How Organizations and Employees Can Start Focusing on Wellness

HR Bartender

An increasing number of companies are offering employee wellness programs. employers offer wellness benefits (up from 58 percent in 2008). A RAND Corporation study found that every $1 invested in wellness yields a return on investment (ROI) of $1.50.

Bringing Recognition to Real Estate: Minto Group’s Story


We recently spoke to Dave Bond, director of talent management and total rewards at the Minto Group, to discuss how the home building and property management company modernized its approach to social recognition and saw immediate results in terms of employee reach.

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The Problem With Focus Groups: Everyone Lies


Why is the finance group saying they think the company is on the wrong track? For many, the natural next step is to organize a focus group. ” While this seems like a reasonable idea, too often focus groups are not able to deliver results due to the many challenges they face.

Managing Change Is an Essential Skill – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Like in today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos. Sharing with others can make us feel better (and help others as well). Maybe have a team celebration along with a group debrief. Career Development Training and Development Well-Being and Wellness

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#WorkTrends Recap: The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey


Companies are putting more emphasis on employee well-being and employee engagement. Cory and Leah discussed the findings of the 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey. Download a full copy of the 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey here.

Predictions for 2017: Serving People with Emerging HR Technologies

Ultimate Software

In this post, I explore a few of the potentially most impactful emerging and maturing technologies that are gaining traction in the realm of HR and will transform how HR and business leaders serve employees in 2017 and the coming years.

UNLIMITED VACATION: 6 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

But smart companies are shifting those funds toward other benefits like wellness programs, student loan repayment programs , and parental leave (just to name a few.) Consider having focus groups after the policy is announced.

Human Resources LinkedIn Groups


We are often asked for a listing of the best human resources LinkedIn Groups. Well, “best” is somewhat subjective but here is a list of HR LinkedIn Groups we like. Updated: December, 2017. Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group) 971k members.

The Illuminati of Wellness

CoreHealth Wellness Technologies

Okay, maybe Illuminati is a bit much but there has been a very successful, mysterious group called the Wellness Underground ticking away for three years. It has met each January in the happiest place on earth to bring together the greatest minds in the wellness industry.

Looking Forward to the 2017 HR Technology Conference


This isn’t the only group of companies I’ll be meeting with but it’s a good chunk of them. It’s going to be a fun talk and I can’t wait to hear what the other speakers bring to the table as well.

#WorkTrends Preview: The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey


With the use of technology to monitor and analyze the state of company culture, brands have been better enabled to gauge the state of employee well-being and employee engagement. On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at 1 pm ET, #WorkTrends host Meghan M. The 2017 Paychex Pulse of HR Survey.

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HR State of the Union: 2017 Edition


This is strategic HR communication at its best, and it could become a valuable tool to allow leaders to peer into the inner workings of the HR strategy while allowing HR leaders to share key results areas as well. What’s the well-being of your staff?

7 Compensation Resolutions for 2017

Compensation Today

That said, 2016 was a challenging year for me, so to start 2017 off right I thought I’d get back into the practice of resolving to do something differently this year. Without further ado, Compensation Resolutions 2017: seven ways to start the new year right!

The Key to Workplace Wellness Isn’t What You Think


The importance of employee wellness in the workplace continues to rise. As a leader in HR, I’m frequently asked by employees if there is a budget for wellness offerings including massages, meditation apps, and yoga classes. Well-being perks are quickly becoming a standard employee expectation at most companies. So what can companies do to raise morale and the well-being of their employees?

Is A Well-Designed Office Space At The Heart Of Employee Engagement?

Get Hppy

Read on to learn how a well-designed office space can be a strategic aspect of your talent management strategy. Interestingly, the idea of better technology appeared to be of higher importance to the 55 to 64 age group in the survey (21.6%) than to 25- to 34-year-olds (15%).

7 of the Biggest Business Risks in 2017 (Part One)


While every business has its own risks, these risks are also opportunities, points out Brian Dershaw, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Labor & Employment group , during our conversation with him on the topic of risk mitigation and the tie to employee engagement and culture.

How To Not Get Killed In A "What's Wrong" Focus Group At Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

From time to time, HR pros have to do focus groups to determine the climate of the employee relations environment at their company. So how do you approach a group of 10-12 employees (focus group) to get them to talk about the challenges, but not get beheaded in the process?

Women in Leadership: Creating an Inclusive Community of Interest

HR Bartender

Communities of interest (sometimes referred to as affinity groups or employee resource groups) are exactly what you would think. They are groups of people who share a common interest, experience, or passion. The group is formed to share ideas and thoughts.

Leaving 2017…Embracing 2018

Astron Solutions

2017 came and flew by! As in previous issues of Astronology® , we would like to take our last issue of 2017 to look at HR trends and topics that could possibly be impactful for the coming new year. A noted value of this age group has been continuous feedback. Closing Out 2017.

All Employee Medical Information Isn’t Protected by HIPAA

HR Bartender

Note that many employers function as the plan sponsor of a group health plan, but that does not make the employer itself a ‘Covered Entity’ under HIPAA. HR Law and Legislation HIPAA medical information wellnessRegardless of your political views, I think it’s safe to say that the U.S.

You Can’t Ignore Business Ethics & Social Responsibility in 2017


Any impact on those other groups will have an impact on investors because, if the customers aren’t happy, then the stock price will go down. I believe that we need to approach our colleagues by striving to find our similarities as well as our differences. They need to figure out the impact of each alternative on each stakeholder group to whom they owe some responsibility.

Are Health Analytics the Future of Wellness Programs?

Cornerstone On Demand

Today's wellness programs still heavily rely on viewing historical data, which forces you to design your health and wellbeing plans by looking through the proverbial rearview mirror. That's where health analytics plays a vital role, analyzing medical and pharmacy claims, biometric screening data, as well as other sources that provide a level of influence and confidence in the decision making process. Header Photo: Twenty20 Categories: Company Culture Article Tags: Wellness program

HR in 2017 – a review


Twelve months ago, we predicted five major trends that would affect HR and workplaces in 2017. With greater awareness and transparency about the importance of wellbeing in the office, more employers are reviewing their wellness practices.

Engaging in Public Policy: 5 Questions for Stewart Verdery of Monument Policy Group


Facilitated by Stewart Verdery , founder and CEO of Monument Policy Group , the discussion touched on the climate in Washington, thoughts on next year’s congressional election, and, most importantly, why and how companies can help shape policy. We had a chance to sit down with Verdery—whose group advises Workday and other organizations on policy matters—after the roundtable to ask him about engaging with policymakers and why companies should care about policy engagement.

How to Assess Your Company’s Onboarding Program

HR Bartender

Be sure to check out their “ Top Sources of Hire 2017 ” report, which lists the top seven sources of new hires. The question becomes do organizations know how well onboarding does for them? Click to View Larger Version.

Employee Engagement Is the Key to Innovation – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

Today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds me that engagement will bring innovation, but a disengaged workforce won’t innovate. I can’t think of a single time when an ineffective, unproductive group delivered a breakthrough.

Reduce Turnover: Develop an Employee Experience Strategy – #WorkInspired

HR Bartender

Kronos was named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Giving Back by Fortune Magazine in conjunction with consultancy Great Place to Work. I know the phrase is well-worn, but the reality is that “the war for talent” is on.

Organizations Must View Employee Engagement As a Long Term Business Activity

HR Bartender

Seems to me that you won’t be able to figure out how well you’re doing if you don’t know where you started. But working on 13 indicators could be a challenge, even for an organization that multi-tasks well. They are well-known for the high customer satisfaction and loyalty scores.

The Benefits of a Mobile-Empowered Workforce: What Heritage Golf Group Learned


We recently rolled out a wellness program, which I had been sitting on for a year, because I previously didn’t have time. The post The Benefits of a Mobile-Empowered Workforce: What Heritage Golf Group Learned appeared first on Human Capital Management Blog.

Leadership Power: The 7 Types and How To Use Them

HR Bartender

People who are well-liked and respected can have referent power. It’s also possible that you have different kinds of power with different groups or situations. Before you say, Who me? I don’t have any leadership power, hear me out.

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15 employee engagement ideas to try in 2017


Well it may be hard to believe, but even with all the attention that report’s gotten, our situation is no less dire. The report includes a number of other troubling statistics as well, such as that 51% of employees are currently looking for new jobs. Employee Engagement in 2017.

The Problem With Focus Groups: Everyone Lies


Why is the finance group saying they think the company is on the wrong track? For many, the natural next step is to organize a focus group. Where focus groups come from (hint: it’s not HR). The concept of a focus group is borrowed from the world of advertising.

HOW TO: Turn Your Employee Engagement Survey Results into Action

HR Bartender

The survey was implemented well and received high participation. Well, it’s the same thing when you are reviewing survey results. The group can then decide on how and how much of the results will be shared with the employees in advance.

Companies Should Include Feedback Training in Onboarding

HR Bartender

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) cited an Aberdeen Group study that found 86 percent of respondents felt a new hire’s decision to stay with the company is made within the first six months of employment.

Three 2017 Engagement and Hiring Trends

Employee Engagement Group

Three key employee engagement themes that bubbled up over the course the National SHRM conference that could be the focus of your 2017 engagement strategies. The post Three 2017 Engagement and Hiring Trends appeared first on The Employee Engagement Group.