The Cornell Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS) just published a paper on applicant perceptions on companies and the impact it has on whether they apply. What they found was that if the company is not viewed favorably then it can impact the applicant flow by 50%! In some cases, this can be very costly,
2017 is going to be an amazing year, and to help, here is the link to a great directory of the HR conferences. At this point, there appear to be over 70 different conferences this coming year! It is amazing the variety of conferences ranging from strategic HR, Relocation, talent acquisition and the SHRM conferences.
One of the interesting Buzz or Trends the last 18 months was the flurry around getting rid of Performance Reviews inside of major companies. Articles were touting huge names like GE, Adobe and Deloitte to add credibility to the idea. However, instead of being a lemming, here are some things to consider. 35 Years of
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard has continued to make progress. There are now 17 stock exchanges that have published guidance on what sustainability reporting a company should have as part of their public filings. There are now 21 additional stock exchanges that have pledged to add sustainability reporting to their guidance too! Here is
Great update from the BLS on the non-farm Payroll rates. Pretty substantial increases.
A great article from the BBC explaining how different cultures can view the same emojis. To the point that a firm needed to hire a translator!
Got an Amazon.com gift card and trying to figure out what to do with it? Are you making your New Year Resolutions? Trying to figure out something to buy for your favorite HR person? Here are some HR books, that if you have not read, consider adding to your reading list! HR From the
Came across this interesting student paper that is an interesting narrative on the appropriate leadership qualities for accounting firms. While not a quantitative approach, it is clear the authors did their research. Gives a strong argument as to why a leader should have a strong CSR focus.
One of the more interesting elements of International HR is the concept of Duty of Care. This concept varies by country – but essentially an employer has responsibility for their employees when they are traveling or stationed in foreign countries. What this can mean is an employer is responsible for an employee in their off
I have always been a fan of the idea that there are portions of HR that should mirror the approach and measurement approach of the marketing function (e.g. talent acquisition). HBR just did a very interesting review of how HR can be more like marketing. Definitely interesting food for thought.