Implementing Wearable Technologies in the Workplace


We are in a dynamic, exciting, and yet constantly changing workplace environment. As the techie generations – Gen X and millennials – establish themselves into the workplace, they also bring about change.

Now think about the shift from typewriter to desktop computer to laptop to tablet. Each of these technology evolutions changed how we did business. Fast-forward to a world where everyone is receiving information at a rapid rate and add to the mix an increase in healthcare costs and wellness advocacy.

Fitness wearables, such as FitBit Flex and Jawbone Up, provide a solution to employers by...


3 HR Trends in 2014


It's been an interesting year in the world of Human Resources: The certification debate rages on, talent management is evolving at whiplash pace, generational diversity has created a roller coaster of succession planning and the social space has never been more populated with educated HR advisors.

In truth, HR remains the organizational pipeline to employees, managers and executives. It is commonly overlooked that HR is the only organizational department with such an influence on company success.

We all know nothing happens...


Talent Analytics and Yogi Berra – Where Are you Going?

Yogi Berra, the former New York Yankee baseball player known for his pithy comments and witticisms, could have been talking to HR leaders about talent analytics when he coined this phrase. Today, talent analytics is, or should be, at the heart of your talent management solution.

Talent analytics and organizational success

While HR may be one of the last areas to be influenced by the availability of big data and analytics, it may turn out to be the most important for organizational success in the future. After all, there is more...


#SHRMYP Twitterchat: Professional Resolutions for the New Year

Please join the SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) for the monthly #SHRMYP Twitterchat at 12 p.m. CST on December 18.  The topic this month is “Professional Resolutions for the New Year.”  We are anticipating a great dialog based on the questions listed below.  Remember to follow @SHRMYP to view all questions and include #SHRMYP with your response tweets so they can be found in the dialog.  We look forward to you joining us!

Q1: As the year comes to a close, what is your greatest professional achievement? 

Q2: What is one thing you wished...


#Nextchat: HR’s 2014 Performance Review


For the past two years we’ve hosted a December #Nextchat titled “HR’s Performance Review” with special guest Eric B. Meyer, and it has been so popular that we’ve decided to make it an annual tradition.    

In 2014, the HR profession continued to keep up with changes in employment law, technology and social communication.      

Glocalization continued to climb in importance as organizations looked for ways to modify their employment brand to accommodate for regional and global customs and cultural differences.

There was also an increased emphasis on adding unique benefits offerings to make up for cuts in health care spending....