In the midst of our pandemic-induced self-isolation and, in many cases, mandatory shelter-in-place orders, some of you have probably used this time to better yourselves. Perhaps you’ve tried out some new recipes or began an exercise regime or learned to knit or played Monopoly with your housebound children. If that is you, I say bravo! […]
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Employers know that a negative working environment can quickly snowball and become unmanageable. It can impact not just morale but also eventually productivity and turnover, leading to escalating costs and problems.
Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) provides what expert Rob Cross describes as an “x-ray into the inner workings of an organization,” helping leaders see the informal networks that do not get captured on the traditional org chart. The most robust ONA studies incorporate data coming from multiple sources, such as calendars, e-mail, instant messaging, sociometric badges, […]
For most HR professionals, enrollment season is no longer top of mind—it’s either months behind them or still a few months away. But the relative quiet of late winter/early spring is actually the ideal time to evaluate the last open enrollment season and benefits communications from the past year to prepare for the year ahead.
With the ongoing labor shortage making it harder and harder for hiring managers to fill open positions, raising retention rates has become more important than ever. As workplace culture emerges as a driving factor behind employee retention, HR departments are finding that strengthening communication throughout the company is the most effective way to build culture and improve employee relations—and retain talented […]
Some industries are more susceptible to turnover than others, but everyone has to deal with it to some degree. Keeping turnover at bay requires a lot of attention, especially when it comes to exit interviews. In this edition of “Faces of HR,” we speak with one expert who has developed a method for encouraging honest […]
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.
To plan for seasonal hiring, companies invest significant time and money to prepare, starting as early as Q1 for the year’s holiday season. Unfortunately, most don’t have the right processes and technology in place to accommodate all those new employees. The holidays are the most stressful time of the year for hiring new staff, with summer a distant second.
2020 is here, but what will this new decade hold? Over the last few weeks, we’ve been covering the top 2020 HR predictions. Now that 2020 is here, will these predictions pan out? While that remains to be seen, we’re throwing a few more predicted trends onto the fire that has become “the future of […]
The beginning of the year is a time for looking forward and planning. What should we anticipate for recruiting in 2020?