Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis is forcing almost every business to immediately develop, adapt or improve remote work policies and procedures. As HR pros struggle to keep employees safe and informed, it helps to think about what changes will be more permanent and how […]
Leadership & Strategy
The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running. Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work […]
Flex plans and telecommuting have become essential to maintaining operations. And it’s important to remember that, while a necessity in many cases, these work options carry some thorny legal issues.
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 […]
What are your employees’ favorite perks? If your workforce is anything like the 1,227 participants in a recent Unum survey, the answer is time away from the workplace.
As the job market tightens, many companies turn to formal cross-training programs to make sure they’re operating at top efficiency. Since not all workers will be excited about learning a new set of skills, the steps taken to prepare employees for a cross-training program go a long way toward making sure it’s a success. Here […]
Employee retention strategies are cropping up everywhere. But even the “best of the best” strategies won’t help if managers don’t have the skills to positively engage their people one-on-one.
There are few things an HR pro dreads more than when a great employee hands in their notice. The challenge of having to replace them can be overwhelming. And in this tight labor market, landing new top talent is no easy task, making retention an important priority. Luckily, there are usually signs a valued employee […]
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]