The global demand for employees is notoriously high. While some employers offer flashy employee perks and competitive salaries to attract and retain top talent, these efforts might not be as effective as perviously thought. One survey revealed 73 percent of employees said they would not leaving their current employer for a job that offers trendy perks. When employers want the best, they simply have to think of talent like a competition.
There comes a time when every small business owner realizes they need an HR department. It’s not a question of if, but when.
The end of the year is a festive time for people around the world. Whether your employees observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, or Diwali, it’s important to honor the diverse array of festivities and traditions within our increasingly global workforce.
As an HR professional, you probably know that communication is one of your most powerful tools. From an employee’s first day, it’s your job to facilitate an environment in which he or she can thrive. When employees do choose to leave the company, exit interviews often shed light on what went wrong. But why wait until employees are already out the door to ask those questions?
If you’re going to succeed in HR, you’ll need a good poker face. Unfortunately, it's a safe bet that you won't be the only one sitting at the table.
While it might lack the glitz and glamor of a Vegas casino, your workplace has likely seen its fair share of gambling. From lottery pools to sports bracket challenges, seemingly innocent wagers can carry big risks. Gambling remains highly regulated in most states and flat-out prohibited in others. Beyond legality, there are ethical questions to consider, too.
The #1 topic on the minds of CEOs and senior HR leaders is ‘culture & engagement,’ according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends Report. Employee engagement can be defined as proactively and passionately adding value while aligning with the company mission. Or according to Deloitte, “culture describes ‘the way things work around here’, while engagement describes ‘how people feel about the way things work around here’.”
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Modern technology has paved the way for remote work to flourish, be it in the form of telecommuting, multistate employment, or an entirely remote workforce. While the advantages of remote work are numerous, HR teams often struggle with keeping these employees engaged and integrated with the company culture. Overcome those challenges with these five tips.
In an era where both employees and consumers are giving more weight than ever to a company’s mission and ethics, corporate social responsibility has become a staple of modern company culture. Between paid “VTO” or volunteer time off, team volunteer days, and company-wide fundraisers, employees have come to expect a level of support for their charitable initiatives.