Tag: HR

merger

Nobody Predicted This 2020 Trend

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!

drinking

The Risks of Drinking Outside of Work Hours

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 […]

Why Is HR Often Viewed Negatively by Employees?

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 […]

Were You Thrown Into HR? Here’s How One HR Professional Adapted

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,” […]

advice

My Best Parenting Advice as Applied to Human Resources

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 […]

The Transformation of HR to ‘People’ Has Begun Its Inevitable Charge Forward

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 […]

productivity

Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

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.

assessment

4 Reasons Why Hiring Assessments Are Vital During a Tight Labor Market

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 […]