HR Insights

The Future Is 4 Years Away. Is Your HR Team Ready?

When the international law firm, Eversheds, working with the Winwark research group, launched the HR 2020 project, its objective was “to study the future of the HR function, bringing clarity and strategic vision to build a roadmap for senior HR figures to give the function a greater voice in the boardroom.” Surveying 56…

How To Use Health Data to Make Smarter Health Plan Decisions

Editor’s note: Integrate technology with your wellness program to both inspire participation and motivate workers. As an additional benefit, you’ll be able to collect even more data. See this related article The Right Way to Use Tech in Your Wellness Program. Many organizations collect data about how employees use their benefit plans, but…

10 Steps to Getting Things At Work “Unstuck”

Ever notice how progress in the workplace sometimes moves at a glacial speed or seems totally stuck? If yours is like most workplaces in the world, you have not only noticed this, but found it frustrating. This post promises to give you and your team a surefire way of getting things “unstuck” and…

The Right Way to Use Tech in Your Wellness Program

Editor’s note: Collecting and analyzing health data can help you make better decisions when it comes to selecting benefits plans and programs, especially healthcare programs. How to do this is explained in this related article How to Use Health Data to Make Smarter Health Plan Decisions. Tech is taking over health and well-being…

The 3-2-1 Response to Your Company’s “Lady CFO” Problems

In a recent Google shareholders call, a small thing happened that has big implications. Google’s CFO, Ruth Porat, answered a question posed to her by a caller. In posing his question, the shareholder referred to Porat as “The Lady CFO” making a choice, consciously or unconsciously, to amend her title with a gender…

What Pokemon Go Taught Me About Talent Management

This past week, I joined the 7.5 million people who downloaded the Pokémon Go mobile game and began my journey to catch all 151 original Pokémon monsters. Pokémon Go has more downloads in its first week of existence than popular dating app Tinder has had in its entire four-year existence, and is expected…

The HR Bots Are Coming! Will You Be Ready?

The robot revolution has arrived. With major companies Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo all launching some version of a chatbot or virtual assistant in the coming months, the tide is quickly turning toward a more automated future. And as various companies connect these tools internally to their data collection systems, it is a…

Why We Need to Invest in Succession Planning for HR

Let’s face it: HR is a service department. We serve people at all levels through everything we do. We are the ones who partner with business leaders to ensure the right people get hired, developed, paid and are motivated to perform. We make sure our practices are in compliance with labor laws and…

Don’t Start Crunching Numbers Until You Know What Numbers to Crunch

I was helping a manager with the company’s analytics; the problem was framed as “falling engagement in front-line staff.” Now that is a good start because at this organization the link between the measure of employee engagement and customer satisfaction is well established, making this a business problem, not just an HR one….

What Great CHROs Know That Makes Them Great

Let’s set aside the obvious: Know the business. Build a great team. Cultivate relationships and respect with others on the leadership team. Understand the full HR suite of services. All true. But, there is more to the story. In our work, we have the opportunity to see many great Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) and…

Why You Should Consider the “High Commitments” Over High Potentials

Within progressive organizations, high-potential (HIPO) employees have been the mainstay of many talent management and succession planning system. Their elevated status from the general workforce often is seen as an affirmation of the qualities needed to fill critical leadership positions in the organizational hierarchy. However, such talent segmentation is also, often thecause of…