The halo effect refers to the idea that our overall impression of someone will directly impact how we perceive almost everything they do. If that person has an overall positive impression—a halo as it were—then we’re more likely to perceive everything they do more positively.
In a recent BLR article, we discussed the idea of occupational fraud, which is a type of fraud committed by employees against employers. Occupational fraud causes billions of dollars of losses for US employers each year.
When I talk to HR leaders, they often mention how frustrated their employees are by how difficult it is to get timely answers to simple questions about corporate policies, benefits, workplace amenities, and other everyday issues.
We hear a lot about onboarding and terminations, but we rarely hear about a third option that many organizations take advantage of: demotion.
When I ask direct supervisors who their employees go to for assistance about a health condition in the workplace, they’re quick to say, “Me! My employees know they can come to me with anything.” While it may be true that direct supervisors have a good relationship with their employees, it can often be challenging or […]
Yesterday we explored a new study that shows that most organizations want to improve employee experience (EX) and boost the engagement levels of their workforce. To overcome these obstacles and create meaningful two-way communication between staff and management, it is vital that HR embrace innovative new technologies such as mobile engagement platforms that are capable […]
One of the biggest trends in HR today is the development of employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs give employees the opportunity to share their passions and talents with their coworkers.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Zoe Harte, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Innovation at Upwork to discuss the findings in their recently released Future Workforce HR Report 2018.
Yesterday we heard from Kristen Berman, cofounder of Duke’s Common Cents Lab and Bradley Swain, a behavioral researcher at the Common Cents Lab, concerning the ability of HR to influence America’s financial health. Today, we’ll hear the rest of what they have to say.
The HR industry is on the front lines of America’s fight for financial health; it just doesn’t realize it yet. Millions of lower- to middle-income Americans—including hourly wage earners and Gig Economy workers, are struggling with income volatility, low savings rates, and high personal debt. HR teams and executives have a unique opportunity to make […]