Tag: strategic HR

Successfully Recruiting in the Highly Competitive Gaming Industry

We have a lot in common with our border buddy Canada, including crafting recruiting approaches that succeed in highly competitive spaces. Today’s guest works in the video game industry in Montreal, where the competition is steep, but that hasn’t stopped her from onboarding dozens and, in one case, over 100 quality candidates per year. Meet […]

Crisis

Crisis Planning: When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies

Planning for the problems facing your business is not just about what might happen, but when it will happen, and what you will do about it before, during, and after these problems appear. This statement will serve you best if it gets you to change the way you look at the world and change the […]

Court Deems Broken Toe and Voicemails Were Sufficient for FMLA Claim

Does a broken toe amount to a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? It depends on the circumstances. But an Ohio federal district court recently held an employee’s FMLA interference claim can go to trial in a case where there was a dispute of whether his broken toe constituted a […]

HR Pros Can Improve Their Influence

Note: Kerry was recently a guest on HR Works 5-Minute Friday. You can listen to that here. In my latest “Faces of HR” interview, I discussed how HR professionals can improve their influence within their organizations and within their career with Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer at Zipari. In this interview, I was also joined […]

As You Iterate, Don’t Leave Great Employees Behind

Mindy was recently a guest on HR Works 5-Minute Friday. Have a listen here. Companies change at a breakneck pace. Concepts like failing fast and being agile are being espoused by more organizations than ever, and for good reason. That type of thinking is how organizations can grapple with the ever-changing landscape of their industry. […]

Remote Sexual Harassment: It’s Happening. Are You Ready?

Touches on the shoulder, staring, offensive remarks, and overly personal questions in the break room. Yes, those in-person situations are not with us when we work remotely, but watch out. An evolving workplace environment presents a heightened set of issues. And every company needs to be prepared.

Healthy Teams Don’t Happen by Accident

After a uniquely challenging and disruptive year, many employees are struggling. In January, an employee trends study found that 34% of respondents reported feeling burned out, a 7% year-over-year increase. What’s more, the latest Household Pulse Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that 37% of survey respondents feel anxious or […]

training

What is Skill Data?

Skill data, as the name implies, is any data point that is in reference to an individual’s skills and includes data that measures what someone can do. Some examples of skill data include:

Remote Work Leads to a Global Workforce and Many Improvements

What happens when you are suddenly free to hire the talent that fits your needs from anywhere in the world? Not only do you build better teams, but certain factors lead to the leveling of the playing field and many improvements for employers and employees alike.