Managing a team is no cakewalk. Constantly checking in with your team members to ensure they are engaged and satisfied is a huge responsibility. So what is the key to being a strong team leader? Here are six tips to help you enhance your leadership skills and manage your team effectively:
A successful onboarding strategy starts as soon as new hires receive their very first email—the welcome email. The new-job jitters are real, but welcome emails help set expectations and ease first-day butterflies. Having a well-crafted welcome email immediately makes new hires feel more comfortable and helps new hires start off on the right foot with your company. Read on to learn how to write a successful welcome email and prioritize your company’s employee experience from day one:
Peer to peer employee recognition has many benefits for both organizations and their people, but building a case for a recognition program in your company can prove difficult for HR pros!
As an HR professional, a large part of your job is to ensure your employees have the resources they need to have a successful career at your company. Today, over 47 percent of employees in the workforce are between the ages of 16 and 34. With such a large portion of the workforce made up of young professionals, HR professionals need to stay up to date on how best to engage and retain their developing talent.
Employees spend 40+ hours a week at work, and they want enjoy that time as much as possible. Office design often falls on the shoulders of the HR team, and it can be a core driver of company culture and employee engagement. Updating and improving the office can improve employee quality of life, help attract employees, and keep them engaged.
Your employees are the heart of your organization. Their diverse personalities, backgrounds, and experiences help shape the spirit and culture of your organization. As an employer, you can help your employees celebrate what makes them unique by supporting employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs help employees come together to spread awareness of the issues facing certain demographic groups, like black professionals, LGBTQ employees, remote workers, working parents, and more.
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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.
The office has gone to the dogs. Well, that’s what it seems like given the growing number of pet friendly workplaces today.
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.
When it came to hiring, the employer used to have the upper hand. However, with unemployment at a record low, there are now more job openings than candidates to fill them. Employers feel pressure to offer the most enticing combination of compensation, benefits, and company culture to attract (and retain) top talent. As a result, the candidate experience is more important than ever.