After covering “The Stories That Impacted HR in 2014” in our last post, we now turn to the content—articles and blog posts—that made HR take notice this year.
Our HRmarketer software monitors HR trends and tracks the most popular content in the industry based on the social shares of a sampling of more than 6,000 HR influencers, and we used it to identify 10 of the most-shared content pieces in HR this year.
- Telecommuting is the Future of Work by Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro) Meghan looks at the growing trend of offering employees flexible work and the increase in remote workers. She highlights self-awareness and collaboration as key elements in successful remote-working cultures. Read full content.
- How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To by Heidi Grant Halvorson (@hghalvorson) Heidi provides strategies to help readers get better at not procrastinating on projects and tasks by looking at the reasons why people procrastinate. Read full article.
- The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool by Harrison Monarth (@HarrsionMonarth) Harrison discusses a study coming out of Johns Hopkins on the influence a great story can have, particularly when used in marketing. The study, which came out this fall, analyzed 108 Super Bowl ads. Read full content.
- Companies Say No to Having an HR Department by Lauren Weber (@laurenweberwsj) and Rachel Feintzeig (@RachelFeintzeig) This piece in The Wall Street Journal looks at why some organizations are axing their HR departments and the issues and stumbling blocks they experience in the process. Read full article.
- What? No Job Postings?!? by Michael Bailen (@BailenOut) Written when Michael was senior HR manager at Zappos, he describes why the company turned its recruiting function on its head and started focusing on relationships and the real candidate experience. Read full post.
- Why You Hate Work by Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) and Christine Porath This New York Times opinion piece looks at several studies on employee engagement and satisfaction with some fascinating findings. Read full content.
- The Hot HR Technology Trends of 2014 by Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro) Another Forbes piece by Meghan that received tons of attention this year. She breaks down the results of an Information Services Group survey on “Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery.” Read full article.
- What People Are Really Doing When They’re On a Conference Call by Gretchen Gavett (@GretchenMarg) In this eye-opening piece, Gretchen looks at the results of an InterCall survey. Some of the findings are not surprising – employees do other work the most while on conference calls. But some other responses included going to the restroom and exercising. Read full content.
- Attending HR Tech? Here are my Top 10 Tips – #HRTechConf by Steve Boese (@SteveBoese) As one of the largest and most popular conferences in the HR industry, it’s no surprise to see content from the conference co-chair getting lots of attention. Read full post.
- Top 100 HR Influencers To Follow on Twitter by WittyParrot (@wittyparrotapp) Lists were extremely popular last year, and when a post lists top influencers it’s bound to get lots of visibility because who doesn’t like to be included in a top 100 list? Read full content.
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