As work reopens, studies show workers prefer remote work, especially women

Studies by Pew Research and the Labor Department show that as work reopens, most employees prefer working from home, especially women. After the pandemic, women lag men in rejoining the labor force, exacerbating our labor shortage. Preference has replaced fear…

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…

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…

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…

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…