Are You a Micromanager? | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

Having a supportive and involved manager provides workers with many well-documented benefits. However, what happens when managers provide their direct reports with unnecessary or unwanted help and “micromanage” their team? Research shows that micromanagement of others can have a negative impact on things such as employee morale and performance. This new article shares three questions to help managers …

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Can You Answer These 6 Questions Related to Your Organization’s Strategic Workforce Planning? | Brian Heger

Workforce Planning

If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. Strategic workforce planning (SWP) remains a priority for many organizations, yet practitioners still struggle to implement it effectively. One reason for this challenge is the overwhelming nature of deciding where to begin. In such instances, simple frameworks can provide invaluable guidance. This one-page …

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4 Research-Based Studies on Different Aspects of Talent and the Workplace

HR Effectiveness

As HR and talent practitioners increasingly turn to evidence-based research to inform talent management and workplace practices, here’s my one-page cheat sheet with four studies on: return-to-office mandates, work-from-home impact on working mothers, performance feedback, and internal mobility. For instance: 1) Return-to-office (RTO) mandates: a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that a) no significant changes were observed in S&P …

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New Dell Return-To-Office Strategy: Potential Impact On Remote Workers | Fortune

Workforce Trends

Organizations continue to announce updates to their return-to-office (RTO) mandates, encompassing changes such as increasing the number of required in-office days, restricting specific days to work remotely, and incorporating workers’ compliance with RTO mandates into their performance reviews. One organization that continues to receive much attention from its most recent RTO announcement is Dell Technologies, which informed workers that …

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Redesign Diversity Recruiting to Reach Neglected Talent Pools | Gartner

Talent Acquisition

Many organizations continue to face challenges in attracting and hiring talent to meet their needs. However, as highlighted in this Gartner article, recruiting practices often overlook unconventional talent segments possessing valuable skills. A few of these segments include 1) candidates who are near or past the traditional retirement age but are still working, 2) individuals with career gaps or who …

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The Rise of Global Digital Jobs | World Economic Forum

Workforce Trends

Many leaders continue to navigate decisions about hybrid, remote, and flexible work arrangements within their organizations. As these decisions are made, it’s crucial for organizations to approach them thoughtfully, considering various factors, such as the type of work that specific roles entail. With this in mind, I recently shared CIPD’s one-page decision chart aimed at aiding organizations …

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Responsible AI in Recruitment Guidance | Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology

Talent Acquisition

This new 49-page report offers insights on leveraging AI in recruitment and hiring while mitigating associated risks. It outlines considerations for organizations before procuring an AI platform, including identifying problems to solve, communicating AI usage to applicants, evaluating system capabilities, and assessing the need for employee training or resources. The report includes questions to ask …

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Four Examples of How Organizations are Implementing Different Workplace Practices | Curated by Brian Heger

Workforce Trends

As HR practitioners learn from peers about the impact of talent and workplace practices being implemented in their organizations, here are examples to draw from: Internal talent marketplace. This MIT Sloan Management Review article delves into Booz Allen’s initial year experience in launching an ITM, highlighting hurdles faced, strategies applied, and key lessons learned. One …

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A Five-Step Guide to Improving Your Employer Brand | MIT Sloan Management Review

Talent Acquisition

If you find value in content like this, sign up for my Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. This new article presents a five-step process for developing a superior employer brand, drawing insights from leading global employers. It highlights the significance of employer branding, likening it to consumer branding, but without the equivalent depth of interest and research. …

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