No one likes having to give an employee difficult feedback – especially with all the challenges thrown everyone’s way this year – but eventually, you’ll reach a point when issues just can’t be ignored. If performance has dipped, serious mistakes are being made, or there are problems around attitude and behaviour, it’s important to tackle
We’re lucky here at the HR Exchange Network in that we get to speak with HR leaders on a regular basis. In doing so, sometimes we stumble into someone saying something that inspires us and we hope inspires you. It goes without saying, 2020 was a unique and challenging year for everyone in human resources.
Today, we conclude our three part series dedicated to evolving approaches to talent management. This series stems from interviews with HR thought leaders in a year that has presented some of the most significant changes in workplace culture and norms that we have ever seen. The Virtual Talent Management Process Probably the biggest and most
It’s the end of the year and that means year end reports. Lots and lots of data is now on offer as companies survey employees and take a look back at 2020. Solution providers, researchers and data analytics firms are all doing the same thing, meaning a fair amount of data is flooding my inbox.
Today, we continue with our three part series dedicated to evolving approaches to talent management. This series stems from interviews with HR thought leaders in a year that has presented some of the most significant changes in workplace culture and norms that we have ever seen. Talent Management and Strategic Workforce Planning The talent management
Recruiting younger employees is becoming more complex than ever. This webinar will take a closer look at what needs to change in the hiring and screening process. Register Connecting with Millennials has been a work in progress, but effective shifts have been made and those changes are starting to take hold. Connecting with Gen X
Add bookmark In the relatively new field of employer branding (EB), many companies have mistakenly focused on the wrong questions. To name a couple: Aren’t our offices cool? Want to hear about our perks/benefits? Snacks, anyone? OK, then. Gyms? Nap pods? Etc. The 2020 shift to “suddenly remote” has forced companies to re-imagine their EBs,
Racism and inequities in the workplace steered some of the attention from the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 as readers searched for information on diversity, equity and inclusion. Among the most-read articles on those topics: No. 1 Tips for Discussing Racial Injustice in the Workplace Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, chief knowledge officer for the Society for Human
Activists called for more equitable recruiting, hiring, promotion and compensation in 2020—as well as transparency from organizations on their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts. Research from Together Forward@Work, an initiative from the Society for Human Resource Management, found that “despite years of financial and strategic investments in diversity, equity and inclusion, U.S. companies have
Businesses all over the world faced similar challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Whether they were preparing infectious-disease plans, reacting to travel restrictions or adapting to remote work, employers had to be agile in their responses. Here are seven of SHRM Online‘s most-read articles from 2020 that focus on global workplace issues. No. 1 As Coronavirus
A case that went before the Supreme Court back in October has already received a unanimous ruling in the last week that could have impacts for benefit plans, pharmacy benefit managers and patients in need of prescription drugs. The case in question was the topic of a recent HR Exchange podcast episode featuring Mark Casciari
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect workplaces throughout the world, employers are considering new ways to ensure a safe workplace when employees return to the office. Outside the U.S., employers must balance their duty of care to protect the health and safety of all their employees with the need to safeguard employees’ privacy and
Volunteers of America–Oregon (VOA—Oregon) has been in operation since 1896, addressing community challenges including poverty, child abuse, substance abuse, domestic violence, family safety, affordable child care and adult day care services. In addition to her passion for VOA’s mission, Kay Toran, president and CEO, is passionate about creating diversity-rich workplace cultures. Raised in Portland’s predominantly
The arrival of COVID-19 displaced a significant amount of workers in the global workforce as layoffs and furloughs created extraordinary market uncertainty. Since then, millions have returned to work in one role or another, but the unemployment rate remains high at 6.7%, more than double what it was at the beginning of the year. With
On Nov. 4, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development launched a labor reform initiative (LRI) to replace the existing sponsorship system (kafala in Arabic), which governs foreign worker mobility in Saudi Arabia. Prior to the reforms, foreign workers sponsored by employers in Saudi Arabia required the permission of their employer to change
German employment law is complex and subject to various statutory regulations that often are widely unknown to foreign companies planning to hire staff in Germany. As German employment law additionally is said to be largely “employee protection law,” it is important for U.S. companies to be familiar with some basic issues. 1. Written employment contract.
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled in October 2020 in favor of a former employee’s entitlement to bonus pay and other benefits after being forced out of the company. In a landmark ruling for employment law in Canada, the highest court in the country awarded a former senior executive nearly 1.1 million Canadian dollars
The Spanish government has adopted two complementary decrees intended to improve gender equality in the workplace. One of these decrees details requirements for employers to report compensation by gender across their workforces, and the other specifies rules for companies that must draw up negotiated equality plans. The Equality Plan Decree (Royal Decree 901/2020) and Equal
Like everything else in 2020, talent management is changing and evolving as the workforce adjusts to the reality of the new normal. Those changes bring questions about the next normal as the fallout from the COVID era will surely be felt in the coming years and challenge talent professionals in developing the workforce needed to
A 59-year-old engineer who was fired during a companywide reduction in force (RIF) could not prove his individual claim of intentional age discrimination with statistical evidence that the RIF mostly impacted employees over age 50, a California appeals court ruled. The employer operates a nonprofit federally funded research and development center that provides aerospace technical