HR Insights

Hiring Wisdom: Are You Hiring For Talent, or For Skills and Experience?


Human knowledge is now doubling every 12 months. This means that 50 percent of what you now know will be out of date in a year. Just to bring it home, let’s imagine you need open heart surgery. How would you like to have it performed by someone who hadn’t learned anything new…

When It Comes to Career, It’s Up to Every Employee to Stay Relevant

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“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.” Upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, sadly teared up. This was the statement from the CEO of Nokia at a press conference to announce that Nokia was being acquired by Microsoft. Intel just announce that they are laying off 12,000 workers…

Remote Work: There Are Lots of Pluses, But Some Unexpected Minuses, Too

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Be honest, what’s your first reaction when you hear that an employee is going to “work from home” for the day? It’s OK if you envision them golfing or binging on Netflix, because for years, “working at home” was a euphemism for slacking off. But, with the proliferation of smartphones and endless Wi-Fi…

Letting Go: 3 Functions HR May Want To Get Somebody Else to Do

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These days you can’t evade commentary on what HR should be doing and assuming responsibility for. The list is endless and maybe even unreasonable. How organizations structure their HR departments differs based on an innumerable amount of variables. For starters, complexity of the organization, functional clarity and employee head count are some of…

Leveraging HR Analytics: Better Productivity From Some Telltale Donut Bags


Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the book It’s All About Bob (bie): Strategies For Winning With Your Employees, published by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated. By David Creelman When we hear the phrase “HR analytics” it sounds very, well, very uninteresting. You may also think it’s a technical subject, suitable only for people who find statistics fun….

What HR Professionals Really Think of Their Leaders


When we added a section on leadership to the McQuaig Global Talent Recruitment Survey for 2016, we were optimistic we’d get back some interesting insights surrounding the impact leadership has on recruiting. What we didn’t expect was to find out that the majority of HR professionals don’t think their leaders are very effective,…