Survival Tactics For the New World of Recruiting and HR: The Best From SHRM

As our fast-paced world evolves, new workplace expectations are emerging — from work-life balance to good company culture. Often times, human resources and recruiting are at the heart of making these changes happen.

This week, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR membership organization, hosted its annual conference, where industry leaders discussed everything from the role robots will play in the human workforce to how social media has impacted recruiting. Here are a few highlights from the conference:

“AVERAGE” IS OFFICIALLY OVER

At least that’s what author Tom Friedman says about our hyper-connected world. Among other Day 1 and 2 insights? Recruiters need to start thinking like marketers, says Glassdoor, and 90% of candidates are now searching for jobs on their mobile devices.

THE REALITY OF WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY

These days, HR and recruiters can’t underestimate the importance of technology and social media in their workplace. Unfortunately, there’s still some work that needs to be done — 16% of consumers lag in the technology adoption curve compared to 40% of HR professionals! Here’s how to get up to speed:

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE

We all want to feel included. At what cost though? The top regret of the dying is not living a life that was true to themselves, says speaker Joe Gerstandt. He gives 5 future practices for diversity and inclusion in the workplace:

What advice or insights do you have to share for creating a top organization? Let us know below!

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