Articles from HR News.
In the IPMA-HR report, HR2020: Shifting Perspectives—A Vision for Public Sector HR, culture was identified as one of the five essential focus areas for human resources professionals who are committed to leading and influencing transformational change. Along with the areas of leadership, talent, technology and communication, culture was highlighted because improvements in this area can have significant and long-lasting impact.
Nothing within an organization is as inevitable as change itself and 2017 will be no exception. Many in the federal and private sectors believe change is good, though managing and navigating change is often harder as there are questions that must be answered to include:
Women bring different experiences, perspectives and competencies to leadership roles. Providing targeted leadership programs for women is not just a diversity initiative, it is a business imperative. Still, women often fight an uphill battle when trying to qualify for leadership positions in male-dominated industries. While many workplaces have committed to fostering equality of opportunity, barriers to advancement remain.
The long-forecast silver tsunami may never hit. Baby boomers, unable to afford retirement, are holding on to their jobs for ever-greater lengths, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This has placed some tension on government human resources professionals, as they are pulled in several opposing directions by having to manage the needs of employees of wide- ranging ages. This is the topic that IPMA-HR 2016 Benchmarking Survey tackled, and this article presents a few of the most actionable findings.
One of the questions I get asked most frequently when I conduct training for a business is “Should you show appreciation to someone who isn't performing well?”