Getting a Seat at the Big Table

By breaking down silos and giving executive leaders a comprehensive perspective of its talent needs, HR can play its part in helping the business to find and retain its critical human capital. by Yvette Cameron Most HR leaders seek to have a voice at the executive and board level—the coveted “seat at the table.” Achieving […]

New Hire Momentum

A strategic onboarding process can help engage employees during their first weeks on the job.

By Stacey Kervin

The U.S. unemployment rate has been hovering around four percent for more than a year now. While this is great news for the economy and for the American workforce, it has created a unique challenge for HR and talent acquisition professionals.

Survey Says…

Culling data from employee engagement surveys can drive strategic business decisions.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Employee engagement is a key competitive differentiator in today’s business climate. According to DecisionWise’s 2018 State of Employee Engagement Report, engagement is a top priority for 51 percent of executive teams, and 56 percent of organizations have a formal program in place to measure and enhance it. For most, this program consists of employee feedback systems (60 percent), company events (52 percent), recognition programs (45 percent), and more.

Excavating Value

The key to Caterpillar CHRO Kim Hauer’s success: Aligning HR initiatives to business strategy. 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 a […]

Sea Of Change

How Candace Osunsade transformed HR from tactical to strategic at the National Aquarium. Christa Elliott Human resources at its core is about people, and no one understands this better than Candace Osunsade. On her journey from VP of HR to SVP and chief administrative offi cer for the National Aquarium, Osunsade has helped shift the […]

Full Speed Ahead

Talent and technology will drive the market forward in 2014.   By Russ Banham      As another year launches, two major forces—the hunt for skill sets aligned with strategic priorities and the use of technology to assist people to perform at topnotch productivity—are colliding to redefine the workplace and the role of HR.   […]

Maximizing Human Capital


HR still has a ways to go.   By Russ Banham     What is human resources today—its role, responsibilities, and organizational clout?     For several years running, arguments have been made that HR has a high-level, strategic purpose: Maximizing human capital assets to achieve the organization’s planned goals. In this quest, the head […]