Human Resources News & Insights

Improve employee retention with these 5 leadership ‘soft skills’

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.

Trust is the key to great company culture: 4 ways to build it

Every employer wants to have a strong company culture where workers feel happy and comfortable and are ready to work each day.

Don’t press send! 7 email faux pas you want to avoid

Email is unavoidable in the workplace, and the amount of messages filling up employees’ inboxes can be annoying and intimidating. 

Buried in work? 3 tips when asking colleagues for help

Between the flood of emails constantly coming in and a never ending to-do list, it’s no surprise that plenty of people are completely overwhelmed at work. 

Reaching out to a stranger via email? Avoid these 6 phrases if you want a response

Everyone gets unexpected emails from time to time, and more often than not, they get ignored.

50% of employees leave because of their managers: 3 things that’ll get them to stay

Fewer than one-third of employees in the U.S. are engaged in their work, and a recent study links that low number directly to managers. 

Recruiting 2.0: Don’t break these 3 rules when you’re texting new talent

More and more recruiters are communicating with talent through text messaging. It’s faster than email, and candidates appreciate being kept in the loop throughout the hiring process. 

5 ways to make open enrollment easier on employees

Open enrollment is an important time of year, and it can also be confusing and a source of stress for employees. 

Do employers take hourly workers for granted? 3 ways to prevent engagement problems

The turnover rate among hourly workers is a whooping 49% on average, according to some research. When turnover is that high, it almost always means engagement is precipitously low.

Employees trash HR in detailed new report: Their top complaints

The Human Resources department is supposed to be the center of effective communication and employee engagement, but an eye-opening new report reveals many employees feel HR is anything but.