Building a diverse and inclusive organization starts with creating a culture that embraces and celebrates people’s differences. Investing in employee resource groups (ERGs) is a great way to give your employees a forum to meet like-minded people, raise awareness on key issues, and share their culture and values.
What starts as a tickle in the back of your throat can quickly evolve into a bigger problem. With flu season upon us, it’s the most popular time of year for sick day requests. But when there’s work to be done, it can be hard to pick between not falling behind and prioritizing your health.
HR professionals spend so much of their day preoccupied with the needs and wants of their workforce, but what about their own HR careers? Whether you’re just starting out or consider yourself a seasoned HR pro, there’s no time like the present to step back and think about your personal career goals.
It’s important to remember the impact our words and actions can have on other people, especially coworkers. Sometimes well-intentioned behavior can have unintended consequences. What we view as an off-hand compliment or gesture can be interpreted as an insult or put-down to another person. Here’s your guide to navigating and avoiding these “microaggressions” in the workplace.
With today’s low unemployment rate and the emergence of employee ghosting, it’s never been harder to fill job openings quickly and efficiently. Communication, as always, remains the key to nudging candidates down the hiring funnel—but email and phone tag can make getting in contact a struggle.
Today’s employees want to work at organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusion. Sixty-seven percent of job seekers consider diversity when evaluating offers, and more than half of workers believe their employers should be doing more to promote it. That’s why it’s critical to demonstrate why and how you’re working to improve diversity and inclusion at your organization.
Open enrollment may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start thinking about emerging benefit trends. Benefits are an increasingly important factor in attracting and retaining top talent, and can play an important role in setting your company apart from competitors. Fifty-seven percent of employees consider benefits to be one of the top factors in accepting a new job.
As this year comes to a close, it’s time to switch gears and focus on 2019 planning. From IRS filing deadlines to office holidays, HR professionals need to juggle a variety of dates and deadlines. Think you’re a pro when it comes to managing all those payroll, compliance, and employee engagement dates?
Today’s workforce isn’t tied to a desk. Whether they’re working remotely or traveling the globe, employees are always on the go—making it harder than ever for HR to stay connected. Luckily, one of the best tools for reaching employees is already in their back pockets.
When Julie Zhang moved to the U.S. 23 years ago, she had no idea she’d find a career in quality assurance (QA). Julie left China to find work as a mechanical engineer in New York City, but was unable to find a job in that field. After balancing multiple jobs, learning English, and attending night school, Julie discovered a new passion: QA. Now, as one of Namely’s talented QA analysts, Julie spends her days testing new product features for bugs and ensuring every product update has no surprises.
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