Tag: HR

Tech Layoffs May Offer Opportunities for Other Employers

In recent months, the tech industry has faced a significant upheaval, marked by a series of high-profile layoffs from leading companies such as Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon. These layoffs, affecting thousands of skilled professionals, have not only unsettled the tech sector but also sparked a broader conversation about the future of work in an increasingly […]

Frontline Industries Are Demanding Change in 2024

In 2023, frontline workers witnessed several milestones that sparked significant change within their work environments and everyday lives. With increased labor movements, we saw a surge of awareness and advocacy for employees on the frontline that influenced many organizations to redirect their focus toward workplace reform and improving working conditions. As we reflect on 2023 […]

Faces of HR: Diane Hughes on Business Acumen, Career Development, and Giving Back

For this week’s edition of Faces of HR, we give flowers to Diane Hughes, Chief People Officer (CPO) at Alliant Credit Union. Like many of the HR professionals we feature in this column, Hughes didn’t always have HR on her radar. In fact, she calls herself an “accidental HR professional.” During college, she majored in […]

Childcare Benefits as a Prime Employee Perk

The importance of work-life balance and flexibility in the workplace has become increasingly important for today’s workforce. One critical aspect of this balance is the growing cost of childcare, which has become a significant financial burden for many families. Recent data reveals that childcare prices, when adjusted for inflation to 2022 dollars, range from $4,810 […]

How RPO Services Can Revolutionize Your Recruiting Process

In business, the crux of success is connecting with the right people at the right time. This concept, crucial in brand-customer relationships, is equally vital in HR recruitment. HR teams must connect with potential hires when their interest and readiness are at a peak. This necessity is leading many companies to shift from conventional in-house […]

Hiring Managers’ Reluctance Toward Gen Z

Generation Z—those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, are beginning to enter the workforce in large numbers, and this group will represent the core of the workforce in years to come. So why are hiring managers so skeptical of these workers? A recent survey by ResumeBuilder.com reveals a notable reluctance among hiring managers […]

The Dangers of AI in the Workplace: Why Pro-Active Compliance Efforts Must be the Norm for Safe and Ethical Use of AI

Businesses have used AI in some form or another since its conception years ago. However, deploying AI in business today is not as “uncomplicated” as it was a few years ago. Aside from the many benefits it brings, AI is equally capable of causing long-term catastrophes when businesses fail to use it ethically and responsibly. […]

The Generational Shift Underway in the American Labor Force

The workplace is on the cusp of a significant transformation, driven by a generational shift that promises to redefine the professional environment. As Gen Z workers are poised to overtake baby boomers in the full-time workforce, their distinct priorities and values are set to shape the future of work. Gen Z Brings Unique Perspectives Gen […]

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Supreme Court Employment Law Cases in 2024:  What to Watch for, and Why – Part 2

In this three-part series, we are exploring the major employment law cases that we are keeping an eye on for 2024. Our last article looked at two cases that have been briefed and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, we are turning our attention to major employment law cases that are awaiting oral argument […]

What Does it Mean to be a Leader in a World That Constantly Gets Disrupted?

There’s a great saying in military circles that’s often summarized as “no plan survives contact with the enemy.” As business leaders in a highly disrupted world, it’s easy to feel that way: hours upon hours of thoughtful strategizing routinely gets blown up by everything from constant geopolitical uncertainty to fast-shifting employee preferences. Even the best […]