HR Trends

The Top 5 Talent Surprises That Could Spoil Your 2017

It’s hard to think of an exception to the rule that “it’s always better to be prepared than surprised.” As a result, most professionals do read end-of-year projections (e.g. 2017 trends) because they help them view and prepare for the future. But unfortunately, when you only track these micro-trends, you might end up…

How HR Can Help The Business Stay Relevant In A Changing World

The November HR Roundtable was doing its best to play the part of soothsayer and look ahead to what hasn’t happened yet. The topic was “Anticipating the Shift,” which most companies miss. There are endless examples of how companies thought they’d stay relevant no matter what, and they ended up disappearing. This forum…

Is Collecting the Data Taking Too Long? Here’s Help

While many aspirational HR leaders look to mature their strategies to include a variety of workforce and talent analytics, the majority of HR teams remain challenged with tactical and operational reporting requirements. Although a handful of showcase organizations have moved to one fully integrated enterprise suite, with HR, payroll, talent and financials all…

The More You Use Data, the Better the Business Performs

Since joining Visier, I’ve been thinking a lot about the value of workforce analytics. I came to this organization because in my prior life as a researcher, my core focus was HR technology adoption and the value organizations derive from it. In fact, a consistent finding from the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey (which I…

For Recruiting, Is There Life After Automation?

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, automation — they’ve been the talk of the recruiting town for months. But what will they ultimately mean for recruiters, recruiting, and the whole hiring process? Jason Roberts, from Randstad Sourceright, and I talk about it all in the podcast below, including: What we’ve learned about the computer…

What HR Will Be Dealing With In 2017

The end of 2016 is near, and for some of us, thank goodness! While we count down the seconds until the crystal ball drops, we can plan for the trends about to hit human resources departments. Keeping an eye on compliance will certainly be important over the next year. What happens with immigration,…

Remember You Read It Here! The Next Big Surprise in Talent Management Is ‘The March of the Robots’

Should You Hire an Employee, a Robot or an Algorithm? You have been warned: a robot is about to take not just your job, but most jobs! Few in talent management or HR are prepared for the robot takeover, and in most cases, the issue is completely absent from the agenda of executives….

Outsourced HR: Big Benefits for Small Businesses

For eight years, Mickey Swortzel, founder of vehicle control systems start-up New Eagle, watched her employees’ health-plan costs steadily increase. Then, in 2016, she made the decision to outsource her one-person HR department to ADP, one of the largest companies in the quickly growing market of professional employer organizations (PEOs). This is not…