Posts Tagged ‘HR’
The word “goodbye” is dubious as there’s typically nothing inherently ‘good’ associated with it. This is also true when it’s time to say goodbye to one of your employees who has chosen to move on. Whether it’s an all-star manager or your sub-par administrative assistant, losing an employee can be disruptive and cause significant and unexpected change within your company.
Whether you already have your position or if you are looking for your next HR or payroll opportunity, it’s important to ask the right questions so you don’t end up miserable or worse. Asking the following questions can help ensure that this opportunity is the right one for you. They will give you a deeper understanding of the organization and the position – and if they fit what you’re looking for.
Can you believe it was 20 years ago that Tiger Woods won his first green jacket by winning the 1997 Masters by twelve strokes, less than a year after going pro. It launched a worldwide phenom and a significant increase in popularity for the sport. People saw golf as a more accessible game – it was no longer dominated by the richest and solely white golfers. Additionally, Tiger’s youth and exuberance infused energy into the game and its coverage.
There are over 2,000 employee engagement services in the market today – so if you think employee engagement is a fad you should reconsider. Pick up any human resource publication or search for hundreds of blogs to find articles on this topic. Employee engagement is here to stay. With the right planning, you can build up your organization and your career.
When you submit your HR/payroll resume online, a real person will look at it… right? I mean surely, after you take the time to answer the questions, submit a personal cover letter, etc. the organization will take at least some time to review your qualifications for their HR or payroll position… correct? Not necessarily as more and more companies are using applicant-tracking systems (ATS) to automatically sort through online applications.
If you get called into an HR/payroll interview, there are a lot of things you cannot control, from your own experience to the biases of those interviewing you. There are things you can control, however – here are a few tips to get yourself a leg up on the next HR/payroll position you pursue.
When was the last time you took a moment to take stock of your relationships? Taking a step back and being introspective helps you repair a situation or move away from one that’s unhealthy. You should do this in a variety of areas in your life, but specifically with your own HR/payroll career. You may find that you’re right where you need to be, need a few tweaks, or are miles away from the ideal… but take time to ask yourself some tough questions.
Want to know one of the easiest ways to predict the success (or failure) of an HR consulting project before it even officially begins? Look at the project team. Who’s on it and what is their commitment to the HR project as a whole? Implementing a new HR and payroll system is no easy feat. The project comes with a myriad of twists and turns. Building a team that is knowledgeable, capable, and hardworking is one of the key components to a successful implementation or activation.
*This post originally appeared in CSHRM’s monthly newsletter announcing the programming for the newly formed HR Tech SIG.*
In 2017, CSHRM will be launching an exciting initiative we call the HR Tech Special Interest Group, or HR Tech SIG. The team leading the initiative includes Michelle Salis, Kevin DeLury, Mike Medoro, and myself. We’ve tasked ourselves with a mission “to provide a forum to the local HR community on the latest HR technology including best practices, trends and systems.”
Last night the voices of the nation proved the media and election polls wrong. For many the election of Donald Trump to the presidency signaled a call for change. What happens now is a nation that proved itself significantly divided, but ready for a major shake-up, will begin to repair itself and wait to see what January 2017 brings.
We are a nation of amazing people. Each one of us is a little different, but it is when the people of this nation unite that we are at our best. Right now half of our country feels raw, but it is up to us as individuals and as a nation to work together towards making our country stronger and once again unified. It is up to us in HR to ensure all employees feel safe at work and not discriminated against.