Ah, the holidays. Time for good cheer, love of family and friends, warm memories — and the potential for some nasty legal hassles for HR.
Congratulations! You’ve hired the right person for the right job. Now all you have to do is make sure your new hire makes a smooth transition to valued employee. How hard can that be? Actually, this transformative process, called onboarding, is more difficult — and more important — than it may seem, according to guest […]
Some employees bring tough personalities to work – and make the day more difficult than anyone could expect. Whether it’s an employee, colleague or your boss, a difficult person – or someone with a very different approach to work – can stop you and others in your tracks. Or one difficult personality might just slow […]
Performance reviews are a stressful event for both managers and employees. They can range from awkward conversations to pointless feedback to ugly HR nightmares.
And a bad review system doesn’t just hurt employee performance. It can have serious consequences for morale and turnover too.
Performance evaluations are more a priority now, than ever, to ensure future productivity, maintain morale and let people know you are invested in them as professionals.
It’s OK to put some of the responsibility for the success of a performance review on the people being reviewed. Just try to make sure they understand that it starts with their asking the right questions. Here’s the required list of questions employees should carry into the review, and supervisors should be prepared to answer, […]
Change is almost the only certain thing in businesses today. So HR pros need to continually help employees navigate change. In fact, your guidance to managers and front-line employees is critical. “Employees may feel unsure and fearful about any new direction … or change they are forced to deal with,” says Kate Zabriskie, president of […]
We’re all aware that generous benefits packages are an effective enticement for potential hires. But are you willing to go as far as these companies to sweeten employee perks?
What’s the one thing companies need to have before they decide to part ways with an errant employee? You know the answer: Airtight documentation. Here are some tips on establishing a paper trail you can depend on as protection against legal backlash.
Gallup says it’s likely that eight out of 10 of your managers aren’t up to the job.
The book — The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millenial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace — describes what today’s new college graduates expect from their employers. Hint: You’re probably not going to like what the author has to say.
Periodically, we like to offer success stories from HR pros from across the U.S. This account of how one employer’s wellness program helped staffers both physically and financially comes courtesy of Tim O’Neil, manager of employee health and financial wellness at Meredith Corp., Des Moines, IA.
Every workplace has negative people who erode morale. They’re not always easy to pick out of a crowd, but they can do an amazing amount of damage over time.
Everybody hates performance reviews. That’s a given. But there are ways to move them out of the “dreaded chore” category into the file titled “engagement tools.” Performance reviews are often badly done and serve to de-motivate employees — or worse, give them a weapon to sue the company. What’s wrong with this process? Here are […]
When employers grant accommodation requests, those accommodations should always be made on a temporary basis. Unfortunately, many firms unknowingly turn these temporary accommodations into permanent ones.
Almost as important as the benefits offerings you use to drive retention and attract talent are, equally as important is how you communicate those benefits to your staff. Yet, this is an area in which it’s easy to fall short — and to help ensure that doesn’t happen to you, wellness and health management software maker Keas […]
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