Employers have long used employee monitoring techniques to understand what workers do all day. Reasons for monitoring run the gamut from keeping an eye out for thieves and slackers to discovering ways to improve processes, ultimately leading to increased efficiency. Those reasons remain, but the rise of remote work has created even more interest in […]
The labor market has undergone many fundamental shifts over the course of human history. The transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture, the transition from agriculture to widespread factory work, and the shift from industrial labor to the information economy represent some of the most important headlines in this millennia-old trend. Employers and HR professionals […]
A company’s workforce is commonly its most important asset. Not only is this where the majority of resources are allocated, but staff are also the driving force for success. In fact, company labor costs can account for as much as 70% of total business costs, including employee wages, benefits, payroll, and other related taxes. Typically, […]
The long-term consequence of failing to invest in employees and their experience, whether that’s new skills, changing attitudes on work/life balance or job flexibility. We are staring down a recession with little clarity and experiencing layoffs seemingly every day which keeps focus in the near term, but larger challenges exist on the horizon. There is […]
The most important asset for organizations is time. Unlike money, you can’t earn more of it – once it’s gone, it’s gone forever. Today, organizations and people are busier than ever and, oftentimes, the focus is on money or sales without understanding the importance of managing time and how to better leverage the hours everyone […]
October 10th is International Mental Health Day. As social media draws attention to quiet quitting, burnout, and the importance of mental health, workplaces need to prioritize their employees’ wellbeing.
While there has been considerable grassroots support for the concept of a 4-day workweek, employers—those with the ability to make such proposals a reality—haven’t been quite as energized by the idea. After all, the current labor market, particularly in the United States, has made it difficult for many employers to find workers. But some business […]
In a politically charged era where activism is considered noble, HR managers are confronting new challenges in the workplace in an attempt to find balance between the expression of disparate views while maintaining a productive and cohesive workforce.
The dawn of a new year is a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the previous year and a great time to celebrate successes and acknowledge shortcomings. It’s also a time to look forward and plan for the future. While a lot of that planning will focus on taking advantage of new […]
Over the past year, HR professionals have consistently adapted to the COVID-19’s ever changing circumstances. Leaders have found ways for employees to flourish in remote environments, and companies sought out new methods to maintain and develop company culture.