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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 […]
Up-to-Date HR Tech: The Competitive Recruiting Advantage Companies Forget About
In today’s immensely tight labor market, it’s more impossible than ever to find a pool of eager candidates just ready and waiting to jump into your staff directory. Most of the candidates you would like to hire – even those actively applying to your job listings – already are employed. They might even be fielding […]
The 1 Employee Benefit That Costs You Nothing
If your organization isn’t building relationships with local businesses by offering employee discounts, now’s a great time to start. Especially with the growing war for talent, businesses can introduce discounts as a high-impact, low-cost employee benefit. Employee discounts are a great way to show employees you’re always looking for ways to improve their experience. You […]
Financial Stress is a Symptom of Employee Financial (Un)Wellness: Part 2
According to a 2018 report, Mercer found that $250 billion is being lost annually by American businesses due to employees’ financial stress. Employees spend between 12 and 15 work hours each month thinking about or working on their money issues — time they’re not spending doing the work employers pay them to do. (Learn more […]
Financial Stress is a Symptom of Employee Financial (Un)Wellness: Part 1
Thirty years ago, the executive suite didn’t spend a whole lot of time wondering whether their employees could pay the bills. The attitude: We pay you and it’s up to you to decide how to spend that money. Today, companies are confronted with the reality that not only are 78% of their employees living paycheck […]
Paying for Performance: How to Reward Productivity and Elevate Engagement
Under a pay-for-performance system, employees get rewarded for the right reason: job excellence. Paying for performance removes the subjectivity from compensation by establishing structured ways to measure an individual’s: performance productivity results How? Instead of showing you, we’d like to tell you a story … Meet William Every company has a William. Ever the go-getter, […]
Paying for Performance: How to Avoid Salary Compression and Other Compensation Pitfalls
In 2015, Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based credit card processing firm, tried something unorthodox: Chief Dan Price set a new minimum salary of $70,000, even sacrificing some of his own to make it happen. It made national news. Résumés poured in. But this seemingly heroic gesture also had unexpected consequences: Two of Price’s most valued employees […]
Take Action Against Restaurant Employee Turnover: Here’s How
If you own, operate, lead or otherwise run a restaurant, you’re well aware of the operational challenges of employee turnover. But can you quantify just how much it costs your restaurant? For years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported turnover in the accommodations and food service sector at roughly 72%. The average cost of […]