When reading the headline, many of us may have instinctively thought, “Of course I show empathy!” But the reality is that employees often don’t feel they’re treated in ways that show empathy. The employer-employee relationship is often seen by employees as more adversarial than supportive.
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 resource groups (ERGs), which provide a safe space for people facing similar challenges to support one another within a company, are very valuable for any diversity and inclusion effort. Today’s article will focus on ERGs for women, with a look at a specific group.
Hiring talent for specific roles within the company may be an easy task for some; you simply work with the manager to find the skills and traits that would best fill the job. But what about hiring sourcers and recruiters? What skills and traits should you be looking for in candidates who will be responsible […]
There’s a lot of buzz about how to measure employee engagement these days—and for good reason. Engagement drives satisfaction, which leads to loyalty and productivity. But, how is engagement really determined or measured? Is it about employee satisfaction scores?
The New England Patriots “have no succession plan for Tom Brady,” the headline said. “New England has no backup plan for a quarterback,” said the commentator.
As an HR manager likely struggling with recruiting talent, it helps to know the market. Recent research into the hottest jobs in 2019 can help you fine tune your strategy for finding and retaining talent this year.
More of the workforce remaining for the long haul can be great for the employer. After all, this means more industry and organizational knowledge is kept in-house, customer relationships are continued, and loyal employees stay on, resulting in better retention rates and fewer vacancies.
A growing organization indicates not only bigger profits but also rapidly increasing job responsibilities for people working behind it. It’s not enough to recruit more people to do various tasks; it’s important to employ more HR staff to support your new hires.
Work/life balance is a commonly discussed concept among employees, employers, and labor market observers alike. A good balance between work and nonwork activities (i.e., family, hobbies, travel, personal health, etc.) is understandably desired by employees.
As most of us know by now, the percentage of individuals who are working as independent contractors either part time or full time continues to grow. Many employers have embraced this trend and continued to hire more and more contractors who work alongside the regular labor force and meet specific needs. Other employers opt for […]