Agile HR: How to Manage Small Teams
Organizations, both big and small, need direction and development. The Human Resources department is the conduit by which organizations are shaped and propelled forward. This designation has come to be known as agile HR whereas the Harvard Business Review describes, “HR needs to provide the same services it’s always provided – hiring, professional development, performance management – but in ways that are responsive to the ongoing change in the culture and work style of the organization.”
Agile HR: Systems of Transparency and Engagement
Technology is driving much of the innovation in the business world, and it’s the impetus behind the principles of agile HR. With this innovation comes new demands for organizations to develop a more agile approach to doing business, and this is made possible by, of all places, the human resources department.
Agile HR: P2P Rewards and Recognition
The unemployment rate in the U.S. currently sits at 4.3%, which is great for the economy in general and workers in particular. As a result, companies are having to reconsider the agile ways that they develop and mature the workforce that they already have, and that conversation often starts with compensation.
James Damore and Diversity in the Tech Industry
It has now been nearly six weeks since the James Damore memo blew the lid off the conversation surrounding diversity in the tech industry. Damore was fired shortly after publishing the 10-page diatribe where he quoted Wikipedia, debunked studies, and individual anecdotes to argue against gender diversity at Google. His memo drew outrage for suggesting, among other things, that women possess “higher anxiety, lower stress tolerance” and that for women, leadership positions “may not be worth it if [they] want a balanced and fulfilling life”. Men, he argued, want leadership roles and should have them, and so the industry should focus on endorsing part-time, low-stress work for women to keep them in the industry as well.