Legal Issues in Human Resources Management

| January 3, 2017

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Big five blockers to data science progress in HR

Article | April 15, 2021

There are some powerful use cases for data science in HR, whether that’s chatbots delivering real-time answers to important analytical questions, or the huge cost savings that can come from reducing employee churn. So why isn’t everyone doing all this already? Here, I’d like to explain five of the most common blockers to making data-driven HR decisions, and the questions you need to ask if you want to make your journey into data science successful. Blocker 1: Case studies If you’re looking to start transforming HR with data science, there isn’t going to be a lot of case-study evidence to point to. Some companies want others to test the water before they jump in, but that isn’t going to happen here. Although large firms are making big investments here, the work is valuable intellectual property, which means the chances of details being shared are slim. Ask yourself: Will I lead the way? The only way to keep up in this evolving field is to have the self-confidence to be a pioneer. If you wait for five years, there still won’t be a lot of case studies. The benefits of Machine Learning (ML) in HR will be proven time and again, but many of the companies that lead the way in this still won’t have published the secrets to their success.

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Employee Experience: How HR can create a competitive advantage

Article | May 24, 2021

The logistics industry is currently enjoying something of a “Warhol moment.” With the growth in online retail, consumers have woken up to the important role that the supply chain plays in bringing goods to their front door. Investors have been flocking to the sector, looking to develop – and profit from – solutions and technologies that address challenges and longstanding inefficiencies in areas such as fulfillment and last-mile delivery. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down borders and businesses, supply chains were suddenly thrust even further into the spotlight. From the need to keep critical supplies of PPE, cleaning goods and groceries moving to communities, and the surge in e-commerce deliveries, through to the massive vaccine distribution effort, logistics is truly enjoying its 15 minutes (or months) of fame. For an industry in which your measure of success has traditionally been how invisible you are, behind the scenes of your customer’s business, this has drawn an unprecedented and unexpected amount of attention to what we do. In many ways, this should be a great moment to be an HR practitioner in this sector – a growing business providing essential services to society should be a highly attractive proposition to potential recruits. At the same time, while many segments of logistics and transportation have continued to add jobs during the pandemic – particularly in areas such as warehousing and last-mile delivery services, and most particularly in anything e-commerce-related – it remains an intensely competitive market for both skilled and blue-collar workers. DHL Supply Chain conducted research in 2017 that showed that demand for supply chain talent already then outstripped supply by a ratio of 9:1. This ratio has only turned worse as a result of the pandemic. With technology and finance still the favored first job options for college graduates, sectors like trucking struggling to replace their aging workforce with younger new drivers, and retailers investing (and recruiting) aggressively in their supply chains to ride the wave of online retailing, that challenge has only become greater. Recruitment and retention particularly at the front line of operations is undoubtedly the most pressing issue facing our sector today.

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Covid-19, Difficult Truths and the Urgency of Closing Racial Gaps

Article | April 30, 2020

In less than two months, COVID19 has forced America to look at an honest picture of itself that it has been avoiding for a long time. It isn’t pretty. We are witnessing the costs of building a society where a large part of the population experiences extreme financial instability, housing insecurity, student debt burdens, lack of basic health care, and can’t even provide broadband at home so their kids can go to school. None of this information is new, but it took a crisis like this to make it impossible to keep such shameful statistics at arms’ length, when so many of our family, friends and neighbors are suffering.

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Stress-busting support strategies for the neurologically diverse remote worker

Article | April 2, 2020

As HR professionals with a duty of care to all employees, we understand the importance of factoring in the neurological differences of our colleagues when working towards an inclusive and supportive culture. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of people including the neurominorities are rapidly adjusting to working remotely at a time of deep uncertainty and worry. How can we nurture that inclusivity at a (social) distance.

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