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Leaders: Walk the Walk to Talk the Talk
Google “leadership” and you will find a whopping 464 million results. Videos, blogs, articles, research studies and trainings are all at your disposal, ready to help you become a better leader. However, the best advice I ever received was from my college professor. She said, “If you want people to follow you, you first have to gain their trust and respect.”
From Ladder to Lattice: The “New Normal” in Talent Management
New advances in talent management have rendered the corporate ladder of yesterday obsolete. Studies show that less than 20 percent of employees have better than a 50 percent chance of succeeding at the next level, making the traditional concept of career progression rather passé.
3 Steps to Strategic HR Revealed
The secret is out: to be the strategic leader your business needs, follow these three best practices. Know your business in addition to the business of HR. To really know the business inside and out you must be able to answer questions like, How does our organization make money? What are our costs? What does […]
5 Secrets to Finding and Keeping Top Talent
Finding, retaining and engaging top talent is more important than ever before, as more than 2 million Americans voluntarily leave their jobs every month, and 74 percent of the workforce would consider finding a new job. Forward-thinking companies already invest their time and resources in identifying top talent, because they know that if they don’t, someone else will, and the cost of losing high performers can be anywhere from 1.5 times to more than triple their burdened salaries.
3 Reasons HR Software is Underutilized
Have you ever bought anything from a store’s “as seen on TV” section? I’m guilty of it and the proud owner of my own personal Snuggie – an ingenious idea. Odds are, many of the impulse items you purchase end up on top of a bookshelf where it serves as a dust collector. Perhaps the same is true of your HRIS software, but unlike The Shake Weight, your HR software serves a more profound purpose.
An Open Letter to HR
Juggling benefits, payroll, hiring and onboarding is quite the act to pull off. These are laborious tasks that need to be tended to, but there are also other items and forums where HR must assist. Take, for instance, any time employees want to know how their sick time accrues or need their last two pay stubs for income verification.
5 Scenarios Caused by the Overtime Pay Requirements of FLSA
Under the Free Labor Standards Act (FLSA), many salaried employees with managerial jobs who receive more than $450 a week aren’t entitled to overtime pay, but that would change under a new proposal by the Obama administration. Workers classified as manager or professional who earn up to $970 a week would have to be paid overtime, per the plan devised by the Department of Labor (DOL).
When Good Intentions Go Bad: 5 Lessons from <i>Jurassic World</i>
The greatest flaw in intent is how often good intentions go bad. It doesn’t matter if you “didn’t mean to” offend someone; regardless, they’re upset and you have to figure out how to move on.
Where the Filed Things Are
According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), "U.S.-based companies spend $25 billion to $35 billion processing (filing, storing and retrieving) paper. Management of documents over their life cycle pushes that figure up to $100 billion per year." It is no longer a matter of "if - rather, what businesses should consider before buying a document management system (DMS).
3 Steps to Ace a Learning Culture
In 2013, U.S. businesses spent nearly$162 billion on learning initiatives, according to the Association for Talent Development, and yet questions linger whether organizations are getting their money’s worth.
Supreme Court Ruling: Employer Motives Matter in Hiring… or Not Hiring
Imagine interviewing for a job and leaving confident you made a good impression, only to be told you didn’t get the position. Their reasoning, they say, was violating the “Look Policy.” This unfortunate turn of events is all too real and something Samantha Elauf, a 17-year-old Muslim, experienced.
3 Best Practices to Avoid Making a Bad Hire
Some studies predict that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs six to nine months’ salary on average, while others predict the cost is even more, especially when it’s a bad hire. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), “The cost of a bad hire to an organization is five times the bad hire’s annual salary.” For an employee making $40,000 annually, that’s $200,000 in recruiting and training expenses down the proverbial drain.