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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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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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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6 Tips for Adopting a Four-Day Workweek

Great Place to Work

Rimini Street, a global software and engineering services provider, shares how it tested and expanded a pilot program to its 2,000 global employees. Despite improved workplace experiences at the typical U.S. workplace, most companies have yet to crack the code on employee well-being. Great Place To Work® surveyed more than 4,400 U.S. employees in a market study in July of 2023.

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California Minimum Wage: What Small Businesses Need To Know

Homebase

In 2016, California approved a statute to increase the minimum wage yearly starting in 2017. This Senate Bill (SB) planned for the hourly rate to reach $15 in 2023, with inflation adjustments up to a maximum of 3.5%. This period has now passed and the California minimum wage rate is at $15.50. However, the cost of living has also increased, and a $15.50 hourly rate doesn’t allow people to cover all of their expenses.

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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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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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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Can generative AI solve the professional burnout problem?

HRExecutive

What did you accomplish at work today? For far too many of us, the gut response to that question would be: “Not enough.” Time-pressed, working across time zones and barraged by constant meeting alerts, emails and texts, for many professionals, the average workday has become a race against the clock to quickly triage, respond and stay one step ahead of our inboxes. - Advertisement - In fact, according to our recent Future of Professionals Report , which surveyed more than 1,200 profe

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Executive dismissal at OpenAI: many lessons for businesses

Workable

Firing a CEO is a big decision and should not be taken lightly – especially when the company is in the limelight like OpenAI is. Since the board of OpenAI fired CEO Sam Altman last week – and even with his reinstatement as top boss – it’s been one news story after another. First, the standard, “CEO fired articles,” and now we saw information like this: Good Morning Everyone!

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Employee Productivity: What It Is and How to Improve It?

Replicon

Employee productivity is essential in improving businesses profits and achieving organizational goals. But what factors impact employee productivity? It’s the efficiency of employees, usage of efficient tools and equipment, workplace culture, and continually looking for innovative ways to improve performance. So, this blog will shed light on the concept of employee productivity, factors that affect productivity, and various ways to improve it.

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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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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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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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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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Survey says! Here’s what workers think about AI right now

HRExecutive

Lately, it sometimes feels like it is AI all the time in the HR tech world, and recent news from the White House signals how important this topic is to both industry and government leaders. - Advertisement - Cliff Jurkiewicz, vice president of global strategy at HR technology company Phenom , says that “human-in-the-loop” is the foundation of the executive order recently signed by President Biden.

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19 Best Career Coaches to Watch on YouTube in 2023

The Muse

Career coaches can be a huge asset as you grow your career, and YouTube is a great place to find them. These top career coaches on YouTube range from self-taught software engineers to former HR executives—and their tried-and-true advice will help boost the next phase of your professional journey.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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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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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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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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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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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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6 keys to attracting and retaining Gen Z women

HRExecutive

Let’s face it: Gen Z is fickle. Still, Gen Z (those just entering the workforce) comprise about one-third of the world’s population—surpassing millennials—so, they’re not a generation to ignore. They’re also more diverse. Just 51% of Gen Z are Caucasian (compared to 75% of the U.S. population as a whole), and nearly half are low-income. - Advertisement - Gen Z women, in particular, are a force to reckon with—and to nurture.

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11 Successful HR Strategy Examples To Consider for 2024

Analytics in HR

As HR leaders look to the next year and beyond, it’s important to have an eye toward the future when planning successful strategies. While business trends will continue to evolve over time, cultivating a framework based on solid HR practices can help create environments that bring out the best in employees while also positioning your organization for success.

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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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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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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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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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Four questions you must answer to achieve an unbeatable culture

HR Zone

Culture [1] is the DNA of your organisation: it’s the way you work, what you see, do, feel and hear.

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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.