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…

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…

The Future of Work Tops the 2022 Priorities List for Leading HR Organizations.

Several research organizations have published their HR Priorities for 2022. I was particularly impressed with the findings of Fuel50 because it looked at an issue the “Best-in-Class” HR organizations are prioritizing: The Future of Work. This priority did not make…

Six strategies to improve your ability to attract and hire veterans

This week we celebrate Veteran's Day so let's remember our Vets. About 200,000 US veterans leave the military and enter the civilian workforce each year, and they have excellent skills. Hiring veterans is a smart recruiting strategy. In addition, companies…

The Compelling Argument for Upskilling and Reskilling Your Workforce.

America’s supply chain is being reordered, and with-it American firms are rethinking their relationship with employees. For more than a generation, the CEO playbook was to believe employees were expendable and to move manufacturing to low-cost or low tax regions…

Dramatic changes are rocking the recruiting world

Jobvite’s annual survey of hundreds of recruiters and HR professionals shows that recruiters face a dramatic shift from last year, when layoffs dominated the first half of the year and recruiting budgets were cut. Today, the US is experiencing a…

The fastest growing department in HR is driving organizational performance: People Ops!

We now live in a data-driven world. Data generated by the people and performance systems within your organization needs to be the foundation for getting your employee experience strategy right. Organizations that have managed to leverage data to extract information…

Five strategies to overcome the US’s labor shortage of the 2020s

The US economy is in an unusual position, and so are employers. Demand is strong. Consumers are flush with cash and spending more. Vaccinations rates are rising, and Covid19 cases have fallen by a third across the country. Normally, we…

How to calculate and strategically use the cost of employee turnover.

Clients and HR leaders frequently ask me how to calculate the cost of employee turnover. The cost of turnover is a critical measure to determine how effectively the workforce is aligned to the organization’s mission, values, and culture and the…

Managing religious and medical exception requests for Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate

President Biden’s sweeping Covid-19 mandate requirement for companies of 100 or more employees, announced last Thursday, brings managing the mandate and the reasonable accommodations requests from employees to the top of HR’s to-do list. The mandate requires workers either to…