The rise of flexible benefits
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The rise of flexible benefits

The working world has changed, and it will continue to do so as job functions evolve, new technologies are introduced and peaks and troughs in the economy each play their parts in changing the ever structure of the workforce. I’ve written before about the notion of tenure, permanency and lifetime employment being gone. So too has…

Managing your permanent and contingent workforce: A necessity, not a luxury
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Managing your permanent and contingent workforce: A necessity, not a luxury

Who is your employee? Is it the person who has a permanent contract with your company and a place on the org chart? The contractor who was just hired on your project team? The temp who is filling in for a colleague on maternity leave? What about the robot that is assembling your products? In…

Guest Post – The HR home front: Why the war for talent is dangerous and how to fight it right
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Guest Post – The HR home front: Why the war for talent is dangerous and how to fight it right

I am pleased to introduce a new guest post by Colin Wong (@colinjwong). Colin is passionate about talent and a better way to work. If you like this post, check out his Wooblog. The war for talent was a mistake. Or at least this seems to be the opinion of a growing number of people…

Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Impact of Digital Consumerization
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Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Impact of Digital Consumerization

The rise of consumer technologies, such as tablets and smartphones, has not only changed the way people communicate and engage with their world, but how we interact with our workplace. Thanks to the digital revolution and resulting employee expectations, both the workforce landscape and HR are undergoing major shifts and anticipating new ones. A Technology…

The Talent Race
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The Talent Race

This month’s Carnival of HR is titled “the talent race” and asks for ideas how we can win this race, meaning how we can convince the best and brightest to come work for our company instead of for our competitor. There are a lot of “best practices” in recruitment to be found on the internet….