The 5 benefits of having a friend who works in HR

Life has its ups and downs, and when you get into trouble it can be very helpful to have friends who are doctors, lawyers, and accountants to help you out. But how about a friend who works in human resources?
1. Interview training Those who suffer from job interview stage fright should be grateful to have a friend who works in HR to practice with. ...
Mar 22

Transgender in the Workplace: The Necessary Conversation

Whether you are already transgender or are in the process of transitioning, a conversation should be had with your employer.  Though there may be a fear of harassment, discrimination, or lack of acceptance, it is a conversation that can and must happen. ...
Mar 13

It’s Time to Split HR

It's  time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go.
I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. They would like to be able to use their chief human resource officers (CHROs) the way they use their CFOs—as sounding boards and trusted partners—and rely on their skills in linking people and numbers to diagnose weaknesses and strengths in the organization, find the right fit between employees and jobs, and advise on the talent implications of the company’s strategy. ...
Mar 10

Should You Track the Social Media of Fired Employees?

Firing an employee is never easy, and in many cases it's inevitable that the dismissed worker will leave angry and hurt. While many behave professionally, say their goodbyes and move on, others storm out the door feeling bitter and vengeful.
Today, social media offers workers a number of platforms on which to share their displeasure, and there are also websites that provide a place for people to say what they feel. ...
Feb 28

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Seryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a PowerPoint deck explaining how we shaped the culture and motivated performance at Netflix, where Hastings is CEO and I was chief talent officer from 1998 to 2012, we had no idea it would go viral. ...
Feb 23

How to Streamline Your Hiring Process

During the hiring process, you can streamline everything you have to do by following a few simple steps. These practical procedures can help you pick the best candidates who will work effectively and efficiently with your existing employees as the company grows. ...
Feb 16

Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired ritual of sitting down for an hour once a year is uncomfortable and unproductive. No wonder companies like General Electric and Adobe are redefining how they approach feedback. ...
Feb 13

The Dos and Don’ts of Celebrating Valentine's Day in the Workplace

Love is in the air, but in the office it can quickly translate into awkwardness. Valentine’s Day is one of those rare occasions where your personal life can intersect with your professional life, which can cause discomfort if you aren’t careful. ...
Feb 8

How to tweak your benefits package to find and retain talent

New research from the Society for Human Resource Management finds healthcare, retirement, paid leave and flexible work options are most important to employees.
n today's competitive war for talent, employers are using substantial benefits packages to give them an edge when recruiting and retaining talent, according a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey report. ...
Jan 31

Mature Talent Functions Use Data, Forecast Future Needs

AUSTIN, Texas—Organizations with the most mature talent acquisition functions perform 30 percent better on business outcomes and are 160 percent more likely to achieve higher recruiting performance results than organizations with strictly reactive recruiting processes. ...
Jan 26