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The Upsides of Quiet Hiring for Employees and Organizations

Quiet hiring can also be good for staff when done right

Quiet hiring may sound like the newest buzzword to explain the ever-changing workplace, but it is not a new concept. One way to describe it is this: Organizations that are unable to hire new staff will disperse the responsibilities to internal staff or hire part-time or contract employees.

While on the surface quiet hiring sounds like more work for staff and a headache for organizations to manage, HR experts say it can be a win-win for everyone involved if done with transparency and openness.

Ethical Approach

Instead of springing new responsibilities on employees out of the blue, employers should have candid and open communication with staff about it, said Jim Link, chief human resources officer for the Society for Human Resource Management. Doing so will help get staff buy-in.

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