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Sleep Well, Work Better: 3 Reasons Employers Should Prioritize a Good Night’s Rest
In an ever-changing work landscape filled with 24/7 expectations and an always-on mentality, sleep is often the last item on the to-do list. Sometimes it’s overlooked completely. Indeed, Harvard research found that insomnia leads to the loss of 11.3 days’ worth of productivity each calendar year, or $2,280 per worker. According to Forbes, insomnia may […]
Survey Says: What Your Employees Really Think About Your Culture
Let’s suppose one of your employees appeared on the game show Family Feud. Host Steve Harvey prompts one of your people with this: “Name something your employer does to make you feel valued, other than a paycheck.” What would he or she say? How do you know? Are you sure? Culture counts First things first: […]
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of SHRM18, From One HR Manager to Another
From Sunday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 20, the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world will unite in Chicago for the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference & Exposition, aka SHRM18. From one HR manager to another, here are my key tips to getting the most from this year’s conference … and […]
Orientation or Onboarding: Does It Matter?
“Onboarding” and “orientation” are buzzwords you’ll see thrown around a lot in discussions on human capital management (HCM), and with good reason: It’s a costly investment to hire the right person for a valuable position, and it’s important to ensure that your new hires feel valued and engaged so that they can remain a contributing […]
5 Ways to Pre-Board Hires and Improve Employee Experience
In today’s world of instant gratification, today’s workforce expects a good experience fast and are willing to walk if their expectations aren’t met. According to the Harvard Business Review, almost 33 percent of new hires start searching for a different job within the first six months of employment. Tackling that ambivalence early is crucial. One […]
Employee Productivity: Here’s What Really Matters
Today’s business leaders are dealing with a lot. Along with the technology-shaped elephant in the room, the increase in internal business collaboration (50 percent in the past two decades), the change in performance management and the influx of millennials have left many companies scrambling. Despite these changes, the goals of businesses have remained constant: Generate […]
4 Reports Every HR Pro Should Bring to the C-Suite
As an HR leader, you are the trend master. You know that businesses generate more data than ever. Because of this, they have developed an acute desire for metrics. You know that even though the goals of businesses continue to be product- and output-centered, the way business happens has shifted. And you’re right. According to […]
4 Ways Strategic HR Moves Your Company Forward
Business leaders are realizing that skill shortages and disruptions in the workforce will change everything. The link between effective talent management and profitability becomes more evident every day. As a result, the C-suite is looking to HR to attract, build, engage and retain the talent their business needs to compete and grow. If you and […]
7 Deadly Sins of Employee Engagement
Even with the best of intentions, some of the methods chosen to improve employee engagement can backfire. Engaged employees can improve retention, strengthen a company culture and increase productivity, but all that is quickly ruined when any of these seven deadly sins are committed.
5 Ways HR Can Make Your Company Better
Human resources. For a lot of people, those two words conjure countless thoughts of W-2s, compliance procedures and news about insurance benefits. And paperwork – lots and lots of paperwork. But if your HR department only hires, fires and fills out forms, then you’re not allowing it to be all it can be. There’s a new generation of HR […]
5 Tips for Your HR Budget
Today’s HR budget is multifaceted, largely due to HR’s shift from a traditional operational role to strategic business partner. No longer viewed as simply “personnel,” HR now consists of many aspects, all of which must be considered when planning the department budget. While there is no fixed rule concerning what should be included in an […]
The Increasing Responsibility of CHROS: Proving Strategic Value
Much has been written about HR’s emerging role as strategic business partner. But, a study involving over 100 directors reveal that executives still view HR as a highly transactional support function that usually does a great job with compensation and benefits – but not as an influential strategic player in the boardroom. Consequently, chief human […]