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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[…]

The Future is Calling: 5 Skills Tomorrow’s HR Leaders Must Possess

The most successful HR teams are those that keep their eyes on the future. As the pace of change in the world accelerates (more on that point below), HR leaders must keep abreast of newly emerging areas that can affect not just the workforce but the larger business outlook for their organizations. But just what[…]

“Microlearning” Versus Traditional Training

“Microlearning” means undertaking training modules (usually self-directed) in very short but frequent bursts, versus the longer but less frequent classes associated with traditional training. The idea has taken off among online training providers because it’s perfectly suited to their style of delivering education. They argue that “microlearning” is the perfect answer to a number of[…]

The 2019 State of Health Care Reform for Small Businesses

Health care reform has certainly seen its share of changes over the past few years, culminating in a shocking court ruling in December 2018 that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. That decision has been stayed pending appeals, but it raises important questions about the future of health care, especially as it affects small businesses.[…]

The Technologies that are Fueling Next-Gen Recruitment

Next-generation recruitment is already here. Technology is playing an increasingly prominent role in recruiting activities, and employers are pleased with the results they’re seeing. According to the Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends Report, 71% of executives say that technology has made recruiting simpler and more efficient, 76% say it helps them to make smarter hiring decisions,[…]

3 Ways Employee Performance Management is Changing

For decades, most organizations handled employee performance in a very staid and traditional way: conduct an annual review during which the employee would be evaluated and graded, with scores typically linked to salary increases, incentives, and promotions/continued employment. But this approach is rapidly falling out of favor. In an oft-cited statistic, business analyst Josh Bersin[…]

The Hidden, Eye-Opening Benefit of HR Technology

HR technology has a secret benefit you might not have thought about. In addition to giving you and your employees the ability to manage HR needs effortlessly and efficiently – including tracking time, payroll and PTO, accessing benefits information, and editing personal information – HR technology can also offer greater transparency and insight to business[…]