Tag: productivity

It’s Time for HR to Plugin to Augmented Reality

What is augmented reality (AR)? With AR, an environment is created that has virtual elements added in (often superimposed) over existing views of the surroundings. This is usually accessed through a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, specialized glasses, or headset. The result is a situation in which the individual can continue to see what […]

Opioids Hitting Manufacturing Industry Hard

Today we are joined by Jenn Callaway, VP of Research at MAPI to discuss opioids in the manufacturing industry. This industry has been hit hard by the epidemic, and the HR Daily Advisor wanted to learn more.

Developing an Effective Training Strategy

Employee training is an essential function for many businesses and most large busisnesses have a formal training function in place. Those that don’t would be well advised to consider one; in fact, even smaller organizations can benefit. Where do you start?

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Your Busy Workers are Missing Deadlines, and They Don’t Feel Bad About It!

When your employees start to get overwhelmed and super busy, they start missing deadlines, and a new report shows: they aren’t concerned in the slightest. It may seem counterintuitive, but a study lead by Professor Keith Wilcox at Columbia Business School suggests that, up to a point, being made extra busy can in fact increase your workers motivation and […]

Infographic: Clean Workplaces Are More Productive

How does the cleanliness of a work space affect workers? That’s a question that Cleaning Services Group recently tackled. The following infographic explores a correlation between cleaner offices and productivity.

What Do HR Experts Have to Say about Onboarding?

Despite the importance of onboarding, the process if often overlooked. According to The Learning Match Maker, 91% of employees stay with a company for at least a year if that company has an efficient onboarding process. That number only drops to 69% after 3 years.

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Why You Should Consider Hiring Teams

The hiring process is time-consuming and expensive. It can take weeks, if not months, just to bring on one new hire—and there’s always the risk that person will not work out, and you’ll have to start all over again. Any time you’re bringing on someone new, it’s a difficult task to assess whether he or […]

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Common Employee Excuses—and How You Should Respond

Mistakes happen, acknowledges Justin Gray, founder and CEO of LeadMD on Inc.com. But if you’re receiving certain excuses on a regular basis, you could have bigger problems. He identifies three worrisome excuses he’s heard and explains how to keep your organization focused on the solution, rather than the problem:

Mandatory Vacation Might Juice Your Employee Productivity

The past several years have seen employers of all kinds dabbling in nontraditional types of paid leave. One of the more notable offerings has been unlimited vacation time, but research has found that such leave is actually counterproductive—peer pressure prevents most employees from actually taking advantage of it.