We know that being an HR manager can be particularly taxing – from outlining workplace rules to preventing the next discrimination lawsuit. Wouldn’t you just love it if all the latest in HR news was condensed into a capsule for a quick read? Help us help you stay updated.
Why you should read it: See how you can draw useful conclusions from the mountain of HR data you have accumulated over the years.
Synopsis : Bernard Marr, an expert on Big Data, asks his readers to move beyond the conundrum that is the ethical debate surrounding Big Data. He asks us to decipher if we are asking ‘Big Data’ the right questions. The author provides examples on how companies like Bank of America, Human Scale are using Big Data to uncover trends.
Why you should read it: Pankaj Bansal makes 4 indisputable points that liken Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a ‘Pro-HR expert’.
Synopsis : “[L]ike an able Chief Executive Officer,[Narendra Modi] he knew that it’s the “talent” of human potential that is going to take India towards its journey to become the Superpower and he took steps to leverage this potential.” Pankaj Bansal simplifies Prime Minister Modi’s strategy into 4 marco-level HR policies that can be used as a formula for success for any firm.
Why you should read it: Bureaucracy is the antichrist to new ideas and risk appetite. See how you can foster innovation in your big company.
Synopsis : Big companies such as GE, Tyco and Mastercard are initializing incubators that will give their companies a startup feel. With over 90% of millennials preferring to work for a start-up, this is a necessary move to have an edge in the fierce battle for talent that is ensuing. Kris Dunn outlines some of the growing pains companies are going to face as “they attempt to become more nimble and have a startup division.”
Why Meddling Management Can Be Just as Bad as Micromanagement
Why you should read it: Crystal Spraggins differentiates between a meddling manager and a micromanager and then goes on to state why both are bad for business.
Synopsis : According to Theodore Roosevelt, “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”. Ms. Spraggins not only gives us the tools to recognize if we are meddling, she also helps us stop ‘the madness’.She also shows us the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for when we stop meddling.
Why you should read it: This post helps you understand why your employees are resisting change and how to get them on board.
Synopsis : The evolutionary principle of adapting to survive applies to companies as well. Jacob Shriar uses neuroscience to help you do a better job of implementing organisational change.
Managers and Executives? They Just Need to Stop and Talk to Each Other
Why you should read it: This post helps HR personnel that need to facilitate communication between employees.
Synopsis : Communication is necessary for any relationship to work and that holds true even for the one between Managers and Executives. Executives tend to shy away from any unstructured conversation. Patty Azzarello explains to her readers how unstructured conversation may be uncomfortable but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is extremely necessary.