March 2018
2018  HR Leadership Connection: 
April 11 - 13, 2018
Fairfax, VA  

Join A&E HR pros from across the country for an immersive two day event that will examine how HR will be at the forefront of helping organizations meet the challenges of the next-gen workforce. 

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SHRM Annual Conference 
Jun. 17-20, 2018
Chicago, IL

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Transactional vs Strategic HR 
A few weeks ago, my colleague Cyndi Branciforte and I facilitated a panel session with a group of CEOs from small, medium and large firms about moving HR departments from transactional relationships to strategic counselors.

For most of my career Human Resources within an organization have been viewed as a department to "process" paperwork, manage the employee life cycle from hiring to termination and ensure compliance with federal and local laws. However, over the past few years there has been a fundamental shift among many organizations to move HR into more of a strategic partnership role.

Why? F or one CEO, the a-ha moment was the realization that HR was truly responsible for the future of their company, its people, not its products, were going to ensure continued success. 

Others discussed how they developed true strategic relationships with their HR department because it truly has the pulse on the organization and is the best partner to be making decisions about a company's workplace culture and employee engagement. While in M&A environments, HR is one of the most critical partners when conducting due di ligence.

As leaders, we should be looking to our HR department as true partners who contribute to the strategic growth of our organizations. By moving your HR function out of a transactional role into a strategic function, you're ensuring that these individuals and their knowledge and expertise of people and processes will be an enormous contribution to the leadership and success of your organization.
Barbara Irwin, President, HR Advisors Group
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2018 HR Leadership Connection is April 11

What We've Been Thinking About 

The Case for Teleworking in the Modern World 
I n today's world, the issue of telecommuting is a hot topic. No matter how you feel about it, the number of organizations allowing their employees to telecommute is growing each year. According to a study by Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs , in 2015, nearly 4 million U.S. employees worked from home at least half the time, representing three percent of the workforce, a 115 percent increase from 2005. That's a lot of telecommuters!

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