Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban the box” legislation impacted background check policies? The infographic below answers these questions and more.
With the recent tragic death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, my family and I decided to watch one of his many great films over the weekend, Dead Poets Society. The movie is about a group of boys at a private prep school. It’s there that they meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who is played by Williams.
Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Rick Buchman’s take on how to connect HR metrics to meaningful company goals; today, key considerations for world-class metrics.
HR activities, such as training, staffing, orientation, discipline, and benefits, are difficult to directly connect to operational performance metrics, such as sales, profitability, costs, delivery, quality, and service. And they tend to be reactive, not proactive. Consultant Rick Buchman shows you how to connect the dots.
By William Taylor
If you want higher productivity from your employees and better customer service, one way to achieve that is boosting employee engagement. A recent survey reported that about 63 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged in their jobs. When employees are disengaged, they lose productivity and can negatively impact the morale of other team members, too. When management actively seeks ways to boost employee engagement, it can have a direct positive effect on the company’s profitability. Here are seven steps that you can take.