Happy Halloween! We hope you are getting only treats today and no tricks. But in keeping with the holiday spirit, today’s post highlights some unintended tricks employers may face from Halloween. Many employers will have already hosted a Halloween office party or allowed employees to dress up today to celebrate, but the Halloween festivities, whether […]
Month: October 2016
by Dan Oswald Recently, one of my colleagues suggested that we have a “bring your parents to work” day at the company. It’s a great idea and one that I, frankly, would have never thought of even though it makes perfect sense. Many companies have a “bring your kids to work” day, although many people […]
Employees are working harder, but not smarter, according to research from The Smith Institute, a think tank based in the United Kingdom.
Cold and flu season is approaching fast, and with it comes the numerous excuses for missing work. Yes, most of your workers can be trusted to take a day off for actually being sick, but there are some rare instances where your employees may be fudging a bit.
Results of a recent survey indexing the attitudes of women in technology careers shows that women in tech careers are running into a number of obstacles in climbing the corporate ladder, which may be impacting their salary and long-term career trajectory. The more than 1,500 women responding to the survey indicated that what they would […]
By Lori Kleiman Why assess? It’s not about being right or wrong—it’s about being aware. Evaluation allows you to identify weaknesses and confirm that your HR function is in compliance with relevant laws and policies. It is critical that all managers look at their programs and process on a regular basis as processes and needs […]
By Sandy Pennington, chief people and process officer, Clinicient In 2013, 52% of employers stated that their top business challenge was hiring and retaining talent. As this business challenge shows no signs of letting up any time soon, companies must rethink their approach to talent management.
A recent study shows that the overwhelming majority of workers want to work anywhere besides at work.
by Carla Oliver When a person applies for a job, the job generally comes with a title that an employer believes to be descriptive of the role and reflective of the duties and responsibilities of the position. In many cases, an employer’s assignment of a job title to a particular role is done without a […]
The workplace is not immune from the rising volume of rhetoric from the presidential campaign. After a May survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that political volatility was affecting some workplaces, SHRM repeated survey questions in October to determine whether Campaign 2016 was continuing to have an impact. “As we approach […]