I am a recovering multi-tasker. I spent the first nine years of my career in New York, in an industry where multi-tasking was a highly sought-out skill. And I was incredibly proud of my multi-tasking abilities.
I jumped from task to task, and worked all hours to meet deadlines. I was busy but questionably productive.
It’s become more difficult in a competitive, job-seeker market to find qualified candidates. Introduce additional factors like drug tests and legal medical or recreational marijuana, and HR’s task of hiring just became an even higher mountain to climb.
It’s safe to say that as a society our reliance on email has gotten a bit out of hand. For those of us at Willory, because of our virtual work environment, we use email every day. We recognized that email was becoming a drain on our organization.
Those of us in HR/payroll never forget about compliance and employee overtime. With that in mind, we can’t forget about the importance of auditing our policies and procedures, while understanding the government’s incentives to self-report violations. The PAID program can save your organization.
A recent article in The Economist put forth the idea that HR was becoming irrelevant as HR technology takes on much of the mundane tasks. This means that when budget cuts are made, it may be easier for the c-suite to see HR personnel as less needed.
Beyond politics (as all HR professionals tend to show an apolitical front), what can we take away from a 35-day government shutdown? I, for one, have been reminded of a term an employee used with me more than two decades ago: the psychological paycheck.
Every year we like to look back at the last 12 months and try to predict what the next year will look like. I thought we’d take a different approach this year and analyze what our top blogs can help us understand about what 2019 will hold.