Felicia Fields, the recently retired VP for HR services for the Ford Group, said some time ago, “Our mission is to make employees’ lives better by changing the way we think about work, feel about work, and the way we do our work differently.” This simple, but resounding reflection on HR’s role tunes in clearly…

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1. 4 Ways to Get Employees to Use More Vacation Time “If you work in HR, you are trying to give your workforce the best benefits you can afford, and that includes paid leave. We want to give them something that shows them we appreciate their efforts, but what happens when employees don’t use that…

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On how today’s organizations tackle their need to get to know each one of their employees to personalize action plans, and thus, improve their employees’ work experiences, it is interesting to observe that HR is incorporating new work methodologies and tools taken from other disciplines, such as software, marketing or communications. Some worth mentioning are:…

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“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” Anonymous – Spanish Proverb Wellness: Why and What for Wikipedia explains that wellness is a term used to define a healthy balance between mental, physical and emotional levels, resulting in a state of…

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By Jesús Muñoz Navas Artificial Intelligence promises to be the next technological holy grail of our time—for some, perhaps the last one—and this has unleashed an intense race in innovation. The technology giants (Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft or Amazon) spend millions to establish themselves and progress in this field, but the battle is even more…

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1. Gartner Top 3 HR Insights for 2018 A focus on organizational culture, manager coaching and equitable pay will set the foundation for improved performance outcomes in 2018. Today’s disruptive workforce trends have caused a lot of upheaval. But amid challenges such as remote workers, shorter employee tenure and frequent team structure changes, real life has changed for…

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How to successfully work across countries, languages and cultures by Tsedal Neeley for Harvard Biz Review According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, the number of people in the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion by 2030 — and yet there will still be a shortage of skilled workers. The result is likely to be intensified global…

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Discover our best selection of the HR articles of July!! The Leadership Skill Everybody Needs — And 90% Of Managers Lack by Liz Ryan There are good reasons it’s easy to find lousy managers in virtually every industry and function. It is no surprise that nearly every working person has one Bad Boss story ready to share, if not…

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When an organization has to cover a new position for its business needs, it can choose between two routes: either turn to the organization’s internal talent and promotion processes or hire external professionals who fit in with the company’s needs and culture. According to a study by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania…

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Do Not Miss GlocalThinking’s Monthly Selection of the 5 Best HR Blog Posts Worldwide: 4 Steps to Becoming More Inquisitive as Leader by Tanveer Naseer In my previous piece, where I shared the story of how a past leadership failure helped me to learn to become a better listener, I pointed out that one of…

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