Employers today face a changed hiring landscape. Now, despite best efforts, employers are finding that people scheduled for interviews—even later rounds—simply don’t show up about half the time. And even of those who are offered a position or hired, many don’t come in for their first day. It makes recruiting even more difficult.
Employee recruitment and retention are undoubtedly the two biggest problems HR professionals face. With limited information and time, it can feel impossible to make many of the connections needed to keep current employees happy and find the best candidates to fill open positions.
Often, when there are challenges in meeting goals or living up to a team’s or organization’s full potential in a workplace, there usually isn’t only one issue causing the problem. Instead, many factors can contribute to less-than-optimal organizational performance.
Company culture has long been relegated to the “fluffy” side of business in the minds of many corporate veterans and observers. An engaging, a friendly, a welcoming, or even just a pleasant place to work is often thought of as something nice to have … as long as the company is making money.
Trying to stay on the right side of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), more employers have been turning to lawyers for assistance in preparing union avoidance strategies to maintain a union-free environment for the benefit of both the company and its employees.
The role of HR professionals is transforming. Today, managers and executives view HR professionals as strategic partners, employee sponsors and advocates, and change mentors, according to Dave Ulrich, PhD, HR thought leader and professor at the University of Michigan.
There are varying uses of the word “engagement” in the English language. It can mean a betrothal between two people; an arrangement to do something at a particular time and place; or a conflict, or battle, between opposing forces.
When it comes to predicting a recession, the answer is never obvious. Because the market has unexpectedly collapsed in the past, HR professionals should already be in planning mode. If your employees start asking and you don’t have a solid strategy, it’s too late.
Training employees in soft skills—including communications-based skills—boosts productivity and retention levels by 12% and delivers a 250% return on investment based on higher productivity and retention. And studies have also concluded that language-based skills are particularly better for employees inside the workplace. Keep reading to learn more about why.
Organizations must invest in the right high-quality learning and development (L&D) and training programs to remain competitive and innovative in 2019 and beyond, especially as research continually demonstrates that high-quality L&D and training programs lead to higher employee retention rates, highly engaged and productive employees, and a much higher bottom line.