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Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Labor Law

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies reign supreme in today’s workplaces. Nearly nine out of ten (87%) companies expect employees to use personal devices for work purposes. In fact, at many organizations, using a smart device is a necessity. Nearly two-thirds of organizations use some kind of in-house app related to critical enterprise systems. With BYOD, companies don’t have to[…]

The Measurable Value of “Integration” in HR Technology

A pair of studies from The Aberdeen Group found that integration between HR systems generates significant benefits and that “Best-in-Class” companies are more likely to integrate than others. For example, a 2017 study found that Best-in-Class companies that integrate HR systems are 27% more likely than “All Others” to improve the accuracy of operational reporting.[…]

Evidence-Based HR 102: Best Practices

Evidence-based HR (EBHR) can offer a powerful mechanism for organizations to make better workforce-related decisions; and better decisions mean better results. Yet transitioning to an evidence-based way of tackling HR objectives can be tricky. Here’s how to make that move successfully, step by step. 1: Articulate your goal. Imagine that your organization is considering a[…]

Employee Privacy FAQ: Key Questions

Can employers monitor employees’ telephone calls? For business calls, the answer is generally yes. Businesses may not monitor personal calls, but you can tell employees not to make personal calls from specified business phones which may be monitored. Notify employees of the company’s policy in employee handbooks or anywhere company policies are explained. Can employers[…]

Evidence-Based HR 101: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know?

What is evidence-based HR? All too often, professionals today make important business decisions mostly by “winging it”. Their decisions are fueled less by facts and more by factors like time (a fast decision is more important than a considered one), by gut instinct (it feels right), by hearsay (after hearing a decision worked another time[…]

Emerging Skills FAQ

What are emerging skills? The world of work is in constant flux. As technology evolves and new trends develop, employers in all industries can find that their continued success relies on new and emerging skillsets. For example, Uber and other ride-sharing services may not have “killed” the traditional taxi market – despite steep falls in[…]

Innovations in Interviewing

LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report found that “innovative interview tools” was one of the top new trends defining the future of recruiting. The 2018 report confirms the finding and takes it even further, revealing that traditional interviews fail to properly assess candidates (e.g., identifying their true weaknesses and strengths, particularly when it comes to[…]

20 Change Management Tips for Adopting New Technology

New technology frequently fails to live up to (often outsized) expectations. McKinsey and Company, working with the University of Oxford, found that on average, large-scale IT projects run 45% over budget, 7% over time, and deliver 56% less organizational benefits than expected. (For what it’s worth, the average benefits shortfall is much better when the[…]

Workforce Analytics 101: Your Top Questions

What is “workforce analytics”? Workforce analytics means applying the principles of Big Data to data generated by HR organizations. Also called “people analytics,” it means using existing data and statistics to generate insight into, and make evidence-based decisions about, HR issues like hiring decisions, compensation strategies, performance management, and more. Once a rare practice, now[…]