Category: Q&A

Check out this category for articles where we ask the questions, and industry experts provide the answers.

Helping Workers Struggling With Personal Issues Helps the Team

Question: We have received several complaints from employees about two coworkers who are having a hard time keeping their personal lives out of the workplace. The employees claim it is affecting their ability to concentrate and feel comfortable at work. One is going through a divorce and supposedly cries to his coworkers. The other is […]

Q&A: A Few Questions about Severance Agreements

Are your severance agreements up to snuff? Here we will look at the answers to two questions about severance agreements. First, once an employee signs and takes the money, that’s the end of that, right? Second, should you always give severance pay to an employee that is getting fired or laid off? David B. Monks, […]

Communication

Q&A: How Are Your Employees Engaging in Official Communications?

As an HR manager, you frequently send official communications to your employees, but wouldn’t it be nice to know the metrics behind how your employees receive those communications, such as when they read them, which communications get more attention, and what days would be best?

Q&A: The Workforce of the Future

HR professionals often want to know what the workforce will look like in the future. Some organizations, like Upwork, dedicate  time and effort toward making that forecast. The findings are always interesting. The biggest takeaway was that aside from Gen Zs and Millennials making up the majority of the workforce, 75% of them work remotely […]

Q&A: The Voice of Two Female Leaders in HR

A push for gender equality in the workforce often has difficulty reaching the C-suite and boardroom. We wanted to get a female perspective from each on these topics: getting a seat at the table, the value of female leadership, and the HR industry as a whole.

Q&A: The Rise of Gen Z in the Workplace

Remember how the Millennials were going to take over? That has already essentially happened. Now, HR managers and recruiters have a new generation to consider: Gen Z. What do they want? Can they be classified? These are the important questions.

Q&A: How Can HR Start Outsourcing?

How do you decide if you should outsource your benefits administration? If you do decide to go that direction, how do you get started?