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An Open Letter to HR
Dear HR, We know you are juggling the challenges of managing benefits, payroll, hiring and onboarding. The struggle is real, right? We understand these tasks are crucial to the success of the organization, but we need information. When do we need it? Typically, at 4:50 p.m. on a Friday, when all you want to do is […]
LMS 101: The Evolution of Corporate Learning
Learning Management Systems 101 is a weekly blog series exploring how employers can rethink traditional employee training and move toward e-learning solutions, which are faster, easier to access, and more cost effective. The Evolution of Corporate Learning is the first post of this series. With a history that spans hundreds of years, corporate learning has grown […]
Why Your Company Should Celebrate Have Fun at Work Day
International Have Fun at Work Day is Friday, Jan. 27, and while it might be an unofficial holiday, that shouldn’t stop you from bringing a little levity to the workplace. Laughter is Good for Productivity Humor can be strong medicine that lowers tension and unites colleagues in stressful times. A recent Loma Linda University study […]
5 Tips for Your HR Budget
Today’s HR budget is multifaceted, largely due to HR’s shift from a traditional operational role to strategic business partner. No longer viewed as simply “personnel,” HR now consists of many aspects, all of which must be considered when planning the department budget. While there is no fixed rule concerning what should be included in an […]
Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year
Everyone should consider having the following three conversations over the course of the next few weeks. Taking this time with your direct reports, yourself and your spouse will only improve the beginning of your new year. 1. Speak With Your Squad As for your direct reports, many individuals– especially millennials – need these types of […]
HR Technology: Evolving to Full Business Partner
In the early 1990s, legacy enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) dominated the HR technology landscape. But, these systems have many shortcomings, including being difficult or impossible to integrate with other applications – leading to employees wasting time on tasks that should be automated. Fortunately, HR technology has come a long way since then. Today, it’s […]
4 Ways to Make Your Employees Want to Come to Work
Disengaged employees don’t feel motivated to work. A 2015 survey by Gallup revealed that 50.8 percent of American workers were not engaged in their jobs. Consequently, disengaged employees may arrive to work late, miss deadlines, submit poor-quality work, alienate themselves from co-workers or seek employment elsewhere. While the employee could be solely responsible for his or […]
5 Worth-It Tools for Advanced HR Management
Remember when the human resource function within most companies was largely administrative? Josh Bersin paints the picture perfectly when he describes traditional HR as being “focused on service delivery, staying efficient and reducing cost and headcount.”[i] But, times are changing. HR’s realm of responsibility – and the impact it has on the business at large […]
How to Solve the Biggest Problems Surrounding Performance Reviews
In a study of company processes influencing employee motivation, performance reviews received a total motivation score of 41 points, based on a scale from -100 to 100.
4 Tips for Empowering Employees in the Modern Age
As I walk down the hallway to get to my office, I read the Tom Peters quote painted in big, bold letters on the wall: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
3 Ways to Retain Great Restaurant Employees
Earlier this year, Starbucks announced it will offer tuition reimbursement to employees. In a headline-grabbing, 4,000-employee hiring binge, Chipotle showed candidates a career path where entry-level employees eventually could find themselves working in the corporate office. And in related news, restaurants in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Paul, Minn., are competing for top-chef talent with wage wars.
From Ladder to Lattice: The “New Normal” in Talent Management
New advances in talent management have rendered the corporate ladder of yesterday obsolete. Studies show that less than 20 percent of employees have better than a 50 percent chance of succeeding at the next level, making the traditional concept of career progression rather passé.