Working in human resources means that one spends an inordinate amount of time writing and sending out “official” missives and documents to employees. Very important things like policies, handbooks, sternly worded admonishments, and memos about cleaning out the refrigerator. And while an e-mail informing employees they are not to feed donuts to the alligator (yes;
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
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
Last week Deloitte released the 2019
Human Capital Trends report. It’s always a must read for me and I
strongly encourage other HR leaders and those involved in the talent/people
space to take a look. Last year, Deloitte described the rise of the social enterprise
and this year’s report outlines how the factors and pressures that have driven
Once upon a time, on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, we heralded the birth of the Personnel HR profession. Industrial Relations begat Labor Relations with its accompanying cliché: a smoke-filled room laden with labor bosses and cigar-chomping industrialists hammering out a collective bargaining agreement.
As our profession matured we began to use the phrase Employee Relations