Future of HR

Redefining Recruitment (Part 1 of a 5-part Series on Upping the Ante on Talent Acquisition)

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CEOs aren’t sleeping. Consider this, from PwC: 63 percent of CEOs in the U.S. worry that the availability of key skills will undermine their strategies and plans for growth 93 percent of CEOs say that they recognize the need to change their strategy for attracting and retaining talent. Before outlining recommendations on how to alleviate these…

Remember This in 2016: Every Prediction For HR Will Be Completely Wrong

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Every year, around this time, people look back at what happened in the past year and ahead to the next. In human resources, it’s no different. Anybody who’s written for public consumption for a couple of years has done it. This past year, I spent a lot of time listening — way more time…

7 Must-Ask Questions About Cloud Technology Providers

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Human resource professionals are increasingly called upon as leaders and strategists who take companies into cloud (SaaS) HR technology and it’s no wonder: according to Nucleus Research, cloud applications deliver 1.7 higher return on investment than on-premise solutions. Further benefit of the cloud comes from technology leaders Sierra-Cedar in a report that says…

Wake Up, HR! Your Talent Supply Chain Has a Problem

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Editor’s Note: This is the ninth of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. By Lance J. Richards I’m going out on a limb to argue that McKinsey might have erred…

How to Help Bring Your HR Department Into the 21st Century

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There’s no good reason why HR departments should look like they did 20 years ago, but most of them still follow the same thinking. Technology has changed the world — and businesses — profoundly over the last two decades, and it continues to do so. I’ve seen HR organizations, structures and services remain…

Of All a Company’s Functions, HR Is the Guardian of the Future

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. By Lynda Gratton The forces shaping our world are having a profound impact on organizations and…

Ban-the-Box and other Pre-Employment Dilemmas

Finding qualified applicants for jobs is a constant challenge and many employers have adopted processes designed to identify latent issues with applicants, such as criminal history inquiries and background checks. While employers took these steps with relatively limited legal restriction for many years, trends such as “ban-the-box” are now sweeping the country. Agencies…

Is This Really How the World of HR Will Look in 2022?

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Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT annual tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 46. Our regular content will return on Jan. 5, 2015. Happy Holidays!  The world of workplace rewards in 2022 may feature scary aspects where constantly-monitored employees are overworked, paid only for performance and pitted against each other, only to…