Tips and Trends for HR Success

by Carrie Kolar

tips_trends_recruiting.jpgThe human resource field is in flux. The HR mandate is changing, they’re forced to do more with less, and companies are demanding that HR prove their return on investment. Here, we examine some new developments in HR as the field grows to meet new challenges, and introduce tips and trends for HR success.

Technology and HR: An Approach for Getting Ahead and Staying There – RPOA - @RPOAssociation

HR has become a high-tech place. But will just having the technology be enough to put your company in the lead? This article examines how technology in HR can be leveraged to perform a thousand and one tasks in your company, and suggests ways to get the most out of the technology you have. It argues that while implementing technology in your HR systems and processes will put you in a good position, taking it one step further and being strategic about how you implement your tech will put your company squarely in the front of the pack.

The Cold Hard Truth About the HR Revolution – Yoh - @YohCorporate

Everyone is doing more with less, and HR is no exception. The name of the game is efficiency, and the more efficient you can be, the more successful your HR department will become. This article suggests how you can approach HR from an efficiency standpoint, focusing on the cost and effort efficiencies of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). It highlights sourcing unique, hard-to-find candidates, creating a focus on process, method, and accountability, and allowing HR departments to shift focus from general recruitment to a more strategic approach as major HR benefits of RPO.

4 HR Technology Trends to Watch in 2016 – Yoh - @YohCorporate

The new year always brings more focus on upcoming trends, and this year is no exception. This article introduces several hot trends to watch in HR in 2016, including the importance of having a mobile career site, emphasizing employee referrals and setting up the groundwork for a stellar referral program, and the rise of video in recruiting practices. It concludes by introducing programmatic advertising, an advertising strategy in which software and data make decisions about where job ads should be placed, reducing waste and inefficient spending in recruitment.

Want HR to Prove Its Worth? Just Make It a Profit Center – TLNT - @TLNT_com

Talent is scarce, and everyone from recruiters to CEOs know it. However, that knowledge isn’t translating into a recognition of the importance of HR. This article proposes a way for HR to earn the respect it deserves, by generating revenue and becoming a profit center for businesses. It cites HR performance management operating systems as an opportunity for HR to increase employee productivity and profitability, as well as a way to help employees become better at their jobs. It concludes with a call to action to HR to prove its strategic worth and embrace profitability as the HR way of the future.

This Quality is Critical for Team Building and Success – Yoh - @YohCorporate

No matter how skilled an employee or new hire may be, they may fail at a basic element of success – teamwork. This article explores how empathy is a crucial element of team success, and differentiates empathy, a learned skill, from compassion, a human characteristic. It also suggests three tips that managers can use to improve their team success, including teaching their teams how to listen, evaluating a candidate’s empathy during the hiring process, and praising team success instead of individual success.

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