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.

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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 […]

To Return to Work or Not: For Women, That Is the Question

I’ve gotten used to putting my son down for his 12:30 nap, and so has he. Like so many working mothers, I’ve been home since March 2020, adapting to doing my job remotely while making discoveries and choices in my personal life I didn’t know were possible when I was in an office. Now, my […]

What Is the Great Resignation?

That the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for people and organizations around the world is a gross understatement. Aside from the millions who perished because of the disease, businesses have found it difficult to maintain adequate staffing levels.

HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: It’s Never Been Better for Recruiters

It may be odd to say there has never been a better time than now, during the recruiting crisis, to be a recruiter, but today’s guest maintains that this is true, and she can back up the claim. I am pleased to have with me today Barb Bruno, CEO of Good As Gold Training. Barb […]

4 Ways Companies Can Increase Diversity in the Workforce Today

Since last summer’s protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, many of the biggest public companies in the United States have pledged to increase black and minority representation. Yet a recent diversity study of the technology industry found companies that made statements in support of Black Lives Matter had 20% fewer black employees […]

We All Quit—Sorry for the Inconvenience

Recently, a message from Burger King employees went viral—and it wasn’t the kind of message an organization dreams of being associated with. Outside a Nebraska Burger King read a sign that said “WE ALL QUIT SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE” and captured the voices of irritated workers everywhere. Decades after the release of the 1976 film […]

The Talent War Is Over—Talent Won!

There is tremendous competition for talent worldwide. If you walk down the street in any U.S. city, you will see multiple “Help Wanted” signs posted. Companies are having to shorten hours; move; or, worse yet, close because they can’t find the talent they need to operate.

Retaining Employees in a Job Market Full of Greener Pastures

Millions of workers are looking for jobs while millions of employers are having a hard time filling open positions. At this time last year, COVID-19 swept across the world and disrupted life as we know it. Millions lost their jobs while those who were still employed hunkered down and waited out the outcome and outbreak. […]