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.

Survey Shows ‘Distributed Work’ Settings on the Increase

A new research report explores how the workplace has evolved over the last 5 years and how organizations are using new workplace strategies, such as “distributed work,” to improve the productivity and success of workers.

HR Works Podcast Launches

by Steve Bruce and Jen Carsen BLR’s new podcast, HR Works, provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals. When you’re armed with best practices, plus the knowledge to keep your organization in compliance, HR works!

Infographic: How Can You Prevent Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is the second leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United States. Are you doing your part to keep your workers safe? Check out the infographic to learn who’s at risk for workplace violence and how to prevent incidents at your company. Read more.

Freelance Economy Growing as it Offers Flexibility, Work/Life Balance

The freelance economy is growing rapidly, a trend with significant implications for the workplace. Nearly one in four employees freelance in some capacity, according to the Staples Advantage Workplace Index, a recent study of office workers in the U.S. conducted by the business-to-business division of Staples.

Business Expert Offers Top 5 Workforce Predictions for 2016

2016 has finally arrived, and with it comes the predictions of what employers can expect for the following year. Last year saw rises in paid sick leave laws, gender equality issues, and proposed overtime regulations. What will 2016 have in store? Executive Vice President of Staples Advantage North America, Neil Ringel, offers insights into the […]

Want a Place at the Executive Table? Well, Take Your SEAT

By Holly Jones, JD Lori Kleiman draws upon her 35 years of experience in HR to counsel and lead other HR professionals to take the next steps in their careers. In her recent BLR presentation, HR’s Place at the Executive Table, she shared a wealth of tips and tricks that she has used to understand […]

Avoid Bad Bosses—Train Better Leaders!

Everybody’s had a bad boss at some point in his or her career. Given their prevalence, you can train better leaders by identifying the dysfunctional ones. Know who the bad bosses are, the traits they embody, and their interpersonal failings in order to build empathetic, communicative, and overall “good” bosses.