Technology and analytics are among the main drivers shaping the future of HR.
By Karen Crone
What challenges do leaders face and what steps are they taking to best position their organizations for success? These are the questions a recent survey from Paycor was looking to answer when it asked leaders of U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), or those with less than 1,000 employees, to share their thoughts about the present and future of HR. While the feedback from the front lines confirmed and amplified the findings of other researchers, several new and telling details have emerged.
The spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, is an event that is increasingly becoming a public and workplace priority. Employers will be called on to take every possible action to protect workers while maintaining business operations. Here, you can find a roundup of up-to-date information on how businesses and HR leaders are handling the outbreak.
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In order to better understand how companies are managing their workforce in the wake of the worldwide pandemic, HRO Today is conducting a series of pulse surveys. These surveys will address a broad range of topics, from recruiting to workforce planning and operations.
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HR leaders need to keep an eye on these six regulatory issues.
By Mike Trabold
With the flip of the calendar to a new year, one thing on the mind of many HR professionals is the ever-changing regulatory landscape. According to the 2019 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, 35 percent of HR leaders cite keeping up with regulations among their top challenges.
HR leaders predict how cultural, social, and technological shifts will impact the way people work in the coming year.
By Marta Chmielowicz
Not too long ago, HR professionals were relegated to the realm of “personnel management”—paper-pushers responsible for administrative tasks and little else. But as organizations have grown and globalized in increasingly challenging environments, so has the role of human resources. Today’s HR departments are deeply rooted in organizational planning and business strategy, more essential to the success of a company than ever before. HR leaders have made their way to the C-suite, guiding strategies that unite the goals of a business under one umbrella: talent. From helping employees navigate their careers to delivering data and analytics about business performance, their contributions are numerous and multi-faceted. And that is only the beginning.
How HR leaders manage during a time of uncertainty.
By Michael Switow
Petrol bombs, flight cancellations, road blockades, train suspensions, tear gas, and water cannons. Millions of Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets to protest peacefully, but violent images from the city’s “season of discontent” have unnerved the public and shaken business confidence.
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.
International employment laws and regulations vary widely—even among the countries within the EMEA region.
By Simon Kent
Whilst companies may wish to view their businesses as covering a unified EMEA region, employment law means that such unity can only ever be superficial. Even without the complexities of Brexit, deploying a consistent set of employment policies can seem impossible. “Some inward investors might consider Europe to be a single territory for business purposes,” says Helga Breen, head of the employment practice in London at global legal business DWF. “The reality is that each country has its own legal and regulatory framework and societal and cultural norms.”
Safeguarding employee privacy is a key concern in today’s digital economy.
By Marta Chmielowicz
With the digital economy in full swing, HR leaders are embracing technologies that capture employee data and deliver insights that can be interpreted to better attract, retain, and grow talent. But the flood of numbers pouring in from talent management platforms across the organization carries risk as well as reward.
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