Workforce Management

The Future is Bright

Millennial Employees

Recent research finds that millennial and Generation Z leaders are changing the world of work—for the better.

By Zoe Harte

Millennials and their younger Generation Z counterparts frequently face criticism over their commitment to the workforce and are often labeled as lazy and entitled and described as “snowflakes.” Yet these younger generations are poised to change the future of work. As these digital natives become the dominant generation in the workforce, they are quickly squashing these misconceptions and bringing their positive influences to build their vision of a new work paradigm.

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A New HR Paradigm

HR Data

Innovations in data science are enabling the transformation of HR.

By Jeff Mike, James Guszcza, and Kathi Enderes

Underneath buzzwords like “disruption” and “digital transformation” lie some important truths for HR leadership. There is no denying that powerful technologies aimed at individual consumers have changed the game. The best of these technologies deliver compelling, personalized experiences to customers through digital platforms, smartphones, and increasingly, augmented and virtual reality. As a result, they have created a demand for similar personalization of work experiences and workplace applications.

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New Hire Momentum

Onboarding Process

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.

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Outside the Mold

Employee Development

Organizations need to reinvent growth strategies by providing opportunities to all levels of employees.

By Meghann Arnold

When it comes to developing a strong workforce, organizations too often provide opportunity to only “traditional” employees: Those who have college degrees and a resume full of experience, volunteerism, and organizational involvement. To put it lightly, organizations don’t always give opportunities to those who don’t fit the mold of advancement.

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Editor’s Note: Millennials as Managers?

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

Did you know that the millennials at the tail end of their generation will be turning 38 this year? According to Pew Research Center, the age range for this cohort is now between 23 and 38. What does that mean for HR and the workforce? More and more millennials are entering—or are in—leadership positions. In fact, according to Upwork’s recent study, Future Workforce Report, nearly half of this younger generation is in positions at the director level or above. So the big question is: How will millennials manage?

In The Future is Bright, Zoe Harte, senior vice president of HR and talent innovation and head of human resources at Upwork, shares four ways millennials and Generation Z are shaping the workforce based on findings from the company’s recent Future Workforce Report. Two factors are likely to have an impact on their management styles. Millennial and Gen Z workers are nearly three times more likely than baby boomers to believe that individual workers need to take personal responsibility for their development. They also believe that by 2028, nearly three-quarters of all teams will have remote workers and 33 percent of full-time employees will exclusively work remotely. Will these two factors lead to more autonomous management styles?

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Overcoming Uncertainty

Brexit

Strategies to remain compliant as Brexit becomes a reality.

By Simon Kent

To say European businesses having been operating in a time of uncertainty could qualify as the understatement of the year. From the moment the U.K. voted to leave the EU to just before Brexit is meant to take place, there have been huge questions raised concerning the right of employees to work across countries within the EU and beyond. Frustratingly for everyone, answers have been few and far between, leaving organisations to speculate on what they might need to do to secure and manage their international workforces. Some are even faced with the prospect of having to prepare for every eventuality.

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Eye on Diversity

Diversity

Four organisations share their journeys to a more inclusive workforce.

By Simon Kent

Make no mistake, creating and maintaining a diverse workforce is both a business imperative and a huge challenge for today’s employers. Researching the subject back in 2012, McKinsey found companies ranking in the top quartile of executive-board diversity experienced 53 per cent higher returns on equity, on average, than those in the bottom quartile. Forbes has also identified diversity as a key to innovation, claiming “diversity is no longer simply a matter of creating a heterogeneous workforce, but using that workforce to innovate and give it a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

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Taking Flight

HRO Today March 2019

David Wilkinson’s strategy for Boeing’s global talent management is ready for takeoff.

By Debbie Bolla

With nearly 20 years of experience managing talent around the world with stints in London, Dubai, and North America, no one is better suited to pilot success for Boeing’s new global approach to human capital acquisition than David Wilkinson. The global infrastructure and operations director has been tasked with building a foundation that enables the tech company to compete for the best candidates in its many divisions. Here, he shares the challenges of the current market, the technology that empowers Boeing’s candidate experience, and how to reach talent on a global scale while embodying a local relevance.

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Time for the Basics

Human HR

HR leaders need to remember there’s a reason why their job titles include the word “human.”

By Elissa Barrett

HR professionals are often at the forefront of listening and learning from peers, leaders, and employees. They are the gatekeepers of the candidate experience and the ones that employees approach to talk, vent, share, laugh, and let’s face it: cry. And through those conversations, the gathering of data without conscious awareness occurs.

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Digital Pursuit

Digital Transformation

Are the majority of HR leaders on the road to transformation?

By Michael DiClaudio

The traditional HR function is being transformed by the fast-moving changes brought about by technology. Digital transformation is the business-wide change of an organization’s structures and processes, enabled by the advancement of technology and the way its people work across the entire enterprise to create value and build sustainable competitive advantage. But are all HR leaders embracing this evolution and moving forward with digital transformation?

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