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Strategic Planning

8 tips to make HR effective in times of crisis

07/28/2020
As an HR pro, you probably played a key role in helping your organization survive the roller coaster of the Great Recession and the subsequent rocky recovery. The skills that were indispensable a dozen years ago can help you make sure HR remains effective as we weather the upheaval caused by the pandemic.

Develop a plan to address negative publicity

06/11/2020
Lawsuits aren’t the only kind of negative fallout that can result from employment law violations.

As employees return to work, consider alternative schedules

05/27/2020
Alternative scheduling discards the usual nine-to-five, Monday-through-Friday in favor of arrangements that add time and space between employees. This expanded way of deploying your workforce creates a wealth of potential scenarios.

Free HR return-to-work planning tool now available

05/07/2020
HR leaders looking ahead to a time when workplaces will reopen have a new planning tool to use, courtesy of the Conference Board nonprofit business research group.

Coronavirus: HR plays key role in continuity planning

03/31/2020
Large businesses worldwide have moved quickly to adapt operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Gallup polling organization. A key finding: HR sits at the center of most organizations’ efforts to deal with the virus.

Report: 10 steps help prep for an older workforce

01/28/2020
Workers over the age of 50 represent that fastest-growing age cohort in many industrialized nations, according to a new report by the Mercer consulting firm. Mercer developed 10 things employers can do now to become “age-ready.”

Which meetings are worthwhile? A test

09/26/2019
Here’s a revolutionary way to determine which meetings are truly worthwhile: Cancel all formal meetings for a month.

Prepare for gun violence in your workplace

08/13/2019
Workplace shootings, though rare, do take place—often in public places such as stores, malls and parking lots, but also in office buildings, factories and warehouses. Employers should have a plan in place to protect both employees and customers.

Merger in your future? Focus on middle managers

07/16/2019
Building engagement and buy-in from middle management of the acquired company is key to a successful merger, according to new research by The Conference Board.

Should your company close for a week to innovate, plan?

04/25/2019
Even if a leader advocates for employees to be creative and pursue new ideas, organizations rarely allocate time and resources. Enter the “organizational charrette,” a new management practice in which the entire company closes shop for one week so every employee can focus on innovation and future planning.