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CAHRS Top 10 September 2022

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1. Cornell Chronicle: Labor Day 2022 – RTO Mandates, Unionization Motivation, Economic Impacts for Workers
Summary:
Experts at Cornell's ILR School are featured in this list, including those who study various impacts of return-to-office policies and mandates, the increase of union organizing and strikes, how current economic conditions are impacting workers, and more.

2. Harvard Business Review: To Make Better Hires, Learn What Predicts Success
Summary: This article focuses on the need for companies to better connect hiring with performance management in order to hire the best talent.

3. HRnews: The Employee Experience (EX) - from Measurement to Action
Summary: Acting with empathy is what makes brands more human. Having the ability to get real-time insights combined with recommendations on how to take action is what businesses need right now in order to ride out these uncertain times – and this is where HR’s role is more important than ever.

4. Human Resource Executive: Employee Monitoring: Why it’s ‘Dysfunctional’ but Gaining Popularity
Summary: Here is a reflection on the current trend on how companies are using new monitoring tools to gauge employee productivity. A recent New York Times article shows that eight out of 10 of the largest private companies in the United States are using these tools, and Gartner predicts that by 2023, employee monitoring software will be adopted 70% more.

5. HR Exchange Network: Four Ways to Recession-Proof HR
Summary: Layoffs are already happening at a number of companies, including Peloton, Netflix, and Ford. Google announced a hiring freeze. So realistic human resources (HR) leaders will prepare themselves for the possibility of stalemate at best and layoffs at worst. Also, they will avoid layoff mistakes, like informing people they are being let go in a cruel way like, for example, over a group Zoom meeting. While no one wants a recession to happen, smart HR leaders are getting ready for the worst case scenarios.

6. HRDIVE: Layoffs Collide with Talent Shortages in ‘Labor Market Paradox’
Summary: The labor paradox consists of organizations on one hand are trying very hard to get specialized talent and finding alternative ways to hire, but on the other hand, are trying to reduce head count and increase automation in other areas.

7. Deloitte: Leading at the Front(line)
Summary: Insights from a survey of over 3,000 frontline workers are discussed here regarding their experience of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Several ideas are provided to start the conversation around building more equitable and inclusive workplaces.

8. Insider: Managers Freaking out Over ‘Quiet Quitting’ Shows some Bosses are out of Touch and Have Always Expected Their Employees to Work Extra
Summary: Brad Bell, CAHRS Academic Director and William J. Conaty Professor of Strategic Human Resources addresses “Quiet Quitting.” The phrase first picked up steam on TikTok, workers' new digital town square. In essence, quiet quitting is doing your job as it's written — and maintaining firm boundaries otherwise. That means no overtime and prioritizing the bare minimum requirements. For many workers, it's a way to make work more sustainable in the long term.  

9. Yahoo Finance: Organizations With a Data-Driven HR Analytics Strategy Are 45% More Likely to Achieve Desired Results, says HR Research Firm McLean & Company
Summary: Data and metrics are must-haves for HR teams as data can provide insights and recommendations for many HR functions, including succession planning, retention, engagement, and more. Data-driven organizations experience benefits for both employees and the organization itself, often proving more effective at providing insights to leadership, acting on employee needs in real time, and enabling innovation to produce desired outcomes.

10. HRMORNING: Why Corporate Volunteering Fails & What HR can do About it
Summary: Volunteering presents a powerful opportunity to build alignment and engagement, and done well, can be a transformative experience for all involved. But employee volunteer programs only succeed through high participation. By bringing the authentic, purpose-driven goals to the fore, and eliminating the operational barriers that get in the way, HR leaders can see dramatic improvements in this important Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

CAHRS Member Exclusive Opportunity: If you’re ready for in-person interaction with other top HR executives, register for the “Talking Talent with Peers and Professors: Insights for Updating your Talent Strategy” Working Group in New York on October 21st, where you’ll learn how different organizations have reconsidered their talent strategy and how they manage the talent lifecycle after the events of the past two years.