Change Management Articles

When it comes time to make changes, the best managers direct the transition from start to finish. How have leaders managed change successfully?

An Essential Cog in the HR Machinery

Managerial efficiency is one of the most overlooked areas where technology can play a role. Aditi Sharma Kalra explores the experiences of HR leaders who have dabbled in HRIS decisions, integrated talent management, predictive analytics, and more.

As corporate purse strings tighten in the post-recession era and the need for ROI is seemingly ever-increasing, it’s not uncommon for workloads to expand without the corresponding increase in talent. And studies are finding that this is simply not good, either for short-term burnout or long-term health.

This dirty half-dozen utterances can undermine staffers’ trust in the process—and in you as a leader. Along with these taboos are alternatives to help foster dialogue and ease the transition.

Last week, we addressed the shifting workforce skills needed as we approach 2030, outlined in the recent McKinsey study The Shifting Future of the Workforce Part 1 .

A little over 100 years ago, in the wake of a bitter labor strike, it is believed that the National Cash Register Company created the first human resources department. Its focus was on compliance, wages, resolution of employee issues and, of particular importance at the time, workplace safety.

Agencies across government are experimenting with robotic process automation, technology that uses software robots to quickly perform common, highly repetitive tasks previously assigned to employees.

A few weeks ago, the Trump administration proposed combining the Department of Labor and the Department of Education into a new Department of Education and the Workforce. This proposal would require Congressional approval, and given how well the two parties and their multitude of factions get along at the moment, this idea is probably Dead on Arrival. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't do some thinking in terms of Human Resources, particularly recruitment and retention, in the hopes that Washington starts working again.

Many in human resources look at employee engagement and say, “How do I sell this to my organization as something that is critically important?” We all can quote studies that show engaged organizations increase ROI, limit expenses, and are more innovative; but let’s look at this from a practical standpoint, and say “How critical is building engagement to your organization?”

It's never too late to become the leader who takes your company to the top.

Human Resources in the Age of Digital Revolution

With the digital revolution in overdrive, everything is changing, and fast. Nowhere is this change more obvious, nay significant, than in the workplace.

Are You Failing Your Managers?

Your employees are demanding more feedback, greater transparency, and, like never before, the opportunity to achieve personal growth at work.

Rethink Change Management for Agile Initiatives

Companies that have applied change management to previous business or process changes must acknowledge that the pace and nature of agile means that traditional change management may not be enough.

Technology will continue to be a factor, but so will some methods that may surprise you.

The digital age is already upon us, but pundits are predicting that an unprecedented onslaught of automation is imminent.

How-to: Engage Staff in Lifelong Learning

With Malaysia’s vision to hit a target of 35% skilled workforce, the learning and development of staff is key to ensure sustainability of the business. In this exclusive, we speak to Mohd Irfan Zainal Abidin, head of learning and development, Touch ‘n Go (TNG) on how to engage staff in lifelong learning.

We Can do Better

Why is medical insurance seen by most as an “I’ve got to have it” benefit, while disability income protection is viewed as a “why do I need it” benefit? Why do we fail to counsel employers to consider disability income protection when this is such a basic need?

That is, of course, something of a trick question. Retaining employees is a major part of building a strong operation, but retention of employees is not the primary goal of a business or other organization. Apple Computer may be good at retaining employees, but its top priority is to generate a profit for shareholders, and it does so by producing technology people want to buy. Because it is successful at making a profit with nifty iPhones and such, people like to work there. Yet, I am certain that there is a manager somewhere at Apple who has driven down morale and has lost some good people owing to a management style that does address employee retention.

The findings of the Harvey Nash HR survey indicate that while HR is surely playing an active role in helping organizations adapt to the change underway, a lot more needs to be done. How is HR changing? Read here.

It’s 2009. You own a company that’s been doing fairly well. It’s not at the top of the field, but it’s comfortably living among the mid-range organizations in its business arena. Then the bottom falls out of its market.

Determine the scope of your plan, then evaluate your past pieces. After gathering candid employee feedback, craft your strategy.

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