HR Articles

  • Why Many Companies Are Ditching Their Holiday Parties This Year

    December 10, 2018

    Only 65% of companies are throwing a holiday party this year, the lowest number since 2009, according to a survey conducted by the outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Could this be a conspiracy of Scrooge, the Grinch, and Mr. Potter? Maybe, but it’s unlikely. “The number could be due to several factors, including potential liability following...

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  • Mandatory Paternity Leave: The Next Must-Have Benefit?

    December 6, 2018

    The most intriguing idea in corporate benefits is not onsite nap rooms, workplace yoga, or unlimited paid vacation. It’s mandatory paternity leave, a practice that means new dads don’t just have the option to take time off, they have to stay home with the new baby. This concept has gained some traction in Scandinavia but not much elsewhere. In many countries,...

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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Changing the Conversation About Mental Health in the Workplace

    November 26, 2018

    In the UK, mental health problems are the second biggest cause of absences from work. Combined with employee turnover resulting from mental illness, this costs companies £2.4 billion each year in lost productivity. And the UK is far from alone in facing these issues. In the U.S., about one in five adults lives with a mental illness, which can significantly...

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  • These 6 Companies Made Work-Life Balance More Than a...

    November 19, 2018

    A healthy work-life balance is one of the biggest predictors of employee happiness. In fact, more than half (53%) say it’s a “very...

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  • Want to be a Great HR Professional in 5 Years? Master These...

    October 2, 2017

    There’s arguably no department that has more to gain over the next five years than human resources (and it’s many related functions,...

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  • Hyper-Personalization Is the Next Big Thing For Employee...

    July 13, 2017

    At the beginning of the year, LinkedIn’s Pat Wadors and Brendan Browne predicted the six top trends in HR and Talent Acquisition....