Hiring a new employee is a major investment in terms of time, money, and resources. You want to bring in the optimal person who can ramp up as quickly as possible—especially considering the cost of a bad hire can be as much as $240,000. Though you can always optimize your talent acquisition strategy, the reality is that you can’t always identify a bad hire in your interview process. In fact, 74 percent of employers have admitted to making a bad hire.
Compensation requests affect HR professionals at more than just an administrative level—it’s one of the most common times employees rely on HR for guidance. Not only does HR often cut the checks, but employees may also come to you for help navigating tough career conversations with their managers. And when was the last time you had a raise yourself? Whether you’re advising employees, or considering your own career advancement, it’s always good to know how to advocate for a pay increase.
Employee “ghosting” occurs when a job candidate or employee severs the relationship without any notice. It most commonly occurs with early-stage interviewees or newly hired employees, but can happen at any stage of employment relationship.
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.
It’s no secret that employees use social media during the workday. What might be surprising is just how much it’s used.
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At Namely’s recent summer celebration, employees from all over the country came together to volunteer and celebrate the year’s achievements. As part of the festivities, employees were asked to nominate colleagues who live our core values and shape the Namely community. Our company values center around the simple idea that drives everything we do—BE HUMAN:
Company milestones, birthdays, work anniversaries, and fun holidays—there’s always something to celebrate. Who says HR can’t be the life of the party? We’ve put together an employee engagement calendar of some serious (and not so serious) holidays you can celebrate in your workplace.
When presenting to your board, leadership team, or even workforce, it’s helpful to have one datapoint to sum up the overall sentiment of the company.. Employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS) is an extremely helpful metric on overall employee engagement, but in order to drive it up, you need to know exactly what’s going on in the company.
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.