For years leaders have grown their companies by issuing the demand “go out and hire someone who knows how to do this!” This approach leads HR departments and hiring managers to retain expensive recruiting firms, spend millions of dollars on recruitment advertising, and often hire expensive sourcers to try to “steal” great talent from competitors.... Read more»
Category: Human Resources
This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations. Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going ... Read more»
I hate buzzwords, and the word “human” seems to have become the next buzzword in HR. But after a two-day senior CHRO Summit we just completed with the UC Berkeley Haas Business School, I’ve just changed my mind. Thinking about Human values is now central to the CHRO’s job, and one of the most ... Read more»
It’s Fall again and I’m finishing up my biggest-ever report on HR Technology: The HR Tech 2020 Disruptions Study.
This comprehensive study is done in partnership with LRP, the producers of the HR Technology Conference, so you can get your hands on it in one of two ways.
- First, you can sign up
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»