In our previous blog posts about leveling up your HR practices, we shared advice on how to determine your HR maturity level and how to define what your needs are. At this point, you should be ready to establish the practices that will help you reach your HR goals efficiently.
HR is an ever-evolving road to finding out what works best for your organization and, most importantly, its people. Finding the best solution is no easy task. It’s too easy to get bogged down by inefficient or frustrating systems and outdated practices and for the “human” element of HR to fall by the wayside. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
A recent study found something very surprising: Nearly half of employees do not know their coworkers’ names. There are many excuses for this, including that some employees work remotely or in a different location or you work with so many people that you couldn’t possibly know them all. But what about that one guy? You […]
Tell your staff you’re planning to do some teambuilding exercises and you’re likely to hear some groans and see a few eye rolls. Unfortunately, teambuilding exercises have a negative connotation in many workplaces. We say “unfortunate” because we believe teambuilding activities can be beneficial—when they are done effectively.
Employee training is a major activity in many organizations—and for good reason. Regardless of new hires’ credentials upon joining an organization, training helps ensure their work meets company standards and expectations.
As an HR professional, you have likely run up against what is often called “shareholder democracy.” Need resources for that new engagement initiative? The answer might be “The board has not allocated funds for that effort during this fiscal year.” Want to implement that fancy new software? “Unfortunately, first-quarter results say we are going to […]
Conducting employee training can be costly and time-consuming. Hiring internal or external trainers, finding facilities in which to hold training sessions, and assessing the value of attendees’ time can add up to a significant expense.
The term “burnout” has been frequently used as a catchall for multiple issues among employees, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Burnout gained a more specific definition when it was officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this year.
Training employees can take a lot of time and resources, but it’s necessary in any organization—whether to educate staff on new industry developments, promote key skills, or simply to give them familiarity to the organization and its culture and processes.
Companies implement policies to define the rules of an organization and shape future decisions with a thought-out framework. They help employees make day-to-day decisions that lead to overall cohesion and success. These policies guide many aspects of running a business, from how employees are expected to behave to ways they should be rewarded.