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4 Steps to Becoming a 360-Degree Leader
A great leader can motivate his or her team to achieve the highest levels of performance, but the best know how to lead by influencing others. Known as 360-degree leadership, this technique is something everyone – regardless of title or position – can use to make an impact. 360-degree leadership is for everyone A common […]
The Winning Workforce Equation
The term “the employee experience” is thrown around frequently in HR today. It’s not the same as “employee engagement,” another well-known industry buzzword. With trends evolving at such a rapid pace, what is this new concept that’s making waves in the industry? According to the author of The Employee Experience Advantage, Jacob Morgan, the employee […]
It’s an Office, Not a Theater: Managing Office Drama
Office drama is a distraction that could be costing your company millions. In her new book, No Ego, drama researcher and New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman defines drama as any disruptive behavior or thought process that takes energy away from results or a great work climate. Drama is expensive According to Wakeman, employees […]
5 TV Shows With Worse Office Drama Than Your Workplace
Office drama can be a stressful part of any job. And human conflict is a tale as old as time. But when workplace theatrics start to look eerily like the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Mad Men it’s probably time to take closer look at what’s happening with your employees. Let’s take a […]
Political Conversations at Work
In the wake of a heated post-election season, we’re reminded that political conversations in the workplace are inevitable. It is important for HR and managers to work together and guide employees out of potentially tumultuous situations without sacrificing a productive, politically diverse workforce. Identify politically sensitive conversations within your organization. A political conversation can be […]
What the Employee Experience Is … and Is Not
HR departments and C-suites nationwide are abuzz with talk of the “employee experience,” often abbreviated as “EX.” It is the sum of all interactions, good or bad, that an employee has during his or her term of employment with a company. As defined by author and futurist Jacob Morgan in his new book on the […]
How to Break Down Silos: A U.S. Military Formula for Today’s Business Execs
Some business leaders find that “silos” develop within their organization, where departments do not communicate effectively with one another, hindering efficiency (particularly in interdepartmental goals and projects). Implementing interdisciplinary task forces when appropriate can give your organization the agility necessary to innovate and respond to external challenges. In Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends survey, […]
How to Promote Engagement and Efficiency with Employee Self-Service Software
Employee self-service software often is adopted as a way to improve efficiency within an organization, especially as it pertains to the responsibilities of your HR department. While that’s a common and effective use, organizations also can use robust self-service software as a way to improve employee engagement and productivity. A recent white paper by Paycom […]
3 Ways an Employee’s Vacation Improves the Bottom Line
Temperatures are rising, days are longer and blockbuster movies are being released faster and more furiously. It must be summer – a season when most employees take time off to relax and unwind. In fact, approximately 46 percent of all travel occurs in July, the heart of summertime. If you’re worried productivity might take a […]
U.S. Job Market Reports Foreshadow a Résumé Tsunami
As costly quitting rates rise and the employment-to-population ratio reaches new heights, employers should expect to receive more and more applications than in years past. This impending “résumé tsunami” will make finding and retaining top talent even harder. That’s why now is a good time for HR pros to consider developing labor trends and their […]
The Highs and Lows of Medical Marijuana Laws
Medical marijuana laws are being adopted by states at such a quick pace that employers may be struggling to keep their drug-testing policies up-to-date – especially employers with multistate operations. The rapidly changing landscape of medical marijuana laws should prompt employers to review drug-testing policies and procedures to ensure conformity. States with Strong Employment Protections […]
Why HR and PR Need to be Friends
Today’s tech has created an environment with 24/7 access and instant communication. Anyone, anywhere, at any time can share live company updates, photos and videos to countless followers, media outlets, investors and competitors. This live and on-demand style of communication directly impacts your HR department, since employee actions and consumer satisfaction can be shared in […]