HR Strategy

Are Costly HR Solutions Making Employees Too Expensive? (The Business Case For Replacing Them With Robots)

Weigh hiring robots or humans

Labor costs are up 4.2%, the biggest gain in 20 years, so employees are becoming an expensive option.  This think piece is designed to get you to reconsider your “who does the work” options Yes, we are experiencing an extremely rare event where employee costs are soaring while, at the same time, workforce productivity is actually decreasing. Employee costs have …

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Roe v. Wade – Where To Expand Your Support For Impacted Employees (A guide to corporate actions for supporting employees with unwanted pregnancies)

58% of workers are women, so disruptions in their lives will hurt productivity, hiring, and retention. And given the publicity that a woman’s right to choose is now receiving. You must assume that your female and male employees and your customers will be watching closely to see if their company is adequately meeting employee needs. Or if it is going …

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Stop – Don’t Choose Remote Work Without Reading This (The top 10 career advantages from working “in the office”)

I estimate that in-the-office workers get up to 50% more career-building options than remote workers. Therefore, if you are ambitious, an innovator, or hope to become a leader in your current organization. It’s time to realize that until you make a commitment to “come into the office” full-time. You are not likely to meet any of your ambitious goals. So …

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Employers Beware – A 4-Day Workweek Creates A Multitude Of Problems (Here’s a long list of them)

It surprises most that a 4-day/32-hour workweek creates a problem for every hour worked under it. Let me state upfront that if you have a giddy Pollyanna attitude toward a four-day workweek, this article is not for you. Yes, the 4-Day/32-hour workweek is one of the hottest new trends in today’s tight labor market. Currently, legislation has already been introduced in …

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Mispronouncing The Names Of Diverse Candidates – A Stealth Diversity Killer

Mutilating unusual names may seem inconsequential, but it hurts diversity hiring, both now and in the future. In today’s talent marketplace, every organization is fighting to hire as many diverse and international candidates as they can. Unfortunately, many of these candidates have names that are unfamiliar to most US hiring managers (including Asian, African, Latin, Indigenous, and Religion-based names). It’s …

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After HR…

After HR.

Covid drove HR into a death spiral, so HR work must shift to the COO’s office.

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Rethink Returning To The Office – Instead, Increase Remote Worker Innovation

Remote collaboration is possible. Be wary of return to office without considering altneratives.

Remote workers haven’t been as innovative… that’s a problem because new pandemic challenges demand it. Most executives don’t realize that there is only one primary justifiable business reason for purposely maintaining a 100% on-site workforce. And that is a laser focus on their need for continuous industry-leading innovation. But, unfortunately, that goal has generally only applied to some smaller startups …

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