Employee perks have never been more at the center of workplace conversation. Ever since the rise of trendy tech companies in the 2000s and the famous reveal of the Googleplex in 2012—equipped with slides, basketball courts, putting greens, and a replica tram—the perk war has gone full steam ahead.
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.
Discipline and respect for hierarchy are often what sets top organizations apart from the rest of the pack. Military historians often point to strict discipline as being key to the effectiveness of famous militaries throughout history, including the Greek phalanx, Roman legions, and Genghis Khan’s Mongols. Respect for the chain of command ensured unit cohesion […]
Does your organization utilize personality assessments as part of the hiring process? Many organizations do. We’ll start by taking a look at why they are used and then delve into some of their potential pitfalls.
Many organizations and operations departments keep detailed metrics on the performance of different teams and individuals. These could include turnaround time on a custom order, average throughput for a common manufactured product, time spent resolving a customer complaint or concern, and many others. These metrics are useful to company management in identifying areas that need improvement, […]
As our world evolves with new technology and diverse people entering the workforce, companies must adapt their recruiting strategy to meet both talent and client demands. The competition for attracting top talent is fierce, but the values of the evolving workplace and workforce must be aligned because clients want a trusted adviser and long-term relationships, […]
Remember Blockbuster? I have a little nostalgia for the bygone days of browsing the video rental company’s aisles for a movie to watch, but I don’t think any of us are ready to give up our Netflix or Hulu to go back to the “good old days.” Driving back and forth from the store, choosing […]
Does your organization have a formal employee recognition program? Do you also utilize peer-to-peer recognition? If not, are you considering doing so in the future?
It’s often easy for companies and their leadership to be so caught up in the day-to-day challenges of running the organization that they overlook long-term planning—and we’re not just talking about annual, 5-year, or even 10-year plans. Even companies that are thinking long term are often thinking long term through the lens of their existing […]
How would your employees rate their leaders? A recent survey of 1,000 full-time employees in the United States sought to understand precisely how employees feel about their boss in a very detailed way. The report, called the “The Boss Barometer Report US 2019,” was created by Kimble Applications. I recently had an opportunity to go […]
For employers struggling to recruit talent into their organizations, many are turning to alternative forms of employment to help fill the void. One such group is that of the contingent variety. If you’re looking to create a contingent workforce, keep reading.