New Job Titles Revolutionizing HR, What OSHA’s New Guidance Means For You and Why Talent Is The Answer, Not Talent Management

In this week’s highlights we’ll cover new job titles revolutionizing HR, what OSHA’s new guidance means for you and why talent is your answer, not talent management.

New Job Titles Revolutionizing HR

In last year’s attention-grabbing Harvard Business Review study, “21 HR Jobs of the Future” authors Jeanne Meister and Robert Brown worked with CHROs and other people professionals to discern what new responsibilities HR leaders will have in the coming decade. And at an HR Tech Conference panel this week, Brown shared that those roles are closer than we think. 

Brown—who himself opted to follow the bright lights of digital transformation as vice president of the Cognizant Center for Future of Work—said the new chapter of HR jobs are focused on five essential themes: wellbeing, organizational trust, creativity and innovation, data literacy, and human and machine partnerships.

To view the entire article by HR Executive click here.

What OSHA’s New Guidance Means For You

On Aug. 13, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of Covid-19 in the Workplace. This release updates prior OSHA guidance to reflect changes for fully vaccinated individuals issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

In its updated guidance, OSHA emphasizes that vaccination is “the most effective way” to protect workers from the risk of Covid in the workplace and recommends that all workers, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. 

In addition, OSHA urges employers to require workers to get vaccinated or to undergo regular Covid testing. The agency also strongly encourages employers to provide paid time off to workers for the time it takes to get vaccinated and recover from side effects.

To view the entire article by TNLT (Talent Management & HR) click here.

Averbook: Talent Is The Answer, Not Talent Management

Human resource leaders must look beyond technology to keep employees engaged and satisfied. 

Human resources is relying on technology to solve their employees’ problems and challenges—but often to the detriment of the same employees they are trying to serve.

That was one of the main messages—and warnings—from Jason Averbook Thursday during the day’s closing keynote at the HR Tech Conference. In a wide-ranging address titled “After 18 Months of Disruption: Reinventing Organizational Purpose for the Future,” the co-founder and CEO of LeapGen and HRE columnist said HR needs to focus on the people and not the technology that they are pursuing. 

To read the interview featured in HR Executive click here.

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