HR Management

How to Ensure Your Shared Service Center Delivers On the Promise

It’s Sunday night in a dimly lit regional office. Major presentation is due Monday morning to senior management on the recent changes to corporate HR policies. The majority of the new initiatives are bound to create ripples among the local workforce, especially, in terms of shrinking career advancement opportunities on foreign postings and…

Get That Seat at the Table Using Metrics to Look Forward

Over the years, human resources has been bumped down lower and lower on the influencer list in organizations, and losing what seats professionals ever had at the executive table. This shift has been largely caused by HR’s increasing focus on operational tasks. Consequently, HR is seen as a support group rather than a…

How HR Can Help the Organization Learn To Learn

How about organizational learning? Today’s complex and changing world requires continuous learning within organizations in order to be competitive, and there is no better leader for learning than HR. Often though, HR professionals place the majority of their attention on administration rather than on learning. This is understandable given the huge risk associated with…

Building a Culture of Innovation Means Being Challenged, Taking Risks and Sometimes Failing

Does your company have a culture in which innovation thrives? Are people challenging the status quo and being encouraged by leaders to take risks in pursuit of innovation? Or is the opposite true?  Do you managers greet new ideas and suggestions with the comment, “But we tried that last year and it didn’t…

Wages Rise In July As Employers Add 255,000 More Workers

Whatever caused May’s payrolls to grow hardly at all now looks like a bad blip after the Labor Department’s report this morning showing hiring surged in July, adding 255,000 new nonfarm jobs. The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report blew through the consensus forecasts of labor economists which predicted July saw about 180,000 new…

Your Seating Chart Can Make a Million Dollar Difference

Could the secret to boosting your human capital — the economic value of your employees’ skill sets — be as easy as rearranging a few chairs? According to a new report from Cornerstone and Harvard Business School, the answer is yes. The report, which analyzed data on more than 2,000 employees over a…

Growth Comes Best In A More Human Workplace

Recognize This! – Growth within a human workplace combines traditional learning opportunities with the recognition of a challenge- and fun-oriented mindset. In today’s post, I wanted to revisit a set of findings from the 2016 WorkHuman Research Institute ROI of Recognition survey. As we explored the sets of practices that contribute to a…

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…

What CEOs Look For In Their CHRO

CEOs are actively upgrading their CHRO talent with talent management needs driving much of that change. Board members are increasingly prominent in the process and often interview multiple candidates. Our 2016 placements to date at TSG Executive Search show some clear trends in who’s securing the CHRO role and why. What CEOs want…

Here’s How You Can Make Open Enrollment Great This Year

After months of planning and building your benefits package, open enrollment is finally right around the corner. Now, how do you ensure your employees are paying attention and participating? One of the most effective ways to maximize engagement is to limit the confusion and hesitation employees feel around open enrollment. Start by arming…

Future Shock: 3 Trends That Will Make Recruiting More Difficult

The World Economic Forum predicts that recruitment is going to become a lot more challenging in the next five years for just about every job in every industry. The WEF report — the Future of Jobs — attributes this situation to an increasing mismatch between available skills and those needed for jobs that are emerging…