What makes a best practice a best practice? Usually, the answer is a long period of trial and error, with time and experience revealing the most reliable method for addressing a particular challenge.
A recent New York trial court decision demonstrates the importance of carefully drafting employment contracts. In the high-profile case, Judge Arlene P. Bluth sided with the employee in rejecting the employer’s attempt to force an employment claim into arbitration. On the surface, the case is notable because the defending party was the Trump for President […]
Some nuances of business etiquette may have changed over the past few decades. But it’s still very important to cover, and especially with your organization’s future leaders. Here are a few things you’ll want to make sure your business etiquette training materials cover, especially for those employees who are essentially becoming the face of your […]
Research shows that two-thirds of adults sleep below the recommended 7–8 hours per night, losing 41 minutes of sleep, on average, per weeknight[i]. Often, this can be because of the burden of overworking or general job-related worries, and when the weekend arrives, workers are 5 hours behind the amount of sleep needed in order to […]
Benefits professionals are currently feeling pressure from all angles, required to keep a tight rein on costs, achieve consistent global governance and faultless administration, while demonstrating strategic value. Even though an organization’s investment in benefits is often substantial, usually second only to pay, the benefits function is often seen as secondary to the overall HR […]
Did you know that one-fifth of Americans recently reported that they work in a hostile environment? And disturbingly, that may not be as surprising to discover in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
With the advent of social media, a significant number of people have lost their jobs. From Roseanne Barr to James Gunn, the list of people with online mishaps runs long and deep. A few weeks ago, a Texas Children’s Hospital nurse joined the roster after she allegedly shared a Facebook post about a young patient […]
New research from Accountemps shows that as many as 74% of employees reported being tired on the job somewhat often. The potential impact of such fatigue on productivity and decision making makes this an important matter for any HR professional to try to tackle.
There’s no substitute to taking the time and care to develop individuals on their path to career success. By taking a few career pathing steps, you can strengthen employee engagement and your organization’s overall outlook.
Larger organizations have already been using the lure of better benefits to attract candidates. A new study shows that small businesses are joining the fray of the talent war by rolling out the best benefits they can muster.