Chief HR officers' pay went up in 2016, but they still make less than other C-suite executives, an Equilar report shows. Median pay for CHROs at large public companies was $1.7 million, with health care CHROs making the most, on average.
Give employees the tools they need to provide your company with valuable information about themselves, customers and vendors, says Stacey Harris, vice president of research and analytics for Sierra-Cedar. "The biggest race right now is who has the most data," she says.
Consider creating small teams that are given the authority to make strategic decisions, writes James Allen, a Bain & Co. partner. "Micro-battle teams use agile ways of working to achieve narrowly focused missions, not sweeping divisional priorities," Allen writes.
To change your company's culture, focus on a few key players, writes Jerome Parisse-Brassens, regional director for Walking the Talk Asia Pacific. "Build your tipping point for change as you would play a game of chess: Think strategically, don't move too fast, and analyse your pieces," he writes.
The best way to reduce workplace harassment is to hire more women, promote them to management positions and make sure CEOs are sending a consistent anti-harassment message, write Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev. In addition, "establish a formal open-door policy that encourages employees to bring concerns to anyone in management," they write.
Technology helps HR with many of the tasks related to finding talent, but the hiring process still requires skilled recruiters who have good judgment, are good interviewers and can promote the company, writes Linda Brenner, managing director of Talent Growth Advisors.
The best way to motivate employees is by nurturing personal interaction and human relationships, writes Mark Sawyier, CEO of Bonfyre. Sawyier suggests four ways to foster "intrinsic motivation" in the workplace, including promoting small, informal events to let employees know they matter and rethinking digital platforms that encourage impersonal interactions.
More than 60% of parents struggle to find child care or preschool facilities that are up to their health and safety standards, and about 50% of parents are not confident they can identify a healthy and safe facility, according to a national poll by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital of 307 parents of youths ages 1 to 5. The poll also finds safety is the main concern, with about 70% of parents rejecting facilities in "sketchy" locations.
Include fun holiday checklists for your prospects or thank your customers by offering discounts on future purchases to make your emails more intriguing during this time of the year. If you offer a discount, try to make it a timed offer to encourage a purchase during the holiday season, writes Meg Prater.