Tag Archives: Human Resources

5 keys to communicating total rewards globally – The Dikembe Mutombo of HR communications

“I want to meet the guy who speaks 14 languages.” The year was 2007 and that was the first thing I heard when I walked into our Montreal office. I was there to help our local team transition a variety … Continue reading →

Leveraging data analytics to address workforce challenges

Human resources professionals are under intense pressure to use the wealth of employee data they have available to address a variety of workforce issues, from compensation to finding the right people. Yet many struggle with where and how to start … Continue reading →

A communicator’s guide to an HR portal. If you build it, will they come?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The answer is “No”. Even if you build the most state-of-the-art human resources website with videos, employee testimonials, gamification, Pokémon Go, and sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, employees still … Continue reading →

The top speed of a cheetah, or the importance of real-time performance feedback

I recently received my monthly ride sharing report, via email, and there were all my statistics and even a comparison to the top speed of a Cheetah: My rider scorecard (yes, it made me give up back-seat driving) had me … Continue reading →

The new HR paradigm: Breaking down traditional silos of risk and human capital

There would need to be a perfect storm or a revolution of sorts. That is the type of answer I would expect if I asked what would be needed to marry workers compensation, safety and health benefits on a large … Continue reading →

Adjusting career-stage jobs and rewards

Today one in five the employees in the U.S. are 55 years old or older. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this number will rise to one in four by 2022, outpacing employment growth by 500%. This is not … Continue reading →

Six Practical Points to Remember When Doing M&A

Last year was a standout year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Not only did we see some of the largest deals in history, but the M&A market showed strength and depth with records broken for both the number of deals … Continue reading →

Employee Engagement During the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again – THE HOLIDAYS! In the United States, the holiday season begins around Thanksgiving at the end of November and runs roughly through New Year’s Day in January. Family celebrations, shopping, gifts…and a lot of … Continue reading →

Employers Be Prepared – Updates to the Overtime Exemptions are Changing

UPDATE:  Employers across the country are still holding their breath, particularly as salary budgeting for 2016 is coming due. Continue reading →