The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for businesses. Among the most pressing is the health and wellbeing of a workforce that has shifted to remote work. Employees are deprived of daily social interaction, and they’re working longer hours than ever before. We break down why companies should immediately begin focusing on employee health and share 7 ideas on how to improve the health and wellness of remote employees.
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Want to make better decisions? Get better data. The HR metrics your company tracks will directly impact decision making in your organization. If you’re not tracking the right things, or if you’re not looking at your data holistically, you might miss opportunities for improvement. Here we break down the 20 HR metrics that every company needs to track.
We know how hard it is to curate a book list, so we went ahead and did it for you. If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation, and transformation for the second half of 2020, then check out our recommendations! We’ve compiled a strong list of eight books that we believe are must-reads for HR managers in 2020.
If you’re having trouble holding productive one-on-one meetings, then you’ve come to the right place. Productive one-on-one meetings can pay massive dividends for companies looking to increase employee productivity, boost employee morale, and jumpstart employee engagement. Here we break down nine specific steps that managers can take to take their one-on-ones to the next level.
Starting a business is hard. There is so much to think about in terms of what you’ll be selling, how you’ll sell it, and how you’ll get customers that anything beyond that might seem premature. But implementing and understanding HR policies and processes will set you up for long term success. Read on about why startups need to think about HR.
Employee recognition can be a challenge. You want to be sure to reward employees with things that are useful and worthwhile, without coming across as cheesy or insincere. Never fear. We’ve done the hard work and researched 38 awesome and amazing ways that you can reward your employees.
Creating a hiring process that works for you and enhances the candidate experience is challenging. Those involved in hiring must be extremely well organized, quick to communicate, and very decisive. Here we’ve outlined eight ways that you can implement today to improve your hiring process.
One of the most important, but absolutely worst parts of management is being responsible for terminating an employee. Firing someone is hard, unpleasant, and uncomfortable. Like anything else, there are definitely right ways and wrongs ways to go about it. Here we’ll show you how to terminate employees the right way.
You spoke, and we listened! Many of our customers have expressed the need to solve the problem of tracking and managing all the different requirements for their employees. Today, we are really excited to release our Training Tracking feature to help solve this problem. Training Tracking will allow our users to be able to track trainings, certifications, and licenses all in one place, while providing automated notifications reminders before anything expires.
HR has traditionally been the epicenter of administrative tasks. But as technology automates and simplifies many of these tasks, the HR leaders of tomorrow will be expected to make a shift to strategic HR. They’ll help businesses solve difficult problems through data and process development.
When it comes to creating the best paid time off policy for your company, you need to first gather details about your options. Here we break down four types of policies that you should consider before you decide a PTO plan for your business.
COVID19 has accelerated the rate that companies are allowing employees to work from home. If your company is considering letting some or many of your employees work from home on a more permanent basis, consider first creating a work from home policy. Use our guide to help you make the right decisions for your company.
Sometimes it’s easier to listen than it is to read. If you’re looking for motivation or ideas on how to improve your company, work environment, or culture, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve carefully curated an awesome list of amazing speeches delivered by leadership experts. You’ll find all 10 videos embedded into the article to make your viewing experience seamless.
Workplace stress can not only hinder performance and affect job satisfaction, but it can harm your emotional and psychological well-being away from work. Learning to manage stress in the workplace can be an essential key that helps unlock a happier way to live. Here are some practical steps to help manage stress in the workplace.
Engaged employees are more happy, productive, and invested in their work. But do you know which of your employees are engaged? We’ll teach you how to create an employee engagement survey, give you 25 questions to ask, and help you understand what to do with the results.
Human Resources managers have a lot to do. They need to be organized, focused, task-oriented, and good with people. But they also need to be strategic thinkers who can dive into the weeds or think clearly about the big picture. Their day-to-day can be filled with responsibilities in completely different areas of work. In case you’ve been wondering, here’s what HR managers do.
Scheduling a meeting is such a simple concept, but more often than not, it’s done wrong. The way you schedule the meeting matters. Who you invite (or choose not to invite) matters even more. And if you want that meeting to be productive, then prepping your participants for the conversation is as important as the conversation itself. Take a dive into the do’s and don’ts of meetings.
Starting a business is challenging, and the odds are stacked against you. Before you dive in, figure out the reason why you want to be in business, and why your specific company should exist. Being able to define your why will make other decisions easier and will keep you going when times get tough.
All Hands on Deck meetings are a great way to communicate company goals, vision, and mission to employees. They’re also a useful tool for celebrating your organization’s accomplishments along the way. Running a successful All Hands meeting can be a powerful tool in strengthening company culture and improving trust and transparency.
Companies want to get the most out of their employees, and employees want to work for companies who provide opportunities and fulfillment. The intersection of these two desires is the ability companies have to help employees feel valued and appreciated at work. When employees feel like their company cares about them on a personal level, they work harder and achieve more.
This is challenging, new territory for all of us. After months of shut down, the American economy is slowing opening and employees are returning to work. However, with the virus still present, it’s important that we return to work safely, and take the precautions necessary to protect our people.