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New York to Implement Nation’s Most Comprehensive Paid Family Leave Program
Private employers in the state of New York will soon be required to provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave. The new law will apply to all employees of employers covered by the state’s worker’s compensation law and will be completely employee-funded via payroll deductions. Public employers are permitted to participate by opting-in […]
5 Ways to Pre-Board Hires and Improve Employee Experience
In today’s world of instant gratification, today’s workforce expects a good experience fast and are willing to walk if their expectations aren’t met. According to the Harvard Business Review, almost 33 percent of new hires start searching for a different job within the first six months of employment. Tackling that ambivalence early is crucial. One […]
Employees Stay for Meaningful Work
Finding meaningful work is one of life’s greatest challenges. Some people spend their whole life trying to identify their purpose, yet never figure it out. Millennials, who will continue to make up a growing percentage of our workforce, are especially driven by their pursuit of personal development and purpose. Most savvy employers know the importance […]
2 Surprising Benefits of Employee Self-Service
Times are a-changin’, and HR leaders are feeling it. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center report, technology-driven shifts have increased a sense of self-reliance and independence in individuals. According to the study, “Nearly nine-in-ten Americans today are online up from about half in the early 2000s […]. Roughly three-quarters of Americans now own a […]
3 Tips for Your Next Performance Review
Are you dreading your next annual performance review? Not sure what to expect, or how to prepare? Annual performance reviews should encourage growth, celebrate achievements and set goals for the coming year. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your next review. 1. Keep an Open Mind As hard […]
Workplace Communication Across Different Generations
Managers face many difficult challenges in the workplace, but one obstacle that often is overlooked is the need to communicate with up to four different generations in a single office setting. From the 18-year-old intern to the 72-year-old seasoned professional, human resources professionals need to find a balance between them and a method of expression […]
3 Mistakes Managers Make During Performance Reviews (And How to Fix Them)
Are you and your employees prepared for their annual performance reviews? While every organization approaches performance reviews differently, one commonality remains the same: Performance reviews are an important part of the employer’s role. The approach your managers take to this conversation will set the tone for employees’ performance and engagement. Here are three mistakes – […]
Employee Productivity: Here’s What Really Matters
Today’s business leaders are dealing with a lot. Along with the technology-shaped elephant in the room, the increase in internal business collaboration (50 percent in the past two decades), the change in performance management and the influx of millennials have left many companies scrambling. Despite these changes, the goals of businesses have remained constant: Generate […]
You Are 2 Steps Away From Being More Productive
Productivity often is touted as the Holy Grail of today’s workforce. Countless books and apps are packed to the brim with tips promising to make you more efficient, while today’s managers scour for — and promote — candidates with past episodes of grand productivity. You would think that with such pushes, a steady increase in […]
What Do Millennials and Today’s CEOs Have In Common?
HR industry experts have devoted a lot of time and research into demystifying millennial employees, only to discover that this younger generation has more in common with mature, seasoned employees than once thought. This is especially true when it comes to the desire for day-one productivity. The C-suite values new hires who can become contributors […]
4 Reports Every HR Pro Should Bring to the C-Suite
As an HR leader, you are the trend master. You know that businesses generate more data than ever. Because of this, they have developed an acute desire for metrics. You know that even though the goals of businesses continue to be product- and output-centered, the way business happens has shifted. And you’re right. According to […]
4 Ways Strategic HR Moves Your Company Forward
Business leaders are realizing that skill shortages and disruptions in the workforce will change everything. The link between effective talent management and profitability becomes more evident every day. As a result, the C-suite is looking to HR to attract, build, engage and retain the talent their business needs to compete and grow. If you and […]