When it comes to training and development, few tools are more effective than a strong mentorship program. Mentors allow senior and experienced employees to share their insights, skills, and industry- and company-specific knowledge with newer or more junior staff members.
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.
In the Johnny Depp movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket’s father works in a toothpaste factory but is quickly replaced by robots that can do his job—screwing toothpaste caps onto tubes of toothpaste—at a fraction of the speed. Spoiler alert: At the end of the movie, Bucket’s father lands a job repairing the […]
Q.) We want to give an important employee a raise to ensure she stays with us, but we don’t want to be unfair to other workers. Are there other ways to retain this employee without upsetting coworkers?
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There are many steps in the recruitment process and many factors that contribute to its success. But the foundation is largely built on one thing: a strong relationship between hiring managers and recruiters.
Having a diverse and inclusive (D&I) culture is becoming even more important as the most diverse generation (Gen Z) enters the workforce. Companies that wear their D&I efforts proudly on their sleeves will stand out as employers of choice and will win over today’s top talent.
Onboarding is a key element of any employee development strategy. After the interview process and the new hire’s own company research, onboarding is the first real taste the employee gets of where he or she will be working.
It may only be August, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be planning ahead. As 2020 gets closer, there are a few hiring trends that continue to dominate the headlines. If you guessed that one of them is difficulty finding skilled workers, then you would be correct!
It’s rare for a company to find the “perfect” fit for an open position. Even employees with excellent education and experience might not be experts in the industry, lack alignment with the company’s core values and mission, or have underdeveloped soft skills. Now imagine these potential gaps spreading through the entire organization.
Q. What is the best way to identify effective mentors, and how do you know who will be right for the job?