How Healthy Is Your Wellness Program?

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Take our new Employee Wellness Program Assessment. Then, find improvement ideas using APQC’s Employee Health and Wellness Resource Collection.

Nearly a year has passed since my last blog post on employee wellness programs. As June is National Employee Wellness Month* in the United States, I want to share some of the research that I have come across since my last post on this topic.

5 “Rules” For Recruiting Technical Talent

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Is your organization among the many that are struggling to fill technical jobs?

Big Differences Found in HR Shared Services Center Performance

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The difference between top and bottom performance levels for HR shared services organizations (HR SSOs) is significant. These are the findings of an HR SSO benchmarking study conducted by APQC and consulting company ScottMadden.

The survey of 20 HR SSOs revealed that compared to bottom performers, top performing HR SSOs:

Work Force Planning 4 Ways

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Talent shortages have many organizations revisiting their approaches to work force planning.

APQC’s Work Force Capabilities survey revealed that a majority of participating organizations are experiencing talent shortages [1] and that most of these organizations see work force planning as part of their answer to the talent shortage challenge [2].

What’s Good About Bad Manners at Work?

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Think about a time when you were treated with disrespect while at work. Most, if not all, of us have had this experience. Whether in the form of texting during meetings, gossiping about co-workers, withholding information, or taking credit for others’ work—bad manners and uncivil behaviors are a common and arguably unavoidable part of working life.

It’s Recovery Time for Work/Life Balance

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Over the past several years, high levels of unemployment pushed the topic of work/life balance to the HR sidelines. With hiring in the United States reaching levels not seen since 2008 (as reported by the Gallup Job Creation Index), the time has come for HR to revisit work/life balance.

During the global recession, workers assumed heavy workloads and worked long hours in an effort to remain employed. As they gain more employment options, they will seek to restore balance between their work and personal lives.

Just Released—Technical Talent Management Report

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Earlier this week, we released our latest human capital management (HCM) best practices report. It is full of strategies to help organizations beat the technical talent shortage.

Technical Talent Management: Sourcing, Developing, and Retaining Technical Talent describes 19 best practices for effectively managing technical talent across the employment life cycle. Topics include:

Solutions to Your Technical Talent Challenges

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An informal poll conducted during APQC’s July 2011 Human Capital Management Community Call found that when it comes to managing technical talent organizations’ top challenges span the entire talent management life cycle—from sourcing to developing employees to rewards and recognition and knowledge retention.
 

Cast Your Vote

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APQC is finalizing its human capital management (HCM) best practices research agenda for 2012. Take our brief survey to tell us which study topics interest you:  http://www.apqc.org/hcmvoc12.

Topics already under consideration include:

Building a Flexible Work Force—This study would examine how best-practice organizations use different employee arrangements (part time, contract, outsourced, etc.) to modify staffing as business conditions change.

HR Benchmarks on Demand

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When it comes to HR metrics there is no shortage at APQC. But did you know that APQC members have access to a wide range of HR metrics at any time? APQC’s Benchmarks on Demand tool (available via our Web site) allows members to browse, select, and download HR metrics in real time.

Need to know: