Why Don’t Soft Skills Get More Respect?

It's surprising that soft skills get so little respect in today's workplace. Look at any job description posted for just about any job. What you'll find is a long list of very specific technical skills that are required, as well as specific job experience the hiring manager wants. Rarely, if ever, will you find anything directly addressing any soft skills that the job candidate needs to possess.

How Top Firms Compete for Talent

This post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Kronos recently partnered with the Human Capital Institute to study how high performing organizations compete for talent. Following are some of the key findings of this research. In late 2018, Kronos and HCI studied over 200 organizations to assess their … Continue reading How Top Firms Compete for Talent

4 Steps Toward Building a Recruiting Process that Creates Employee Trust

The key to hiring and retaining the best talent is trust. If we want people to apply for jobs, they need to trust the company. Candidates will accept the company’s offer, if they trust the recruiter and hiring manager. And ultimately, new employees will stay only as long as they feel they can trust the work environment.

Results Without the Change Work?

As technology has become more advanced, more engaging, more mission critical, the level of change required has also grown. So, instead of less change management, we really need more. The desired results will not be achieved if the transformation is not handled properly.

5 Currencies Essential to Your Company’s Employee Value Proposition

We know that compensation and benefits include salary, benefits, perks, and incentives. What’s important here is that employees are being offered the right salary, benefits, perks, and incentives. Organizations need to offer packages that are externally competitive and internally equitable. Otherwise, employees will be easily swayed by the competition.

The Availability Trap

In the hospitality sector, many of us have fallen into what I think of as “the availability trap”: running our consumer-facing businesses on the whim of a 17-year-old who wants to work, but also attend band practice three afternoons a week.

2019 Workplace Predictions Tweetchat

Today's post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Yesterday we hosted a fast and furious tweetchat to expand upon the predictions for 2019 workplace trends that we issued earlier in January. We were joined by several of our board members, as well as visitors. We posed the following questions for conversation and debate. Read on following the questions to see a full … Continue reading 2019 Workplace Predictions Tweetchat

Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

Today's post is courtesy of board member, Alexandra Levit. Alexandra's new book  Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future is available now. There’s a lot of hand wringing these days around the idea that increasingly smarter computers will soon render human employees obsolete. There are many reasons why this is … Continue reading Why AI Won’t Take Your Job

The Human Power Behind Artificial Intelligence

This blog post about how the new world of work needs to make use of artificial intelligence and human creativity is courtesy of our German Workforce Institute Board Member Dr. Steffi Burkhart. Für die deutsche Version dieses Posts, klicken Sie hier. The speed of technological progress is already making some jobs of today redundant. In … Continue reading The Human Power Behind Artificial Intelligence