Economy

The Best HR People Aren’t HR People

It wouldn’t be a DisruptHR event if what you heard was what you expected. Sometimes though, we get surprised, like when Amanda Hudson said, “When you’re done studying HR, stop learning about it altogether.” Why did she offer her Toronto…

Don’t Fight the Robots, Embrace Them

We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: Robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their…

What You Need to Do If a Layoff Comes

In rapidly changing markets, layoffs are a possibility in any industry, at any time, and are bound to send shock waves through an organization. Organizations often change direction in response to market needs and pressures or will jettison one line…

Can You Put a Dollar Value On Your Workforce?

Note: This article is part of an occasional series dedicated to exploring the contribution of human capital assets (people!) to the valuation of a business. Welcome to The New ROI: Return on Individuals.  Here’s a story about a real company. This company provided doughnuts for…

How Small Businesses Can Win In the War for Talent

Small businesses face a common challenge. According to the 2018 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit report, 70% of small businesses struggle to find and retain skilled talent. At 70%, this issue is nearly a pandemic among small businesses. In fact, according to…