CAHRS Top 10 September 2017

1. HuffPost: How Leaders Can Promote Psychological Safety in the Workplace 
It is no secret that leaders set the tone on the emotional culture of the organization. This HuffPost article compiles key research on how you can foster a safe environment for employees to take “well calculated risk around innovation and growth”.

CAHRS members only: Don't miss out on an opportunity to discuss organization culture at the Driving Organizational Change in Culture Working Group on October 5th.

2. Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies: CAHRS Employer Branding and Attracting Talent Working Group Summary
An employer brand should signify several crucial points about its company - its uniqueness, its work culture, etc. When it’s well designed and thought out, companies experience positive externalities. Read the article below for more on key takeaways and considerations when developing an employer brand.

Looking for more information about employer branding? Take a look at this Cornell Student Research Report.

3. Forbes:  The 4 Dos of Change Management
Looking for inspiration to pitch and gain support for a new HR strategy? This article provides a great refresher on how to effectively manage change within an organization.

Want more on this topic? Take a look at this CAHRS video clip about How HR Leaders Can be Innovative Change Agents

4. Slate: Why Can’t Americans Get a Raise?
Summary: This article summarizes the trends in the labor market negatively affecting Americans’ abilities to get a raise, as the American workforce continues to work longer hours without any pay increases. Americans are stuck, as employers won’t pay enough and workers either won’t or can’t demand more. Daniel Gross explains why this trend continues to proliferate the American labor market, and how we got here.

5. Harvard Business Review: How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures
Based on current human capital trends and projections, there will be a greater shortage of skilled workers and need for a global workforce. Tsedal Neeley, Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School, emphasizes five key actions to navigate the geographical, cultural, and linguistic borders.

6. HR Technologist: Predictive HR Technologies: What do you Gain?
Predictive intelligent systems such as talent analytics provide organizations value by reducing time and effort in the process of tracking and selecting candidates. Big data and analytics are not new to HR, the prevailing approach has been to conduct predictive work in bulk-analysis of group candidates. Today, there is a need to shift the focus from large trend analytics to assess and capture data on individuals or more unique candidate groups. The workforce of today and tomorrow has become more diverse and global, therefore reshaping recruiting and attraction processes.  

Exclusive for CAHRS members: Would you like to connect with your peers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CAHRS and share best practices related to the future of work? Sign up now for the October 12th CAHRS partner meeting.

7. Udemy for Business: Onboarding Done Right: Focus on the Employee, Not the Company
Summary: One in four people in the US labor force move to a new company every year and “research shows that the trajectory of a new hire’s success is in the first two weeks.” How can you create a meaningful employee experience to engage your new hire? Read on for research backed tips on creating a more employee-centric onboarding experience.

8. Driverless Cars and Trucks Don’t Mean Mass Unemployment—They Mean New Kinds of Jobs
Implications of the changing nature of work through technological advancement and automation frequently give senior management severe headaches as these challenges are difficult to anticipate and navigate. Read on to hear one more take on how automation will affect the transportation industry, and how it serves as a model for other industries as these advancements continue to become more commonplace.

9. New York Times: HotSpot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States
For many years, Americans companies have saved money by offshoring jobs, yet as salaries in South Asia and India continue to grow, increasingly some of those jobs are now being outsourced again in the United States. This trend is primarily seen in the tech industry, but is growing, as companies see increasing benefits from locally seated teams.

10. ABC: How to Get the Best Outcomes When Hiring Internally
Summary: ILR School's JR Keller, Assistant Professor Human Resource Studies, speaks with ABC Australia Radio about the value in having a talent pipeline in place. Many companies spend a good part of research attenion and resources on finding external candidates. As a result, the current employeeswithin the organization can become an overlooked talent pool.

For more focused research from JR Keller about internal hiring, be sure tocheck out his ResearchLink "The Impact of Internal Hiring Processes on Women’s Career Advancement and Pay.”

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