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Over the last few years, there has been a transformation towards a more employee-centric management methodology. However, while workplaces are getting better and HR is working hard to create more unique perks, better compensation plans, and more opportunities for employees – employee engagement is still an area where companies are struggling.
It's generally accepted that a business will incur costs associated with employee training and development efforts. From onboarding costs to cross-training internal teams, these costs can vary widely. While it’s possible to budget for some of the more apparent costs of training – such as the fees associated with hiring a trainer, renting a training space, and investing in learning technology – others are hidden and have a tendency to crop up at the wrong time.
Passive candidates are like gold. They are hard to find, and after much digging, even more difficult to coax out of their spot. In a job market that’s candidate-driven, with low unemployment rates, it’s left many recruiters wondering how they can dig the best passive candidates out of hiding.
From a business standpoint, having no form of HR puts companies at risk of violating a number of employment laws. However, what about employees? How might they be affected by having no HR professionals to turn to?
Everywhere you turn, there’s more news about big companies like Target, McDonald’s and TJ Maxx raising the minimum wage. But as any savvy professional knows, wages are only a piece of the total compensation puzzle. A stunning 1 billion dollar investment by Walmart affirms this fact.
The youngest generation currently in the workforce is millennials, a generation known for its entrepreneurship and unconventionality. While it may seem at odds to hire someone who aspires to eventually work for herself, this type of employee can actually be a benefit to your business while she works for you. How should you harness the spirit of your entrepreneurial millennials for the good of your company?
When an employee is dismissed from a job and applies for unemployment benefits, this can impact the former employer's tax obligations. Unemployment taxes must be carefully tracked and paid by the business to the Internal Revenue Service. Many small businesses pay both a federal and state unemployment tax, so it's important to know the basics behind this taxation.
Many workplaces have begun to offer some type of corporate wellness program that is designed to help employees lead healthier lifestyles. While these types of programs are most often focused on getting more exercise, eating healthier, and reducing bad health habits – they are also quite useful in that they help employees improve their personal well-being in other ways too.
Everyone’s talking about improving the health and wellness of their employees. Sure, it makes sense from the standpoint of producing greater engagement and reducing the costs of healthcare premiums through preventative wellness support.
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For experienced human resource professionals, the management of employee performance should be a piece of cake. But, in many cases, the causes that lead to a breakdown in employee performance are not so easy to recognize. These hidden issues can creep up without warning and transform an ordinarily high-functioning team into a poorly performing train wreck.
In the recruitment world, there are some realities that can be unpleasant at worst, and blessings in disguise at their best. When sourcing for new employees, one is bound to come across candidates who don’t exactly fit the bill. Learn more here...
Experts are calling this the new "Summer of Love". Why? June 25, 2015 marked a historic day for millions of Americans as the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in all 50 US states. This is a huge decision that has been looming for years, and while some states have already recognized same sex marriages, now all must do so under the law (in two weeks). Full marriage equality extends the employee benefits for same-sex couples so they can begin to add their spouses and spousal children to their benefit plans.
In today’s more connected world, it seems everyone has something to say about experiences with certain companies. One of the most concerning things to come out of this movement has been the emergence of company reviews made by employees. These reviews can be written by candidates who have encountered company recruitment practices, from current employees, or from employees who have left a company for a number of reasons. The majority of reviews talk about working conditions, management practices, and compensation – three factors that can make or break a company.
It really only takes one person with a bad attitude to tear down the very fiber of your company’s culture. Such "jerk" employees seem to excel at making the workplace uncomfortable for other employees and even the management team. They send other people retreating to the corners of the office. This is why your management must know how to handle employees who are unruly before things get out of hand and other employees begin to leave for greener pastures.