Entries by SHRM.org

Using Pictures and Storytelling to Present Business Data

Do you want people to pay attention when you present HR data? Do you want to motivate leadership to act on those findings? Try telling a story.
“Stories resonate and stick with your audience in ways that data alone does not,” said data visualization expert Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, founder and CEO of Storytelling with Data, a Milwaukee-based consultancy dedicated to communicating better with data.

When You Don’t Hire an Internal Candidate

When employers post an open job, they often grapple with the question of whether to hire from within or seek expertise from outside the company. While many choose to offer current employees a shot at newly created or vacant jobs, sometimes internal candidates aren’t selected—for valid reasons. When this happens, though, it raises the risk that internal candidates will be disheartened and disengaged.