Today’s executives don’t hold HR in very high esteem: according to Deloitte, “42 percent of business leaders believe their HR teams are underperforming or just getting by, compared to the 27 percent who rate HR as excellent or good when assessing HR and talent programs.”
For HR teams, this is demoralizing news. Amid economic ups and downs, a very real skill shortage, the Baby Boomers exodus, and rapidly changing technology (which ERP provider merged with whom, again?), HR teams have their hands full without the specter of a dissatisfied C-suite.
Who experiences greater levels of stress: you or your boss? When we ask this question while teaching workshops on leadership, nearly all the bosses in the room respond that they are the ones under greater stress. They’re wrong. Hard data makes it clear that non-leaders experience greater stress, and in many instances it has a negative effect on their performance.
While a talent management strategy that unifies every phase of the employee lifecycle is critical to building a resilient, engaged workforce, it’s only the beginning. Getting the most from your people—while keeping them ...Read more