Human Resources

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The Talent War – Workplace flexibility is the key (Infographic)

As if finding great employees wasn’t enough of a problem for small business owners, keeping them poses yet another HR challenge.  Plantronics Workplace Flexibility Survey of 270 small business owners conducted last year by the Corporate Executive Board found that 44 percent say that finding and retaining talent is the most difficult aspect of HR/labor … Continue reading

Working less can lead to getting more done

How can working less lead to getting more done?  Employees return to work recharged. It’s a benefit other companies don’t match. When people spend less time at work they are more efficient when they are there. It creates a sense of urgency. It improves teamwork. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  What … Continue reading

US – Nearly 1 in 4 workers say they don’t trust their employer survey says

Despite the rebound in the U.S. economy and an improving job market, nearly 1 in 4 workers say they don’t trust their employer and only about half believe their employer is open and upfront with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey released today.  While almost two-thirds (64 percent) of … Continue reading

HR in Canada – Businesses aren’t prepared for today’s challenges says Deloitte Report

Significant uncertainty exists in Human Resources’ (HR) ability to address and respond to the challenges     of today’s multigenerational, borderless and technologically savvy workforce, according to the results of Deloitte’s 2014 Human Capital Trends survey of 133 Canadian HR and business leaders. Respondents recognized the need to take action on critical issues including leadership … Continue reading

Amazon – Unhappy workers: Take $5,000 and go

Quitters wanted: Unhappy with your job? Feeling unproductive? Take $5,000 and go.  At least, that’s what Inc. is offering its warehouse employees. In a letter to shareholders this week, Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos outlined the details of a rare human resources strategy the online retail giant has launched. Dubbed Pay to Quit, the program … Continue reading

Gender Gap in India – Tata Group to double female staff

The Tata Group is rolling out an “unprecedented” HR transformation that will eventually impact over half-a-million employees spread across more than one hundred operating companies.  Apart from looking to induct over one lakh female employees and nurturing a sizeable number into leadership roles, the group also plans to take a re-look at how it grooms … Continue reading

Increase Workplace Flexibility – Where to start

The potential benefits of workplace variability are numerous — increased morale, motivation, and the ability to attract and retain talent — yet many managers don’t know where to start. Others are afraid that performance could suffer or something important could fall through the cracks.  Even the most employee-oriented managers have concerns about having employees work outside … Continue reading

Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2014 – The top findings

To gain insights into the 2014 global human capital trends, Deloitte conducted a survey in the last quarter of 2013 that included 2,532 business and HR leaders in 94 countries. The survey covered the major industries and all of the world’s geographies (survey demographics are summarized in the appendix to this chapter). The goal was to better … Continue reading

Flexible working in UK – New rules are due later this year

The extensions to current legislation on flexible working are due later this year, giving more employees with service of six months or more rights to request flexible working.  The new legislation will require employers to consider requests for greater flexibility in terms of hours, times and location, from a greater proportion of their workforce, which … Continue reading

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, skills, and abilities (aka KSAs) are three different things. And it’s important to know the difference – even though the difference can be subtle. Knowledge is the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. For example, an employee might have knowledge of the ADDIE model used in instructional design. This doesn’t mean the employee … Continue reading

HR / Recruiters whose job it was to locate the best candidates have largely disappeared

Corporate training has largely disappeared, along with the recruiters whose job it was to locate the best candidates for those programs, argues Peter Cappelli, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and author of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs (click on the link to get a free e-book copy this week). … Continue reading

HR / A Better Workplace with Recognition Tied to Organizational Values

Recognition aligned with core values leads to more effective managers Continue reading

Recruiting on Facebook / Work4 Helps Pepsi, Gap and Oracle

Work4, previously known as Work4 Labs, has been on our radar since the fall. Run by CEO Stephane Le Viet, a 33-year old Frenchman, the San Francisco-based company helps companies like Pepsi, Gap and Oracle recruit for entry-level and hourly positions via Facebook Continue reading

Motivating people / Beyond money

Numerous studies have concluded that for people with satisfactory salaries, some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement in most sectors, job functions, and business contexts. Many financial rewards mainly generate short-term boosts of energy, which can have damaging unintended consequences. Continue reading

How to find the right talent among 1734 applicants? by Heineken (video)

Standard questions. Prepared answers. If job interviews are all the same, how to find the right talent among 1734 applicants?

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