We’re almost 3 months into 2020 and so far, we’ve seen two major shakeups in the HR tech landscape. Last week, we reported on a merger between Kronos and Ultimate Software and just yesterday, news broke of a different tech acquisition. Out of all the 2020 HR predictions, no one saw these shakeups coming!
Happy hour and after-work drinks often go hand in hand with long days on the job, providing networking opportunities and a chance to unwind. Establishments offering inexpensive drinks between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. know that it’s a profitable decision, as it caters to the steady demand of those who choose to indulge at the […]
To those working in HR, it might be common knowledge that HR staff are often looked upon with scorn by some employees. Employees, even though they need to work with HR and know that HR provides access to valuable services and benefits, may still mistrust the department as a whole. Let’s take a look at […]
One thing I have learned from interviewing so many HR professionals is that the path to HR is rarely direct. Virtually everyone begins in another field and gravitates toward HR. Others fall into the field when they take on some HR duties and realize they are good at it. In this week’s “Faces of HR,” […]
In our previous blog posts about leveling up your HR practices, we shared advice on how to determine your HR maturity level and how to define what your needs are. At this point, you should be ready to establish the practices that will help you reach your HR goals efficiently.
When making hiring decisions, it can be a good idea to get a range of input into the decision-making process. After all, great candidates aren’t just great because of their background and skills; they’re also great because they fit well in the team.
I’ve been to a lot of baby showers lately where it seems like the parents-to-be are showered with as much advice as they are gifts. I’ve seen this as a parent myself—people like to give parenting advice. Strangers offer advice as they evaluate the contents of your shopping cart at the grocery store, at Super […]
A surface transformation is happening in HR that has deeper ramifications. I am talking, of course, about the popular shift away from the name “Human Resources Professional” toward “people officer.” In recent months, I’ve spoken to quite a few experts who have shown some discomfort toward the concept of referring to employees as “resources.” To […]
Getting productivity levels up is something all managers and HR team members have a vested interest in. Keeping the organization running at optimum levels is the best way to know when new hires are needed and also to be most effective in spending payroll dollars.
It’s no secret that we’re currently in a tight labor market. Our country’s unemployment rate is hovering near a 10-year low at 3.7%, and we continue to see job growth in nearly every industry every month. As Millennials become the largest generation in the labor market and more seasoned workers continue to retire, HR departments […]