Tag: transparency

Balancing the Scales: How Scheduling Software Promotes Workplace Equity

Maintaining fairness and transparency in the workplace continues to be instrumental in meeting the expectations of a modern and socially conscious workforce. Research from Gartner predicts that in 2024, companies will shift DEI implementation to be less siloed and more integrated throughout the organization. Companies have opportunities to become more equitable and transparent. One way […]

How Gen Z Is Redefining the HR Leadership Playbook

From creating viral TikTok dances to reviving Y2K fashion, Generation Z’s influence has helped shape recent popular culture. However, their influence doesn’t just stop there. Since Gen Z’s debut in the workforce in 2020, members of this cohort have challenged conventional workplace norms by prioritizing things like mental health, work/life balance, pay equity, and flexible […]

The HR Pro’s Blueprint for Successfully Navigating an M&A

The company I work for was recently acquired and merged with another organization. Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are becoming increasingly common. In 2022 alone, there were over 1,800 M&As of enterprise software companies—up by 8% the year prior.  M&As can be stressful and uncertain, and your team will undoubtedly have questions and concerns. But thankfully, […]

Best Practices to Guide Employee Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools

Artificial intelligence (AI) has captured our imaginations for decades. Blockbuster hits like The Terminator and The Matrix series have driven home fears of computers becoming sentient and seeking to eradicate or enslave the human race. Beyond Science Fiction: AI Impacts Become Reality More recently, however, concerns over AI have been more mundane and practical, and […]

Are You Listening, Really Listening, to Your Employees?

Many, if not most, organizations have methods in place to gather input from employees—suggestion boxes, hotlines, focus groups, engagement surveys, etc. But are these organizations actually using this input strategically? The High Cost of Poor Communication Organizations can’t risk the high costs of disengaged employees. According to Gallup, disengaged employees have 37% higher absenteeism, 18% lower […]

Work Schedules: The Secret to Improved Employee Morale and Retention

Work schedules do more than merely dictate when employees clock in and out. Employers must understand that schedules are a powerful tool that can empower employees, enhance their morale, and improve retention rates. This was further emphasized in our recent report, The State of the Hourly Worker, which revealed that 79% of shift workers agree […]

Are You Ready for AI? Some Things for HR to Consider Before Pressing the Button

As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies grow in sophistication, businesses are increasingly turning to them to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and improve productivity. HR professionals are under pressure to integrate AI tools into their recruitment, training, and performance evaluation processes to keep pace with this rapidly evolving landscape. While AI promises many benefits, there are also […]

How Using a Justice Lens Can Make Your HR Practices More Equitable

As we make strides toward openly discussing race in the workplace, we must also remember that until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it was still legal to include “blacks need not apply” in job ads. Once outlawed, explicit discrimination in hiring morphed into implicit barriers, taking on the form of coded […]

3 Approaches to Building Cohesion in Your Remote Team

The pandemic changed the world, including how we travel, interact with friends, shop, and find entertainment. It turned many, if not most, of our work teams into virtual teams, which meant changes in the work environment, communication practices, meetings, technology platforms, and applications, giving more relevance to a digital marketing agency. Throughout 2020, more than one-third of […]

Data, More Flexibility and Transparency Will Shape HR in 2023

This year, we should expect the HR field to make further use of data to make informed decisions around the growing remote/hybrid workforce. In this dynamic landscape, HR professionals should stay informed on the latest issues and best practices in order to effectively support their organizations and the needs of their employees. If they do […]