Expressions like the Great Resignation and “quiet quitting” may not be buzzing as much as they were last year, but make no mistake: The United States is still experiencing an unprecedented employee-retention crisis. In 2022, a record 50.5 million Americans quit their jobs, leaving behind 11 million job openings. It’s going to take a while […]
It’s fascinating how many of the diversity leaders we profile never considered a career in an HR or a diversity role until they stumbled into one and discovered their passion. Our focus for this installment, however, is an example of someone who dedicated her career to the HR function from the very beginning. Yolanda Chase […]
Donna Flynn never imagined that she would call herself a designer. At the time, she had earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Northwestern University. Prior to that, she had not only received a B.A. in Anthropology/African and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Colorado but was also a Fulbright Scholar. Flynn would go on to […]
Although Cassandra Margolin has worked in the HR industry for nearly a decade, she didn’t find her true passion for the field until five years ago. At the time, she was working for high growth, quickly scaling, start-up tech companies. According to Margolin, her growth was slow and steady until she segued into the tech […]
Employers have recognized the concerns and changes within HR over the last few years and have shifted their priorities during these uncertain times. HR managers believe burnout has serious consequences for employee retention, but according to CareerBuilder, 61% of workers say they are burned out in their current job. As 2022 has come to an […]
I can’t quite get Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 song out of my head (by the way, I added the question mark for reasons I will get to in a minute) since reading a May 12, 2022, article in the Wall Street Journal, “Confessions of Your Company’s Chief Happiness Officer” by Callum Borchers. Let my opinion be clear […]
While there is a lot on everyone’s mind these days due to COVID-19, new survey findings reveal that the employee experience is the farthest thing from employers’ minds, as only 17% of respondents say their employers offer an “exceptional” experience.
Employee perks have never been more at the center of workplace conversation. Ever since the rise of trendy tech companies in the 2000s and the famous reveal of the Googleplex in 2012—equipped with slides, basketball courts, putting greens, and a replica tram—the perk war has gone full steam ahead.
What do employment branding, product branding, a great employee experience, and HR strategy have in common? According to Tammy Perkins, Chief People Officer at PMI Worldwide, they are all connected. When HR treats the employee and candidate experience with the dedication and care often given to customer-facing branding, the organization grows.
As an HR professional, you have likely run up against what is often called “shareholder democracy.” Need resources for that new engagement initiative? The answer might be “The board has not allocated funds for that effort during this fiscal year.” Want to implement that fancy new software? “Unfortunately, first-quarter results say we are going to […]