Articles tagged 'HR trends'

HR Insights, HR Management

Avoiding the “Profession” Trap: Reaching Out and Retooling HR

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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute.

By John W. Boudreau

HR’s capability can meet its opportunity only through retooling and reaching out to other disciplines, and not being too rigid about its professional boundary.

Can any human do human resource management? That’s what HR constituents and clients sometimes seem to believe — especially when leadership teams admonish their HR leaders to adopt practices such as “rank and yank” performance systems simply because they read about them in a book about Jack Welch and GE, or when they appoint leaders with little professional HR training to top HR roles. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Labor Dept. Sends Proposed OT Exemptions For White House Review

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By Tammy McCutchen

Back in March 2014, President Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to revise the “white collar” overtime exemption regulations.

Declaring “Americans have spent too long working more and getting less in return,” the President ordered the revision of the overtime exemption regulations with a goal of making millions more workers eligible for overtime pay.

This week, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the proposed changes to the overtime regulations to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. Read more…

Rewards & Recognition, Talent Management

Color by Numbers: Just Do the Math to Find Picture Perfect People

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Without doing the math and coloring them in, you can still tell what most of them are.

But that’s no fun when you’re six, just learning addition and loving to color pictures like my oldest daughter does. Adding the numbers together in each piece of the picture “puzzle” and then following the corresponding picture color code to color each piece in is the thrill of discovering its full context.

If the data is right (if the math is correct) and the color code followed accordingly (regardless if colored a bit outside the lines), then these two things coming together tell a vibrant story in and of itself. And no matter how many times you complete the color by number pictures, the vibrant stories remain valid and reliable. Read more…

Culture

Changing Organization Behavior For Today’s Modern Workplace Culture

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Many modern organizations are locked into a mindset – an organizational culture – that began with the Industrial Revolution in 18th-century Britain and was fully developed during the Second Industrial Revolution in the U.S.

The great success of these revolutions, creating modern business and generating huge wealth, makes it easy to believe that what worked as a way of managing great corporations in the early 1900s is still the best way to run an organization in the 21st century. But, times have changed. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Follow the Leader: How Successful Companies Attract Talent

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Wouldn’t it be great to know what successful recruiters – companies that are finding it easier to find the talent they’re looking for – are doing that may be different from companies that are struggling?

Earlier this year, we surveyed more than 450 HR professionals from around the globe as part of our 2015 McQuaig Global Recruitment Survey, with that exact question in mind (among others).

When we dug into the data that came back we uncovered a number of differences that, put together, paint a picture of what these companies are doing differently. Read more…

Culture, HR Management

It’s Pretty Clear That Your Workforce Issues May Be Bigger Than HR

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There’s no question that there are things that HR can do to change how we service both the business and our employees.

But the other side of the coin  that rarely gets discussed is how HR is fairly low in the food chain when we look at the contributing factors of why the overall workforce has challenges and issues.

The decision to lag the market, lead the market, or remain stagnant with regard to wages —  like what we have seen in recent years — is administered and managed by Compensation Pros. However, wage increases or stagnation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It has to have higher levels of approval than HR. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

Four Steps to Effective Change Management for HR

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No matter the size of the organization, change is one of life’s constants in today’s business environment.

With all that change going on, everyone must be an expert on managing change effectively — right?

Wrong.

Most changes in organizations fail, due in part to employee resistance, failure to adequately prepare and miscommunication. Research shows that change initiatives are nearly twice as likely to fail as a result of organizational resistance rather than technical or operational issues. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

A Few Words of Advice For HR: Stop Advising, Start Leading

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Editor’s Note: This is the third of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute.

By Kristi McFarland

In many organizations, the role of human resources leaders has been to advise and counsel other business leaders.

Relationships of deep trust and open communication are built over years of working together, where the HR person and the business person both benefit: The business leader benefits from having a safe place in which to wrestle with leadership challenges and decisions, and the HR person benefits from being a valued confidante, mentor, and coach. Read more…

Rewards & Recognition, Talent Management

Employee Engagement: It’s All about Connections and Good Work

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This week, SHRM released its annual Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report.

It’s interesting in how it segregates true “satisfiers” from the factors and conditions that help employees more deeply engage. Both are relevant measures, depending on what you are trying to determine or better understand about your workforce. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Court Won’t Give Legal Relief From NLRB’s “Quickie” Election Rule

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By Nelson D. Cary and George Stevens

Last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board won its first courtroom victory in connection with its “ambush” or “quickie” election rule, which went into effect earlier this month.

It was not, however, in one of the two cases that have been pending for some time, and that we have previously discussed.

Instead, the NLRB’s victory came in a new lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. In this new case, the employer and three of its employees sought a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent the NLRB from applying the provisions of the new rule to an election petition filed by the United Construction Workers Union the same day that the new rule took effect. Read more…