Happy hour and after-work drinks often go hand in hand with long days on the job, providing networking opportunities and a chance to unwind. Establishments offering inexpensive drinks between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. know that it’s a profitable decision, as it caters to the steady demand of those who choose to indulge at the […]
Setting workers up for success should be at the forefront of every leader’s mind, but many workers feel their company doesn’t know what they want or need in order to succeed—and we’re not talking about success on the job (more on that later). As the hiring of hourly workers increases for the holidays, let’s take […]
Nobody likes having an employer look over his or her shoulder all day, but many companies have a variety of methods and tools in place to monitor how employee time is spent. This monitoring isn’t simply about being a strict authoritarian organization. Employees spending time on non-work-related activities has a real financial impact on businesses.
There’s little doubt that the Internet has greatly contributed to workplace efficiency and productivity over the last couple decades. E-mail has made real-time, written communication far easier than ever before, and new technologies have provided the ability to share computer screens and hold virtual face-to-face meetings—not to mention the ability to conduct research without sifting […]
There are many factors that influence employee satisfaction. Obviously, one of the first to come to mind is compensation. Whether it’s a salary or bonus, you’d be hard-pressed to find an employee who wouldn’t like a little extra in his or her paycheck.
At our recent event, RecruitCon 2018, Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer at iCIMS Inc., offer a series of best practices for recruiters at a well attended session. BLR’s RecruitCon 2018 was held recently in Nashville.
Question: How should we handle new employees if their hours aren’t what we had planned. For example – if we hired someone for full-time and offered them insurance after their waiting period, but then realize a few months later that that person was not working 30 hours per week. Since there is no look back […]
According to a Bridge study about knowledge retention from training, 70% of employee respondents admitted to forgetting something they had been taught during a training within 24 hours of learning it.1 And because so many organizations invest so much time and money developing their training programs, this number is quite alarming.
I am reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, in which Yuval Noah Harari posits, among other things, that the “Agricultural Revolution,” which created the first stable, large civilized communities, was a disaster, with the successful farmer working much longer and harder than her nomadic hunter-gatherer tribal ancestors, a day spent running through woods replaced by plowing, […]
As an HR professional, you hear a lot about pay equity and the gender wage gap, but how often do you hear about the pay inequality that is plaguing hourly workers? A new report released by Snag (formerly Snagajob), a platform for hourly work, reveals that 38% of workers earning $20 or less an hour […]