Category: Strategic HR

Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.

Revamping Outdated Relocation Programs to Retain Employees

by Donna Koppensteiner, SVP of Business Development at Runzheimer Now more than ever, relocating top performers is a crucial way for companies to grow their operations. Whether you’re moving employees to lead new geographic expansion efforts or to take charge of long-term, on-site engagements with valuable clients, relocation is an important part of running any […]

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How to Help Employees Get the Most from Performance Reviews

by Ron DeCamella, director of Learning for Namely The performance review—what was once a staple of the workplace has become a heated debate in HR. While some stand by them as the traditional way to measure performance, others argue that they’re not effective at all.

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9 Red Flags of a Toxic Workplace Culture

The fate of an organization often rests squarely on the shoulders of the employees who work there. If the employees are dissatisfied, it can affect employee morale, productivity, turnover, and more. It can then directly impact customer service and satisfaction levels. Clearly, any employer would be well served to ensure that the organizational culture promotes […]

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How Startup Culture in the Workplace Can Help Attract and Engage Top Talent

By Brian Shapland, general manager of turnstone Startup culture is known for its agile workplaces, passionate founders, and “work hard, play hard” approach to getting things done. But these days it isn’t just Silicon Valley’s latest billion-dollar valuations grabbing headlines—it’s legacy giants like Ford, Cisco, and others looking to activate or awaken a sense of startup […]

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Get More Qualified Candidates with Less Résumé Spam

by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP In a world where time is money, most of us lack the time and resources to wade through a sea of résumés to filter out résumé spammers and get a manageable number of highly-qualified candidates. One of the best ways to attract the best candidates and reduce the number of […]

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Do You Encourage Employees to Use Up Vacation Time?

While it is not legally mandated for companies in the United States to provide vacation time for employees, many organizations still choose to do so. Yet, the statistics seem to show that U.S. employees rarely take all of the vacation time employers have promised, despite the fact that the average number of days provided is […]

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Signs of a Micromanager

As an HR professional, you’re probably keenly aware that a lot of employee turnover can be traced back to incompatibilities with managers. One such problem is when a manager is too involved in every detail of his or her team’s activities—micromanaging. Let’s take a look at some of the many signs that some of the […]

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Millennials Choose a ‘Career for Me’ Over Being the Boss, Says New Research

Instead of climbing the corporate ladder, Millennials are focused on learning the technical and personal skills to ensure long-term career security, according to a study released by ManpowerGroup. Globally, Millennials prioritize pay and purpose. Asked about their career goals, 23% say earning a lot of money is a top priority, followed closely by making a […]

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