9 Lessons for Running a Great HR Function


Well, summer cleaning, since I missed the spring season. Anyway, one of the things I found was a box of items I used to keep on my whiteboard next to my desk as reminders of important aspects of HR. These shaped the way I practiced HR and ran my department on a daily basis. I thought it would be fun to share the notes here to help give you an idea of what kind of HR I practiced. This weekend I was doing some spring cleaning.

Summer Reading 2017: 5 Popular HR Analytics Articles You Need to Read Today


As more organizations climb up the HR analytics maturity curve , we continue to see new success stories coming from data-driven HR leaders who strive to move the needle on business outcomes. Whether it’s a video game developer using analytics to make headcount predictions, or a social media giant using data to determine the ROI of a new parental leave policy, the common thread is this: evidence-based HR functions can drive organization-wide change.

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HR State of the Union: 2017 Edition


Every year I republish my “state of the HR union” article from previous years with new additions and edits as a challenge to each of you. I think every HR pro needs to have their own State of the Union address within their own company, department, or team (depending on the level of responsibility). She did an annual HR “touch base” meeting to get us on the right track, get everyone on the same page, and help to lay out key themes and strategies for the year.

Top 7 HR trends in 2017 to watch out for


2017 is officially up and running, and analysts and business management globally are determining priorities for the coming 12 months and beyond. For those operating in HR, some core responsibilities and challenges never shift. Projections for business in 2017 look to advancing technologies, economic and political changes and many more indicators to provide direction on what the next 12 months will hold. What do you think will be the top HR trends in 2017?

The $100,000 Bill: ALL Labor Law Changes Impact Your Bottom Line

HR Bartender

The human resources function is often criticized for spending too much time focused on compliance. The reality is compliance is an important part of the HR function. well…you could be right. Over half of respondents (59%) said they rely on their HR/payroll software provider to learn about changes. While these numbers aren’t comforting, I don’t believe the answer is for HR to minimize the importance of their compliance role.

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The Rise of the People Strategy Platform


This was a key takeaway from a summit of HR leaders and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) experts, who met to discuss the future of HR and the trends shaping it. It goes without saying that great HR functions are strategic: they play a vocal role in critical business decisions and control a significant portion of a company’s expenses. Today’s business environment is more complex than ever before, creating an unmatched opportunity for HR to create value for the business.

What’s the Difference Between Human Resources and Organization Development? - DecisionWise


Being part of a consulting firm that focuses on people analytics and organization development, I am often asked to explain the precise differences between human resources (HR) and organization development (OD). Both functions deal with people, right? Yet, there are more differences than similarities between HR and OD. HR also focused on helping the organization comply with governmental regulations and in mitigating employment-related risks. And, HR was very.

Employees are a Company’s Prime Real Estate


HRchitect can help companies, of any size, mitigate the amount of tasks an HR department handles throughout the course of any given day whether that’s helping select a new system, project management, implementing a new system, change management, training, etc. A good example of HRchitect’s services which can be used to take things off the HR Department’s plate is Post Go Live support. Written by: Elizabeth Capece. You may be wondering what exactly is going on in the picture above.

My Simplified HR Predictions for 2017

Jeff Waldman

It’s that time of the year when the so-called “thought leaders” start publishing reports, articles, presentations and blog posts about the biggest trends in HR for the upcoming year. I like his perspective on HR, technology and talent. Like most analysts he can also be generic in the sense that his published content, specifically the “ 11 Predictions to Guide Your Talent Strategy in 2017 ” report, can cover too much.

5 HR Trends for HR Service Providers to Watch in 2017

Prism HR

If you’re a human resource outsourcing (HRO) organization, PEO or ASO, you already know that the HR outsourcing industry is evolving. HR technology is evolving to accommodate employee interactions with human resources. Employees have different expectations and attitudes that increasingly affect many HR functions. Let’s look at the trends affecting HROs in 2017 and beyond. Reuters says 75% percent of all Internet use in 2017 will be from smartphones.

HR Leadership Lessons from Non-Traditional CHROs


CHRO’s who come from non-HR backgrounds discover that HR is the most impactful of all functions. Their experience holds important lessons for all HR leaders. CHRO’s from non-HR backgrounds say the CHRO role can be the best and most impactful of all leadership positions. We interviewed CHROs who arrived at the role after careers outside of HR. Recipes for HR success often rely on long lists of competencies and attributes for the HR leader.

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6 Trends That Will Define HR in 2018


2018 will be a good year to be in HR. At least, that’s what we heard from the analysts, customers, partners, and experts we reached out to in order to get a sense from the HR community of what to expect in the next year. Associate Professor, Academic Director of HCM at NYU, notes that the strategic role of HR continues to rise. “HR is not only at the table but in the engine room of every organizations,” Tavis says. Reshaping HR.

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Don’t Let HR Compliance Distract from Your 2017 Business Goals


In the regulations-heavy atmosphere of HR, it can be easy to become inundated with so many compliance rules and reports that it consumes the bulk of a manager’s attention. It is naturally important to follow all applicable HR regulations, for mistakes in this area can have a massive organizational impact, but allowing it to consume the efficiency of employees is counterproductive. While clear communication is essential in any department, in HR it is vitally split threefold.

HR Leaders Guide to Digitalisation Transformation


The question is what does digital transformation mean for organisations in general and HR leaders in particular? HR leaders play a dual role. Acting as leaders within the HR function, they need to walk their talk and portray the true picture of digital transformation within their own team. This article serves as a roadmap to guide HR leaders through digital transformation within their own organisation. HR Transformation

Why Hiring More HR Analysts Won’t Improve Your Analytics Function


Great HR leaders excel at finding untapped potential in their people, increasing their efficiency, and maximizing their contribution to the company’s strategic objectives and financial performance. One area where CHROs are focusing on unlocking more value is within their HR analytics function. Traditionally, HR analytics teams are seen as report-generators. It leads to reactive HR strategies instead of proactive analysis. Why Are HR Analysts So Busy?

10 Reasons To Shift To A Data-Driven High Business Impact HR Model


At first glance, senior HR executives might take that top ranking as a positive thing. As a result of being the top challenge for such a long period of time, it is clear that CEOs and board members fully understand the value of Human Capital, but they have also learned to expect a higher rate of strategic change than most HR functions have been able to deliver. HR Can’t Become A High Business Impact Function Unless It Adds Analytic Capabilities.

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The Secret to Successful HR in Small Businesses

Cornerstone On Demand

Small companies often come to the conclusion that it's time to hire HR when the hiring process becomes burdensome. The clear solution is to bring in an HR manager, right? Hiring is a great place for HR to start: The new HR manager has to quickly learn the business, build relationships with managers and establish a process that meets both the compliance and the talent needs of the organization.

2017 HR Trends We’re Excited About Right Now


There’s a lot happening behind-the-scenes in HR departments. We asked a selection of HR leaders from great places to work (including a few of our wonderful customers!) to see what they have planned (and are excited about) in 2017. ” Changing Role (and Perception) of HR. The challenge and opportunity for HR leaders is the changing needs and expectations from their department. Industry News employee engagement hr

Developing a Talent Analytics Function: Build, Buy, or Borrow


In the last eight months I have met with a variety of HR, talent, and learning leaders to understand more about how their organizations seek out, develop, and leverage these types of individuals. It can’t be static and based on a single snapshot in time, and that includes our discussion of talent analytics as well. One key element to making the run at talent analytics stick within the organization is to adopt a more evidence-based approach to HR.

Who Cares About The Employee Experience? - DecisionWise


I mean most leaders and managers are either well into their strategic plans for 2017, or their plans were completed weeks ago. Is it aligned with your business objectives for 2017 and beyond? As you reflect on how well your employee experience is aligned with your strategic objectives for 2017, I would suggest that you take the time to examine three “Ps” which are found in every business or organization. (Article originally published here in Eremedia TLNT).

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Master Checklist for Your First 6 Months as Head of HR


The first few weeks of working any new role is overwhelming — but when that role is the head of HR, the to-do list can make your head spin. Whether you’ll be the solo employee running HR for a 100-employee company or heading the human resources department for an organization of 10,000, there are a few standard steps to take during the first several months in any HR leadership role. Haddaway suggests taking a holistic look at all facets of the existing HR function. “It’s

Are HR And Finance Finally Going To Be Friends?

China Gorman

For that matter, how on earth can it be 2017? After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of interest to the HR community. The report might signal the start of a new era of respect, cooperation, and, dare we say, organizational friendship between HR and Finance. And just the segment that would see value in a closer relationship between HR and Finance. Shared Finance and HR function?


#HotInHR: French “legally” ignore after work emails; Early 401(k) advocates have regrets


Sign-Up For Our Weekly Recap Of HR Funding News. Every Monday we send a summary of the previous week’s funding announcements, mergers, acquisitions, and partnership news from the HR technology, recruitment, talent management and employee benefits space. HotInHR: French “legally” ignore after work emails; Early 401(k) advocates have regrets #Wellness… Click To Tweet. Early 401(k) advocates have regrets; Finland: Big Workforce Experiment, 10 HR Trends For 2017).

Analyze THIS: What HR Experts Shared in July


For this month’s recap of our favorite articles shared by the industry’s top influencers, we are spotlighting an HR analyst who celebrated the one-year anniversary of his firm, Lighthouse Research & Advisory , this month. If not, well, you should. He just happens to be blazing a trail in HR research today, with a laser focus on the topics and trends that are impacting today’s HR leaders most. Here’s to you, selfless HR leader.

Artificial Intelligence Will Become a Regular Part of HR in Next 5 Years

HR Daily Advisor

Artificial intelligence and automation will have a major impact on HR and employment over the next few years, according to new CareerBuilder research. More than one in 10 HR managers (13%) are already seeing evidence of artificial intelligence (AI) becoming a regular part of HR, and 55% say it will be in the next 5 years. While the majority of HR managers said the thought of AI in HR does not make them nervous, a third (35%) said it does. HR Function.

Using people analytics to get to High-Impact HR

HR Times

Posted by David Fineman on August 3, 2017. High-Impact HR refers to an HR function that helps the business excel in key areas—adapting to market changes, introducing new products and services faster, being more responsive to customer needs, operating efficiently and cost-effectively, and beating the competition. People analytics, which is really a subset of business analytics, is a key enabler of High-Impact HR. Source: Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2017.

HR in a digital workplace

HR Times

Posted by Mark Bowden and Rajesh Attra on July 21, 2017. We see many examples in HR where this transition is already occurring. But the real opportunity is for HR to take ownership for blending and enabling a workplace mixed with human and digital talent, while leading the organization toward the augmented workforce of the future. 2017 Global Human Capital Trends. But what aspects of HR need to change? What will HR resources be doing? Business HR.

The “Power of Positive”: A New HR Method from Sports Coaches

HR Daily Advisor

Indeed, several parallels can be drawn between a pro sports team and a traditional company, as well as between the human resources profession and coaching. Like a coaching staff, HR pros deal with numerous different personalities, and while some are challenging, HR and its employees nonetheless must work together to achieve success for their whole team. Both HR and coaches work hard behind the scenes. HR must build trust and provide support when appropriate.

3 HR Talent Metrics You Should Start Tracking Today


In our HR Redefined series, we give innovators a medium to share personal reflections, professional advice, and best practice guidance. But you can use this data to identify and hire top talent, create a more objective method for evaluating candidates, and invest HR resources into the right talent sources. Check out our Namely data report: HR Mythbusters 2017 to uncover trends in performance, time off, and more. The field of human resources is changing.

HR in a digital workplace

HR Times

Posted by Mark Bowden , Rajesh Attra , and Greg Vert on July 21, 2017. We see many examples in HR where this transition is already occurring. 2017 Global Human Capital Trends. But what aspects of HR need to change? What will HR resources be doing? Business HR.

Looking Ahead: Future-Proofing HR


The HR function of today is not the one of yesterday, and it certainly won’t be the one of tomorrow. So how do businesses make sure their HR departments are ready for upcoming challenges? One of the surest ways is to put resources toward future-proofing HR—implementing policies, procedures, and technology that will enable business to keep pace with further evolution. Redefine the value of HR.

How Technology and Digital Transformation Impacts Today’s Workplace


Its HR department wanted to bring changes and completely revamp its global performance review system, so it used its internal social network called Connections for reviews on how to do it. Technology might be the new way to signify interest, but when you are well connected to your employees, success becomes more achievable. The workforce would be directly affected by any new HR transformation you might bring in.

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Using people analytics to get to High-Impact HR

HR Times

Posted by David Fineman on August 3, 2017. People analytics, which is really a subset of business analytics, is a key enabler of High-Impact HR. 1 But it’s not just about HR—people analytics addresses business issues, too. Source: Deloitte Consulting LLP, 2017.

Two truths and a lie

HR Times

Insights from the 2017 Human Capital Technology and Service Provider Day. Posted by Dave Smith on June 8, 2017. Each year, Deloitte Consulting LLP brings together our key fellow members in the HR ecosystem—HR technology and service providers—to talk about the future of sustainable HR and the health of the ecosystem we share. This year we gained considerable insights from providers on our theme, Sustainable HR: Agile evolution for the future.

#WorkTrends Preview: Talent Strategy Alignment


Simply, effective talent acquisition relies on HR functions that align with the overall business strategy, which means that not only should HR have a seat at the table, but the talent acquisition function also needs to be a viable and well-supported aspect of an overall business strategy for all brands. Join us for #WorkTrends on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 1 pm ET.

How to Land a Seat at the C-Suite Table


Among many small- and mid-sized businesses (SMB), human resource departments are no longer seen as an isolated administrative function. Instead, there is growing recognition HR is an integral part of a company’s infrastructure, on equal footing with such functions as finance, operations, IT, marketing, compliance, and innovation. Because of such divergent opinions, there is a lack of consensus about whether the top HR spot is worthy of C-suite inclusion.


Employee happiness is not the same as employee engagement


Typically measured through surveys designed to gather opinions about HR-related issues such as compensation, benefits and work-life balance , satisfaction looks at morale levels and ways to improve these. It’s something we’ve covered before, and growing in importance – shaping a positive employee experience by giving your staff the right tools, technology and information to do their jobs well has a considerable impact on their levels of engagement.

Two truths and a lie

HR Times

Insights from the 2017 Human Capital Technology and Service Provider Day. Posted by Dave Smith on June 8, 2017. Last year’s Provider Day event focused on the theme Understanding and serving the HR buyer and included our first-ever HR buyer guest panel. HR Outsourcing.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Unifying HCM and ERP in the Cloud

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

But beyond the readily apparent benefits of HCM and ERP integration, businesses can gain unexpected bonuses as well, particularly in areas of special interest to HR. Cloud plays a pivotal role in the transformation of the HR function into a more strategic organization, but just as importantly, cloud technology can also uniquely position HR to lead a fundamental shift in the way businesses operate on every level.

Becoming—or grooming—your organization’s next CHRO

HR Times

Posted by Tom Morrison and Joanne Stephane on August 1, 2017. If you are a senior HR executive, how are you grooming your successor? By their own admission, HR executives are struggling to keep up with the near constant change and disruption that characterize business today. The C-suite and Board expect better than a C grade from HR, including the ability to lead through the disruption to drive sustainable performance and meaningful results.