I’ve lived, worked and managed HR in industries where turnover for certain positions and/or departments exceeded 100%. It’s not fun.
I recently read this article (“Panera losing nearly all workers in fast-food turnover crisis”) about the increasing challenges in the restaurant industry related to turnover and, I must admit, it induced numerous stress-inducing flashbacks.
While the article
Ask most any HR Leader “what’s your biggest pain point?” and I guarantee that retention/turnover will be up there amongst the top 3 answers. Quite often this answer is partnered up with its companion “recruiting/hiring” since, of course, they share space for all eternity on the organizational mobius strip.
Depending upon one’s company, the responsibility
The other day wrote about the often-times frustrating disconnect between Conference HR and Real-World HR. Shorthand version: Conference HR is where pundits, vendors and “thought” leaders exhort us to immediately start using AI and be disruptive. Real-World HR is where we have to put weekly reminders on the office refrigerator reminding employees to take their mold-filled
For many years now I’ve lived simultaneously in two separate
and distinct HR worlds. I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel the world
attending and/or speaking at events and conferences focused on HR, Recruiting,
Technology and the Future of Work. I’ve also continued to meet and work with
human resources professionals and businesses that, to put it
It seems there is nothing that brings HR professionals as
much joy as rolling out tortuous physical activities for unwitting employees in
the name of “Wellness.” There are companies that, in the quest to promote
healthy lifestyles (aka “lower health care premiums”) have mandated everything
from Jazzercise to rock
climbing to participating in a local 5k run/walk for their