For both job candidates and recruiting professionals, the hiring process can be an exercise in extreme patience and coordination. This is especially true in the early stages of the hiring process, when an often large volume of candidates must be initially prescreened and assessed through a preliminary interview.
In decades past, it didn’t really matter whether business executives nurtured their relationships with employees. If the company was generating a profit, all was well. Today, though, culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Employee engagement is a loosely defined term. Enter it into a search engine, and you are likely to come up with as many definitions as search results.
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 It’s too easy to get bogged down by inefficient or frustrating systems and outdated practices and for the “human” element of HR to fall by the wayside.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.