Tag: SHRM

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness, but Maybe Volunteering Does

According to a recent study, 27% of U.S. travelers are planning to volunteer on a trip this year. Volunteerism, thankfully, is becoming a stronger trend, and in the case of potential employees in the Millennial generation, who, as a group, highly value volunteerism, it’s important to recognize this need in a benefits program. In fact, companies […]

What You Can Learn from the Blue-Collar Gig Economy

The U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest in years, and there’s a growing demand for blue-collar workers, with many workers turning to gig opportunities—a sector that is booming right now. Rather than freelance work and creative services—like white-collar gig work—blue-collar gig work focuses on labor, manufacturing, warehouse, and delivery jobs and is often temporary.

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4 Reasons Why HR Leaders Need to Focus on Onboarding

Employee engagement is the most important component to every company’s success. You can have a killer business plan, but if you don’t have innovators who are willing to get the work done, your business is going to fail. How do you counteract this? The answer is by having Human Resources (HR) develop a rock-solid employee onboarding process that will engage employees, starting with the interview process.

The Best Health Benefits Will Keep the Best Employees in Your Ranks

With a tightening labor force and the unemployment rate at a mere 3.7%, employers are chasing the talent—not the other way around. Not only that, but it’s getting more difficult to keep the most capable workers around. Since 2015, there have been more job openings than new hires, which means unhappy employees have more opportunities […]

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Men in the Workplace and #MeToo

One-third of the more than 1,000 executives surveyed recently, consisting mostly of men, said that they’ve adjusted their behaviors at work to avoid what could be perceived as sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

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What Free-Speech Protections Do Private Sector Employees Have?

As Americans, we are rightfully proud of our freedoms and our rights. The country was founded on such principals. So, it’s not surprising that many employees become indignant if and when their employers put in place or enforce policies they see as curbing these rights, particularly their right to free speech.

Special from SHRM Chicago: Culture Beats Skills and Stars … Until the IPO

You can hire for skills or hire stars for culture fit or for a mixture of those, says best-selling author Adam Grant. Data show that with fast-growing start-ups, cultural fit trumps. However, as companies grow, culture becomes a problem. Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of Business, offered his tips at SHRM’s Annual Conference […]

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Recognizing and Addressing the Risks of Dating in the Workplace

We spend so much of our lives at work that it’s no surprise that workplace relationships are quite common. In an article for Business News Daily, Chad Brooks cites a study from CareerBuilding, which found that 41% of professionals have dated a coworker—up from 37% last year and the highest percentage in the past 10 […]