Caterpillar Names Chief Human Resources Officer; Position Will Report Directly to CEO and be a Member of Executive Office

PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced its board of directors has appointed Cheryl H. Johnson as the company’s chief human resources officer (CHRO) effective July 24, 2017. Johnson will report directly to Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby, and she will be a member of Caterpillar’s executive office. Johnson brings more than 20 years […]

Clinical Magnet, HRO Today Release Study on Impact of HR on Hospital Revenue, Occupancy Rates and Patient Care – 1/19

A new study released today by Clinical Magnet, the only exclusive healthcare recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider in the U.S., and HRO Today, a leading publisher and producer of events for senior-level human resources executives, reveals that the lack of patient-facing staff in hospitals is a major contributor to low occupancy rates, costing U.S. hospitals […]

Executive Compensation: A Fine Line for the VP of HR to Walk

When under the gun to overpay the CEO, know what your options are. Protecting the organization’s greater interests is an altruistic goal, but don’t forget about self preservation when it comes to time to get out. by Matt DeLuca Last month, we discussed the biggest challenge to survival for the HR pro. This month, while […]

Cielo Announces Majority Equity Investment from the Permira Funds

Brookfield, WI – December 20, 2018 – Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner, and Permira, the global private equity firm, today announced a definitive agreement under which a company backed by the Permira funds will acquire a majority equity stake in Cielo from Accel-KKR (AKKR). Cielo will use this new investment […]

The Face of Inclusion

A roundup of CHROs and TA leaders share best-in-class D&I strategies.

By Debbie Bolla

The recent #MeToo movement shined a spotlight on the mistreatment of women and minorities in all realms of society, and the workplace was no exception. As cases continue to make headlines, they encourage organizations to rethink their polices and practices, with HR leading the charge to change. This crusade for fairness among all workers is clearly connected to an organization’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy.

What’s Ahead

HR leaders discuss their top priorities for 2018.

By Debbie Bolla

Faced with a pressing expectation to deliver strategic initiatives, HR business leaders have become more agile in their approach to human capital management. And it’s making an impact. Randstad Sourceright’s 2018 Talent Trends Report finds that 84 per cent of respondents say the work they do will prepare their organisation for the future. Here, four HR leaders share what is on their agenda for 2018; ways they are attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best talent; and how they are getting ready for the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

David W. Graebel Named Chairman Emeritus of Graebel Companies, Inc.

Founder Succeeded as Chairman of the Board of Directors by Son and Current CEO, Bill Graebel. DENVER – January 16, 2018 – Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of workforce and workplace mobility solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 1000 firms and the largest family-owned, privately held relocation company in the world, recently announced that David […]

Taking Off

Understanding the importance of work-life balance, MIT pilots flexible working programs and finds success. By Dr. Peter Hirst Academic institutions are hotbeds of innovation, yet when it comes to developing and adopting workplace policies to accommodate today’s workers, higher education has been lagging behind other industries, reports Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace. This […]

Planning Ahead

Combat impending skill shortages and staffing challenges with strategic workforce planning. Dermot O’Brien It’s clear that the workforce is changing. As the U.S. unemployment rate holds steady under 5 percent, the competition for top talent has become fierce. Employers are complaining of a skills shortage, which could be attributed to under investment in employee learning […]

Change Driving Change

HR will have their eyes on tech, talent, and leadership development in the coming year. By Dave Zielinski As organizations across industries experience disruptive change, HR executives are being challenged to be increasingly agile and resourceful in their strategic planning in order to meet shifting talent and compliance demands. Because of the accelerating digital revolution, […]