Maintaining Routines When Working Remotely

If you’re reading this, I don’t need to tell you what a crazy month it’s been. March 2020 has brought vast changes to our daily lives in the blink of an eye, one of the biggest being how we work. Telecommuting has swiftly shifted from an occasional (or possibly nonexistent) practice for many professionals to… Click to read more…

Top 5 Careers in 2020

If you are currently seeking a new job or career, you are in luck. Reports are coming in that many available jobs have been opening since the holidays ended – and employers want to fill them now. Whether it’s a career change you want or you’re an HR professional curious about hot jobs right now,… Click to read more…

Upcoming HR Trends in 2020 and Beyond

As 2019 comes to a close, we not only have a new year to look forward to, but the start of a brand new decade (crazy, right?). This will undoubtedly have many professionals wondering what the future will hold for business, including human resources. Here are some HR trends that are expected to really take… Click to read more…

Making the Most of Your Team

Great work teams are like engines. You can fit your car with the most powerful V8 engine on the market, but refusing to care for it and give it oil won’t do you much good. Similarly, putting together a group of talented, high performers doesn’t always guarantee that a quality sense of teamwork will emerge… Click to read more…

Managing the Manager-Employee Relationship

Very few would argue that when it comes to maximizing employee retention and performance, nothing is more important than employee satisfaction. Therefore, it stands to reason that if your employees aren’t satisfied, you don’t have a company – or at least one that will last very long. One of the most relevant factors of employee… Click to read more…

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…