Good benefits communication is more important than the actual benefits you offer – at least when it comes to employee satisfaction.
Every HR pro knows striking a balance between employee and company advocate can be tricky. And because one of HR’s main functions is to protect the company, many employees are naturally distrustful. Others are dissatisfied with how their HR department has handled issues in the past. Either way, there’s a disconnect between employees and HR, […]
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 […]
In today’s work environment, measuring remote employee engagement could be the HR practice with the most impact. When you try to learn about employees’ new challenges, triumphs and feelings – and act on what you understand – you can help the remote workforce thrive. HR pros and front-line managers want to keep a close eye […]
It’s a rare case, but one that could affect more employers as the pandemic continues: An employer can’t force a teleworking employee to return, a Massachusetts federal district court ruled. In Peeples v. Clinical Support Opinions, Gabriel Peeples, an asthmatic social worker, asked for an accommodation to continue to telework. When he was called back […]
The research is clear – employee recognition appears consistently near the top of things that motivate employees to do their best work. For many workers, it means more than even a financial reward. And research indicates that cash rewards can actually be counter-productive if they aren’t combined with other ways of recognizing hard work. A […]
The pandemic forced employees apart – and worsened an existing HR issue: Employee trust is painfully low. Seventy percent of employees don’t trust management in their organizations, a Blind study found. On the surface, you might be OK with a certain level of distrust between employees and management – after all, a little friction can […]
A new survey suggests the benefits companies offer may not be pulling their weight in employee satisfaction. The solution: better communication.
Firms are poised to offer programs and redesign workplace policies that uphold their employees’ values and demonstrate care for employees’ well-being.
Pull yourself away from all the doom and gloom talk surrounding U.S. workers’ financial situations for a second, and enjoy this breath of fresh air:
The pandemic’s had a negative impact on women in the workplace. Why is this? Because caregiving responsibilities and other unpaid, informal labor are performed by women the majority of the time. In 2020 alone, it’s estimated that women lost more than 5 million jobs, according to the new report “The gender gap widens: Three critical […]
Google’s head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, will step down later this year amid rising tensions between the company’s top executives and rank and file employees. The executive departure follows many months of highly public people issues at the company, including claims of pregnancy discrimination and an allegation of sexual misconduct by a senior executive […]
So we’re all agreed: Engaged employees are the key to every organization’s success. But engaging today’s employees is no easy task.
You’d think office politics fell by the wayside when no one was working in the office. But schmoozing, backstabbing and manipulation live on in these days dominated by remote work. Granted, it’s less less intense, researchers found. Regardless of where people work, HR leaders and front-line managers still need to handle office politics so everyone […]
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