Human Resources

HR certifications can be confusing: what do those combinations of letters after a name – like SPHR or SHRM-SCP – mean when applied to real-life situations?
Turnover is expensive. Losing employees, and then having to replace them, sometimes over and over again, adds up fast. It’s not pretty.
Would you benefit from outsourcing at least some, if not all, of your HR activities? Definitely. Even if you simply offload the transactional requirements to a third-party, you’ll save time, money and stress. But that’s not what we want to talk about today. In this article, we’re assuming you already do, or are considering, outsourcing; and you’re curious how to make it work in practice. Here are three pieces of advice for in-house HR professionals to better work with an outsourced team.
Here's a sobering statistic: More than 40% of employed Americans have received no skills training in the last two years! In fact, more than a quarter (26%) of HR executives say they have no training budget at all, according to ResearchNow! McKinsey and Company verifies the predictable result: only one-quarter of respondents to their survey said that their training programs measurably improved business performance.
According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), organizations continue to struggle with effective performance management: “More than one-half (53 percent) gave their organizations a grade between C+ to B, another one-fifths (21 percent) chose a C, and only 2 percent gave an A in performance management to their organizations.”
Manufacturing is in the midst of major upheaval; it’s a $5 trillion industry that’s facing stiff competition from foreign imports, volatile markets, and technology that’s rapidly transforming the nature of its workforce.
When weighing whether to outsource all or some of your HR needs, consider these questions.
There have never been more options for digitizing HR and HR functionality: onboarding employees, records management, recruiting, reporting.
Good HR management requires a combination of experience, talent and training; fortunately, it’s possible to improve your own skills and knowledge as a manager without ever leaving your office or living room.
HR should be one of the first departments notified when starting a new project.
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