How to find work you love
Ted Talks – Scott Dinsmore
“Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.”
What the CEO Wants From HR But Isn’t Getting
By John Schwarz
It goes without saying that successful HR functions are strategic. They play a vocal role in critical business decisions and directly manage or impact a majority of most companies’ expenses. Indeed, in today’s resource-competitive environment, CEOs are increasingly looking for the CHRO to play a more critical role in influencing business outcomes.
“Too many CEOs know what they need to know about finance, operations, etc., but not what they need to know about talent,” says John Boudreau, a professor at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and research director of the Center for Effective Organizations there.
In the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBR-AS) study, How CEOs and CHROs Can Connect People to Business Strategy, 67% of CEOs say they get at least a basic set of human capital metrics from HR – but only 24% of survey respondents (made up of business and HR leaders from 168 companies) said HR also provides analytics that connect their people metrics to business metrics.
Why are businesses getting onboarding so wrong?
By Adam Reynolds
With the large investment it takes to find the ideal candidate, why are businesses failing to transform successful applicants into motivated employees?
Accepting an offer for a new position, and climbing further up the career ladder to more success and new opportunities, is generally the goal for most candidates embarking on a job search. However, new research into the onboarding process has uncovered an astounding insight into the worst employee experiences, with some new starters admitting to turning up on their first day to no team or greeting at all.
Cloud solution webonboarding surveyed 4,000 office workers, and it found that the 1,000 respondents from Australia reported the highest levels of discontent and problems during the onboarding process. In addition, 44 per cent have admitted to having a serious problem either in the period after accepting their offer or starting their job.
With problems ranging from respondents not being paid the right amount, to not getting paid at all, to day one issues where no training or equipment is provided – it seems onboarding has become a very disorganised area of business.
So where are businesses going wrong?
9 Things You need to do to Retain Your Top Employees
By Hilda Peter
Today we are living in a competitive era where workplace ‘loyalty’ does not carry the same importance as it used to. Employees are constantly on the lookout for better jobs, and tend to switch jobs regularly. Intelligent businesses do realize the importance of retaining key employees, and do work genuinely to turn the current workplace into the only battleground for top talent. Besides that, even if the workers are no longer willing to work on full-time basis, they can still act as company representatives. In short, planning for short employee tenure is the new trend.
Retaining top employees is critical. If we look at tech companies around the world, they register the highest turnover rates in any industry. Agreeably the job of retaining staff is not as easy as it sounds, but there are several tips we are going to examine that can help you to positively tempt your key performers to stay and keep on delivering what they do best.
- Promote flexibility
- Uplift the employee engagement strategy
- Exciting programs for new graduates
- The onboarding process should be as seamless as possible
- Providing constructive feedback on a regular basis
- Upgrade all the technology tools for the employees
- Provide easy access to information
- Provide sufficient professional development opportunities
- Use a two-way communication channel for employee feedback
The real reason today’s university graduates are struggling to find work
By Gavin Fernando
WHEN IT comes to millennials entering the workplace, we’ve heard the stereotypes over and over again.
They’re lazy. They’re unmotivated. They’re glued to their smartphones. They’re entitled and expect to come in as CEOs, rather than work their way up from low-paid entry-level positions the way their parents did.
But an expert who has spent almost three decades in recruitment services has sharply rebuked the stereotype, saying it’s frankly “bullsh*t”.
My Answer to the Question “What Are the Top 10 Most In Demand Skills of 2017?”
By Ayodeji Awosika
Allow me to put this into context first. I believe these skills are the top 10 in-demand skills for people who want to choose themselves. If you’re content to wander aimlessly through your career, this isn’t the post for you.
But, if you want to do what that matters to you on a personal level and live a life that does the same, these tips might help.
Here’s the top 10:
- The ability to learn
- Bias towards action
- Online marketing
- The ability to come up with ideas
- Sales skills
- Social skills
HR is growing, but don’t hope for a salary bump
The 2017 Hays Salary guide is out, and it contains all sorts of useful information. Not just insights into what HR is being paid today but also what employees are expecting at their next salary review.
One of the key findings in the Hays report, which surveys nearly 3,000 organisations and can be read here (sign-up required), is that even though businesses are generally more confident, and expect to hire more people in the coming year, they are more hesitant about increasing salary.
Business Acumen For HR
The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is currently offering an engaging course, promising to teach fledgling HR professionals about business management principles.
“It focuses on understanding organisational performance including the strategic, market and financial perspectives. You will discover the links to organisational performance initiatives and how people drive success.”
For more information visit the AHRI site Here
The New Rules Of Work
I’ve recently read ‘The New Rules Of Work – The Ultimate Career Guide For The Modern Workplace,’ and highly recommend it. The book charts the modern workplace and how to navigate through a seemingly endless number of opportunities and possibilities. Through a series of thought provoking exercises authors Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathyrn Minshew guide you on a journey to discovering your 2-5 year career path and what you have to do to get there.