November, 2023

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6 key realities for HR leaders in 2024

HRExecutive

According to a recent Accenture report , “89% of CEOs say the CHRO should play a central role in driving long-term profitable growth.” I couldn’t agree more. The role of the HR leader has changed radically—we’ve earned a seat at the table where the most important decisions are made. - Advertisement - With that opportunity comes more responsibility. To seize this moment, HR leaders must reimagine the HR function and focus on the skills that will unlock success.

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Army Veteran Talks Transition to Civilian Life, Offers ‘Challenge’ to HR

SHRM Resources

Ahead of Veterans Day, a program manager who spent 20 years in the U.S. Army talks about the role HR can play in helping better prepare for life after the military, find a meaningful career and thrive as a civilian employee.

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How to Create an Inclusive Culture for Veterans at Work

TalentCulture

As the uniform comes off and the battlefield recedes into memory, our nation’s veterans embark on a new mission — transitioning into civilian life. This transition is often filled with promise and opportunities, as well as unique challenges. It’s a journey that demands understanding, empathy, and specialized, proactive support from employers.

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Five ways to overcome management delusion

HR Zone

To construct an office building is a complicated problem. To nurture corporate culture, on the other hand, is a complex challenge.

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Onboarding, Data, Experience: Critical Components in the Modern Hiring Environment

Read the full results of the study conducted by Lighthouse Research & Advisory in partnership with HiBob to discover how to transform your talent acquisition strategy by harnessing the power of data and integration.

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What’s driving 90% of employers to plan for 2024 layoffs?

HRExecutive

Amid ongoing economic uncertainty, layoffs spread across industries in 2023, and a new report finds that the downsizing trend is expected to continue well into 2024. - Advertisement - According to Randstad RiseSmart’s Global Severance report, nine in 10 employers surveyed expect to reduce their workforce size in the upcoming year, based on a survey of 400 HR and procurement professionals from around the globe, including in the U.S.

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Native Women’s Equal Pay Day 2023: A Closer Look at Wage Disparities

Trusaic

The year 2023 is almost behind us, and sadly Native American and Alaska Native women are only now approaching the point where their pay has caught up to non-Hispanic white men. That date falls on November 30 this year. It serves as a striking reminder of the disparities in wages and economic opportunities that Native women face and the pay gaps they still face.

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How To Create A Coaching Culture With ‘Self-Made’ Leaders

Forbes Coaches Council

When executives see themselves as being “self-made” and haven’t experienced coaching, building a coaching culture can pose unique challenges—but not insurmountable ones.

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10 Tips to Level Up Your Professional Network

TalentCulture

People often hate the idea of networking, either because they’re introverts by nature, they’re afraid of rejection, or they don’t want to seem pushy, self-absorbed, and disingenuous. Still, networking remains one of the most effective strategies for managing a successful career. In fact, 70% of Americans say they found their current job through their professional […] The post 10 Tips to Level Up Your Professional Network appeared first on TalentCulture.

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HRZone’s 15 most popular articles of 2023

HR Zone

It’s my favourite time of the year…when we get to review all the articles we published across 2023 and see what captured the attention of our readers.

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Ten Minute Onboarding: A High-Volume Hiring Formula

Speaker: Speakers

Transform hiring with Ten Minute Onboarding, the formula to hire fast, maximize efficiency, and ensure compliance. Learn how top employers: Reduce Candidate Dropoff: Improve retention and reduce hiring costs with engaging onboarding. Increase Operational Efficiency: Save time and labor with streamlined processes. Ensure Compliance: Minimize liability and avoid fines with accurate onboarding.

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11 numbers to know in 2024 — starting with FSAs, 401(k)s

HRExecutive

According to recent figures released by the Internal Revenue Service , limits on out-of-pocket expenses and contributions to flexible spending accounts , 401(k)s, health savings accounts and high-deductible health plans will increase in 2024. - Advertisement - These increases come as the inflation rate remains stubbornly high at 3.2% in October. And economists say this rate is not likely to fall to the Fed’s long-term target of 2% in 2024.

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How to Practice Workday Self-care When the News Feels Overwhelming

The Muse

We asked mental health experts what self-care can look like on workdays when our news and social feeds are filled with atrocious and graphic updates on war, terrorism, and gun violence. Plus, how to ask for and make the most of a mental health day when you really just need to unplug.

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Recruiters Say Experience Top Factor in Applicant Evaluation

SHRM Resources

Recruiters typically aren’t deciding between two perfect candidates for an open role. Instead, they are weighing which partially qualified person may be the best choice. According to recent SHRM research, relevant experience is the factor recruiters weigh most heavily when initially evaluating applicants.

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17 Traits Of Ineffective Leadership (And Ways Leaders Can Improve)

Forbes Coaches Council

To turn things around, leaders who are struggling in their roles must first learn how to identify their own ineffective leadership styles, habits and behaviors.

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Foundations of Diversity: Building an Inclusive Company From the Ground Up

Can you guess why top-tier companies place such a high emphasis on diversity? Because a successful business mirrors the world around it. Diverse companies create empowering environments and are 35% more likely to financially outperform their peers. This new guide offers strategic insights to build a vibrant, diverse, and innovative workforce. Learn to assess your current workforce, understand demographics, and identify barriers to inclusivity.

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Want to Succeed at Upskilling? Lead With Hands-On Learning

TalentCulture

Corporate learning and development (L&D) is at a crossroads. Today’s workforce desperately needs a skills update to prepare for the future of work, and old-school strategies aren’t rising to the challenge. Instead, organizations are rapidly turning to hands-on learning. Here’s why… Skills development was once reserved only for high-potential employees.

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Hybrid working: Is two days in the office the magic number?

HR Zone

Hybrid working is one of the most significant shifts in organisational practice in recent years, and the implications for organisational culture are

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Why new hires are jilting employers—and what to do about it

HRExecutive

A candidate’s signature on a job offer letter is no guarantee they’ll walk through the door on day one. In fact, after accepting an offer, 51% of new hires either later decline the offer or completely ghost the employer, according to a recent Gartner study of 3,500 candidates who were on the job hunt in the past 12 months. - Advertisement - That figure has been rising for the past several years, says Jamie Kohn, a senior director of research in Gartner’s HR practice.

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When you should decline the perfect candidate

HRNasty

Advocating for your perfect candidate against your boss’s advice is a Career Limiting Move When hiring the perfect candidate is career suicide I have heard the words, “perfect candidate” several times in the past few weeks. Colleagues (outside of the company I work with) feel they have found the perfect candidate. The post When you should decline the perfect candidate appeared first on HRNasty.

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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Santas and Elves Wanted: Holiday Hiring Trends and Tips for 2023

SHRM Resources

Most U.S. retailers are planning to hire at least some workers for this year's holiday shopping season. How can employers hire qualified Santas, elves, gift wrappers and light installers, not to mention seasonal sales associates and cashiers? Here's advice from the experts.

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17 Clever Ways To Get Better At Public Speaking As A Leader

Forbes Coaches Council

Effectively communicating directly to an audience demands more than simply conveying information; it requires the ability to inspire, engage and connect with listeners.

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Want a Successful Career? Dig In, But Give it Time to Develop

TalentCulture

A career, by definition, is something that develops over an extended period of time. In other words, a successful career is not born — it is made. Whatever you hope your career will become doesn’t just spring into existence on day one of your first job. Nor will it be baked by the time you […] The post Want a Successful Career? Dig In, But Give it Time to Develop appeared first on TalentCulture.

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Interview: Wizdom Powell, Chief Purpose Officer, Headspace explores men’s mental health

HR Zone

As the Chief Purpose Officer at Headspace, Wizdom Powell’s role spans across the organisation’s diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and ESG domains.

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Performance Review Calibrations Made Easy

Every company aspires to be the best, and performance reviews are the cornerstone of that journey. However, discrepancies in how managers rate their teams can lead to unfairness.

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2 keys to internal talent marketplace ‘magic,’ according to Gartner

HRExecutive

Analysts say that internal talent marketplaces are an important part of the HR technology mix, but CHROs are still seeking guidance on how to turn these tools into a business win. - Advertisement - Earlier this year, analyst Josh Bersin told HRE that the landscape of internal talent marketplaces has added as much value to the industry as any other category in his career. “In some senses, it’s eating talent management from the inside out,” he said.

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How To Develop an Effective HR Strategy [2024 Edition]

Analytics in HR

It takes a capable workforce to meet the demands of an organization’s ambitions. When HR practices link employees to business goals, outcomes improve. An HR strategy centers HR efforts where they need to be to help the company thrive. In this article, we will explain how an HR strategy impacts daily HR practices, look at some examples, and provide tips on how to develop an HR strategy.

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360-Degree Feedback Programs To Help Your Company Grow

HR Digest

The term 360-degree feedback has gained global popularity with reports from Forbes indicating that more than 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies use 360 feedback to review their employees regularly. A 360-degree appraisal system provides an elaborate set of criteria to evaluate an employee. The evaluation report is a compilation of feedback from managers, peers, and juniors.

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18 Ways For New Leaders To Balance Visionary And Operational Thinking

Forbes Coaches Council

New leaders often face the daunting challenge of overseeing the broader strategic direction of the organization while tending to the demands of day-to-day operations.

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Balancing Cost and Care: 3 Key Considerations for Cost Optimization in 2024

Discover essential strategies for employers to balance cost optimization with care. The top priorities for employers in 2024 are retaining talent, growing revenue and sales, and attracting talent. To achieve these goals, employers are turning towards comprehensive total rewards strategies informed by data-driven insights. Hear from industry experts on cost optimization strategies and how to leverage these approaches for a healthier workforce.