December, 2021

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Outsourcing HR Functions: Is it Worthwhile?

Hppy

Human relations is an essential component and driver of a successful business. HR departments are typically tasked with all aspects of employee management, right from recruitment, screening, hiring, paying, handling employee complaints, and much more. While having in-house HR teams for your business is beneficial, outsourcing these tasks makes sense in some situations.

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Bersin: How do we hire in this crazy labor market?

HRExecutive

The labor market has gone crazy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for November 2021 was only 4.2%. The Bureau also reported almost 11 million job openings of October 2021. Turnover remains historically high as 4.2 million people quit their job in October, down from a record-high 4.4 million people, or 3% of workers, who quit in September.

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Costco Not Joint Employer of Woman Hired by Staffing Agencies

SHRM Resources

A woman who was hired by staffing agencies to work at specialty events on the Costco premises was not a Costco employee, a federal appeals court ruled. The trial court, therefore, correctly dismissed her claims against Costco under California's wage and hour laws, the appellate court said.

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HR Blogger Becomes Maui Travel Blogger!

The Tim Sackett Project

Let’s start with I’m not a travel blogger, but I like to travel and I like to think I can vacation with the best of them! I spent the last two weeks in Maui, part family trip with the boys, part anniversary trip (with no boys) with my wife and eye. I’ve traveled all over the world, but for some reason never went to Hawaii. First, I spent all two weeks in Maui, don’t @ me!

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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HR Headaches: How to Respond to Rude Customers and Teach Your Staff

Zenefits

The aftermath of the pandemic has small and medium-sized businesses struggling to keep up with demand and supply. Shortages in staffing and inventory are challenging. Add disgruntled or rude customers to the mix and you may see a minor scuffle or an incident that goes viral. For most businesses the old-fashioned, “the customer is always right” is standard operating procedure.

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How Leaders Can Help Employees “Give It a Rest”

The People Equation

After nearly two years of the grief, trauma and anxiety of living through a pandemic, it’s no surprise that most of us are tired and have brain fog. Many workers report a feeling of languishing and it shows no signs of abating. As of the writing of this post, the omicron variant has hit the shores of the United States. The uncertainty of its impact creates fresh dread across the globe, which further fuels weariness. .

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Why employees are redefining what work will look like in 2022

HRExecutive

Over the past nearly two years, there have been tremendous changes in how and where work gets done, along with a rising digital transformation accelerated amid the global pandemic—both of which fueled businesses to streamline workflows, empower and engage teams, and optimize for future growth. This pace of change is now quickly becoming the norm, as innovation builds further momentum.

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Predictions for 2022: Everything Is About To Change

Josh Bersin

Well, it’s time to talk about predictions for 2022, and the number one theme is change. And in a sense, everything is about to change. If you think back about where we are, it has been 14 years since the 2008 financial crisis, and we’ve been through digital transformation, economic hyper-growth, a stock market. Read more» The post Predictions for 2022: Everything Is About To Change appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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I feel insulted by the rolls at my new job, coworker uses baby talk, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, I feel insulted by the rolls at my new job, coworker uses baby talk, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. I’m on vacation. Here are some past letters that I’m making new again, rather than leaving them to wilt in the archives. And how can we kick off December other than with… 1. I feel insulted by my new job.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Management development should be HR's number one priority in 2022

HR Zone

Managers Make management development a top priority in 2022.

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How to Attract Female Candidates for Leadership Roles

TalentCulture

Women hold more than half of American jobs. Yet, they make up just 27 percent of executive and senior-level management in S&P 500 companies. Meanwhile, a mere 8.1 percent of […]. The post How to Attract Female Candidates for Leadership Roles appeared first on TalentCulture.

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Overworked and Overwhelmed. Welcome to HR Today.

TLNT: The Business of HR

Earlier this year, Lattice surveyed over 700 HR professionals to better understand their challenges and priorities. The resulting 2021 State of People Strategy Report found that 42% of HR teams cited emotional exhaustion and burnout as their top challenges. They also said that they’re feeling overwhelmed and understaffed. Considering how critical these teams will be in driving the economic recovery, results like these should give us all pause. .

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Top 3 warning signs your remote culture won’t work for 2022

HRExecutive

At the outset, few of us could have imagined COVID-19’s impact on work as we know it. The rise of remote work is creating a new kind of office culture that prioritizes seamless connectivity over traditional routines. And while these new arrangements have some benefits, it is imperative to address the potentially negative consequences of WFH on company culture.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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The Mad Scramble To Lead The Talent Marketplace Market

Josh Bersin

With the labor market fully disrupted , companies are heavily pushing toward internal development. And one key to this strategy is the adoption of what we now call the Talent Marketplace. As I’ve written about in the past, a Talent Marketplace is a unique and special HR platform that lets employees find internal positions, Read more» The post The Mad Scramble To Lead The Talent Marketplace Market appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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“I will confront you by Wednesday of this week”

Ask a Manager

This post, “I will confront you by Wednesday of this week” , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Several years ago, a reader shared with us this epic email that was sent by their company’s boss after a holiday party gone terribly awry, and as we enter the holiday season we remember its glory. “This happened about ten years ago, but the email I received from our boss was so epic I preserved it.

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How to develop the agile leaders of tomorrow, today

HR Zone

Strategy Three ways to build resilient and agile leaders.

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8 Personal Development Tips To Help You Advance Your Career

New to HR

Personal development is a significant aspect of preparing yourself for a successful career. It involves building your skills to position yourself for continuous progress in. The post 8 Personal Development Tips To Help You Advance Your Career appeared first on New To HR.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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13 Ways HR Leaders Are Reskilling For a New Future of Work

SHRM

What is one way you are reskilling for a new future of work? What area of HR are you reskilling? To help HR professionals consider what skills to update, we asked HR leaders, recruiting specialists, and business professionals this question for their insights. From reinventing job postings to using people analytics models, there are several ways HR professionals can reskill for the business world’s ever-changing landscape.

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3 CHROs share their greatest lessons of 2021

HRExecutive

At the beginning of 2021, many HR leaders likely were looking forward to the pandemic winding down and the new world of work starting to get underway. However, as the year comes to a close and employers everywhere are on edge with news of a new COVID-19 variant, the start of a new normal continues to remain elusive. So, what lessons have HR leaders taken from this year of uncertainty?

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Build Back Better Act Includes Reviving Unused Green Cards

SHRM Resources

Immigrants waiting years to receive employment-based green cards to live and work in the United States would have a chance to realize their goal under provisions in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

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update: asking to work from home with a new puppy

Ask a Manager

This post, update: asking to work from home with a new puppy , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s “where are you now?” month at Ask a Manager, and all December I’m running updates from people who had their letters here answered in the past. Remember the letter-writer who wanted to ask to work from home with her new puppy (#2 at the link)?

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.

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Creating a Successful Telecommuting Policy Post-Pandemic

TalentCulture

A survey from Pew Research Center found that the vast majority of remote staffers think working from home is somewhat or very easy. In that study, four out of five respondents […]. The post Creating a Successful Telecommuting Policy Post-Pandemic appeared first on TalentCulture.

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The Value of Building Competencies Over Skills

TLNT: The Business of HR

I’ve spent my career dedicated to learning and employee growth at a variety of organizations, from a global Fortune 200 IT company to now spearheading learning for Kershaw County, my local government.

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10 Techniques to Manage a Flexible Workforce

SHRM

What is one effective technique or strategy to manage a flexible workforce? To help you run a more flexible workforce, we asked business HR professionals and business leaders this question for their insights. From cultivating mutual respect and trust to focusing on results, there are several strategies you can use to guide a flexible workforce. Here are 10 techniques to manage a flexible workforce: Cultivate Mutual Respect and Trust Be Rigid on Goals Prioritize Regular Online Communication Treat

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Boese: 3 ways HR tech can help employees find meaning at work

HRExecutive

One of the most interesting work and labor market developments in the pandemic era has been the tightening of the labor market, especially in the U.S. The combination of near-record-high job openings with the surge in American workers voluntarily leaving their jobs—along with workers’ ongoing concerns for their own health and safety, and lack of affordable childcare—have created a kind of labor market perfect storm, making the filling of open positions and employee retention HR’s top chall

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Modernizing Hiring: The Rise of Contingent Recruitment in 2024

The job market is changing fast, and to stay ahead, your hiring strategy needs to be flexible. With recent economic shifts, more companies are turning to contingent workers for their adaptability and cost savings. In fact, 32% of businesses are already prioritizing contingent over traditional full-time positions. Curious to learn more? In our new guide, you'll discover: The major benefits of incorporating contingent workers into your team.