March, 2024

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7 secrets to solving the talent shortage problem

Business Management Daily

It’s not your imagination—we’re facing a perfect storm in the North American workforce. Several factors are at play, creating a challenging landscape for organizations seeking skilled and available employees. We should begin by acknowledging the situation and the factors that have driven us here. First and foremost, demographic shifts are fundamental.

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Looking beyond the résumé: How talent pros can lean into skills-based hiring

HR Brew

Can you imagine a world without résumés? We may soon be in one. Seven in 10 (71%) hiring managers expect text-based résumés to become obsolete in the next five years, according to a recent report from Canva. And it’s no wonder why, according to Laura Mazzullo, owner of recruiting firm East Side Staffing. “We have realized, in the hiring community, how often candidates were eliminated for reasons that had nothing to do with core competencies.

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Key Human Resources (HR) Pillars: Your 101 Guide

Analytics in HR

Human Resources continues to evolve with new and changing laws, trends, and business needs. Yet, many of the various HR pillars have remained constant. Simply put, HR pillars are the main focus areas that form the building blocks of a company’s HR and people strategy. Let’s get back to basics and explain the fundamentals of HR, the main HR functions and foundations, and get an overview of the key pillars of HR to help you build an effective people strategy.

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The Employee Retention Maze: Unraveling the Challenges for HR Managers

EmployeeConnect

One persistent challenge stands out as a formidable hurdle for HR managers: employee retention. The revolving door of talent has become a common sight in many organisations, prompting HR professionals to delve deep into the intricacies of this issue. This blog explores the problem of high turnover rates and the multifaceted challenge of retaining valuable employees.

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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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The 5 Essential Skills of Top HR Professionals

hrQ

From new technology to complex reporting to ever-changing regulations – keeping pace with today’s HR functions can be overwhelming. However, a few key skills are perennially sought after, and the most effective HR practitioners use them daily. Since HR is the primary connection between a business and its employees, having HR professionals with these crucial skills goes a long way to ensuring smooth operations, happy teams, and overall business success.

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HR’s ‘Big Stay’: Why fewer HR pros plan to look for a new job this year

HRExecutive

Last year, the “ Big Stay ” emerged as the latest employee retention trend, with Americans quitting their jobs in fewer numbers—a stark contrast to the “Great Resignation” of 2021-22. Now, HR professionals are joining that movement in a big way. - Advertisement - Fewer than a third (31%) of HR professionals plan to look for a new job in the next six months, down from 56% in July, according to a recent Robert Half survey.

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Top recruitment trends for 2024

Bullhorn Blog

Every year, Bullhorn surveys global recruitment professionals to find out their top priorities, challenges, and predictions for the year ahead and publishes the results in the annual GRID Industry Trends Report. The following are some of the key findings, along with recommendations for how to act on these insights. Listen to the Top Recruitment Trends 2024 webinar for the full discussion.

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Recognition is key to employee retention

HR Brew

Sometimes, saying “Way to go!” can go a long way. Employees want to be acknowledged for their hard work, but their leaders aren’t providing them with the recognition they crave, research suggests. Some 28% of US workers say they “rarely or never” receive praise for their work from managers, and 33% say they are “only sometimes” recognized, according to recent data from TalentLMS , a learning management system.

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3 Reasons You’re Hesitant to Ask for Team Input

The People Equation

For years, I’ve counseled leaders that “people will support that which they helped to create.” And although getting input from employees is one of the surest ways to increase a new idea’s success, many leaders don’t do so. Why not? I polled readers and discovered some interesting viewpoints. The next time you ask your team for input, consider if any of these barriers are getting in your way, and then work to overcome them.

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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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Transparency Is an Important Part of the Employee Experience

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes I saw this headline recently on CNBC – “ Over half of employees have no idea how their companies are using AI ”. We know AI (artificial intelligence) is a regular headline in today’s news. This article shared the results of a survey that said: Companies estimate that 70% of their workforce will use AI by 2028. 75% of employees would be more excited about AI if the company was more transparent about how the technology is being used. 54% of employees have no idea

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Empowering Futures: EDSI's Pre-ETS Program Transforms Lives in North Carolina

EDSI

Discover the transformative impact of EDSI's Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) program in North Carolina. Since 2018, EDSI has partnered with Vocational Rehabilitation to equip students with disabilities with essential skills for a successful transition from high school to the workforce. With a focus on holistic support and community engagement, the program has achieved remarkable success!

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Overcoming Resistance to Change: Empowering HR with User-Friendly Technology and Change Management

EmployeeConnect

Change is the only constant in today’s dynamic business environment. Yet, when it comes to adopting new technologies , a common challenge surfaces: resistance. Employees and even HR staff may hesitate to embrace change, creating hurdles in the path of innovation and efficiency. In this blog post, we delve into the intricacies of resistance to change , particularly in the realm of HR technology, and explore the significance of user-friendly tools coupled with effective change management str

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Leveraging AI to Improve the Employee Experience

DecisionWise

Date: Wednesday, March 2o, 2024 Time: 1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific Presenters: Christian Nielson, Chief Revenue Officer; Matthew Wride, President Learn how to leverage AI to measure employee sentiment, identify areas for improvement, and ultimately build a happier, more productive workforce. Join us and unlock the potential of AI to transform your organization.

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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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Why Crunchbase gives employees time off to volunteer

HR Brew

Employee well-being is a top priority for many HR leaders, and there’s no shortage of benefits that purport to boost it. A recent study from a researcher at Oxford University, though, found many mental health interventions—from well-being and sleep apps to relaxation practices to coaching—aren’t actually beneficial for workers’ mental well-being. There was one exception, though: Volunteering did show positive outcomes, with participating employees showing a stronger sense of belonging, collabora

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Be vocal. Be visible. Stand up for underrepresented people everywhere.

HiBob

The compliance landscape is constantly changing, and depending on where you live—country, state, city, province—laws that offer marginalized and underrepresented people protection against discrimination can change overnight. For HR leaders, this isn’t just an issue of staying on top of the ever-changing compliance landscape. It means thinking about how you can ensure your employees feel safe, protected, and welcome at work, regardless of how they identify.

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All Artificial Intelligence Is Not the Same

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes A few months ago, we published an article about whether it’s okay for job seekers to use artificial intelligence to get help with their job search. I hope you’ll check it out. The reason I wrote the article is because recruiters were saying that they can tell when someone is using artificial intelligence (AI) to write their resume.

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How Long Is a Business Day?

Replicon

“Your product will be delivered in two business days.” – You must have frequently encountered this phrase when you receive a notification from the seller after placing an order for a product. But what exactly does the term business day mean, and how long is a business day? The definition of business days and the business week can vary from one country to another, so it’s necessary to check the standard business week and hours applicable.

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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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Why dropping college degree requirements isn’t actually working

HRExecutive

Nearly half of employers say they are dropping college degree requirements for some of their roles, and nearly three-quarters of organizations note they are moving to skills-based hiring. But despite these pronouncements, there has been little actual advancement in hiring candidates without a college degree, according to a new joint report by the Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work Project. - Advertisement - According to the research, when employers

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DecisionWise Digest March 29, 2024

DecisionWise

What You Might Have Missed Employee Engagement Awards for 2023 are here! Small-sized company awards Medium-sized company awards Large-sized company awards Christian Nielson, DecisionWise CRO, was a keynote speaker at ATD Oklahoma If you missed our two most recent webinars, we have them recorded for you Create and Measure Intentional Culture Leveraging AI to Improve the Employee Experience Scroll through this carousel to discover 5 Personal Benefits of Employee Engagement DecisionWise’s annua

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Exclusive: 25% of disabled workers have experienced discrimination during the job interview process, new survey finds

HR Brew

Disabled people experienced a record level of employment in 2023 , thanks in large part to remote work. Despite opportunities created by remote work and the three-decade old Americans with Disabilities Act , many disabled workers still face barriers to employment. Disabled workers often face barriers before they can even apply for a job, which continues once they’re in the workforce, and one in three disabled workers experience discrimination in the workplace, according to an Indeed survey of 2,

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Shaping equality: 5 ways to empower women in the workplace in 2024

HiBob

In the current sociopolitical climate, the conversation around diversity is becoming ever more politicized. There is a constant shift between supporting DE&I initiatives and limiting it—sometimes legally. While many countries worldwide continue to pass laws committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, affirmative action at the federal level in the United States was reversed, and various state laws outright prohibit diversity and inclusion initiatives based on race or gender.

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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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Educate Employees to Practice Better Cybersecurity

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes As you may know, Mr. Bartender and I are fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Lately, we’ve been getting caught up on older episodes of the show Jessica Jones. One of the episodes we watched recently showed private-investigator Jessica breaking into a morgue to gather information about someone and she needed to access the computer.

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VIDEO: 5 women at Workable talk about today’s working world

Workable

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, five women at Workable sat down for a fireside chat to talk about their experiences as women in the modern working world. From overcoming stereotypes to advocating for empowerment, these voices offer valuable lessons for all aspiring professionals. Here’s the video: These five women are: Chiara Giampietro , Account Executive Linda Loo , Manager, US Account Management Kelly Paterson , VP Customer Retention Avra Alevropou

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Should You Write a Resume With AI? A Recruiting Expert Weighs In

TalentCulture

Generative AI has been available for little more than a year. However, it’s already redefining recruiting, as job-seekers race to find and land new career opportunities with the help of AI. For example, AI-driven tools are already widely used for resume writing. According to a recent Canva survey, nearly 50% of candidates have already used […] The post Should You Write a Resume With AI?

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AI and humans: Not a competition, but a collaboration

HRExecutive

The impact of AI on business and its potential for displacing jobs has been perpetrating a new cycle of fear, similar to the one experienced in the ’80s when advances in robotics left workers believing that their days were numbered. While some “technological unemployment” did occur and will likely occur again with AI, it would be a mistake to view the current environment through a lens of AI vs. human.

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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.