Managers used to be able to monitor employees by literally keeping an eye on them. Whether this really was an effective way to judge performance, the fact … Read more
Why Are There No Good HR Scorecards?
A distribution-center manager can sit down at the end of a quarter and look at a scorecard to see how well the location has done. A few metrics on cost, … Read more
Can Humans Outperform AI in Knowledge Work?
We all know that artificial intelligence is a powerful thinking machine, which makes us all concerned about whether AI will take knowledge work away from … Read more
Happening on ERE: When HR Tech Tactics Put Your Org at Risk
ERE legal columnist and employment attorney Kate Bischoff has a warning for you: “Don’t let cutting-edge technology companies use your logos on their … Read more
The Thin Line Between Oversight and Surveillance
With almost half of the labor force working from home, many workers have finally been able to experience the flexibility they have long craved. As a … Read more
Happening on ERE: New Hope for Applicant Tracking Systems
When it comes to applicant tracking systems, few HR and talent acquisition professionals are happy with theirs. But maybe this year will be different? … Read more
Working in the Metaverse
Work from home has been shockingly successful, despite the drawbacks that most of us are now well aware of. In an earlier TLNT article, I covered some of … Read more
Finding a Winner in the Battle Between HR and Finance
How will we ever settle The Great Debate? No, I am not referring to crunchy vs. creamy or cats vs. dogs. I’m talking about the age-old workplace squabble … Read more
Don’t Read This Article and Get Back to Work!
Not long ago, I sat down to write a blog post about facetime vs. Facetime. The premise was that, in the course of the last year, the meaning of “facetime” … Read more
If You’re Having Trouble Integrating HR Data (and Who Isn’t?)…
HR leaders have for some time now been aware of the challenges of integrating data between different HR systems. Meanwhile, it’s still surprisingly common … Read more
Using Chatbots to Enhance Pulse Surveys
A useful approach in HR is “always-on” listening. Of course, this idea only seems novel when you realize that organizations used to follow “once-a-year” … Read more
Top 3 Barriers to Creating a Culture of Recognition and Engagement
While developing a culture of recognition and engagement should always be top of mind in an organization, it is increasingly important in today’s … Read more
Balancing Confidence and Uncertainty in Analytics
There’s much that people analytics professionals can learn from how data has been used in the pandemic. One of the most noticeable aspects of the expert … Read more
Can a Chatbot Improve Employee Wellbeing?
It’s difficult to have an impact on your employees’ mental health. Ideally, your organization would be a friendly place to work without undue stress and … Read more
HR Famous: United Airlines vs. Blondes Lawsuit, and Slack Growth Woes
In episode 34 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss a recent … Read more
Rebooting Internal Talent Mobility
HR encourages managers to have career conversations with their direct reports. This is a nice idea. Unfortunately, when an employee asks, “What’s next in … Read more
Can Managers Be Automated?
Can software replace managers? For anyone who has struggled with a nightmare manager, it might be a welcoming prospect. To top it off, we’ve had news from … Read more
An HR Head’s Quest to Find the Right HR Tech Solution
A big part of my job is making sure employees are happy — because happy employees are engaged employees. And in our quest to keep employees happy and … Read more
Is AI Just “Another Innovation”?
If you follow the commentary on artificial intelligence, then you’ll be aware of a certain tension. On one hand, some people are saying AI will change … Read more
The Obvious Benefit of Internal Talent Marketplaces Is Not the Most Important
One of the promises of the information age is that it would give us a lot more information. It wasn’t always clear what that information would be good for. … Read more