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Building a learning culture has become the norm across industries as employers aim to narrow the skills gap and become future ready. To get employees to take advantage of learning opportunities, Human Resources management must find ways to make learning part of the workflow rather than additional work that adds to the to-do list and
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Today’s Human Resources management leaders must acquire a retention strategy. The Great Resignation and ensuing labor shortage proved employee engagement is vital to the success of an organization. With a possible recession looming, companies are looking to get leaner. Replacing a member of the team can cost thousands. If organizations opt not to replace someone
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Labor Day is a great time to reflect on the HR trends that American employers – and their workers – have been experiencing in the last year. In 2021, 161.2 million people participated in the job market. The projection was for 163.5 million to join in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The
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Layoffs are happening as the world ponders whether a global recession is coming. Whatever label people end up putting on this era, companies are struggling with consecutive lackluster quarters, inflation, price hikes, and uncertainty. Varying interest rates, a plummeting stock market, and a downturn in consumer confidence are only making matters worse.  As a result,
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By all accounts, the United States is likely heading into a recession. Already, the country experienced two consecutive quarters of declining gross domestic product (GDP), which is a red flag. Other signs include inflation, the cooling down of venture capitalist’s investment, a declining stock market, and varying interest rates. However, a strong job market persists,
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August 26 is Women’s Equality Day in the United States. It commemorates the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. This celebration was approved in 1973, a time when the Women’s Movement was taking shape. For HR leaders, this is a good time to take
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Unretirement has been making headlines recently. Unretired refers to those who return to the workforce after having tried retirement for a while. In fact, 2.4 million of the 4.2 million people who left the workforce had retired at the start of the pandemic. And 1.5 million retirees have re-entered the U.S. labor market in the
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Artificial intelligence (AI) in learning and development is still relatively early in its rise. When HR Exchange Network recently reported on the state of AI and machine learning, experts revealed that the technology is best used for recruiting and employee engagement. However, they added that the applications of AI in learning have great potential. More
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Most HR professionals are seeing many LinkedIn posts with news of layoffs. If they have not, then they will soon. A recent PwC survey of more than 700 U.S. executives and board members revelead that half of employers are either reducing headcount or planning to do so, according to Bloomberg. A little more than half
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The raging debate pitting work from home (WFH) against return to office (RTO) positions is not as clear-cut as it may seem. Actually, it is revealing deep division between management and workers, younger generations and older generations, and the privileged and disadvantaged. Frankly, the conversation is more complicated than most people think.  INTERVIEW: RTO or
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Many young employees from Gen Z are taking to TikTok to express their frustration about the workplace and profess their practice of quiet quitting. Essentially, they are remaining at their jobs and still receiving paychecks and benefits, but they are sticking strictly to their the job descriptions and maintaining precise schedules. On social media, some
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A debate is raging among businesspeople, economists, and everyday families about whether the United States is in a recession. HR leaders have a great interest in this subject because of the budget planning and salary expectations of employees.  The fact is that the gross domestic product (GDP) has contracted for two consecutive quarters. This is
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Learning and development is a necessary part of success in business. Employees must continuously learn how to use new technology, adapt to new working conditions, fill the skills gap, and develop strong relationships. Therefore, employers must provide training and education that helps everyone stay on the cutting edge.  However, the path to enlightenment is never
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The importance of the psychological contract has risen since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Until now, psychological contracts were largely unwritten – and sometimes unspoken – expectations between employers and employees. These “contracts” include obligations and promises on the part of both parties.  In 1960, the concept of the psychological contract first
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The question, “What is a union?” comes up often among Human Resources professionals. It raises at once a practical and philosophical discussion. To start, those in HR should know that the definition of a labor union is an “an organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their
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Sometimes succession planning does not go as planned. Former Disney CEO Bob Iger chose his successor Bob Chapek, who has been immersed in controversy almost since the beginning of his tenure. Chapek has headed Disney since March 2020, when the theme parks famously closed down for months because of the pandemic. Iger reportedly regretted the
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Learning and development programs should be multifaceted and offer different delivery methods to best reach the unique needs of individual employees. Certainly, a formal training program and coursework for growth and career boosts are necessities. In addition to a learning management system, HR leaders can offer other programs to supplement coursework and make the L&D
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Workplace transformation is a necessary part of this transitional period as the pandemic becomes more manageable. HR leaders are leading this charge, but it comes with hiccups and challenges. In fact, 67% of respondents to a 2021 survey by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and EY said they experienced at least one underperforming transformation during
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