1. 3 HR Trends That Are Becoming Best Practices
In today’s business world, the only constant is change — especially when it comes to HR. The human resources department of yesterday, largely focused on mitigating compliance and employee-related issues, is long gone.
Jason Averbrook, CEO of the Marcus Buckingham Company, explains here:
“A hundred years later, a lot of organizations are still running HR that same way; focusing on risk, focusing on compliance, focusing on the transactional side of it, but there’s a whole new era, and things like unions and pensions and transparency of the workplace have changed.” [Continue Reading…]
2. 8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016
Although the nation’s professional workforce is expected to post an average of a 4.1% base pay increase in 2016, technology workers overall are expected to fare better with a 5.3% increase. Thanks to an increasing focus on digital strategy among businesses, several “creative” positions are set to cash in as well, according to the 2016 Salary Guide from staffing firm Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group.
Wireless network engineers in particular will be rolling in the dough, with an anticipated base pay increase approaching double-digit growth next year. Meanwhile, creative jobs like multimedia designers and content strategists are expected to post higher gains than the overall national bump and the tech sector. [Continue Reading…]
3. Getting Employees Excited About a New Direction
When your company is in trouble — a new competitor or technology threatens your business model, your cost structure changes, the economy tanks — you have one job as a leader: to get the company back on track. The crisis provides compelling reason for change and, if companies can weather it, they can emerge stronger. But no company today can rest on its laurels. Disruptors can come from anywhere, any time. Leaders — especially those in large, successful organizations — must create an environment where people thrive on passion and purpose, and are as agile and innovative as their potential disruptors. How do you take a successful company — one already highly regarded by employees, customers, and shareholders alike — and reignite people’s passion? How do you energize and galvanize them around a new course? [Continue Reading…]
4. What makes your staffing company different or great?
When people ask about what makes your staffing company different – or great – how do you answer it? Because you put customers first? What does that mean exactly? And is there a difference between responding to the needs of your customers and being truly customer-centric? [Continue Reading…]