CAHRS Top 10 November 2022


1. CAHRS: Leading Virtually ResearchBrief
Summary: Virtual work is here to stay.  Where does this leave leaders?  Do the leadership skills they’ve honed over the years with co-located teams also work well in virtual situations where team members are geographically dispersed and tethered by technology?  Fortunately, researchers have tackled this question in a variety of ways.  In this paper, the authors thoroughly review the disparate literature, drawing several implications for leaders who are new to (or struggling with) the vagaries of virtuality.

The above-referenced ResearchBrief can be found on the CAHRS web site - and this clip explains how to navigate it to find valuable HR research, working groups, videos and more!

2. HRDIVE: Leaders, Strained by Changing Norms, Keep Falling Back on Outdated Habits
Summary: In recent times, leaders have been the ones responsible for the norms of the business and employee expectations, especially about the return to work modality, or business decisions as organizations readapt to old ways of working. This article talks about leader burnout and how that can be addressed.

3. Human Resource Executive: What J&J’s CHRO Learned from two CEO Successions
Summary: CAHRS partner company Johnson & Johnson’s CHRO Peter Fasolo (named HR Executive of the year by HRE) reflects on their experience of helping the organization transition two CEO’s and the importance of understanding the strategic direction of the organization and understanding the global landscape.

4. TECHREPORT: Is AI Screening and Recruitment the Future of the Talent Industry?
Summary: Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. Automated and AI based systems are today used in healthcare, finance, transportation, and many other industries. AI is hugely impacting the recruitment process and other key human resource functions. The power of computers to crunch a large amount of data and make connections that humans aren’t even aware of is extremely useful, especially as job roles become more complex and specialist. AI systems can screen candidates more efficiently and more impartially than humans, and offer significantly more efficient methods of recruiting and retention.

CAHRS Members: Register now for the "Building HR Capabilities to Thrive in the New World of Work" CAHRScast on December 8th - and bring your questions to ask the moderators.

5. FAST COMPANY: How to Guard Against Proximity Bias in a Hybrid Workplace
Summary: There is an emerging problem as companies try to either adapt to new models or try to return to work with a hybrid model - Proximity Bias. While the pandemic forced a lot of readjusting, as companies navigate back, there is an opportunity to be more intentional and resolve this issue by coaching leaders and having a culture which promotes more 1:1’s.

6. GALLUP: Level the Playing Field for Development With Fair Recognition
Summary: A Gallup study identified the problem that only one third of employees strongly agree that they receive equitable recognition. This crowds their judgment on the organization’s equity. This article shows evidence in research, and provides mechanisms for employers to build better systems for recognition.

7. HCM TECHOLOGY REPORT: Transforming HR with People Insights
The rate of change in the modern workplace is faster than ever before. To keep pace with this change, it is imperative that organizations find new ways of understanding their people. They must harness opportunities provided by the digitalization of the workplace for data-driven, personalized, relevant and timely insight into their people.

8. BENEFITS PRO: How Employers are Leveraging Benefits to Recruit and Retain Workers
Summary: Today’s workforce has unique needs and demands not met by many traditional benefit programs. Employees seek flexibility, choice and purpose in their work and are willing and able to change jobs in favor of organizations whose values reflect their own. Through benchmarking and strategic planning, employers can identify and address those needs. Otherwise, they risk losing out on top talent and the opportunity to build employee engagement and sustainable growth.

CAHRS Partners: Would you like to hear about emerging trends and topics related to benefits? Be sure to tune into the "Total Rewards Landscape" CAHRScast on November 30th.

9. yahoo!finance: HR Report Reveals 80% of APAC Employers Find that Offshore Recruiting is Effective in Achieving Business Objectives
Summary: Globalization and technology have made it possible for employers to hire and manage talent beyond geographical boundaries. As the markets become more competitive, companies need to differentiate themselves to create more value for their customers to either preserve or introduce new competitive advantages. This can only be done through hiring the right talent with the right skill set to achieve the business objective.

10. CAHRS: Return to the Office - Early Lessons Learned Slides
Summary: In recent months, companies have begun to implement their return to the office plans. The process has been an adjustment for both companies and workers, and not always a smooth one. Daily we are seeing reports of corporate leaders concerned about low office attendance levels, expressing a desire for work to return to the way it was before the pandemic, or ordering employees to return to the office. Similarly, employees have expressed various concerns about return to the office policies, including the stress they can impose and their sometimes uneven implementation (e.g., workers return while bosses continue working remotely).  In some cases, employees are quitting their jobs rather than return, which is exacerbating existing talent shortages. The slides from this CAHRScast explores insights from a recent CAHRS working group that explored how companies have been navigating the early days of the return to the office.