HR joins the C-suite at senior-living companies | Are you taking an agile approach to HR? | Why HR leaders should be willing to take risks
May 16, 2019
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HR joins the C-suite at senior-living companies
Senior-living providers are hiring chief people officers to recruit talent and give employees more career opportunities. "Branching out to colleges is the best avenue for being in front of those new minds of tomorrow and get into this industry that is always evolving," says Misti Powell, recently named chief people officer at Civitas Senior Living.
Senior Housing News (5/13) 
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Are you taking an agile approach to HR?
Agile companies come up with solutions, test them and focus on making them better, Josh Bersin writes. "In the case of HR this means creating cross-functional service roles, instrumenting and monitoring our employee solutions, and getting lots and lots of feedback so we can tweak, improve, and iterate the programs we build," he writes.
Josh Bersin blog (5/15) 
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Why HR leaders should be willing to take risks
Chief HR officers should challenge leadership and do more to explain how business strategies have changed, says Prabir Jha, a former CHRO. "They need to be more bold, self-assured and independent to speak up and risk their positions," he says.
People Matters (India) (English-language content) (5/14) 
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What is Financial Flexibility?
Employees still have a great deal of financial stress and the main reason is that most of them are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They need Financial Flexibility–the stage between living paycheck-to-paycheck and financial security. And they are looking for their employers for help. Learn more.
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Aligning HR to the Business
How to build effective HR business partner programs
HR business partner programs have a better chance of succeeding when HR focuses on strategic analysis and alignment, writes Gary DePaul, owner of HR Leadership Curators. "HRBPs need to continuously develop their business intelligence because environmental trends change and there are countless number of organizational patterns to learn," he writes.
HR People + Strategy Blog (5/14) 
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Sit down. We need to have a talk.
It's about your company's culture. We all largely agree that culture is a primary driver of business results and is critical to how an employee experiences work. Read on to gain new insights about organizational culture and actions you can use.
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Developing Leaders and Organizations
American Airlines focuses on the employee experience
A good employee experience strengthens the customer experience, says Mark Mitchell, American Airlines' managing director of HR shared services. The company focuses on employee engagement, offers cash bonuses and uses human capital management technology to make it easy for employees to get HR help.
TechTarget (free registration) (5/13) 
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Making the Most of Talent
Employers look beyond technical skills
Some companies see value in teaching soft skills such as communication, creativity and collaboration. "We refer to them as 'power skills,' because, without them, people's technical skills aren't running on all cylinders," says Skillsoft executive Heide Abelli.
Fortune (5/11) 
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Technology doesn't displace face-to-face communication
Put people first by treating digital communication as supplementary and complementary, writes Laura Butler, senior vice president of people and culture for Workfront. "There are times when digital communication just isn't appropriate and as the HR leader, it's your job to lead the way in helping employees understand this," Butler writes.
HR Technologist (5/13) 
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HR People + Strategy Update
Keynote speaker announced: Strategic HR Forum -- Josh Bersin, principal research partner for HR People + Strategy
Join our keynote speaker Josh Bersin, principal research partner for HR People + Strategy, at the 2019 HR People + Strategy Strategic HR Forum -- The New Employee Experience, Oct. 27-29, at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston. Reserve your seat today for this two-day event designed exclusively for HR leaders. As a participant, you will engage in thought-provoking conversations, exchange ideas with noted business leaders and forge strategic connections that will last long after the conference has ended. Learn more and register.
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