With six in ten US workers admitting they experience at least moderate levels of burnout – a figure that is up by 52% compared to the previous 12 months – … Read more
Can you freelance your HR shop?
On episode 111 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Madeline Laurano, and Tim Sackett come together to discuss the 12 … Read more
Recruiting is the new marketing
However much we read about 2023 being a recessionary year, the fact remains that there are still approximately two open jobs for every job seeker. We can … Read more
No more non-compete clauses? What you need to know
Non-compete agreements. For employees hoping to switch jobs, and transfer their experience to rival businesses, they’ve long been a source of frustration … Read more
Research: How does your benefits provision stack up?
National insurance and wealth services firm, Alera Group has just released the findings of its 2022 Healthcare and Employee Benefits Benchmarking Report – … Read more
Don’t expect layoffs will improve employee productivity
If 2022 was all about people resigning from their jobs, 2023 is lining up to be about people being laid off from them. But former American Express CEO, Ken … Read more
Employee ownership: The secret to attraction and retention?
The Great Resignation; Quiet Quitting; Quiet Firing. Whatever the buzzwords, there’s no doubt about one thing: companies are struggling to find enough … Read more
Want better leaders this year? Make sure they genuinely listen to staff
As every leader ought to know, the simple act of listening to employees is one of the most powerful engagement tools around. But while listening to … Read more
Predictions for 2023 – Part 2
Making predictions can be difficult, especially when they’re about the future. I’ve done it before and I’ll do so again, though no one would mistake me for … Read more
Happy New Year! It’s time for HR to ‘flip the script’
Happy New Year! Remember when we kicked off the New Year in 2020 with so much optimism? In this relatively short space of time, it’s fair to say most … Read more
2023: An HRDs guide to what lies ahead
So here we have it. 2022 is officially drawing to a close. Another new year is just around the corner. But what will it actually bring? If there’s one … Read more
Are distractions not-so distracting after all?
Be honest – in this Yuletide week between Christmas and New Year, it’s often not the most productive one. With the festivities of the season in full swing, … Read more
A citizen developer workforce could solve your tech talent gaps
Skills shortage, what skills shortage? It’s highly likely that your next software developer is already employed amongst your ranks. They might be your … Read more
‘Tis the season to be branded ‘Scrooge’; ‘Return to office’ is Word of the Year
King County accused of being First Amendment “Scrooges” It wouldn’t be Christmas without mentioning beloved fictional character, Scrooge! And so it is that … Read more
Embrace the power of employee giving
For many charities, the most important day of the year isn’t Thanksgiving, but the fifth day after it – a day that since 2012 has become known as … Read more
Satisfaction surveys won’t solve attrition – but better use of existing data will
It’s something of a marketing truism that if you want to know how customers feel about a product or service, the best way to do it is simply by asking … Read more
How better employee surveys could boost retention
Some of you may well have read a recent report from Leadership IQ that reveals only 22% of companies are having success with their employee engagement … Read more
Want to retain frontline staff? Get to know them
We all know quitting is becoming contagious. The 2022 Deskless Report found 42% wanted to do just this (up from 36% in 2021), and all around the country, … Read more
Are you ready for ‘love-based leadership’?
Every so often, you’ll hear people say they ‘love’ their job. (Although actually – this isn’t that common; research shows only 20% are ‘passionate’ about … Read more
How to grab people’s attention with HR analytics
Being an analytics professional carries with it several occupational hazards. I tend to find that one of the main ones is the experience analysts have of … Read more