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The Time to Start Seasonal Hiring? Now!
How soon do you need to start recruiting for this year’s seasonal hires? Likely well before you think you do. Kohl’s, for example, announced open seasonal positions in July. Competition for seasonal employees this year is expected to be tight, just as it has been in the last few years. If you’re late to the […]
3 Tips for Managing Up: How to Communicate With Your Boss … Like a Boss
The term “managing up” sometimes gets a bad rap. It might sound like flattery or manipulation … or like you’re doing your supervisor’s job. After all, isn’t your boss supposed to be managing you? If you’re new to a job, a team or the workforce, managing up might be an uncomfortable concept for a lot […]
What Employee Separation Really Costs You
Often, it can be sad to see a beloved employee leave for a new opportunity, but at other times, it’s a relief to part ways with a team member who simply isn’t working out. No matter the reason for an employee’s separation, it can be draining for managers, HR and the departing individual’s team – […]
HR’s Role in Facilitating Mentorship, Formal or Informal
When you think of the people who have had the greatest positive impact on your career, who comes to mind? Maybe a supervisor encouraged you to tackle a project you weren’t sure you could handle. Or a peer told you the helpful but difficult truth that drastically improved your communication with others. Perhaps a teammate […]
Paying for Performance: The 1 Strategy That Motivates Both High and Low Performers
It’s easy to identify a disengaged employee, right? Missing KPIs, absent-minded behavior, even apathy or outright hostility might indicate an employee who’s not engaged. While these are some common markers of trouble, you might not have any signs at all. A high-performing employee does not necessarily equal an engaged worker. Their ability to exceed expectations […]
Up-to-Date HR Tech: The Competitive Recruiting Advantage Companies Forget About
In today’s immensely tight labor market, it’s more impossible than ever to find a pool of eager candidates just ready and waiting to jump into your staff directory. Most of the candidates you would like to hire – even those actively applying to your job listings – already are employed. They might even be fielding […]
The 1 Employee Benefit That Costs You Nothing
If your organization isn’t building relationships with local businesses by offering employee discounts, now’s a great time to start. Especially with the growing war for talent, businesses can introduce discounts as a high-impact, low-cost employee benefit. Employee discounts are a great way to show employees you’re always looking for ways to improve their experience. You […]
Take Action Against Restaurant Employee Turnover: Here’s How
If you own, operate, lead or otherwise run a restaurant, you’re well aware of the operational challenges of employee turnover. But can you quantify just how much it costs your restaurant? For years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported turnover in the accommodations and food service sector at roughly 72%. The average cost of […]
3 Ways HR Can Combat Low Engagement
Like Jim Halpert constantly pranking Dwight Schrute on TV’s popular show The Office, employees can push the limits when engagement is low. Though it’s been noted time and again, another mention can’t hurt: Gallup estimates disengaged employees cost U.S. companies up to $550 billion in productivity per year. But what can be done about the […]
How to Avoid Summer PTO Pitfalls
Summer means sunny weather, longer days, exciting vacations … and can mean checked-out employees. Wait one (very hot) minute? Sure, your employees might be distracted by thoughts of sandy shores or how to keep their kids busy between summer camps, but with the right communication, the season doesn’t have to be a drain on productivity. […]
2 Things to Do Before Moving Salaried Employees to Hourly for FLSA Threshold
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its proposed rule to increase the standard salary threshold under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See this post for updated information. If finalized, the proposed change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) salary level (to $679 weekly, or $35,308 per year) would make […]
What 4 Out of 5 Employees Would Quit For
If 80% of your employees were willing to leave your company for just one thing, you’d want to know what it is, right? Even more, you’d want to know what you can do about it, too. I’ll cut to the chase. That one thing? It’s development. According to the ExecuSearch staffing agency, more than four-fifths […]