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The Rise of Robotics and Why HR Should Trust It

Posted by Eric Friedman

the rise of robotics

One of the biggest technological advancements in our culture nowadays is artificial intelligence and automation through robotics. We have seen how this is affecting the loss of manufacturing jobs and how in almost every aspect of our lives, there is always something to be replaced by the ‘infiltrated’ technology. Therefore, it is realistic to assume that the digitalization and the constant evolution of technology will change the way we work. According to the 2017 Talent Trends Report released by Randstad Sourceright, HR is now in the era of digitalization. 39% of leaders believe digitalization of HR will have a great influence on business, and 71% say talent analytics play a critical role in sourcing, attracting, engaging, and re [...]
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The Benefits of the Modern Day Blended Workforce

Posted by Chris Fields

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What is a blended workforce? Well, it’s not all about race, sex, or religion. It’s about job classification and status. In the early days of labor in America, there were full-time workers, those who worked 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, 2,080 hours per year. This was the story for millions of workers until unions and employee protection laws were created to safeguard workers from being taken advantage of by employers. These protection laws forced employers to provide benefits, such as healthcare, medical leave, vacation time and, of course, fair pay. Today’s human resources professional is familiar with Title VII, ADA, FLSA, The Pregnancy Act and FMLA. All laws designed to protect and guarantee rights of full-time workers [...]
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5 Things to Tell New Hires Before They Ask You

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Feedback is one of the most powerful tools for any HR department. Knowing what candidates think can help you improve your recruiting process and candidate search. Feedback is a two-way street. Just as it’s important for HR to know what candidates think, it’s vital for HR to provide feedback to candidates as well. Most hiring managers provide negative feedback to candidates who didn’t make the cut about what was lacking. Very few offer feedback to candidates who are hired about what made them the right choice for the job. Giving feedback to candidates about why they were hired can be very useful in ensuring they are set up for success at your company. Consider that 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for 3 y [...]
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Why HR Managers Make the Best CEOs

Posted by Chris Fields

HR Managers Make the Best CEOs

Since as far back as you can imagine, Human Resource professionals have wanted a seat at the table. Which table you ask? They want a seat at the boardroom table in the C-suite, also known as the executive table. Many HR professionals have spent a lifetime in pursuit of this prestigious seat; however, it seems that just recently companies have allowed HR into the boardroom as a strategic and an equal partner. Lately, CHROs are becoming CEOs. We wrote more about this subject in this article. That is not a good thing. It’s the best thing and here’s why. Have you thought about what makes a great CEO? There is no college curriculum to become a CEO, and, in fact, some of the most successful CEOs never even finished college. Take Mark Zuc [...]
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6 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Are you feeling stressed at work, and do you have the impression that time is working against you? You are not alone. The majority of employees are working harder and feeling more overwhelmed at work than ever. A Gallup poll showed that the 40-hour work week is now pushing 47 hours for the average American worker. According to the 2016 Staples Business Advantage Index, 3 of 5 generations feel overworked and burned out, which reduces employee engagement, affects performance, and increases turnover. I wrote in a past article how you can measure employee engagement. While cutting back hours may seem like the logical solution, it’s not very practical in today’s competitive business environment. According to Gallup research, it’s n [...]
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6 Things You Should Know About Employee Termination

Posted by Eric Friedman

As HR professionals, we deal with many aspects of how an organization and its employees' function, the least pleasant of which is employee termination. Employment termination is a sensitive matter, and HR plays a big role in ensuring that fired employees are treated with respect and dignity. HR is like the ferryman, guiding the terminated employee through a transition. In many cases, the employee’s direct manager will handle the actual firing, since he or she can better explain the reasons behind the termination. HR should always be there, however, to help oversee and guide the conversation, making sure the manager stays on script and the employee has all the information he or she needs. In other cases, HR must handle the terminat [...]
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How will HR technology shape your future?

Posted by Eric Friedman

Over the past few years, technology has disrupted virtually every industry. One after another, tech-driven solutions, such as Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber, have shaken up industries as varied as retail, hospitality, and transportation. But what about HR? How are trends such as HR datafication, automation, artificial intelligence, and even robots impacting our industry? And what happens when you start taking the “human” out of human resources? Here’s a look at some of the biggest tech trends reshaping our profession. Robots and automation Don’t worry—HR jobs are unlikely to be taken over by robots any time soon. However, the trend towards bots and automation could see many HR roles change dramatically. The good news is that H [...]
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Best Ways to Have a Successful New Employee Onboarding

Posted by Michael D. Haberman

The process of bringing a new employee into the company is a very important one. The sooner a new employee is “connected” with the company, the sooner they are productive. They are also less likely to turnover, and leave because they are disappointed with the experience. What does it take to have a successful onboarding experience for you new employees? It is all about the employee experience In today’s HR literature, a frequent topic of discussion is the “employee experience.” According to Jacob Morgan, the three parts of employee experience include: the company culture, available technology, and the physical experience. It is so important that companies like Airbnb have rebranded HR as the Department of Employee Exper [...]
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