Category: Human Resources

ceo, citizenship

The Business Roundtable Manifesto: What Should CEOs Do?

Last week there was a lot of press about the Business Roundtable’s new manifesto, proclaiming that business’s role is to help all of society, not just shareholders. While it reads well, it’s no different from the book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating The Heroic Spirit of Business, written in 2013.

But that aside, this is ... Read more»

Focus On Harassment, Diversity, And Inclusion At Work: New Tools Now Here To Help

I don’t need to remind you of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment at work. Not only has the #metoo movement made HR and business leaders take notice, the problem seems to be increasing. The EEOC saw a 50% increase in workplace harassment suits last year and 2019 is looking like a ... Read more»

india, hr tech

Update On HR In India: One Of The World’s Fastest Growing Economies

I just returned from a trip to India, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. While the actual numbers are being adjusted, India is growing at almost twice the rate of the US, and is likely to become the largest economy in the world (perhaps outpacing China) over the next decade.

As many of you ... Read more»

ai in hr, ai, analytics

HR In The Age Of AI: Lots Of Change Ahead

Over the last few months, I’ve talked with dozens of HR leaders about their talent challenges and the need to transform HR. Companies are redesigning roles and reskilling teams, working to improve engagement and wellbeing, creating new programs for feedback, and rethinking the role of leadership.

But none of these challenges is ... Read more»

The Pixelated Workforce: A Job For Almost Everyone

We just finished a significant research study on the Alternative Workforce, and it was a real eye-opener. Not only do almost 40% of Americans now have part-time or contingent jobs, but almost 2/3 of young people also have side-hustles, doing work on the side. This means the “alternative workforce” isn’t really ... Read more»

age, tenured, woman

The Distressing Story of Age In The Workforce

Over the last decade we have been obsessed by the role of Millennials at work. They’re more demanding. They want more development. They keep changing jobs.

Promote me faster! Give me a raise! I expect free lunch! Unlimited vacation!

Well, all this has been important, but we now see a much bigger demographic challenge ahead: ... Read more»

The Talent Experience Market Is Real: And HR Tech Vendors Are Scrambling

As I talked about in the article From Talent Management To Talent Experience, the market for corporate talent management software has changed.

Companies are no longer happy with end-to-end talent management systems designed for HR – we now need platforms that help employees (and contingents) manage their own talent experience at work.

While this ... Read more»

agile

Agile in HR Has Arrived: And It’s Growing Fast

I just returned from Singapore where I had the opportunity to meet with many of Asia’s senior HR leaders. This is a geography where digital business has thrived, with companies like Grab (topping Uber) and DBS (the worlds #1 digital bank) setting the pace.

And as I reflect on many of our conversations, it became ... Read more»

People Analytics and AI in the Workplace: Four Dimensions of Trust

AI and People Analytics have taken off. As I’ve written about in the past, the workplace has become a highly instrumented place. Companies use surveys and feedback tools to get our opinions, new tools monitor emails and our network of communications (ONA), we capture data on travel, location, and mobility, and organizations now have ... Read more»