If you haven’t seen it, Jonathan Benhamou, CEO and co-founder of PeopleDoc wrote a great post about New Year’s resolutions. You can check it out here. While I was reading the post, it reminded me of goal setting.
According to Equifax Workforce Solutions, 40 percent of employees who leave their jobs do so within the first six months. This can cost organizations thousands of dollars. Once an organization has spent a lot of time and money hiring an employee, the last thing they want is for the employee to leave.
Once you’ve identified a great candidate, the last thing any organization wants is to lose them during the interview phase. That’s why it’s important to have an effective and efficient interview process.
At this year’s HR Technology Conference and Expo, I had the chance to chat with the folks from People Doc and joined them in celebrating their latest round of funding. Our conversation focused on the future. Not just the future for People Doc but for the human resources profession. Of course, recruiting came up. The unemployment rate is at pre-Great Recession levels. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for organization to find the best talent.
Technology is an essential part of the way we conduct business today. While everything in our business doesn’t have to be automated, there are some basic technologies that most consumers expect. A couple of examples include a website and automated phone directories. These technologies help customers find information quickly to engage with the company.
At the risk of sounding like a well-worn cliché, if human resources wants business partner status, they need to be prepared to produce, discuss and be held accountable to the numbers. But in today’s competitive business environment, defining what numbers human resources needs to track can be a moving target.