7 Traits to Look for in an Internal Leadership Candidate

7 Traits to Look for in an Internal Leadership Candidate

Sometimes, turnover in a key position requires your organization to seek outside expertise. But oftentimes, the most effective leaders come from within your own company. Employees who exhibit great leadership potential may require some degree of coaching before they’re ready to make the jump to management, but promoting from within allows an organization to choose… Read More…

5 Tips for a More Candidate-Friendly Application Process

5 Tips for a More Candidate-Friendly Application Process

The ability to view a company through the eyes of its employees is a valuable tool for any HR professional. By considering the perspective and day-to-day experiences of individual team members, HR departments can gain insight into their current successes, while identifying areas for improvement. But this kind of empathy should begin long before a… Read More…

The Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules: What You Need to Know

The Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules: What You Need to Know

Until very recently, the United States Department of Labor (DOL)s capped overtime eligibility at $23,660. Under this guideline of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), full-time white-collar workers earning an annual salary of $23,660 or more could not earn time-and-a-half pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The DOL established this threshold… Read More…

How to Get the Best Returns from HR Shared Services

How to Get the Best Returns from HR Shared Services

As companies seek to enhance the delivery of their HR services and decrease their operational costs, more and more firms are adopting the HR shared-services model. Broadly defined as a model in which administrative HR services across different business units are consolidated into a single, service-delivering HR unit, the HR shared-services model promises a wide… Read More…

The Top-3 Surprising New Trends in Human Resources

The Top-3 Surprising New Trends in Human Resources

In order to help their organizations grow and thrive, human resources professionals must stay up to date on the latest factors impacting the workforce. Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers projects that Millennials will make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, and this tech-driven generation is impacting the way companies operate and changing how… Read More…

What Is Succession Planning and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Succession Planning and Why Does It Matter?

Succession planning is a critical component of effective HR planning and management and one of the most important steps to ensuring an organization’s long-term health and vitality. However, it’s also an issue that very few organizations, regardless of size or resources, manage to address in a systematic way that feels both productive and relevant. Read… Read More…

How to Manage 5 Generations of Workers

How to Manage 5 Generations of Workers

For the first time in history, the workforce spans an incredible five generations: Traditionalists (born prior to 1946); Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964); Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1976); Millennials (born between 1977 and 1997); and the newly minted Gen 2020 (born after 1997). This unprecedented situation is providing plenty of food… Read More…

5 Things Companies Need to Know about Flexible Work

5 Things Companies Need to Know about Flexible Work

One of the biggest workforce trends to emerge in recent years is flexible work. Broadly defined as work that is performed outside the traditional parameters of an in-office, 9-5 schedule, flexible work is gaining significant momentum, slowly but surely transforming the nature of the “workplace” as we know it. As flexible work continues to grow… Read More…