Tag Archives: HR
8 in 10 employers say they plan to hire in 2021, which is welcome news after a difficult year. However, there are challenges ahead: 87% of employers stated that they struggle to fill positions as a result of the skills gap. Employers must also adapt to workers’ new requirements, with many now expecting flexible work schedules and wellness policies.
April 16, 2021
Confidence about the future workplace is growing, but there are “concerning undercurrents”, according to a recent report by PwC. These include threats to job security and discrimination at work. However, workers are eager and willing to embrace new technologies and learn new skills, to prepare for the future of work.
April 2, 2021
Rather than drawing workers near to the office, the new mentality is to bring the office to the people. As millions of people consider relocating as a result of remote work, it’s clear that many people are happily embracing the opportunity to live a more suburban, and affordable, life.
March 12, 2021
2020 was all about surviving the shift to remote work. Now, a year on, it’s time for companies to strategically prepare for the future of work. Companies that build adaptive workforces through employee experience and strong corporate culture, are more likely to thrive in the future of work.
March 5, 2021
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts are failing, according to research from Josh Bersin. These 5 essential strategies, including commitment by senior leaders and creating accountability for results, can help companies create an inclusive culture.
February 26, 2021
Tom McLoughlin shares insights into the future of HR and how to ensure that your company stays up to date with the latest changes in the industry.
February 18, 2021
Around 75% of resumes are automatically discarded without being reviewed. Rhett Lindsey wants to change that, which is why he created Siimee — a new recruiting platform that connects candidates and employers by focusing on who people are, not what they are.
February 18, 2021
One strategy that is rarely incorporated into employee wellness programs is upskilling. Yet, learning new skills improves confidence and productivity, which reduces job-related stress and anxiety. Here’s a closer look at why upskilling should become part of every organization’s wellness strategy.
February 17, 2021
As companies transition to permanent remote and hybrid work arrangements, the job marketplace – and the skills needed to thrive in the future of work – are changing. Based on research from FlexJobs and PAIRIN, here are the top 5 career categories and the respective skills needed to succeed in them.
January 15, 2021
2021 brings fresh hope for positive change, but what does this mean for the future of work? In what will be a “transformational” year, here are 3 takeaways to look out for in 2021.
January 1, 2021
Trust is the foundation on which the hybrid work experience will be built. But surveillance tech for remote employees, such as Microsoft’s new Productivity Score, could create a culture of mistrust. Tech writer Gemma Church explores whether ‘snooping’ software is a disaster in the making.
December 18, 2020
The last Running Remote event of 2020 focused on leading with empathy, and how a distributed workforce provides equal opportunities for everyone. Now that workers are no longer hindered by their geographical location, companies are able to open the door to a more inclusive workplace.
December 7, 2020
Greg Besner, founder of CultureIQ, believes that current hiring processes are letting candidates down. If firms want to attract top talent, their hiring strategy must change. Here, Besner offers advice on how to bring humanity back to the hiring process.
November 6, 2020
The rapid shift to remote work is changing HR and recruitment, with many new hires working remotely from day one. Location-independence means employers can significantly increase the number of top applicants, but it also makes roles more competitive. Applicants are urged to spend time writing a thoughtful cover letter and to send a ‘thank you’ letter after the interview, regardless of the outcome.
October 29, 2020