While competency management is sometimes seen as a “complementary” resource to existing human resources functions such as acquisition, training, and succession planning, it is, in fact, much more important than that. Employees and their skills are among the most important assets in any organization, and investing to improve that asset is essential for the growth… Read More
Low unemployment rates and a scramble to close the skills gap are top-of-mind trends among HR professionals and business leaders. Against such a backdrop, thoughts of reductions in force (RIF) and layoffs are largely ignored. True…in September, there was a brief threat of a federal government shutdown. But that was quickly resolved before it ever… Read More
Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Smart cities. The internet of things. Augmented reality. In what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 4IR, technology is disrupting the way we live and work at a pace, depth, and breadth we’ve yet to encounter. It’s a world where previously inanimate, unconnected machines, vehicles, and gadgets are becoming… Read More
It may seem like a trivial part of HR, but outlining and updating job descriptions is an important piece of preparing for future hiring objectives, cultivating current employee productivity, and ensuring long-term workforce sustainability.
Whether it’s shortly following a new hire or after an employee has been with the company for years, most managers have felt the need to remove a team member for one reason or another. Read More
It may seem unthinkable, but a crisis can strike at any moment. Are you ready to deal with a flu pandemic? How about a labor strike or sudden civil unrest? Terrorist incidents and even acts of war are, sadly, increasing threats. For these and other types of crises or emergencies, do you have a system in place to keep your business afloat? Read More
Stuck on how to implement a strategic workforce plan for your organization? Here are some guidelines to help you streamline the process. Read More