Tag: strategic HR

HR is More than a Role, It’s a Mission

HR seems to be more than a job; it’s a mission. To do the kind of work that HR professionals have to do, they really need to have a clear, organizing principle to how they approach their jobs. That’s how today’s guest feels about her job. Meet Amy Roy, the new Chief People Officer at […]

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Using People Analytics to Retain Your Most Invaluable Asset: Managers

Great managers are turbochargers for team and business performance. So, when good managers leave an organization, the impact is significant. Not only are the direct costs of hiring replacements expensive, but there are also costs associated with lost productivity while new managers are coming up to speed, as well as the lost revenue while a […]

One Expert’s View on the Evolution of Strategic HR

When traveling abroad for work and sitting at a meal with your foreign colleagues, don’t order first. That’s the advice that David Binkley, Senior Adviser in Strategic Talent Management at Vantage Leadership Consulting in Chicago, has anyway. During his 30 years of HR experience, David has had to keep up with a host of changes […]

Technology Allows HR to ‘Focus on the Human Side’ of Their Role

With such a variety of HR technology solutions available, it can be easy to think that there is a solution for every HR problem. Meet Diane Strohfus, CHRO of Betterworks, an HR software company with 125 employees spread across three locations in Denver; New York City; and Redwood City, California, as well as full-time remote […]

What Was Being in HR Like in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?

Being in HR can be very rewarding and very challenging. Meet Teresita Quinones, Talent Manager North Latin America Operations, Kimberly-Clark. She knows all about the challenges of HR. From having to deliver layoffs to helping keep her Puerto Rican office together in the wake of Hurricane Maria, she has seen it all.

How to Convince Your Leadership that the Culture Needs Improving

How do you convince leaders that a long-term plan, like implementing an organizational culture strategy, is worth the short-term investment? How do you find the bravery to deliver the bad news of layoffs and conduct challenging workplace investigations? Today’s face of HR gives us her approach to these challenges.

Q&A: Shifting from a Shareholder-Centric Approach to an Employee-Centric Approach

As an HR professional, you have likely run up against what is often called “shareholder democracy.” Need resources for that new engagement initiative? The answer might be “The board has not allocated funds for that effort during this fiscal year.” Want to implement that fancy new software? “Unfortunately, first-quarter results say we are going to […]

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If Managers Don’t Become Coaches, We Will Fail People’s Careers

These days, we keep hearing about the disengaged workforce and the struggle to retain talent. Coupled with that, Millennials are a growing segment of the workforce (by 2025, they will represent 75% of the global workforce) and are more demanding when it comes to job satisfaction. They are looking for meaningful work, flexibility and autonomy, […]

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Using Data to Deliver on the Promise of D&I

Diversity is now a business imperative, so much so that almost half of all companies on the S&P 500 index have a chief diversity officer (CDO) or an equivalent, according to a recent Russell Reynolds report. And this is for good reason—the benefits of diversity and inclusion (D&I) extend far beyond improving public perception and […]