Communicating complicated employee benefit provisions is not easy. Explaining everything in a way that the average plan participant will understand just may not be possible. Different communication channels for different groups likely will have to be used; one size does not fit all. Let’s hope the DOL recognizes this.
The job interview process is getting longer. Although there are many reasons for this increase—including more thorough “screening methods” such as group panel interviews, background checks, and skills tests—one of the biggest delays for recruiters comes at the very onset of the interview process, where screening a high volume of candidates is bogged down by waiting for qualified applicants to call back.
“Sometimes I want to throw in the towel at work. Employees are looking to me for leadership and sometimes I just want to quit.” As an HR leader, do thoughts similar to these ever cross your mind?
Uber built a name for itself as the company that overhauled and uprooted the traditional taxi industry. The rapid rise and success of Uber made it a household name with companies vying to be the “Uber of X” in their industry and while companies want to copy the business model, there’s one thing no one […]
Do you have a mentoring program in your organization? Have you found that employees naturally integrate technology into their interactions?
EmployeeChannel, Inc., a provider of mobile apps for employee engagement and communication, has released the findings of a new study exploring communication requirements of nondesktop, remote, and office workers. Despite their different work environments, all three segments share a common view of the importance, frequency, and channels of communication. They also share remarkably similar expectations […]
In order to change bad behavior, you have to first recognize it.
by Dinita L. James Defiant public displays of racism and bigotry have been reported around Arizona. I haven’t witnessed such brazenness since my youth in rural North Carolina in the 1960s and early 1970s. I’m not saying that hearts and minds were changed, but the racists learned to whisper among themselves to avoid overwhelming public […]
Before posting pictures of your late-night revelry or complaints about your job on social media, think again—70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, up significantly from 60% last year and 11% in 2006.
Staying in regulatory compliance and treating employees consistently are goals any employer would have. Continuing to do so as the organization grows and operates across multiple states, however, can present many challenges. How can an organization grow and continue to operate across state lines while minimizing risks and maximizing productivity?