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A Perfect Fit: How a Winning Culture Creates a Winning Team
According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017, 80% of talent acquisition leaders believe their employer brand has a noticeable impact on their ability to hire and retain great talent. Look no further than college sports for a prime example of this effect. College athletic recruiters build teams known for winning by leveraging an unrivaled brand to […]
How Volunteering Drives Your Workforce – and Company – Forward
Research shows time and again, that time spent volunteering by employees actually ends up benefiting the organization by improving workplace culture and driving engagement. According to Cone Communications, 75% of employees agree their job is more fulfilling when opportunities to create a positive impact exist. Another 51% say they won’t work for a company without […]
Does Your Culture Exclude Baby Boomers?
As organizations evolve to create more inclusive cultures, it may be easy to overlook an older demographic which still has 41 million active employees across the nation: baby boomers. Like any other generational cohort in the workplace, boomers have basic psychological needs that must be met to elicit high engagement and productivity. Unfortunately, only one-third […]
Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Talks Opening Employee Dialogue for Business Success
Communication is not an option. The only true choice is whether to actively participate in it, because a lack of dialogue speaks volumes about a company’s leadership and directly impacts its ability to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. According to The Holmes Report, the total estimated cost of lost productivity from communication barriers is $37 billion, […]
DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Setting Standard Salary Threshold at $684 Per Week
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule that increases the salary threshold for workers in the executive, administrative and professional exemptions. The threshold has increased from $455 per week (or $23,660 per year) to $684 per week (or $35,568 per year) for employees in the standard exemptions. The threshold for highly compensated […]
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 […]
No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work
One out of every five employees reported high engagement and high burnout, according to a recent study from the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence. With Gallup reporting that burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6 times as likely to actively seek a new position, having an emotionally stressed and […]
1 Simple Way to Organize the Chaos of Employee Questions
At your level, you likely receive more than your fair share of employee questions. Lots and lots of questions, like … “When does my dental insurance kick in?” “I can’t find my keys. Where’s lost and found?” “Who can I ask about my stock options?” “I think a sink on the third floor may be […]
How the Way Americans Work Is Changing (and Other Lessons From Mad Money)
Make no mistake: HR technology is changing the way Americans work – for the better. On Aug. 21, Paycom CEO Chad Richison appeared on the CNBC talk show Mad Money to discuss this topic with host Jim Cramer. “We are transforming the HR and payroll industry,” Richison said, through software that directly connects employees […]
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 […]