March 22 , 2019

HR Strategy

Does Your Firm Have a Plan to Respond to Employee Issues Related to the Swine Flu?

Most corporate executives and HR professionals might think that the impending swine flu pandemic is strictly a public health issue, but if you are thinking that way, you would be wrong. It turns out that the impending swine flu pandemic is also a major corporate issue that needs to be addressed with decisive plans and clear communications. Fear surrounding the …

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Not All Employee Turnover Is Bad — Celebrate “Losing the Losers”

It’s hard to find a more misunderstood and mismanaged human resource area than employee turnover. Executives are constantly sounding off about how “bad” employee turnover is, but in some cases, employee turnover is actually a positive thing. Imagine, for example, that you had a poor-performing worker like Homer Simpson. If Homer walked in late one day as usual and announced …

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Managing Contingent Labor Strategically

For many in corporate staffing, contingent labor management is an unpleasant activity often relegated to the lowest-cost outsourced service provider the organization could find, mainly because no one internally wanted to deal with it. The work is largely considered mundane, process-oriented, and as a necessary overhead cost that provides little or no value. If you work now or have worked …

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HR Got Caught With Its Pants Down…Once Again!

Let me apologize upfront for this “rant” on HR’s failure regarding workforce planning, but I can’t think of another time where human resources as a profession appeared to be floundering to the point where it’s embarrassing itself. All you have to do is read the paper on a regular basis to see that many firms and their respective HR departments …

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Employee Furloughs Can Be a Bad Alternative to Layoffs

You can’t read a newspaper these days without reading about organizations that are implementing employee furloughs in order to save money and to avoid layoffs. They might seem like a good idea but they might end up not saving money at all and could cause more turmoil than they are worth. This article will cover the many problems associated with …

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Talentonomics – Proving the Economic Value of Talent Management

Impacting Business Results Makes You a Hero During tough times, there is increased pressure on every business function to demonstrate a direct (positive) impact on business performance. The functions that successfully demonstrate business measures like revenue, time-to-market, market share, and profit receive the majority of the attention and available resources. Functions that cannot demonstrate such impacts suffer through endless budget …

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Are You Prepared For a Jobs Depression?

Factors Impacting a Move Into a Jobs Depression Most of the factors that have resulted in our increasing unemployment rate are well known. They include decreased sales and profit in major industries like housing, and large-scale layoffs in the financial services sector. Unfortunately, other negative factors that you might not be aware of will continue to drive the unemployment rate …

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How NOT to Hire Tiger Woods!

Finding a Tiger Woods is the Easy Part A common complaint among both hiring managers and recruiters is that they have difficulty in hiring top caliber talent like Tiger Woods. Some call these extraordinary individuals top performers, while others call them game changers or innovators. Regardless of what they are called, everyone understands that you need these unique individuals if …

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Hiring for This Job and Their Next Job

Hiring for a current need is actually pretty simple. The hiring manager defines some specific skills they need, recruiters then discount that profile by 30%, and then begins the process of sourcing, assessing, selecting, and closing an offer to an individual with the current skills and competencies. Historically, most organizations have focused on hiring individuals based solely on current need …

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Developing Bonus Systems for Rewarding Corporate Recruiters

When times are good and recruiting is booming, invariably recruiters wonder why there is no bonus plan for internal corporate recruiters. The impetus for their proposal stems from the fact that external third-party recruiters routinely receive bonuses based on their performance. In my experience, it is the incentive system that makes these recruiters superior to the typical corporate recruiter, just …

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