Beat the Great Resignation with Career Pathing

At the end of last year, I identified top strategies for HR in 2022. In the 2020s, HR strategies are shifting to reinstating powerful, comprehensive talent management strategies to offer employees careers with purpose, excellent pay and benefits, and equity…

Recruiters: Speed up your job application process or loose 92% of job applicants

I don’t need to tell you that recruiting is tough. Wages are soaring, and job opportunities are abundant. New research identifies how to change your recruiting tactics to compete. For example, if your job application process takes more than five…

Wellness programs don’t work. Try a new approach.

Implementing one of Honeywell Inc’s first employee wellness programs in North Carolina in 1991 was one of my most rewarding experiences in HR. Many of those employees learned for the first time the importance of maintaining blood pressure and controlling…

Stop fretting over falling employee engagement. Go to the source.

Many organizations trying to fight falling employee engagement numbers are making a mistake. Frankly, now is not the time to deal with such matters. Instead of launching another employee engagement survey, listen to your employees’ frustrations and begin to work…

Don’t let office real estate be a financial drain.

When I was at Medtronic in Santa Rosa, CA, in 2012, I learned that individual office cubes and offices were in use only about 37 percent of the time, as the occupants were traveling or in meetings. Worse, many employers…

Corporate culture drives business performance — and employee retention

There is long-standing empirical research demonstrating how corporate culture improves organizational innovation, productivity, and profit. Now, evidence is emerging that healthy organizational cultures are also the best way to beat the Great Resignation. Two weeks ago, MIT researchers uncovered that…

Biden changes visas to retain more foriegn STEM workers. More action needed.

The Biden Administration changed US visas to retain foreign STEM students in the United States, adding 22 new eligible degree fields last Friday, Jan. 21. These new fields included data science and financial analytics. STEM industries should celebrate these additions…

Stop the Omicron surge from siphoning your bottom line.

The Supreme Court last week blocked Biden’s Vaccination Mandate for private employers with 100 or more employees, by a 6-3 vote. Companies will no longer have a federal mandate as a cover for requiring vaccinations. With Covid-19’s Omicron variant surging…

Seven tips to improve sourcing passive job candidates

Many recruiting colleagues have told me their organizations do not know how to source passive job candidates -- that is, someone who is not actively looking for work. They depend on posting jobs on LinkedIn or Indeed, hoping active candidates…

My family learned that Omicron changed the rules. Three tips for businesses.

Over the holidays, I experienced how Omicron has significantly changed the rules for Covid-19 for my family and businesses. Two members of my family -- both fully vaccinated, and one even boosted -- caught Omicron. The former had four days…