire. Operationally, new team members are often accountable not just to their boss but also to stakeholders in other departments […]

The Unprecedented Mental Health Crisis Facing Working Parents in America—And How Employers Can Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on us all, but it has created an increasingly challenging environment for working parents in America. Working parents, many of whom are now indefinitely working from home, have spent the last year learning to balance remote learning and child care without the support of loved ones due […]

Soft skills

Top Surging Soft Skills

Across the country, employers are struggling to find enough workers to meet the needs of their businesses, and the issue isn’t just anecdotal and specific to a handful of vocal companies. “The economic data is fairly clear: employers are getting desperate for workers in the United States, writes Tom Spiggle in an article for Forbes. […]

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Top Surging Tech Skills

Whether scrolling through social media posts by small business owners in one’s network, chatting with friends and family involved in the hiring process, or just listening to or reading business news, it’s all too common these days to encounter the challenges businesses large and small are having finding staff. Many employers are lamenting the difficulty […]