October-2019

Strength in Numbers

Cigna’s CHRO John Murabito leverages a data-rich people strategy to drive proactive business decisions.

By Debbie Bolla

“What we do in HR starts with the needs of the business.” That’s Executive Vice President and CHRO John Murabito’s guiding philosophy for the human capital management approach at Cigna, a global health services organization that recently acquired Express Scripts. This major acquisition added more than 50 percent headcount to the already 45,000-plus global workforce. So it’s not surprising that one of the business’ top priorities is navigating the change that comes with more than doubling its workforce.

John Murabito

Going Beyond Basic Benefits

Organizations are starting to offer packages that support the complex lives of employees.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Today’s employees do not leave their lives at the door—they bring their whole selves to work. And increasingly, they expect their employers to offer a diverse range of benefits that support them physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. From offering extended paid paternity leave to helping employees financially plan for their children’s college educations, organizations are beginning to embrace new and innovative family-friendly benefits.

Family-friendly benefits

Taking Data-Driven Action

Today’s HR leaders are relying on analytics to drive forward HR strategy—but there are some hurdles to cross along the way.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Human resources has always been a people-focused function—but now it is a numbers-based profession as well. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends report indicates that 64 percent of today’s organizations use data at least occasionally and 79 percent are somewhat likely to take advantage of it in the next two years.

HR analytics

Elevating the Candidate Experience

Looking to improve the overall experience during the hiring process? New research offers six strategies to help.

By Debbie Bolla

Current unemployment numbers aren’t working in the favor of HR. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an unemployed population of 6.1 million and 7.3 million open positions. This means that HR and TA teams need to use every strategy in their wheelhouse to ensure they are attracting the right talent into their organizations. A key piece of this puzzle is the candidate experience.

Candidate Experience

Recognition Driving Business Results

An effective recognition program can improve retention while reinforcing key organizational values.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As the war for talent continues, employers are increasingly adopting human-centered approaches to drive business results and bring more humanity to employees’ experience at work. According to the 2018 SHRM and Globoforce Employee Recognition Report, retention and culture management are two of the top challenges of today’s businesses—and a values-based recognition program can help.

Values-based recognition

Keeping Job Seekers Engaged

Companies can advance their recruiting strategies by communicating their culture and brand through online tools.

By Marta Chmielowicz

An employer’s reputation and brand are key factors that draw in top talent—and in today’s digital world, it is more important than ever that companies leverage online tools to communicate what makes them unique and attractive.

Online branding

The State of Total Talent Management

New research examines the benefits and challenges of this new approach to the workforce.

By Larry Basinait

Today’s workforce continues to evolve and look much different than it did not too long ago. With the onset of remote work, the gig economy, and the demands of the millennial generation, it’s rare to find a company comprised of only a traditional, permanent workforce. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the domestic contingent workforce is a staggering 6 million workers. Organizations are using contingent workers for a number of reasons, but the most essential are to fill needed skill sets, increase flexibility, and save costs. So how do organizations manage these workers?

Total Talent Management

Cross-Departmental Collaboration

A partnership between HR and finance departments can spell out success for predictive talent strategies.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Modern HR departments are increasingly turning to data and analytics to guide their people strategies—but a recent study from Oracle, HR Moves Boldly into Advanced Analytics with Collaboration from Finance, shows that they are not doing it alone.

Finance

The Science of Inclusion

3M’s D&I program is driven by the connection between inclusion and employee well-being.

By Ann Anaya

Diversity and inclusion go together—one cannot exist without the other. And they are distinctly different sides of the same coin. 3M leaders have used the study of neuroscience to connect inclusive behaviors to well-being in the workforce. The result was the creation of “The Science of Inclusion” employee training program, which is rolling out regionally this year and slated for worldwide adoption in 2020.

Science of Inclusion

Fostering Respect and Inclusion

Understanding policy is only one part of an effective harassment training program.

By Andrew Rawson

Since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, one of the main challenges for HR leaders is how to implement an effective sexual harassment training program. Today’s programs need to be relevant to a diverse workforce, up to date with evolving laws, and part of the organization’s strategy to improve workplace culture.

Harassment Training
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