Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive

Today's post comes to us from board member Sharlyn Lauby. a.k.a., The HR Bartender and president of ITM Group, Inc., a training company focused on developing programs to retain and engage talent in the workplace.    Self-care is any activity we deliberately do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. In … Continue reading Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive

Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

The following post comes to us courtesy of board member Neil Reichenberg. Neil is the Executive Director of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) , a nonprofit membership organization representing public sector human resource managers and professionals. Reflecting an increasingly tight labor market in the United States, recruitment and retention of qualified … Continue reading Recruiting and Retention Tops the List of Public Sector Workforce Challenges

HR Hackathons

Today’s post comes to us courtesy of board member Jeanne C. Meister. Jeanne is a Partner at Future Workplace, and co-author of the award winning HR book, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption In Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The rate and pace of digital transformation is impacting all business functions. HR is … Continue reading HR Hackathons

The Key Ingredient for Effective Performance Management

Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member Dennis Miller, the Chief Employment Officer at Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. For several years now, many in the HR world have been predicting the death of the annual performance review. However, it seems that reports of its death, with apologies to Mark Twain, have indeed been … Continue reading The Key Ingredient for Effective Performance Management

A.K.A. Compliance

Today's post comes to us from board member Bob Clements, Senior Principal at Axsium Group. Oregon recently became the first state in the nation to enact a fair scheduling law. The law requires employers to provide hourly employees with predictable, stable work schedules while regulating on-call shifts and promoting access to extra hours. While Oregon … Continue reading A.K.A. Compliance

Podcast: Leadership for Humans

Today's post comes to us courtesy of board member China Gorman, who was also kind enough to join me for a podcast on the same topic.  Read the post, then listen in on my conversation with China at the bottom of this post! Leadership is tough. No matter how you look at it, you’re responsible for the … Continue reading Podcast: Leadership for Humans

The Power of (Employee) Suggestion

The following post is courtesy of our board member Natalie Bickford,  Group HR Director at Merlin Entertainments PLC. I’m lucky enough to work for a global company that puts power and decision-making into the hands of local general managers. These leaders run their businesses, and have most of the levers they need to deliver success … Continue reading The Power of (Employee) Suggestion

Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?

The following guest post is courtesy of our board member, David Creelman. A recent Harvard Business Review online article written by myself and two colleagues, Peter Navin and John Boudreau, titled “Why More Executives Should Consider Becoming a CHRO” has attracted a lot of attention. Many CEOs have thought of bringing in business leaders without HR experience … Continue reading Can a Business Leader, Without HR Experience, Run HR?

HR Software Implementations: Customize Your Mindset, Not the Software

Mistakenly, many organizations start a software implementation thinking about how they can modify the new software to match their existing processes (i.e.: customize it). However, experience has shown me that this is nearly always the most expensive way to implement a new software platform (and the most expensive way to maintain it) for human resources or payroll functions. Rather, organizations should consider this question: if the existing processes and workflows are working so well, why are we investing in a new system at all?

The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?

The following post is by WFI board member, Jeanne C Meister, Partner at Future Workplace and Co-author of The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The future of work is about developing a workplace that emotionally connects to employees and customers, understands the impact of technology on the … Continue reading The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?