Articles tagged 'HR trends'

HR Management, Talent Management

The Trouble With Open Offices: Too Much Noise, Too Many Distractions

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Many workplaces today feature more open spaces and smaller, and often shared, workstations. These open floor plans have become “the new normal” in many organizations.

Some people speak of them positively, citing the ability to collaborate with co-workers and the creative feeling they can inspire. However, I hear just as many complaints about the walk-in visitors, interruptions, and noise level negatively affecting workplace satisfaction, productivity, and speech privacy.

According to research from UC Irvine, office workers are interrupted once every 11 minutes, and it can take up to 23 minutes to get back to what you were doing before you were interrupted. Read more…

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The New Hiring Mantra: Finding Candidates With Great Cultural “Fit”

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post.

On average, people spend nine (9) hours of their day at work.

Projecting this over an entire lifetime, we face a very big, somewhat scary number. When you consider this number, it should become incredibly and inherently clear just how crucial finding a company that really fits can be.

Being happy and satisfied with your job makes you more productive and allows you to maximize your potential. While we can all agree on the importance of cultural fit in achieving happiness and satisfaction, it’s a little surprising to hear the truth about how fit companies really are. Read more…

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Thinking About TLNT’s HPW Summit? Well, Think About HR Guru Dave Ulrich

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Way, way back in the summer of 2010, right after launching TLNT, I referred to Dave Ulrich as “an all-around HR Guru” and said he was “one of the greatest HR thinkers of our generation.”

This was probably a bit of an understatement.

The Harvard Business Review describes Dave as “one of the world’s leading human capital/HR experts,” and he certainly is, but he is also a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan and best-selling author of books such as The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant OrganizationsandHR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources.

Yes, Dave Ulrich is as close as you get to an HR legend — and that’s why he’ll be speaking at TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit May 6-7 in Atlanta. Read more…

HR Management

HR Roundtable: Effective Networking? It’s About More Than Getting a Job

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It’s hard to believe that we’re into another year, but time waits for no one! To kick off 2015, the HR Roundtable in Cincinnati gathered to discuss “Effective Networking.”

People state that “networking” is a critical skill, but so few people do it well. To get the discussion started the attendees addressed the following three questions:

  1. What is so challenging about networking all the time? Read more…
HR Management, HR News & Trends

Study Says Employee Absenteeism Hits Co-Workers Hard

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Late last year, SHRM and Kronos conducted a study of the impact of employee absence on organizations and employees.

We’ve done research on this topic before, and although the emphasis has been largely on the financial impact of absence, this study, like the prior research, underscores the greater impact that unplanned absenteeism has on the bottom line.

Unlike the prior research, though, we asked questions about the impact on co-workers. Read more…

Benefits, HR News & Trends

Weekly Wrap: There’s Power in Perks, But Not All Companies Get That

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As someone who worked in the San Francisco Bay Area during the dotcom boom, take it from me — employees LOVE perks.

Silicon Valley figured out a long time ago that all the things companies do for employees above and beyond a paycheck can be both a great lure for new talent, but also a great way to retain those you already have in the fold.

Of course, most companies in America don’t offer the kind of perks that Silicon Valley tech firms do, but as some recent research found, that doesn’t mean that those additional benefits above what you pay people aren’t a great tool for attracting (and keeping) top talent. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Finding Top Talent: 6 Critical Stats Every Employer Needs to Know Now

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“Where have all the candidates gone?” If you’re among the nearly 40 percent of employers who have an open position for which you can’t find the talent to fill those roles, you’re probably asking yourself this very question.

According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 U.S. Job Forecast, more than a third of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees this year, the best outlook from the annual forecast since 2006.

But many are finding that planning to hire and actually making a hire are two vastly different undertakings. Across industries, the demand for candidates with specific skills far outnumbers the supply, and the old rules of recruiting no longer apply. Read more…

HR News & Trends

Senate Hearing Questions NLRB’s Controversial “Quickie” Election Rule

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By Ilyse Wolens Schuman and Michael J. Lotito

The National Labor Relations Board‘s new “quickie” election rule — set to take effect on April 14, 2015 — will detrimentally impact both employers and employees, according to many witnesses testifying this week at a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing.

Lawmakers and panelists described the rule’s many amendments to the NLRBs representation election procedures, and debated the rule’s practical implications for all parties involved.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, claimed the rule “drastically tilts the playing field in favor of unions” and chills employer-employee communications. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Recruiting and Staffing

Survey Finds That Tech Workers Are Not Happy With 2% Pay Raises

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Paralleling the national average wage growth, tech workers saw their pay rise just 1.9 percent last year to an average of $89,450 annually, more than twice what the average U.S. worker earns.

But given that 2014′s increase was the lowest since 2010, there’s growing discontent in the ranks.

The annual Dice Tech Salary Survey says satisfaction with pay declined 2 percent in 2014 to 52 percent of the surveyed workers. That may not seem like much of a change, but it’s a significant drop from 2012 when 57 percent expressed satisfaction with their pay. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

The Happiest Workers on the Job – and What Makes Them That Way

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Recently, TINYhr released its 2015 Best Industry Ranking Report. The purpose of the survey that inspired the report was to answer the question of how the industry they’re in affects employee happiness.

Here’s what the survey says:

Happy Industry Rankings (in order of happiness quotient) Read more…