Does the Eight-Hour Workday Still Work in 2019?

For many of us, the eight-hour workday seems about as normal as fireworks on the 4th of July. To understand how this common workday tradition came about, let’s take a journey back in time to 1817 when fair-labor advocate Robert Owen popularized the term “Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest” as a… Click to read more…

Implementing Organizational Change

Our last post covered planning for the change. Now comes the challenging part – implementing the change. Be prepared for a “bumpy ride”. The implementation phase incorporates five practices that you will need to address. Start at the top. Any change is always unsettling to people. All eyes turn to Human Resources and leadership for… Click to read more…

Planning for Organizational Change

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Harvard Business School professor who has written extensively about change management, has stated that successful companies develop “a culture that just keeps moving all the time.” This presents organizational leadership and Human Resources with the challenge of understanding the human side of change management – alignment of the organization’s culture, values,… Click to read more…

The Effect of Organizational Change on HR

What will be different about the organization of the future? How might your organization change as it evolves? How will these changes impact how HR organizations function? Organizations are increasingly under pressure from multiple sources, including technologies, markets, customers, employee expectation, government, and public opinion. Simultaneously, the economy has become increasingly service oriented and digital,… Click to read more…

The Impact of Demographics and Technology on HR

Currently, unemployment is at a near twenty-year low. There are more jobs available than workers looking for them. The big question – is this a short-term or a long -term issue? If your organization is experiencing this now, how are you addressing it? What is your strategy for addressing it in the future? There is… Click to read more…

Dealing with Jealous Feelings in the Workplace

Anyone who has felt even a hint of jealousy – and most of us have – knows that it’s like a curse. The moment it takes hold, it doesn’t hesitate to create a toxic work environment filled with resentment and hostility. But as a natural human emotion, that’s unavoidable, right? Not necessarily – if you… Click to read more…

The Future of HR: Expected Top Trends of 2019

As we reflect on 2018, there’s no doubt that the last year brought a lot to the table when it came to innovating HR methods and the business world in general. We saw changes implemented to improve the work-life balance of employees, a higher emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and increased applications for more than… Click to read more…

Welcome to the CHRG Blog

Welcome, reader, to CHRG’s new blog! Here, you’ll find helpful, thought-provoking content written by highly-experienced human resources practitioners, touching on topics related to compensation, benefits, human resources, and general business. While we are happy to have a platform to share our knowledge with other human resources professionals, we don’t want our voices to be the… Click to read more…