The top stories HR pros need to know this week.
Florida is loaded with motorboat operators, and Kansas is chockfull of ... Home Ec teachers? Vox Media analyzed Labor Department Statistics to uncover the most disproportionately popular jobs in each state.
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Recession’s Over. Employers, Pay Up
Employers will soon have to start paying more to attract talent, according to the data crunchers at The New York Times' Upshot. Companies were spoiled during the recession, when job openings were few and far between, and there was a seemingly endless supply of job seekers. Now the opposite is true: the ratio of job openings to hiring has soared and workers aren’t nearly as desperate for jobs
Read more at The New York Times
Holiday Parties That Rocked
Holiday party planners take note. Suzanne Lucas, aka the Evil HR Lady, compiled this great list of holiday party features that real employees remember fondly. Example: Staff writers at one office wrote a Christmas story that featured every employee.
Read more at Inc.
Another Taker for the Holacracy Movement
Shareable, a nonprofit news hub, is the latest company to become a "holacratic" organization, or one that makes decisions via self-organizing teams rather than hierarchical systems (read: no static reporting structure). Businesses from Zappos to Medium to Dev Bootcamp are adopting the new theory of management, claiming the practice allows for more agility.
Read more at Huffington Post
Could Policy Changes Help Immigrants Job Hop?
President Obama’s proposed immigration action could be a game-changer for HR, says lawyer Allen Smith. For immigrants seeking a green card, they might have to stay with a sponsoring company as long as nine years under current legislation. Under the new framework, these employees could switch to a new employer after 180 days.
Read more at SHRM
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Engage your workers through Employee Value Proposition (EVP)
Elevate your workforce's potential and drive organizational success with new research from Brandon Hall Group. Read this report to understand the importance of employee value proposition (EVP) in attracting, engaging, and retaining top talent, while also emphasizing the need for effective talent development strategies.
Tap into your team’s development by enabling their career
In today's job market, one roadblock organizations often deal with when trying to hold on to employees is a concept called “talent hoarding.” Talent hoarding occurs when a manager holds tightly to an employee because they view that person as an essential asset to their team. Losing this person would likely create a hole in the department that the manager may consider challenging or inconvenient to fill.
Why Leadership Development is Critical in Higher Ed
Founded over 150 years ago, Davenport University is based in Michigan. It is home to 7,000 students spread across ten campuses throughout the state, including a significant online presence as part of its global campus. Davenport’s Office of Performance Excellence currently has just six employees serving over 600 full- or part-time faculty and staff, plus 600 adjunct faculty.