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Viewpoint: How to Attract Top Tech Talent

Viewpoint: How to Attract Top Tech Talent

Companies are having a tough time finding, hiring and keeping the top technical talent they need to keep their businesses running and growing. Employers used to think that appropriate pay was enough, but that’s changed: To attract and keep talented people, companies need to understand how their priorities have shifted — and be able to

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SHRM Report: Resilient Organizations Are Inclusive Ones

SHRM Report: Resilient Organizations Are Inclusive Ones

​Since 2020, adverse economic events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation have forced companies to exercise resilience to keep their businesses afloat. A recent joint study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Gap International examined the importance of resilience during difficult times. A shared characteristic among resilient organizations: inclusiveness.

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U.S. Inflation Rate Reaches 8.6% in May a 40-Year High

U.S. Inflation Rate Reaches 8.6% in May a 40-Year High

The U.S. inflation rate reached 8.6 percent in May, its highest level since December 1981, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported on June 10, putting pressure on employers to raise wages to keep pace. An unusually tight U.S. labor market, combined with spiking gas and food prices, are to blame for creating pricing pressures

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How to Resolve a Pay Dispute

How to Resolve a Pay Dispute

​Errors happen, even with payroll, but speed is of the essence in correcting them to avoid further eroding worker trust and risking litigation. The steps for correcting pay disputes will vary depending on whether the error is an overpayment or underpayment or if the disputes involve legal matters. “When it comes to pay, even small

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How HR can stamp out racial bullying in the workplace

How HR can stamp out racial bullying in the workplace

Half of black Britons experience workplace racism, according to a recent YouGov survey. The same survey found that 56% of employees who experience racism at work say it has negatively impacted their mental health.  The time for HR to stand up and take action against racial bullying in the workplace is now. Following the murder

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The Power of Reverse Mentoring

The Power of Reverse Mentoring

​Mentoring can be an effective way to groom future leaders in companies. Pairing a more-senior employee with someone new can speed up the learning process and boost engagement. A study from Moving Ahead found that 87 percent of mentors and mentees feel empowered by their mentoring relationships and have developed greater confidence.  As the Great

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HR Plays Critical Role in Pandemic Response at Colleges and Universities

HR Plays Critical Role in Pandemic Response at Colleges and Universities

​Seth Grossman likened it to “designing a new world.” As vice president of people and external relations at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C., he has been faced with challenges he never anticipated during the coronavirus pandemic. Like other HR leaders, he has had to manage vaccination mandates, establish a remote workforce and debate mitigation

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Is It Discrimination, or Just a Failure to Communicate?

Is It Discrimination, or Just a Failure to Communicate?

​One of the most famous lines in movie history comes from the 1967 picture “Cool Hand Luke.” After the prison warden (played by Strother Martin) uses a club to strike a rebellious convict (played by Paul Newman), the warden looks at the other convicts on the chain gang and says, almost apologetically, “What we’ve got

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Pandemic Will Influence Legal Trends in 2022

Pandemic Will Influence Legal Trends in 2022

​Employers will continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic in 2022. Some may try to limit the spread of infections by requiring workers to get booster shots or postponing return-to-workplace plans. These employers will face certain legal questions as they formulate their policies. Other legal challenges coming in 2022 could include the U.S. Department of

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Is trust your top priority? If not, it should be.

Is trust your top priority? If not, it should be.

High-trust cultures enjoy 76% higher employee engagement, 50% lower staff turnover, and stock market returns two-to-three times higher than average.  Clearly, prioritising a high-trust culture is a no-brainer. And it has become increasingly important in recent times. COVID-19 has intensified the huge shift that was already happening in the world of work, driving employees to

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