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Strategic Planning

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.

Disaster response may start with helping staff first

09/04/2018
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast a year ago, many employees couldn’t work because they were preoccupied with damage to their own homes. Employers have responded in creative ways.

How HR can help CEOs, from CEOs who started in HR

09/19/2017
HR pros complain all the time that the top brass in their organizations don’t value the HR function. A panel of three chief executive officers who spoke at The HR Specialist Summit in Las Vegas in September understand that frustration.

The tough decision checklist: Finish it and sleep soundly tonight

08/16/2017
Stop second-guessing yourself and get out a pen. After you go coolly through this checklist point by point, you’ll be ready to stand up and make that difficult call—no hesitation, and no regrets.

Walmart enlists store staff for home delivery

06/08/2017
Walmart, the nation’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer, is launching a novel delivery service to help counter competition from online retail giant Amazon.