CAHRS Top 10 November 2018

1. CAHRS: The Evolving Role of the HRBP Working Group Summary
Summary: As more companies transforming their HR function, the traditional operational focus the function has shifted to become more strategic. In this CAHRS Working Group white paper, the constantly changing role of HRBPs is examined as is the role of HRBPs in facilitating HR transformation. This white paper also covers modern issues that HR tackles and maximizing the efficiency of HRBPs.

To compare this working group summary with others by the same subject, check out the CAHRS Working Group Notes  from June.

Summary: This article takes a look inside the opioid epidemic after it’s declaration as a public health emergency back in 2017. With this particular epidemic already forcing 20% of men to leave the workforce, these experts give suggestions on what can be done moving forward to stem the tide.

Summary: A recent CAHRS working group analyzed the emerging importance of the Chief of Staff role. This role goes by many different names across organizations and, generally speaking, this role tends to be unique and sensitive. Most organizations quoted project management skills and the ability to communicate with tact and confidentiality as the most important factors for CoS success. 

4. Bloomberg: CEO’s Give Employees Time Off to Vote in Hotly Contested Midterms
Summary: With the upcoming midterm elections, companies are deciding whether to give their employees time off to go fulfill their civic duty. A record breaking 44% of companies are offering some sort of voting benefit this year. Read on to discover the different types of benefits that are being offered, ranging from the full day off to a “no-meeting” policy during a specific time of day.

Summary: With training being a crucial part of employees’ plans to career success, it is imperative that companies create an environment where training is expected instead of an option. One effective method of doing that is to provide on the job training. This article breakdowns possible ways for companies to provide this for the betterment of the employee and company itself.

In case you missed it, CAHRS led a working group about the topic of learning topic of learning last year.

6. WSJ: When Winner Take All Battles Backfire at Work
Summary: Many organizations are encouraging internal talent to compete and apply to external job postings as a way to earn a promotion. This article features recent research on this trend conducted by Dr. Keller from Cornell University: They analyzed retention outcomes of not just employees who receive the promotion - but also for those employees who apply but are not successful. The differences are noteworthy. This article leaves the reader with best practices regarding this strategy and how to best encourage employees to manage their careers.

7. Inc: One Super Rare Sign That Proves You Are Meant to Lead People (but May Cause a Gag Reflex for Most)
Summary: This article provides a business case for leading with kindness. Among the many benefits to having a kindness-infused culture are increased employee well-being, higher levels of trust, and higher employee retention.

8. CAHRS: Early Career Development Webcast
Summary: Companies face ever-evolving challenges in preparing talent for future roles.  Although there are many potential solutions, one area of improvement is focusing attention on the development of new talent at early stages in their career. In this webcast, Professor Brad Bell will highlight insights from a recent CAHRS Working Group regarding Early Career Development.

Be sure to also check out the Early Career Development Working Group Notes.

9. HBR: Two Powerful Ways Managers Can Curb Implicit Bias
Summary: Workshops aimed at curbing manager biases are often not enough to make real, lasting change in an organization. This article suggests two additional steps that leaders should take in combating implicit bias: First, reexamining their traditional definition of “success” and second, determining what each person on their team brings to the table.

10. Forbes: How Leaders Can Leverage the Employee Life Cycle for Individual and Organizational Success
Summary: An employee’s experience can be linked to how engaged they are. The employee life cycle factors into both their experience and their engagement, and understanding it can be highly beneficial in creating a successful organization. This article presents a “hire, inspire, admire, retire” model for managing the employee lifecycle.

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