Tag: HR professionals

How Automation Can Transform HR in a Challenging Labor Market

HR departments are facing unparalleled challenges right now. In the midst of the Great Resignation, with 4.5 million workers walking off the job late last year, staffing shortages are impacting every sector of the economy. Restaurants, particularly quick service restaurants (QSRs), are being acutely impacted; quit rates in this sector rose from 4.8% to 6.9% […]

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How HR Professionals Can Use Mindfulness to Support Themselves and Their Teams

You’re probably familiar with the safety announcement on flights about how if the cabin loses pressure, you should secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others. This routine announcement is a good reminder of the importance of self-care, something that’s more critical for HR professionals than ever. According to a recent report from Paychex, 98% […]

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5 Key Benefits to Using Video in the Training Process

Because remote work is our new reality, companies now have virtual teams spread across the globe. The shift to working remotely has resulted in major changes to the way companies work, hire, and communicate. Tools like Slack have made it easier for coworkers to keep in touch with one another and collaborate, and being able […]

Pages of HR: Tapping Talent Beyond Best Practices

In our second episode of Pages of HR, Annissa Deshpande, Principal of loglab, LLC, talks about her new modern HR novel, The Comeback. CEOs, entrepreneurs, and HR professionals will enjoy this fast-paced fictional adventure through the fundamentals of modern HR. Annissa Deshpande, is a former HR executive of a Fortune 500 where she oversaw the […]

3 Things to Know About Hiring Gen Z

As the school year comes to a close, 4.43 million college students will graduate and set their sights on starting their careers. Entering the working world is exciting, but it also comes with a new set of challenges, including navigating job boards, prepping for interviews, and evaluating if an employer and a job align with […]

What Is a Human Road Map, and Why Should HR Be in Charge of It?

The “pandemic age” has accelerated the “automation age,” and the way we work is fundamentally changing. These two forces have collided to form the perfect storm of workplace disruption. As in any storm, you need to prepare. Go to the store, and buy up all the toilet paper and bread you can find. Except, business […]

The Evolving Role of HR: Redefining Responsibilities Post-Pandemic

As a tenured HR employee, you’ve likely worn a variety of proverbial hats over the years. HR inherently requires its people to stretch themselves and fulfill many different roles and requirements—from talent scout to employee therapist to conflict mediator. The pandemic forced many in HR to explore their adaptability further. In 2020, HR professionals had […]

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The Great Rehiring: Updating the Hiring Process to Reflect Our New Values

The overall unemployment rate fell to 6.2% in February—its lowest point since April of last year. While that number does not tell the whole story, it does indicate that some industries have begun massive hiring undertakings to get back to their pre-COVID levels. Hopefully, with the increasing vaccine rollout, others are soon to follow.

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How Companies Can Help Graduates Adapt to Remote Work Cultures

The transition to remote work amid COVID-19 was a daunting challenge for many companies, but the advantages of moving beyond the traditional office environment—from flexibility to cost-effectiveness—have become more and more obvious over the past year. Employees have been surprisingly productive from home, and companies have made it clear they’ll continue to rely on remote […]

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How to Maximize the Impact of Performance Appraisals

Many companies struggle with performance reviews. Modern performance appraisal methods typically consist of scheduled interviews, compensation discussions, and self-evaluation. When necessary, reviewers also offer ways for underperforming employees to improve.