I live in the town with the lowest unemployment in America. Unemployment in Northfield, located south of Minneapolis, is just 1.2%. Northfield has a … Read more
January job surge confounds experts; another big week for tech layoffs
Job surge confounds recession predictions… A surge in job creation in January is confounding those who believe the country is headed for recession. New … Read more
Clean slate legislation: Are you ready for it?
In a couple of months time, any ex-offender living in Michigan with a ten year conviction-free record and a seven year clean slate for certain misdemeanors … Read more
Case Study: Why having more skills (not working more hours) boosts productivity
When it comes to describing what employers are trying to get out of their staff, perhaps the phrase ‘trying to get a quart into a pint glass’ needs to be … Read more
GM staff to pocket record profit share; calling veterans ‘heroes’ limits their careers
GM staff set to pocket record profit share A union-negotiated formula that requires General Motors to give a profit share to workers at a rate of $1,000 … Read more
Is your HR policy really ‘human-centric’?
In an article for Fortune magazine in late 2021, Rasmus Hougaard, CEO of Potential Project and co-author of “Compassionate Leadership: How to do Hard … Read more
Is DE&I really change management?
With today marking the start of Black History Month, there’s one thing HRDs won’t want less of in 2023: focus on diversity and inclusion. With statistics … Read more
Inflation’s silver lining?
In economics, inflation is the big, bad bogeyman. Inflation suppresses wages, suppresses spending; makes supply side costs rise, and causes prices to then … Read more
Spotify to shed 6% of its workforce; Walmart boosts pay and perks
Spotify to shed 6% of its workforce… Music streaming company, Spotify – a company that has never posted a full-year net profit – has become the latest … Read more
Engaging our ‘forgotten’ deskless workers
The term, “quiet quitting” has spread like wildfire across TikTok, HR departments and media headlines. While the concept isn’t entirely novel – … Read more
Are HR professionals managing their own burnout?
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
How to spot team players in job interviews
While it might not always be the first thing to come to people’s minds, ‘teamwork’ is rapidly becoming one of the most important competitive advantages for … 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
Walmart employee retires after TikTok fame; calls to ban non-compete clauses
Walmart employee able to retire after TikTok fame Butch Marion, an 82-year old ex-Navy veteran, has been able to retire, after a video of him ringing up … 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
Why you should hire ex-service personnel – from the HRD, hirer and veteran
It’s an uncomfortable fact, that for a country that so venerates its veterans, life for ex-service personnel can be incredibly tough when it comes to … Read more
Salesforce to slash 10% of its workforce; staff to see minimum wage rises
Salesforce announces New Year job cuts The New Year has not started well for workers at Salesforce – 10% of whom are set to become the latest casualties of … Read more
Recession-proofing your career with KD and Sacks
On episode 109 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn come together to discuss the rise of tech layoffs, … Read more