Today’s post is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. I recently attended a monthly industry group meeting with representatives from a variety of companies with a presence in the Pacific Northwest, where I live. These monthly gatherings, attended by folks from Costco, Starbucks, Amazon, REI, Nike, T-Mobile and other local companies, provides us with a … Continue reading Blockchain for Workforce Management: A New Way of Thinking?
Today’s post comes to us from board member Dan Schawbel, Research Director at Future Workplace and the New York Times bestselling author of Promote Yourself. Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, and the stores are already stocked with Holiday items ready for the buying. This means one thing: it’s time for year-end predictions – if … Continue reading 5 Workplace Trends You’ll See In 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
Today's post is courtesy of our board member, Mark Wales. Recently, we’ve seen increasing pressure on retail profitability. Declining traffic and retention, combined with increasing labor costs, higher customer expectations, and the need for more frequent investments in technology and store renovations, are all making survival in the retail jungle a real challenge. The result is that more … Continue reading A Lifeline for Retailers in a Challenging Climate
Beyond just getting bodies onboard, leveraging this seasonal workforce can be a big competitive advantage.
Today’s guest post is courtesy of our board member, Sharlyn Lauby. Sharlyn is author of the blog HR Bartender and president of ITM Group Inc. We keep hearing about the challenges of finding qualified talent. According to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) titled “The New Talent Landscape: Recruiting Difficulty and Skills Shortages”, sixty-eight percent … Continue reading Organizational Productivity: Staffing and Scheduling Must Work Together
And just like that, 2016 is [almost] behind us. A lot has happened in 2016, in and out of the workplace. But when it comes to topics we covered on this blog, you all had some specific areas of interest. Some of the topics you found most interesting this year included the FLSA overtime changes; … Continue reading The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016