Yes, desperation can lead to hiring mistakes, but, more often, desperation guarantees mistakes will be made. Being desperate to hire someone is like going to the grocery store after you haven’t eaten for the last three days. Everything will look delicious --- even foods you don’t normally like.
Josh Bersin, the world-renowned industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, took the time to speak with HRD Connect about the impending HR trends to be mindful of. These include why payment systems are entirely out of date and in need of serious modernisation; the core generational differences between global workforces; and the fundamental skills we will need for most future roles as we enter a new, digitally-disrupted world of work.
With unemployment at near historic lows in the United States, employers report that their single greatest challenge is recruiting and retaining talent. The answer for many companies is to throw money at the problem: Bonuses, incentive pay, and out-of-cycle salary increases are often seen as motivators that will entice greater effort and loyalty out of workers.
As with all departments, human resource functions are being tasked with doing more with less. The answer to that is easily achieved through technology solutions available, but there are so many options, where do we turn? And in smaller organizations the budget doesn’t exist for large-scale implementation.
HR Unclassified – Revealing the Secrets of HR is a new column from the HR Exchange Network. Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer for Igloo Products Corp. Dr. Jeanette Winters believes HR shouldn’t be a black hole of information guarded like Fort Knox, but rather a well spring of knowledge available to all.
With the passing of the Affordable Care Act and recent health reform updates, many businesses are looking for alternatives to traditional group health insurance. One of the more common options is the private health insurance exchange. However, what are the benefits of a private health insurance exchange and how can you determine if it would be the right approach for your business? Here are the top four questions HR managers need to ask when evaluating whether a private exchange is a good fit for their company.
Would your company send a customer service representative to close a deal with an important new client? Of course not. You'd send your top salesperson, perhaps along with a company executive and maybe even an engineer from the team that builds the product you want the prospect to buy.
Investment in human capital is proven to increase a company’s ability to produce and profit. With so many challenges facing today’s Human Resources executives in a constantly changing environment, Talent Management (TM) is sometimes pushed to the peripheral. It should, however, be a cornerstone for companies that value their talent.