Hiring the right employees is important, but keeping them around and happy is just as essential. One way to do that is to provide opportunities for professional development and training as a way to encourage workers to improve their skills and engage further with their jobs. While you likely have a solid training program for […]
Ask any manager, and they’ll most likely say letting an employee go is the worst part of the job. Terminations are always tricky, no matter how necessary. And even though sometimes it’s glaringly obvious an employee has to go, other times the decision can be agonizing.
For many companies, discussing salaries has always been taboo. Some firms even required new hires to sign an agreement swearing they wouldn’t disclose their pay to co-workers. This “loose lips sink ships” approach is largely illegal, of course: Employees are generally free to talk about pay rates as part of their rights under the National […]
Now more than ever, employers are seeing how important it is to keep their staff happy and motivated at work. It just makes good business sense – satisfied, engaged employees work harder, produce better work and stick around longer. Not to mention, in this tight labor market, companies are having to go the extra mile […]
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 […]
It’s a job-seeker’s market right now, and hiring and recruiting are more complicated than ever. Those difficulties go beyond just finding the right person for the specific opening you have. What about candidates who are well-suited to your company, not just to your current positions? Keeping track of those candidates, as well as all the […]
The first days and weeks when new employees come to work are a make-or-break time for their success with you.
With the emergence of a tight labor market and a focus on preventing sexual harassment, HR pros had their hands full in 2018.