An eye on company values, leadership, mission, and brand can elevate the employee experience and deliver a competitive advantage.
By Sue Quackenbush
With the sharing economy in full swing, employees now have the power to broadcast their overall experience with an organization—the good, bad, and ugly—to a wide audience. Their reviews illustrate that in today’s competitive global market, pay isn’t the only criteria that attracts and retains good talent: Employee experience now displaces simple employee engagement as the number one focus for organizations. Experience comprises the sum of an employee’s perceptions about a company, making it a much more important and challenging focus area for organizations. And with the shrinking talent pool adding another wrinkle, companies must focus on the employee experience now more than ever.
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.
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?
HR experts share six trends that will shape the industry in the coming year.
By Marta Chmielowicz
The past year in HR has been marked by developments in smart technologies, key shifts in workplace management practices, and the rise of alternative forms of work. With artificial intelligence (AI), automation, social media, and a new world of data and analytics at their fingertips, HR professionals have transformed the industry into a more agile and strategic business function. According to DDI’s 2018 Global Leadership Forecast, 71 percent of HR professionals report that their reputation with the senior team as a trusted advisor has improved in the past three years.
Five steps to accelerate the talent management process.
By Emily He
The most vital asset of any business is its people. While some companies focus their efforts on the adoption of the latest technologies, it’s important to remember that technology paired with human expertise is what delivers the biggest benefits.
EVP of People and Culture Kara MacKillop aligns the values of Canada Goose with its culture to drive engagement.
By Debbie Bolla
HRO Today: Please describe how the culture of Canada Goose is aligned to its values.
Sharing brand storytelling in an authentic way helps companies connect and engage with employees at many levels.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Storytelling is an ancient and universal human trait. From visual stories told through cave drawings and ancient hieroglyphs to epic poems communicated to the masses, stories have been central to how humans connect, learn, and make sense of the world. Even with the advent of printing, and later, technology, the common themes and narratives found in good stories remain constant.
Five steps to creating a memorable and compelling talent experience.
By Jennifer Klimas
Today’s talent market is highly competitive, with organizations across all industries fiercely working to attract and retain top talent with hard-to-find skills. In fact, according to recent research by The Conference Board, CEOs, CHROs, and CFOs around the globe consider attracting, hiring, and retaining talent their foremost concern for 2018.
In order to remain competitive, organizations need to build strategy around their pay practices.
By Wendy Brown
2017 was a year of transformation for compensation practices. More and more states banned the salary history question, pay equity laws became more prevalent, and major tax reform bills threw payroll into disarray. With the unemployment rate at historic lows, employees gained many more options when it came to employment opportunities.
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).
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