The pandemic has tested the plasticity of company cultures like never before. Organizations that were flexible enough to change large parts about how they operate, and do it quickly, were able to spark innovation that will outlive the circumstances that motivated those changes in the first place. In some cases, entire businesses changed, not just […]
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.
A recent survey of 1,000 office workers by Adler Business Gifts found that 97% of employees expect company perks as part of their employment package. We all know how much recruitment can cost, so retaining your staff is more important than ever. If your business isn’t already offering a benefits package alongside your basic salary, […]
Supervisors should provide ongoing feedback to employees and meet individually with them 3 times a year to coach them on performance, says Trevor Throness, author of The Power of People Skills.
Here’s typical documentation, says attorney Allison West: “I talked to Steve about what you wanted me to, and it went well.” This fails in so many ways, says West (No date, no issue, which Steve, no result, and so on.) Today we’ll hear more from West on documentation.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) several years ago that made substantial changes to the minimum wage and overtime protections for the many domestic service workers who enable individuals with disabilities and the elderly to continue to live independently in their homes and participate in […]
by Dan Oswald Last month, BLR was involved in a merger that resulted in a new company with four business units being established. The combined company, Simplify Compliance, serves HR, safety, and environmental professionals as well as the healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services industries. As we start 2017 with a newly constituted executive team, I […]
We have a team member who is currently on an intermittent leave certified at up to 12 days per month. Her scheduled hours are Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. She misses her maximum amount of days every month. Is there some sort of threshold that we can refer to when it comes to […]
Getting the right person in the right job is obviously a crucial component of successful talent management. But is there a measurable way to know how often the organization meets this goal?
In yesterday’s Advisor, Featured Consultant Joseph DiMisa warned against a $2-million mistake—hiring the wrong salesperson. Today, we discuss how he addressed a sales force turnover problem.