See what HR leaders have to say about the challenges facing them now -- and in the future.
This article accompanies What's Keeping You Up Now?
See the full findings from HRE's survey of HR leaders on "What's Keeping HR Up at Night."
Questions asked include:
What do you consider to be the three biggest HR challenges being faced by your organization today?
In which of the following areas are you currently spending the majority of your time?
During the past 18 months, how has the level of stress in your job changed?
How would you rate your personal level of work/life balance?
Would you recommend a career in human resources to one of your children or the child of a sibling or friend?
How concerned are you about losing talent as a recovery takes hold?
What steps are you and your organization taking in the next 12 months to boost employee retention?
How would you assess the current state of employee morale and engagement in your organization?
Do you foresee baby boomers retiring in greater numbers as a recovery takes hold?
What percentage of your current workforce do you expect to retire in the next 12 months?
Do you anticipate making any significant changes to your retirement plans in the next 12 months?
What kinds of changes do you anticipate making to your retirement plans in the next 12 months?
What degree of time, energy and worry will the healthcare-reform law have on your HR organization?
Is your organization considering phasing out health benefits in light of the 2010 healthcare law?
How did the overall size of your organization's workforce change during the past 18 months (including acquisitions or divestitures that occurred)?
What effect has the downsizing of staff had on your organization's ability to achieve its goals and objectives?
How did the size of your overall HR department change during the past 12 months?
Do you feel your HR department is currently staffed appropriately to handle its workload?
What HR disciplines are most in need of additional staff?
How would you rate the effectiveness of your HR team in delivering strategic value to the organization?