Tag: employees

Attracting, Developing, and Keeping Top Talent: The Key is Employee Choice

For many companies, workplace giving has long been an integral part of their overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. Today, there is more pressure on workplace giving campaigns to allow for choice, which is reflected in the Workplace Giving Report commissioned by the Giving USA Foundation and supported by Deloitte.

Indoor Air Quality and Worker Health

Many organizations have wellness programs aimed at getting their employees healthy. But what about the air at work? Today we are going to take a detailed look at how indoor air quality is regulated.

How to Beat Rising Quit Rates

The growing economy and low unemployment rate have created an unfortunate side effect for many organizations—increasing employee turnover. In July, 3.58 million Americans quit their jobs, the largest percentage in 17 years, according to Labor Department data. The proportion of workers quitting their jobs, known as the quit rate, reached 2.4%.

Improve Work-Life Balance with Contingent Workers

High-quality talent is hard to come by and even harder to keep. With low unemployment and a generation of reliable, experienced workers pondering retirement, competition for talented employees has become the stuff of sleepless nights for chief human research officers.

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Gone Are the Days of ‘Maternity’ and ‘Paternity’ Leave

I am often asked to recraft a company’s parental leave policy, usually in response to an employee seeking leave for the impending arrival of a new family member that falls outside the company’s current medical disability policy (e.g., an adoption). The employer wants to be generous and provide adoptive parents the same leave it provides […]

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5 Tips for Handling Tricky Religious Accommodations

When an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with a workplace policy, you need to consider whether a reasonable accommodation can be made without creating an undue hardship. Many times, religious accommodations present challenging issues for supervisors and HR professionals, but these five tips can help ease the struggle.

How Can Employers Better Serve Veterans’ Needs?

Veterans Day is right around the corner (Sunday, November 11, to be exact), and what better way to celebrate it than to hire veterans to help fill your vacant roles! Here, we’ll look at the ways companies can improve their recruitment strategies for hiring this highly skilled talent pool.

Why You Should Ensure Your Employers Are Getting Enough Sleep

Research shows that two-thirds of adults sleep below the recommended 7–8 hours per night, losing 41 minutes of sleep, on average, per weeknight[i]. Often, this can be because of the burden of overworking or general job-related worries, and when the weekend arrives, workers are 5 hours behind the amount of sleep needed in order to […]