Category: HR Management

There are dozens of details to take care of in the day-to-day operation of your department and your company. We give you case studies, news updates, best practices and training tips that keep your organization fully in compliance with ever-changing employment law, and you fully aware of emerging HR trends.

Anatomy of an Action Item

In previous posts, we’ve discussed the importance of meeting minutes as well as the elements that should be included in meeting minutes. One item, in particular, we noted as important is action items. There are many ways to document action items, but we recommend using a consistent structure in a table format to make sure […]

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close, but here we are. As part of my personal year-end celebration, I have prepared an informal ranking of the top mistakes I’ve tried to help clients avoid, correct, or defend in the past 12 months. I figured this might be a good “to do” […]

Are Meeting Minutes Really Important?

How does work get done in organizations? By people; and, frequently, by people working with other people to achieve some mutual goal. In the process, these people need to communicate with each other. This can be done in a variety of ways, but one quintessential and seemingly green team communication tool is meetings.

Top 5 Things Making You Sick in the Workplace

While many workplaces have a come a long way in happier, healthier, more human designs, WELL is a new performance-based system gaining popularity for taking the guesswork out of healthier spaces and uncovering common design pitfalls that may be disrupting sleep, slashing productivity, stunting cognitive functioning, and leaving employees isolated. While WELL provides a robust […]

Top 3 KPIs to Measure Your Performance Management System ROI

The best way to demonstrate the value of your performance management system is to link it to business impact. To do so, learn how to calculate the cost of employee turnover, engagement, and productivity, and use these key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the return on investment (ROI) of your new performance management system.

5 Tech Tips to Make Working from Home More Productive

There’s a good chance you work from home occasionally, especially if you’re in tech. In fact, a recent study released by Zug found that 70% of the professional workforce is remote at least 1 day a week. And 53% of all professionals work remotely for at least half of the week.

Helping Employees Beat the Holiday Blues

With the holiday season almost here, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also be stressful. Addressing mental well-being has always proved a challenge for businesses, but it can feel particularly pointed during the holidays.

How to Identify and Approach Employees Who Are Depressed or Suicidal

Although newer research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 […]

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New Year, New Approaches to Address Employees’ Behavioral Health Conditions

While many people set personal New Year’s resolutions, have you ever thought of making one for your organization? As 2018 nears its end, now is the perfect time to reflect on your disability management practices and identify areas of improvement in the new year. A potential area to address? Supporting employees with behavioral health conditions […]

Is It Possible to Truly ‘Fix’ a Toxic Employee?

A single toxic employee can bring down the mood of an entire room, destroy productivity, and ultimately make your organization a terrible place to work. The question is: What you can do about it? Can you turn a toxic employee into a productive member of staff, or is it better to cut him or her […]