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The most important quality to look for in new hires is passion, says Dana Stocks, the chief human resources officer at Philips. SmartBrief recently asked Stocks questions about how Philips recruits passionate workers and keeps them engaged. An edited version of his responses follows.
How does Philips encourage employees to become passionate about their work?
First, we hire passionate people because we believe our passion for improving lives is what sets us apart from the rest.[…] Continue Reading »
HR executives who want to become trusted members of the CEO’s inner circle should understand some things about their boss without being told, said former Society for Human Resource Management CEO Susan Meisinger at SHRM’s annual conference in Chicago.
1. CEOs don’t know everything happening in their industry.
No CEO has enough time to read every newspaper and trade publication.[…] Continue Reading »
Sweeping immigration reform legislation being considered in Congress could bring about positive change for employers, in particular granting them access to deeper pools of talented foreign workers, said speakers at the SHRM 2013 annual conference in Chicago. However, the legislation could also introduce new dangers, and HR professionals should start taking stock of their workforces to determine the fees they could incur.[…] Continue Reading »
Having to replace an employee is nothing new. Every business goes through the cycle. Sometimes, it’s the employee’s desire to move on; other times, it’s the company’s decision to part ways. Both sides have their reasons. It’s one thing for a company to have a turnover spell every now and then. But to have it happen in droves, to one specific generation of employees?[…] Continue Reading »
New ways of hiring, training and retaining talent. Embracing employee autonomy, feedback and empowerment. Changing the very structures of work and HR.
These are usually the ideas of futurists, outsiders or authors — think Daniel Pink’s book “Drive.” But on Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference, these ideas were championed by executives from companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Sanofi and FedEx Express.[…] Continue Reading »