No matter what business sector you work in, you’ve likely heard a lot about employee engagement. It has become the holy grail of the modern business world, guaranteeing benefits for both companies and employees alike. Increased employee engagement promises improvements in recruitment, productivity, innovation, retention, and reputation for companies of any size. Because you can gain so much from having positive employee engagement within your organization, taking steps to improve it is critical for success.
October 16, 2019 might seem like just a normal Wednesday, but this year it commemorates National Boss’s Day. This fun holiday, founded in 1958, is a reminder to appreciate everything your boss has done for you personally and professionally throughout the year. A great boss can look out for you in the workplace, invest in your professional growth, and motivate you to do your best work.
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.
Off site—but not out of mind. There are major benefits to operating distributed teams, most notably the ability to recruit and work with talented individuals from all over the world. However, a remote workforce can also pose potential risks. It can be challenging to maintain consistent productivity and accountability, as well as build a team of long-term workers.
The world of work is constantly evolving. For employees, experts predict that finding a job will be simpler than it was a decade ago. Since employees have so many job opportunities in front of them, it’s even more crucial to understand exactly what job seekers are looking for this year.
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Look around your workplace. It’s teeming with diversity. Your office is likely filled with employees from various generations, such as the silent generation, baby boomers, Gen X and millennials. And soon it will employ a new cohort of young professionals: Gen Z.
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HR professionals can find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to identifying employee genders. Annual EEO-1 or employee demographic reports limit employee gender to just two options, male and female, but gender identity is often not that black and white. As more employees identify as non-binary, HR teams have to find a balance between compliance and acceptance in their workplaces.
Senior leaders are critical in any organization. So what happens when they leave? A recent leadership shakeup at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought this question into full focus. When top-level leaders come on board, companies hope they will go the distance. However, we know this isn’t always the case—especially in high-growth companies where needs are ever-changing.