Top 7 posts in the HR space ( November 18th – November 23rd)

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Recruiting Trends For 2016 And Their Supporting Best Practices, Part 1 Of 2

Why you should read it : Keeping up with trends is essential to remain relevant and produce competitive results in every field, including recruiting.

Synopsis :  In this two part series, Dr. John Sullivan covers recruiting trends and the relevant methods that can be put into play to epitomize your recruiting practices. From uncovering hidden biases of your recruiters to efficiently increasing diversity, Dr. John Sullivan helps your recruiters become the best version of themselves.

8 Reasons Employee Well-Being Must Be Self-Managing

Why you should read it : Employee well-being is important to employee productivity.

Synopsis :  Well-being as opposed to wellness is a holistic element and takes into account our emotional, financial and spiritual well-being not just our physical. Due to everyones specific limits, employee well-being programs can not be applied to everyone. The best thin we can do for our employees is giving them the autonomy to take care of themselves.

Tragedy in Paris: Addressing the Human Side of Crises

Why you should read it : The Paris attacks have once again rocked the world into tragedy, Carol Harnett looks at what effect this has on your employees.

Synopsis :  In this article, the author mentions that, David Whitehouse a renowned leader in neuroscience and behavioral health mentions that in times of crisis, employees tend to turn to their employers for guidance and advice as if they were their extended family. This makes the timely employee communication in times of crisis of utmost importance.

The following link contains a wealth of resources to help HR professionals deal with their responsibilities in the wake of a crisis

In Focus: Paris Terrorist Attacks

The Truth About KPIs and Other Corporate Bullsh*t

Why you should read it : If you have dealt with KPI’s at on point or the other, you know how frustrating they can be and Suzanne Lucas shares your frustrations.

Synopsis :  In an effort to make our business practices as efficient as possible. We have begun to measure every single action of an employee such as their key strokes while he or she is on the clock. But our obsession with measuring and managing outputs is killing creativity. Suzanne Lucas discusses how to undo the damage KPI’s cause on our office culture.

Mark Zuckerberg is taking two months of paternity leave

Why you should read it : It’s time to remove the taboo surrounding paternity leave.

Synopsis :  In the past quarter a number of big tech companies have made groundbreaking additions to their leave policy. One of these changes include the ability for new fathers to take 6 weeks of paid leave with your partner. But due to the taboo surrounding paternity leave, many men feel that it is difficult to ask for this leave. Hopefully Mark Zuckerberg’s public announcement will be a positive step in solving this issue.

Should Computers Decide Who Gets Hired?

Why you should read it : Have you ever lost a job because nepotism won over meritocracy.

Synopsis :  Professors from University of Toronto, Yale and Harvard conducted an experiment where hiring decisions are conducted by an algorithm and HR managers. According to them there were 2 possible outcomes, in the first scenario decision-makers are privy to better, more comprehensive information about job candidates than tests and resumes can provide, thus they wind up hiring people who stick around longer and perform at a higher level. Or, it could be worse, with managers instead injecting their own biases or irrational preference into the decision making processes, thus making worse decisions for their firms. Read the article to find out about the results of their experiment.

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