Hiring the right people is a top challenge for small and medium businesses, according to data from Gartner’s recent Top Technology Trends for SMBs . More than two thirds (39 percent) of these companies cited it as the biggest constraint they face in striving to achieve their business goals over the next one to two years.
Adoption of project management software has been on an upswing for years. The benefits of having all project team members use the same tool extend to project teams of all stripes. That’s why it is crucial for creative project teams to know how these tools impact their work. (more…)
If you had to book an appointment over the phone and were forced to wait on hold before you were able to do it, would you hang up and go somewhere else? According to recent GetApp research, your customers would.
What does the future of human resource management hold?
The world of work is changing due to a rise in remote working, gig economy projects and freelancing, and a generational switch, which is changing the way we view our roles at work an in society as a whole.
But what will all of this mean for the HR professionals who continue to try to manage the wellbeing of their employees (no matter where they are located), as well as attract the best talent, and develop these high performers through better learning management systems and employee development programs.
The subscription service industry is booming: in 2017 the industry grew by 11 million subscribers in the US, and has grown by two hundred percent annually since 2011. But despite this exponential growth, still two out of five people have cancelled their subscription to a product subscription service. (more…)
Talent management strategy report: overhaul performance reviews and switch to managing talented teams
Employee turnover and employee engagement are the biggest challenges talent management professionals are facing at the moment. This is closely followed by — and strongly linked to — creating a company culture to attract and retain talent.
When we put together the top HR trends for 2017, we featured recruitment marketing, artificial intelligence/predictive analytics, and chatbots. And in 2018… we’ll see more of the same. As budgets continue to shrink for many smaller companies and HR departments, it seems that many businesses are taking longer to adopt certain trends than originally thought.
60 percent of small to medium sized businesses are currently managing their inventory using manual methods—that’s according to original data we collected from small to medium sized businesses seeking to invest in inventory management software. Paper, pens, and Excel spreadsheets are among the manual methods they’re using to control and monitor their stock, opening themselves up to countless potential manual errors.
Many software implementations fail or don’t live up to expectations. However, this isn’t always because of a problem with the product, but rather the software selection process was flawed.
Staying compliant with HR, and absence and leave regulations is tough enough, without the regulators themselves not being able to make up their mind on whether a new law should be passed or not.
Take the paid overtime rule that was introduced by President Obama, which would have raised the salary threshold for exemption from $23,660 to $47,476. This rule —which was set to go into effect on 1 December 2016— was put on hold by the federal courts in November 2016, before being permanently blocked on 31st August 2017.