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“Opportunity” Youth: Where Smart Business and Philanthropy Intersect

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New on Next Concept HR Magazine by Workforce Opportunity Services' Founder & Chairman, Arthur Langer - HR West 2019 speaker:

"In order to survive, businesses need to constantly look ahead to predict and adapt to what the future may hold. And in terms of leadership planning, companies need to know how to identify young people whom they should invest in to carry on the organization’s legacy. But finding the right people may mean letting go of preconceived notions and unconscious biases of who may fit the bill. The oft-overlooked underserved, or “opportunity,” youth could be the best candidates." 

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Tags:  future of work  hiring  HR West 2019  HR West Speaker  leadership development  millennial employees  recruiting  workforce 

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Engage Employees by Creating a Learning Culture

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Monday, September 17, 2018
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018

Employee Engagement Summer Series_banner5 Steps to Reskilling Your Workforce!

*** Contributed by: Shelley Osborne, Head of L&D, Udemy ***

It’s become cliché to say your company has a “fast-paced environment.” The phrase used to be something only found in job descriptions for tech startups, but now it pretty much applies to all organizations.

*** Read the final article in our Employee Engagement Summer Series >> here!

 

Tags:  company culture  employee engagement  reskill  workforce 

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Are your Baby Boomers retiring?

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Meet Gloria Dunn-Violin  — Talent Strategist & OD Consultant, Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, and Author. 

 She is also the leader of the upcoming coNCHRA webinar: Reframing Talent: New Strategies to Fill Job Specs

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Join us, Friday, September 7th at 12 pm, to learn how to expand your reality about the potential of talent and how to redesign jobs, as well as your company culture, to attain desired results!  Gloria’s focus will be on incorporating the talents and skills of a multigenerational workforce that includes older employees ready to retire.

Watch Gloria's introduction (video) and find out how to register here

 

Tags:  babyboomers  company culture  employee retention  workforce 

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Three HCM Trends Impacting Workforce Management Strategy

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Contributed by 

Key HCM trends are where technology will have the biggest impact 
on managing tomorrow’s workforce

  


This is the first time in history that the labor force has five generations working together, that is also increasingly multi-cultural.  The challenges of managing such a diverse workforce working side by side cannot be overestimated.  HR is managing this diversity transition and is also going through a digital transformation.  HR itself, with its long history of being an administrative and service function, has to implement technology that creates administrative automation, improves employee engagement and scan produce the workforce analytics to simplify compliance and improve decision making. 

HR leadership is now tasked with developing new strategies for adapting to this changing workforce and technology landscape.  

With the right strategy, HR can become an integral business partner to develop the infrastructure (systems and policies) and plan for optimum application of emerging technologies to position their organizations for success.

Three key trends where human capital management technology will play a critical role include:

 - Recruiting, developing, and managing people

 - Engaging and enabling employees

 - Compliance

Recruiting, developing, and managing people

Talent is scarce and labor costs have been rising. With global expansion and Baby Boomers beginning to exit the workforce, HR leaders need new ways to attract top talent to their organizations, and facilitate knowledge transfer from one generation of leaders to another.  HCM Technologies provide access to end-to-end recruitment management systems that automate everything, are integrated with other services (job boards, background checks, etc) and provide millennial applicants with a digital experience they expect from a modern employer.  

HR can prepare by implementing enhanced hiring tools and sophisticated analytics that can help identify skills gaps and facilitate leadership development and incorporate knowledge transfer, mentoring and performance management as part of their recruiting and employee development strategy. 

Engaging and enabling employees

By 2025, Millennials — those born between 1981 and 2000 — will account for 75 percent of the global workforce, up from about 34 percent today.  Organizations must be ready to create a culture that resonates with this new generation of workers. This will require changes that include how to attract, compensate, develop, incentivize, and retain employees.  HCM technologies will play a critical role to centralize employee data and analytics to identify trends and provide insight that will help organizations as a whole adapt their engagement strategies to motivate and empower the next generation of workers.

Compliance

HR leaders must also become partners with their organization’s compliance, auditing, and legal functions to avoid serious liability.  HR leaders must be fluent in compliance requirements both inside and outside of their departments. HCM solutions that unify all employee data will be integral to an effective compliance strategy. Thoroughly documenting employee data in single database will help ensure all policies are being applied correctly and consistently, can provide alerts to lapses in a full range of compliance related areas (i.e. missed meal breaks, training and certification renewals, leave eligibility thresholds, etc). Technology will be the mechanism that allows HR to ensure policies are being applied correctly and consistently, and keep pace with changing regulations.

Meet the OnePoint Human Capital Management at NCHRA's HR TechXpo  - an exciting event showcasing the intersection of HR and Technology - August 25, 2017
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Tags:  HR Tech  HR TechXpo  Workforce  workforce optimization 

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Legalizing Marijuana: What's an Employer to do?

Posted By Editor, Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Contributed by Becky Barton

These days it’s difficult to avoid the election mania covered by the various media outlets. Given the major spotlight on the presidential race, you may not know that the potential decriminalization of marijuana will be on the ballot in several states.

California, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will all weigh in on legalized marijuana for recreational use (also known as “adult use” and “non-medical use”) where it is currently approved for medical use only. Another 3 states (Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota) will decide on the future of cannabis for medical use in their states.

Supporters of the ballot measures see this as a boon to the states’ economies via increased taxes and job growth for cannabusiness people. We have seen 25 states and the District of Columbia legalize marijuana in some fashion, making a continued trend of legalization highly likely.

So what does this mean for business owners and employers? Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and the state-by-state variations make this particularly confusing. For example, within the subset of those states approved for recreational use, the amount an individual can personally carry varies.  As an employer, particularly a multi-state employer, these variations can be an administrative and enforcement nightmare.

Or do they? After all, alcohol is a mind and behavior altering substance that’s been legal for over 80 years and we seem to manage that in the workplace, right? Wouldn’t this be treated similarly? Well, it depends. Many laws clearly state that employers don't have to accommodate medical marijuana use during work hours or on company property while other states require reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities (specifically as it relates to drug testing and adverse action).

The key is to know what is required by the states in which you operate, create an employment policy that complies with state law and enforce it consistently amongst employees of similar work groups.

The Bottom Line: Work with an HR consultant or an employment law attorney to navigate these unchartered waters. They should be watching how these new laws are interpreted by the courts and have your back should your policy need updating.

 

Becky Barton is the founder of People415, a San Francisco-based Human Resource Consultancy Firm helping companies navigate every stage of their growth.

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