A La Carte

A new total rewards strategy allows employees to select specific benefits that accommodate their lifestyle. By Craig Dolezal Organizations are facing an unprecedented shift in the makeup of the workforce that is changing the way employers are thinking about their benefits programs. This has happened before, and organizations have risen to the challenge. Take, for […]

Keys to Culture

A new report reveals meaningful work and benefits are core to an engaged workforce By Matt Straz When strategic HR leaders aim to solve the biggest priorities for the year—employee engagement, balancing performance with purpose at work, and perfecting total compensation—their solutions tend to fall under one umbrella: New. New snacks, flashy new perks, and […]

Mobile Millennials

The top three strategies for relocating—and retaining—younger workers. As the labor pool becomes younger, more savvy, and more demanding of their employers, forward-thinking organizations are enlisting new mobility solutions that are more attractive to Millennials whose age and life circumstances make them ideal candidates for relocation. These changes are no surprise as younger workers have […]

Motivating Employee Behaviors

Organizations are leveraging recognition programs to drive productivity and results. By Russ Banham As the impact of recognition programs has grown in recent years, so has the framework behind rewarding employees for exemplary work. They go well beyond acknowledging an employee for length of service. Best-in-class programs incent specific employee behaviors and enhance overall workforce […]

Once is Not Enough

Out with annual performance reviews and in with continuous coaching and feedback. By Anita Bowness When it comes to performance management programs, many organizations are no longer happy with the status quo: The annual review meeting where managers provide employees with feedback, a rating, and a compensation increase if earned. Then the file is closed […]

The Power of Data

Learn how three organizations gain insight—and a competitive advantage—by executing analytics. By Dustin Burgess Today’s reality of big data is pretty straightforward: Although organizations have access to more data than ever before, their ability to extract meaningful business insights is not keeping pace with its availability. According to a 2015 survey of more than 2,000 […]

The San Diego Zoo Way

CHRO of the Year Award winner Tim Mulligan outlines his “world-famous” approach to HR in his new book. Building a resilient organization doesn’t require heroic acts or elaborate initiatives that consume a great deal of resources. At San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG), resilience begins with a commitment from senior leaders who articulate a compelling vision […]

Eye on Recognition

A survey reveals four trends in employee appreciation By Cord Himelstein Interest in global employee engagement has been on the rise for the last several years, and investments in recognition programs are returning to growth times after plateauing. In fact, according to Aon Hewitt’s 2016 Trends in Global Employee Engagement report, employee recognition jumped five […]

Excavating Value

The key to Caterpillar CHRO Kim Hauer’s success: Aligning HR initiatives to business strategy By Debbie Bolla Two years ago, Caterpillar Vice President and CHRO Kim Hauer embarked on a journey that led to a pivotal shift in the vision of the company’s human resources function. It’s new mantra: We build the team that builds […]

The Inescapable Truths About Talent Acquisition: Invest – It Saves Lives

Under-investment in HR costs lives. It interferes with a healthcare organization’s mission.  Actually, it more than interferes—It threatens the mission.  It lowers quality of care, damages a healthcare organization’s reputation, makes it more difficult to recruit top-quality talent, and hurts the bottom line. Strong words.  How do we know this is true? We asked HR […]