Discover in this post our selection of some of the best articles related to the world of Human Resources for the month of July.
We’ve all seen the reports and stories of companies struggling to hire, with candidates ghosting companies and rejecting offers. But for all of the hand-wringing and wild conjecture about why this is happening, the vast majority of companies are not accessing the two groups of people who could quickly solve these problems.
By: Mark Murphy
Ignoring problems is a tradition as old as time and generally not the advice people give you. You’re supposed to face your problems head-on! Don’t ignore them! Solve them! However, that’s not always something you can do. I got an email yesterday from someone who asked me not to share the details of her email, so I won’t. But, the general gist was a coworker who was doing something terrible, and (this is the important part) HR and Management were both aware, and no one seemed to care.
By: Suzzane Lucas (Evil HR Lady)
People analytics is all about using recent digital innovations to derive statistical insights from employee data for modelling and optimising organisational human capital. They allow decision makers to make evidence-based data-driven decisions that make organisations more transparent, fair, efficient, and productive, while allowing the expansion of workers’ opportunities for personal and professional growth.
By: Prof. V. Charles
Many in the idea economy haven’t recognized the rare situation that they might be in. Better pay, better working conditions and a job that’s hard to measure with a stopwatch. So you’ve got the chef for the Grateful Dead cooking you lunch and a purple couch in the lobby, along with a long series of perks and benefits. I had one friend who worked at a law firm for two years before they realized that he kept switching departments every few months so he could avoid being asked to bill too many hours.
By: Seth Godin
Distributed, remote, and even hybrid work have one similar quality — they expose cracks in the system that could be covered over in face-to-face settings. They make dysfunctional workplaces transparently obvious. Distributed work, like online teaching, has to be much more explicit. Both require excellent communication skills, especially writing, because the work becomes more asynchronous. In a global economy, work is distributed across both space and time.
By: Harold Harche