HR Trends

The HR Bots Are Coming! Will You Be Ready?

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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…

Jobs Jump In June While Wages Predicted to Rise This Year

Jobs Jump In June While Wages Predicted to Rise This Year

Non-farm jobs jumped by a surprisingly robust 287,000 in June, exceeding all but the most optimistic expectations. It was the second largest jobs increase in a year and follows a month where new jobs grew by a paltry 11,000, down from an initial report of 38,000. This morning’s report from the Bureau of…

5 Parental Leave Trends You Need to Know

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You already know about the so-called “arms race” in which companies are upping the ante on parental leave plans and other family-friendly benefits in an effort to recruit and retain today’s top talent. And you’ve seen the headlines – hardly a week goes by, it seems, without another company announcing an expanded maternity…

Understanding Your Employees Is the Key to Offering Personalized Benefits Programs

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HR professionals today are challenged with developing a long-term reward strategy that suits the individual requirements of each employee. According to my company’s research — 2015 Global Employee Benefits Watch — employees’ expectations of their companies are shifting. When it comes to finance, health and protection, employees expect a level of cover and…

After the Brexit Vote, Job Seeking Took a Jump

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Check out the graphs below to see what job seekers did after the British vote to exit the European Union. “Many UK-based job seekers started a vote of their own,” says Indeed Economist Mariano Mamertino. “They jumped online to look for work elsewhere. The share of job seekers looking for opportunities outside of the…

6 Steps to Bringing Your Performance Management Into the 21st Century

6 Steps to Bringing Your Performance Management Into the 21st Century

The purpose of a business is to create customers. Sharper performance results in more and happier customers Thus, we aim to optimize performance, hence the business term: Performance Management. Sounds simple, but of course it isn’t. Humans have a lust for control and have developed quite a few mental concepts to ‘control’ performance…

Employee Financial Well-Being Is An HR Concern

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When it comes to financial priorities, many employees are primarily concerned with paying down debt, saving for large purchases, or affording child care and college education. Employees must figure out a plan to address these immediate expenses before they can turn their attention to saving for retirement. However, many employers are shifting their…