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8 Ways to Foster Employee Happiness


When it comes to the workplace, happiness is key. Studies have shown that happy employees are more productive and efficient. That’s why employers need to do what they can to create a positive work environment. But what does employee happiness mean, exactly? Here are a few tips for contributing to employee happiness in the workplace. […].

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How Employers Can Spot & Prevent Job Burnout

ClearCompany HRM

This post was written by guest author Eva Chan of Resume Genius. Today's work environment presents many challenges for employees. With new economic and social obstacles resulting from the pandemic and a rise in mental health struggles, your workers need more support than ever. Gallup reflects that in 2018 , 67% of employees experienced burnout, which increased to 74% in 2021.


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Tips for Managers to Stay Connected When Working Remotely


“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain,” says Stephen Hawking. . This connection has changed how we communicate, work, learn, and whatnot! In the pandemic era, most companies switched to remote working, and with the help of the internet, working from home has proved to be easier and more productive. . Since there is no need to drive or spend time in vehicles, employees can save time drastically.

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3 Types of Employee Engagement Surveys and How to Choose the Right One


The market is now saturated with an abundance of employee survey tools and software. Perhaps you’ve already tried a few but experienced much lower than anticipated response rates. Or maybe you aren’t seeing significant outcomes. Some of these surveys are valid and valuable. A few are convenient for employees to take. But how many truly measure employee engagement and will it result in a significant increase?

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Prevent Toxic Work Culture and Protect Your Peoples’ Physical and Mental Health

The U.S. Surgeon General's warning about the role of the workplace on mental and physical health states that employers have an opportunity to turn workplaces into “engines of mental health and wellbeing”. Discover what it takes to foster workplace wellbeing and how to prevent a “toxic work culture”.

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How to help your employees overcome cultural shock after job relocation?


Relocation is always challenging for an employee who has been transferred or got a new job in a new country. This is because they’ve to deal with the cultural shock and new environment adjustments. Hiring long distance movers can help to reduce their stress. But, accepting and adapting to a new culture in a completely new environment affects them in many ways.

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9 Onboarding Metrics to Track at Your Organization

Analytics in HR

Onboarding is a key part of the employee journey that shapes the rest of their experience at your organization. An effective onboarding process is a big influence in setting up your new hires for success. The first few days for any new joiner can be overwhelming, from learning about company protocols, meeting new team members, and understanding the company culture.

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6 Tips for Well Written Job Description That Attracts Candidates


A job description may be used for a variety of purposes, and therefore quite important to get right. A job description is essentially a statement that will outline the job as well as the condition under which the job will be performed. Job descriptions are essential, providing an overall summary of the tasks and responsibilities of a job, they both assists managers as well as employees to understand exactly what is required of them in that specific role.

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can I change teams because of my coworker’s values, I’m working for my parents’ business, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, can I change teams because of my coworker’s values, I’m working for my parents’ business, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Can I ask to change teams because of my coworker’s values? I have an issue that’s minor compared to some I’ve read, but it’s big to me.

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9 Signs You’re in a Toxic Work Environment—and What to Do About It

The Muse

It’s not you, it’s your company. Here’s what a toxic work environment looks like—and how to deal with it.

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The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey

The 26th Annual HR Systems Survey, conducted by Sapient Insights Group, is now open for participation through July 1, 2023. Your voice is the future of HR technology! This survey is valuable for anyone supporting their organization's HR systems and practices, interested in sharing their vendor experiences, and giving back to the HR community. All responses are confidential and only used in aggregate results.

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my company wants us to sign a loyalty oath

Ask a Manager

This post, my company wants us to sign a loyalty oath , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: My workplace is incredibly weird and, oftentimes, problematic. In the past there have been issues with religious harassment, sexual harassment, and general abuse all coming from management and administration. You can’t complain to HR because they are part of the harassment as well.

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Did disability bias motivate HR to fire an employee for sleepwalking into a colleague’s hotel bed?

The Employer Handbook

Imagine getting the call sometime past midnight at an out-of-town national sales conference that you need to immediately investigate a complaint from an employee who says that his female co-worker has sleepwalked into a bed in his hotel room. That wasn’t on the SHRM-CP exam. Then again, no one forced you to become a Human Resources professional.

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my overpaid coworker is rude, rarely here, and calls us “uptight” and “slaves” for caring about our jobs

Ask a Manager

This post, my overpaid coworker is rude, rarely here, and calls us “uptight” and “slaves” for caring about our jobs , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have a coworker, Cersei, who is “politely” condescending. Her demeanor and tone sound nice, but her words are unprofessional and, quite frankly, rude.

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How to Communicate Your Benefits Plans to Remote Employees


Before the remote-work revolution, employees could simply walk up to someone’s desk and ask them questions about their benefits options. In preparation for open enrollment, employers held company-wide meetings and invited brokers to present benefits options to their employees in-person.

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Ace Your I-9 Compliance: How HR Can Navigate the End of I-9 Virtual Review

Speaker: David Secunda, Co-Founder and CEO of WorkBright

Did your company inspect I-9 documents virtually? Hot off the press from ICE, you have until August 30th, 2023 to document a physical inspection of those documents! If you’re not sure what exactly this means for your organization or are struggling to physically review I-9 documents with remote employees, join WorkBright for a 60 minute deep-dive and Q&A on the end of I-9 virtual review.

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: What employers need to know

Business Management Daily

Properly classifying employees is often a complicated task. It has been made even more complex in recent years due to the constantly shifting laws and guidelines regarding independent contractors. The Department of Labor issued clarification on the matter in 2021, then rescinded it, and then reinstated it. On June 3rd of 2022, the Department of Labor announced that it is developing a new proposed rule on determining employee or independent contractor status under the FLSA.

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Dealing with the Heat: Tips for Care

First Stop Health

While you’re soaking up that summer sun, it’s important to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses from putting a damper on your day. Heat cramps, exhaustion and heat stroke can all occur when the body becomes overheated after being exposed to high temperatures.

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Public vs Private Recognition: Which is Better and How to Give Effective Recognition


We all know someone who thrives in the spotlight. Someone who enjoys attention and comes alive with all eyes on them. We also all know someone who is the total opposite. When it comes to attention, there’s a wide range that people are comfortable with. And, more than likely, all of these types of people work in the same office. While this is great for creating a vibrant work environment, it can make it challenging for managers to recognize each employee the way that they’d feel the most comforta

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On Equal Pay Day for Black Women, It’s Time to Take Action

Great Place to Work

Supporting this neglected employee demographic has a profound impact on your business. The numbers are wretched. Equal Pay Day for Black women in 2022 is Aug. 3. That means Black women will work an additional 214 days before they catch up to the 2021 earnings of white, non-Hispanic male colleagues. According to the National Women’s Law Center , Black Women only receive 63 cents for every dollar paid to white male workers.

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Employer Guide: End of I-9 Virtual Review

Attention employers! If you virtually inspected I-9 work authorization documents during the COVID pandemic, you are required to physically inspect those documents before August 30th, 2023! WorkBright has consolidated all the information you need to properly manage this unprecedented scenario in an end of I-9 Virtual Review guide. They've got you covered on: Understanding whether this applies to your organization Deadlines for virtual review and physical inspections Overview of the reconciliation

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Jiffy Lube Reaches $2 Million Agreement in No-Poach Claim

SHRM Resources

Approximately 1,250 hourly Jiffy Lube employees in the Philadelphia metropolitan area will share a $2 million settlement of a claim that the company prohibited its franchisees from hiring existing employees of its shops.

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Business Leaders Can Have Success And An Extraordinary Life Using These Five Secrets

Forbes Coaches Council

Success compounds, and the more you can string the wins together, the more the results will show up in the form of more time, more money, more friends, more support and more opportunities to share your success with others.

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Get ahead of the problem: establish a proactive management strategy


Well, if you’re smart, you stop and get gas now. But, if you’re normal, you convince yourself that it will be easier to get up and leave 10 minutes earlier tomorrow morning to get gas on your way to work. This is almost always the wrong decision, and yet our desire to put something off overwhelms logic, reason, and experience, resulting in a hurried morning where you curse yourself for not getting gas last night.

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10 Expert Tips For Business Owners Looking To Franchise

Forbes Coaches Council

When a business becomes lucrative and successful, its owners sometimes decide to franchise it so that others can enjoy the same benefits of a sound model.

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The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing HR Operations: How to Select Your New HR Software

Speaker: Patrick Sayers, President of Newcastle Research

Are you tired of struggling with outdated HR software? Are you interested in unlocking your organization’s productivity potential? It’s no secret that with tech-dependent remote work on the rise, it's more important than ever to successfully implement an HR platform that can provide actionable insights to help you hit all your key workforce KPIs. But with so much variation, how can you find the most optimal HR software platform for your team?

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Putting Data at the Center of Your Talent Decisions


Every talent management program can benefit from data-driven decision-making. One of the most exciting additions to Eightfold AI has been our Talent Insights initiative , a deep dive into data to extract insights about the fastest-growing—and declining—skills and roles across industries around the world. Led by Eightfold’s Head of Insights and Analytics, Hicham Zahr , his team taps into powerful new research to inform better hiring decisions and identify internal talent for upskilling, reskillin

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Hierarchy Culture: Definition, Types And Examples


Did you know? Nearly 50% of job candidates assess potential companies based on their hierarchy culture. Among the deciding factors in the application process, 46% of job applicants mentioned culture, while 88% thought it was at least somewhat relevant. Back then, the majority was all that mattered, and workplaces were governed by fear and domination.

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How To Overcome Project Fatigue

Forbes Coaches Council

In times of market changes and high-stress situations, it is essential for leaders to break down larger projects into short-term success.

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How to Discuss Work Performance With Peers


If you work with any type of team, it is important to note that it isn’t only you and your boss who have a stake in your performance, your colleagues are invested too. Because they work closely with you, much closer than a supervisor or manager, they will have good insight into your performance. In an office with the right workplace culture, your peers will be rooting for you to succeed.

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Report: Insights on Global Fertility at Work

Fertility is not only a global healthcare concern, but also an important workplace issue. To better understand how fertility impacts the workplace, Carrot Fertility surveyed 5,000 people across the U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Mexico. Carrot asked questions to get a sense of how people around the world feel about fertility topics at work and how they want to be supported in their fertility and family-forming journeys.