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HR professionals are encountering unprecedented challenges – as well as new opportunities to contribute to organizational competitiveness. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional association, offers deep insight and expert guidance. Human resource and workplace experts contributed articles to SHRM’s report on the profession’s current potentials and risks. For HR professionals who seek to stay abreast of the constant changes in the field and to offer crucial leadership to their organizations, getAbstract recommends this wide-ranging, actionable report.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What challenges HR professionals are facing in 2018, and
  • How HR professionals can foster their own leadership abilities and gain greater respect for their department.

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The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest HR professional association.



“Sustaining Employee Engagement and Job Satisfaction”

Today’s changing workplace requires new approaches to securing employee engagement, according to Karen Paul, leader of the Global Measurement Center of Expertise at 3M. For CEOs, employee engagement is one of the top-five priorities – but strategic initiatives often fail to deliver results.  Although the workplace factors that contribute to job satisfaction remain the same, changes in the workplace can counteract them. Rapid pace of change, lack of clarity on priorities, reduced decision-making opportunities and pressures to increase productivity all pose obstacles to employee satisfaction and engagement. Paul recommends sharpening your focus on priorities, helping employees align with the organization’s goals, helping supervisors and managers get better at execution and problem solving, finding new ways to communicate transparently, and placing special focus on improving engagement for experienced employees. 

“Modernizing the Employee-Employer Relationship”

John Jersin, CEO of the recruiting software company Connectifier, urges innovation and increased awareness of crucial measures...

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