Employees often shiver when they hear the words “performance management”. It evokes images of stuffy meeting rooms, where you feel like you’re in high school again as a manager looks over your file and assigns you grades.
As an outsourced HR consultant, I regularly work with small businesses in need of support in Human Resources. Often these businesses are either in a start-up mode or have a small footprint and need part-time, efficient support to move their businesses forward. That work can sometimes be tactical, and sometimes strategic, and so hiring an outsourcing firm with a broad base of talented generalists can often be a great solution for a company that finds itself in this situation.
Over the past few years, we've seen the national conversation about diversity change as people respond to movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. People increasingly expect their employers to support DE&I initiatives and support an inclusive workplace. One survey found that up to 86% of candidates are more likely to choose an employer that supports diversity. While most companies have a diversity equity and inclusion policy in place, not every office is welcoming to women and minorities. This presents a real challenge for employers. How do you go about creating a respectful workplace? And how do you keep diversity alive on your team?
In the past, professionals used to seek out companies that could offer employment for the whole of their career—the so-called “job for life”. Those days are long gone, and the average American will now have 12 jobs in their lifetime.
If you ask successful CEOs for the secrets of a thriving business, they will all say the same thing: great people and accurate data. High-quality business intelligence is a powerful tool that empowers leaders to identify opportunities, find efficiencies, and strengthen the bottom line.
Staff turnover is a cause for concern at any time. But, in 2021, concern turned to widespread panic as quit rates soared across the country. This phenomenon reached such proportions that it earned a nickname: The Great Resignation.