Regardless of intellect, education, or industry experience, every employee faces one very real and very concrete limitation: the number of hours in the day. Sure, we could theoretically add additional time at the start and end of an already jam-packed day, but that will only go so far, and sooner or later, it will lead […]
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.
Employee onboarding is a fairly well-known concept: the set of activities that get an employee up to speed and ready to perform effectively when he or she joins an organization. Onboarding has many components that most of us are well versed in, but what about employee offboarding? Does your organization have a formal employee offboarding […]
It’s often surprising how out of touch managers and HR departments can be with their teams and organizations. They often have unrealistic perceptions of the level of satisfaction and engagement, as well as why employees have those feelings.
Employee engagement is crucial to any organization’s success: Engaged employees are more productive, they produce higher-quality work, they have better overall morale, they have fewer issues with absenteeism, they are better teammates, and they have lower turnover.
An ambitious team or company goals are great ways to get the organization fired up at the beginning of the relevant period. But staff will understandably be let down—and bosses, shareholders, and other stakeholders will understandably get upset—if those goals aren’t consistently met. At the same time, setting goals that are underwhelming and easily achievable […]
The nontraditional employment trend has continued on into the new year—and for good reason. Contingent workers help fill the void when looking for talent on a short-term basis or project. As for workers themselves, staffing agency Rose International found that nearly half of recent survey respondents identify the top benefits of contingent work as a […]
As an HR professional, you are likely keenly aware of the child care crisis. Parents spend exorbitant amounts of money on child care, if they can even find child care in their area. Costs and constraints lead to large percentages of new mothers not returning to work, not because they don’t want to but because […]
As if HR professionals and recruiters didn’t have enough to worry about this year, new survey findings show that roughly 64% of workers plan on leaving their current positions in 2020 and cite a “lack of being heard” as the main reason.
Did you know that 42% of employed Americans (more than 54 million people) have provided eldercare in the last 5 years? Or that 69% of working caregivers had to rearrange their work schedule, decrease hours, or take a leave because of these responsibilities? Or that the estimated cost of caregiving in terms of lost productivity […]
Recruiting continues to be problematic for many employers across the nation. While unemployment remains low, there continues to be a lack of qualified candidates to fill the void. Older generations are staying in the workforce as new generations enter it, and that’s creating an even bigger challenge as it leaves recruiters to figure out who […]