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3 Best Practices for Seasonal Hiring
The way you hire your employees directly impacts the experience your customers receive. Seasonal workers are certainly no exception! But many best practices are, in this case, dictated by the temporary nature of the work. With that in mind, here’s a quick rundown to help outline the best course of action for organizations with seasonal […]
Why Company Culture Isn’t Just for Full-Timers Anymore
The later part of the year often gives companies a chance to showcase their culture in its best light. From Thanksgiving potlucks to full-on, off-site Christmas parties, these are the moments for workers to revel in a shared sense of fun and belonging. However, if the term “worker” conjures an image of strictly full-time employees, […]
5 Practices to Help You Retain Seasonal Hires
Seasonal workers come with many perks, such as lower payroll costs and additional support for permanent employees during busy times. But retaining temporary workers can be challenging because they often are less motivated and less loyal than full-time staff. However, simply avoiding seasonal hires isn’t feasible for many organizations. In 2018, U.S. businesses brought on […]
Using Mobile Tech for Management Tasks
Successful supervisors and managers are masterful jugglers – spearheading critical projects while developing staff, building strategic plans, completing administrative functions and more. Many of these responsibilities take them away from their desks during the workday. But obligations don’t stop coming in when they are in the field, working the floor, engaging with the team or […]
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 […]
SEC Proposes Change to Business Reporting Requirements
For public companies subject to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulation on mandatory disclosure, changes may be coming very soon. The proposed amendments to Regulation S-K aim for “modernization.” From an HR standpoint, the most important potential change comes down to three words: “human capital resources.” If amended, the rule would make a company’s […]
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.
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 […]