Many companies have outsourced some of their HR functions by hiring professional recruiters to identify and screen potential new hires. These recruiters can be valuable assets, as they specialize in this area of Human Resources, but they can also be a liability, as they are the first impression potential hires get of your company, and […]
A variety of companies have realized the importance of creating a learning culture—one that values continuous learning as an ingredient for success for both the organization and the employee. In fact, “the single biggest driver of business impact is the strength of an organization’s learning culture,” says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by […]
Facebook is not exempt from involvement in the growing learning and development (L&D) industry, as the company announced in 2018 that it aims to train 1 million people by 2020 with its new Learn with Facebook site. So far, it seems to be well on its way toward reaching this goal.
The people of an organization should now be considered its greatest asset, so experts in the modern-day workplace are looking to transform Human Resources (HR) departments into human capital management (HCM) departments, emphasizing the importance of their people.
With record-low unemployment and companies from virtually all industries looking to hire new staff, employers need to know how to not only attract and recruit top talent but also retain it.
Implicit bias is difficult to combat. The primary challenge is that people harboring implicit bias—also referred to as unconscious bias—are by definition unaware that they have such biases.
Unfortunately, businesses have ups and downs, and when going through those downs—or even simply to improve the bottom line—they sometimes go through restructuring and lay people off.
When companies look to hire new employees, there are some baseline credentials that typically must be met: education, certifications, years of experience, experience in certain specific areas, etc. By and large, these credentials can be ascertained from a résumé or online job application.
In a previous post, we discussed how Danny Crichton attempts to explain the reasons behind a growing level of distrust in employers and their HR departments. “Just as concerns about sexual harassment and other issues has intensified, trust in human resources, and really, the entire executive teams of companies, is reaching a nadir,” he says.
In theory, a company’s HR department seems to many like a logical resource for employees dealing with stressful situations or ethical dilemmas involving coworkers or superiors; a confidant for employees looking for a neutral, or even supporting, arm of the organization to act as their supporter, advocate, and protector.