It’s Only a Matter of Time Until You Hire a Digital Employee – What Does that Mean for Your “Analog” Employees?

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CMS Wire recently posted an article titled, Ready or Not, Here Come the ‘Digital Employees’. It was the term ‘Digital Employees’ that caught my attention in the article’s title. HR has been talking about the dreaded artificial intelligence takeover since someone put the letters ‘A’ and ‘I’ next to each other, but never had I […]

How Much Career Development Do You Owe YOUR Employees?

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When you hear the words “career development,” you’re probably thinking about the time and financial resources that you would need to invest in your workforce… But in reality, it’s so much more than that. Career development programs not only support employee retention and reflect well on the company, but they make employees better producers and […]

How to Convince Your Employees to Respond to Change

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What is this “change agile” craze all about? What is the goal of change agile? That’s easy. It’s to simply enable change in your organization, not prevent it. Change agile brings cohesion and unity to the concept of organizational change management. Companies should be willing to adopt and implement new controls to drive or improve […]

4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Who Just Quit

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Sometimes it’s a shock when a star employee leaves your company to pursue another opportunity. Sometimes it’s not (and you kinda wanted them to leave, know what I’m sayin’?) Shocked or not, I’m sure you wonder why such a gem of a team member is leaving you in the dust. There must be a reason, […]

Want to Know How a Recruiter is *Really* Performing? Check These Metrics

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  Unlike many other white collar jobs, pretty much every single aspect of recruiters’ performances can be broken down into a metric. For recruiters doing a great job, this means it’s easy to see how great of a job they are doing and receive positive performance reviews for that hard work; for struggling recruiters…well, you […]

HR Lessons From Uber’s Meltdown

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As I’m sure you’ve seen in the news this week, it’s been a rough go of it lately for the rideshare pioneer and giant Uber. Their string of self-inflicted public relations and employee nightmares has built up throughout the year and finally came to a head with the leave of absence taken by their CEO, […]

Where’s the Limit on Appeasing Different Personality Types in the Workplace?

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The obvious function of any behavioral assessment during the recruiting process is to see if a candidate fits the soft skills side of the job they are interviewing for. Recruiters or hiring managers can take results from a behavioral assessment and tailor interview questions to dig into any red flags they might see. One often overlooked use […]

Rude, Late, and Unprepared: How To Manage Up The Soft Skills of Your Team

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Soft skills are defined as the “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” In the workplace, this translates to an employee’s ability to communicate effectively, prioritize efficiently, deal with their teammates positively, and so much more. Let’s face it. We expect our employees to come into the workforce with all […]

Gamification In The Workplace

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Gamification is that buzzword that no one knows what to do with. It’s vague, ambiguous, and sounds dangerously close to a crock of BS. Employees turning work into games? Uh, not on my watch. But, if you don’t know by now, everything in the workplace—including buzzwords—is not always as it seems. The word “gamification” can be traced […]

Building an Internal Communication Plan To Engage Your Team

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As an HR leader in today’s ever-changing work environment, one of the key things you should be focused on is building a strong internal communication plan that benefits all members of your team. With more employees working remotely or having flex schedules, it’s important to put a structure in place that allows for effective communication […]