CAHRS Top 10 March 2019

1. CAHRS White Paper: Social Movements and HR: The Impact of #MeToo
Summary: This White Paper is the culmination of months of research conducted by CAHRS Research Assistants David Boyle and Amanda Cucchiara. The effects that the #MeToo movement has on culture, leadership, policy, and incident prevention within organizations are examined. Though a lot of progress has been made in the space, there is always room for improvement.

Here's a clip highlighting innovative practices of CAHRS partners from the webcast associated with this White Paper:

2. Nasdaq: Engaging Employees Toward Greater Financial Wellness
Summary: Employee health and wellness is an increasing priority across a multitude of organizations. An aspect of this that is not often thought of is employee financial wellness. An organization that helps employees through financial challenges will help ease their mental strain and will likely make them more engaged and productive. An interesting snippet: “while it’s a leader’s responsibility to want to enhance their employees’ lives, it’s also true to say that happy, debt free, wealth-creating employees will make the company more successful. It’s a win-win.”

3. Forbes: Nine Big Changes That Have Shaped the Modern Recruiting Process
Summary: With new generations of workers and technological advances disrupting the workforce, this article highlights how the recruiting process has changed to keep up with these new trends.

4. The New York Times Magazine: America’s Professional Elite: Wealthy, Successful, and Miserable
Summary: Does money make you happy? A Harvard Business School alum reflects on interactions with former classmates at a recent reunion. Despite his classmates going on to have high-profile, high paying, “successful” careers, many feel unsatisfied with their work. This piece is a startling, yet refreshing illustration of the importance of purpose and meaning in one’s work.

5. Entrepreneur: Here's How to Offer Competitive Benefits Without Sacrificing Salary
Summary: In order to remain competitive, companies have to ensure they are offering the right benefits to attract top talent. This article describes how companies can offer the crucial benefit of health insurance without sacrificing their bottom line in the process.

6. Harvard Business Review: Five Ways Bosses Can Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health at Work
Summary: Research suggests that 1 in 4 employees will experience a mental health issue at some point in their career, meaning that most managers will come across this in their roles. This article suggests several ways for managers to support their employees when it comes to mental health - for example, asking managers to rethink what qualifies as a reason for taking a “sick” day.

7. Gallup: How to Get the Best Out of Baby Boomers
Summary: Much of HR’s attention these days is focused on the growing generation of millennials - but for many organizations, baby boomers still make up a large percentage of the workforce. What should you be doing in order to get the most out of this generation of workers? For starters, this article suggests focusing on developing great managers who can inspire this generation of workers through personalized, proactive coaching.

CAHRS members: If you would like to know what other partner companies are doing for development of their talent, consider attending the Preparing the Workforce of the Future Working Group in Bellevue, WA on March 28th.

8. Fast Company: This is How You Keep Your Most Ambitious Employees From Leaving
Summary: Recent studies have shown that high potential talent is more likely to leave an organization. Outside of increasing pay, there are several other things that organizations can do to increase the chances that these employees will stay, including conducting “stay” interviews and providing clear career paths and mobility.

9. The Three Questions This CEO Uses to Weed Out Jerks
Summary: The CEO featured in this article offers up his advice on how to spot potential hires who won’t be a good culture fit in the final round interview. Among his questions are asking thought-provoking questions that require a minute to think, as well as asking the person to rate themselves on a 1-10 scale of being an industry expert.

10. CAHRS ResearchLink: When it Comes to Top HR Leadership Success, it's a Matter of Both Timing and Tempo: A Look at the Effects of CEO Tenure and Style on the Bottom Line
Summary: Organizations are constantly searching for methods to tailor their HR strategies that will help the HR function better attain business goals. This ResearchLink study analyzes data from over 200 firms across multiple industry segments. The study concludes that although aligning HR strategies to business goals is important, ensuring that managers have the skills and behaviors necessary to best utilize HR is of equal or greater importance.

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