HR Best Practices
Have you ever wondered what some of the world’s best companies do to build their culture and enhance their employees’ experience? Well, we did the research and we’re excited to share the results. Take an in-depth look at companies like Patagonia, Basecamp, Hubspot, Zappos, and even EddyHR to learn how these companies are building their culture.
Reference checking is a key part of the hiring process. When done correctly, a reference check interview can reveal critical information about a job candidate. This article will help you understand what your goals for each interview should be and what questions you can ask to accomplish those goals.
Being a great manager can be challenging when everything is going right, and can be down right difficult when things are going wrong. Learning how to manage underperforming employees is a great skill to help you level up. By applying our simple, seven-step process, you’ll be on your way to management stardom.
Every year, employers will make decisions about which days to grant employees time off. A great starting point is to understand the federal holiday schedule. Federal holidays are days where government offices and banks are closed. Employers will often grant these days off to employees.
When it comes to new employee paperwork, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. How can you know which documents are required to be signed and which are optional? How many forms should your new employees complete before they’re ready to work? What paperwork is the most important? All of these questions are answered as you dive into our new employee paperwork checklist.
It’s no secret that people are complicated. No two people are alike and everyone has their own unique preferences. These differences can make people management challenging. However, when you learn to R.E.A.D. people, you’ll immediately become a better manager and you’ll earn the trust of your team.
While many HR best practices are tried and tested principles that have been around for ages, some things are changing in the year 2021. The lingering effects of a global pandemic have and will continue to change the way we work. Read this list to get your company aligned with the best HR practices of 2021.
Writing a good rejection email is a key part of the candidate experience. Your hiring process is not complete if you aren’t keeping all your candidates in the loop. Use these four tricks to write rejection emails like some of the world’s best companies.
As remote work becomes more permanent, it’s important that you learn how to properly manage a remote team. Productivity, communication, performance evaluation, and employee happiness all become more difficult to maintain while working from home. Learn how to combat these challenges in order to build a productive remote culture.
Employees quit on their bosses, not their company. A good manager can be the difference between an employee staying at your company for six months or two years. It’s critical to invest in training and developing managers who value their direct reports. Here we break down six managerial mistakes that need to be avoided at all costs.
Hiring is hard. Not knowing the right questions to ask during the job interview makes it even harder. Because we know how difficult it can be to ask the right job interview questions, we took the time to put together a list of over 100 questions you can ask to find the right job candidate!
Although there is a mandated federal minimum wage, many states require employers to pay employees at different rates. If you run a business across state lines, or are just making sure you’re up-to-date with your local regulations, check out this complete list of minimum wage requirements in every state.
Writing a job description can be a challenge, but if you get it right you’ll attract hundreds of applicants. Learning to write clearly, strike a professional tone, use proper formatting, and optimize for readability will help you stand out from the competition.
Each one of us dreams of maximizing our potential and reaching peak performance. It doesn’t matter what profession we’re in, we’d all like to be the best we can be. In order to do this, we use tools to enhance our abilities. Companies like EddyHR make software tools for HR professionals to help them achieve more. We believe that every HR professional should use HR software.
Whether you’re at a company of 5 or 5,000, you should have an employee handbook. These handbooks help employees understand what they’re agreeing to when they come and work for your company. Writing a handbook isn’t easy, so we wanted to give you a headstart with this friendly guide on how to create an employee handbook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.