Inside Human Resources - April 19th, 2019

Inside Human Resources (Apr 19th, 2019)

CBS News / Northwestern University / Follow Friday: Michael Beygelman / S&P 500

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Hi! I’m Nick, a writer at On behalf of our publication, I want to thank you for being a subscriber. I recently launched the Inside HR newsletter to bring you the top stories about human resources. I see that you recently took a look at one the Inside HR newsletters, which is why I’d like to personally invite you to join the newsletter. Please feel free to send me any interesting news you would like to see covered in this newsletter. You can reach me directly at I look forward to adding exciting local news to your inbox each week!— Nick Shekeryk

1. CBS News announced the hiring of Jose Andino as the new SVP of its human resources department on Thursday. Andino brings 20 years of HR experience— most recently as the VP of HR for Mediapro US— to the newly-created position for CBS News. The media station said Andino would be tasked with improving the overall strategy of the HR department. – DEADLINE

2. Northwestern University announced the retirement of its HR leader Pamela Beemer. As VP and chief HR officer, Beemer oversaw the strategic development of the Illinois school’s human resource division for over a decade. Beemer plans to retire in August and the school has yet to name her replacement. – NORTHWESTERN

3. Follow Friday: Michael Beygelman

Some people claim to have an interest in data, but for Michael Beygelman, data is a way of life. As a prominent thought leader on big data, Beygelman is obsessed with analyzing information that drives the global workforce. As the cofounder and CEO of Claro, Beygelman spearheaded the creation of unique human resources technology that measures the activity and behavior of job seekers to improve the search process. Beygelman’s passion for analytics can be seen on social media such platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter, which he utilizes to engage his audience on everything related to the global workforce. Follow Beygelman on Twitter @beygelman.

4. The health care sector is the worst-performing sector of the S&P 500. Last year, health care had a banner year. This year, the S&P 500 index has climbed 16 percent while health care saw a modest 3.8 percent rise from January to April 12. Analysts claim stricter regulation is dampening growth. Generic drug profits leading to lower annual earnings for Walgreens and CVS Health are also cited as contributing factors. Humana, Cigna, and UnitedHealth shares have also reportedly dropped this year. Both major political parties are seeking to lower prescription drug prices, putting more pressure on the health care sector. - WALL STREET JOURNAL

Note: This article originally appeared in a recent issue of Inside CFO.

5. An Oracle survey conducted by Dr. Tom Davenport and Dr. Donald Anderson revealed that 94 percent of respondents had accurate and real-time insight into the career development goals of employees. The survey findings suggest that HR departments are perhaps the most analytically-driven function of businesses. – HR DIVE

6. Hiring employees can be difficult and costly, which is why Entrepreneur South Africa suggest outsourcing your HR to trusted professionals who can help you build human capital without the associated costs or risks. - Entrepreneur South Africa

7. A new report from Betterworks suggests that the encouragement of employee feedback from managers and HR teams creates better overall work cultures. – CREDIT UNION TIMES

8. According to a report from ADP, the wage increase growth disparity between men and women is not up to par with the overall wage growth. The report suggests that while employee wages are increasing overall, women are still getting fewer wage increases than men. – HR DIVE

9. Having a passion for staying up to date on the latest research and trends within your industry is one of the signs that you may be an HR rock star. Forbes details some of the qualities that SMBs search for— and need— in leaders of HR departments. – FORBES

10. Learning about which employees are at risk of leaving is helpful for staying ahead of the curve when it comes to hiring. HR Technologist offers a few ways in which having solid predictive analytics technology can help your HR department thrive, no matter what comes your way. – HR TECHNOLOGIST 

Nick Shekeryk has a professional background rich in digital marketing and media. His work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New York Post, The Post-Standard, and on, among others. He has a graduate degree in journalism from Syracuse University, as well as creative writing and philosophy degrees from Seattle University. He lives in Seattle, WA, and spends his spare time playing and coaching baseball, running half marathons, and seeing as much live music as possible. You can follow Nick on Twitter at @NickShekeryk.

Editing team: Kim Lyons (Pittsburgh-based journalist and managing editor at Inside); Susmita Baral (senior editor at Inside, who runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram); and David Stegon (senior editor at Inside, whose reporting experience includes cryptocurrency and technology).

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