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How HR Can Drive Employee Engagement in Wellness Programs

Pathways

It’s no secret why HR invests so much time and money into wellness programs. Beyond the positive effect on employees’ personal health, wellness initiatives can save organizations considerable spending. According to the CDC, successful wellness programs achieve 25% savings on absenteeism, health care costs, and workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs, respectively.

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Personality Traits to Look for in a Candidate

Hppy

Personality is something that many job seekers and sometimes even employers automatically assume is subservient to technical competency. If the person can use the programs and speak the technical language, everything should fall into place naturally. Personality, however, is often more important than previous job or educational experience. Below are some of the most important personality traits to look for in a candidate. .

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Leadership’s role in normalizing mental health in the workplace

Rise

The pandemic has forever changed many things—from the way we view health and responsibility to how people do their jobs and connect with one another. It’s also increased the need for organizations to better support their employees’ mental health in the workplace. Employee wellbeing has continually proven to be an integral part of success and resilience in the workplace.

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Tesla ordered to cough up $137 million to ex-worker over toxic workplace culture

HR Digest

Tesla, Inc. has been ordered to pay around $137 million to a former worker who alleged a racist workplace culture. A San Francisco federal court ruled that Tesla should pay former contract worker Owen Diaz after he was subjected to a toxic and racist work environment. According to the lawsuit, Diaz worked for the company as an elevator operator at the Fremont factor for nine months, from June 2015 to March 2016.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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HR lessons from the Southwest vaccine mandate controversy

HRExecutive

Travel is getting back to normal on Southwest Airlines this week, after several days of cancellations that sidelined thousands of passengers—and highlighted one of HR’s newest COVID-19 challenges. Over the last week, Southwest halted more than 2,000 flights, with leadership pointing to weather, air traffic control issues and staffing problems.

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How Performance Reviews Develop A Players | ClearCompany

ClearCompany HRM

This article on using employee performance reviews to develop A Players was originally published in September 2019. It was updated to include new information and statistics in October 2021. An effective employee review should be comprised of more than just a quick conversation once or twice a year. It’s more than just asking employees how they feel about the work they’re doing and giving a few pointers.

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8 company culture examples to follow

Achievers

Company culture can make or break your organization ? particularly when the job market is competitive. Forty percent of people are considering leaving their employer this year. If employees don’t feel safe, valued, and challenged at your organization, you’re just giving them the extra nudge they need to leave. If you instead treat employees with respect, appreciate their individuality, and give them the flexibility they need, they’re much more likely to stick around.

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The Hiring Trifecta

Engage2Excel

There is an unprecedented convergence of labor dynamics that are driving our hiring and recruiting challenges. Strong economic growth is driving labor demand in all sectors of the economy. Labor participation rates are the lowest since 1976 and have not improved over the past 12 months. And we are at 4.8% unemployment for September.

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Meet Monique McDonough, Our New COO

Kazoo

It’s been a busy year here at Kazoo , and we’re excited to welcome Monique McDonough to the leadership team as our new COO. Here’s your chance to get to know her, too — including her thoughts on employee engagement in the pandemic, the reflective power of consulting, and her dedication to championing women and parents in the workplace. Kazoo: We’re excited to have you here!

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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ACA Looks Strong Heading into 2022 Open Enrollment

ACA Times

The ACA is receiving some of the highest approval ratings since it was first signed into law in 2010. According to a June poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) , 53% of American adults are in favor of the ACA and only 35% find the law unfavorable. The survey asked respondents, “As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010.

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when the red flags are even more ominous than you know…

Ask a Manager

This post, when the red flags are even more ominous than you know… , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. In 2014, I received this letter. I get more mail than I can answer, and this one didn’t end up getting published. But read on, because there’s a twist coming. After following your cover letter and resume advice, I landed an interview for a position I would love to have.

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Hybrid Work: Transform Your Workplace with Security and Collaboration

TalentCulture

The future of work is hybrid–with over 50 percent of people saying they’d prefer to work from home at least three days per week. But many workplaces don’t have the […]. The post Hybrid Work: Transform Your Workplace with Security and Collaboration appeared first on TalentCulture.

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If You Can’t Find Good Employees, It May Not Be a Labor Shortage–It May Be You

Evil HR Lady

There is a lot of complaining about worker shortages and a lot of jokes going on–like the above, which points out the ridiculousness of the interview process. The thing is, it wouldn’t be funny if it wasn’t based in reality. Many companies have ridiculous hiring processes. Perhaps yours does. Or perhaps, you’re looking for a free intern to do work.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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5 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy at Work

Take It Personel-ly

With pressing deadlines, emails, work calls and a full client-load at work, it can be tricky for working professionals to prioritize and maintain a good bill of health. Personal health and wellness are multifaceted, and the demands of your job can push caring for your physical, emotional, social and spiritual health down on your list […].

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Practical Ways to Build Trust in Your Workplace

6Q

For a company to grow exponentially, employees must have trust in their employers. The employee’s ratio is in the minority who can say they trust their managers and company. Building trust takes time and effort from the company. Here you will learn the ways to build trust in your workplace. Your company is doing everything right, but still, it is not growing as it should.

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How To Be A More Confident Employee

New to HR

Trust is a highly substantial quality. Often, it wants to be an object of envy at the sight of these people who seem to be. The post How To Be A More Confident Employee appeared first on New To HR.

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How Chevron drilled into its HR data to tap new talent

HRExecutive

Oil and gas giant Chevron knew it had a deep well of HR data that could transform the way it hired new talent from outside and within the company, but tapping into it proved elusive. Due to a variety of complex and overlapping systems, the organization needed a new way of finding the right talent. In search of success, Chevron deployed artificial intelligence solutions from Eightfold.ai to work alongside its Workday HCM solution.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Is salary important to workers? Bet your bottom dollar it is

Workable

The only real ‘surprise’, if there’s one, is that other studies show a growth in value placed on job attractors besides compensation – such as the willingness to take less salary in order to remain remote according to a TeamBlind survey , and the value of perks over salary as a motivator according to Staples. Our dataset, however, clearly indicates that compensation remains the number-one driver in career opportunities across the board.

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Tips for Managing Customer Payments for Your Business

Take It Personel-ly

In today’s society, consumers want to pay for the products they buy through a variety of methods. This includes online payments and in-person transactions. To keep up with customer demands, you need a robust payment system to handle all these different types of transactions. If your business is struggling with this task, here are four […].

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How to Motivate Your Hospitality Team

6Q

Hospitality workers are charged with providing top of the range services to customers. In order for them to achieve this goal, they need to be motivated. We explain how to motivate your hospitality team. The difference between a motivated and unmotivated team can be seen and felt in their interactions with each other, with customers and on a business’s bottom line.

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Survey Reveals Caregiving Disconnect Between Employers and Employees 

TLNT: The Business of HR

More than 21% of Americans are caregivers — an estimated 53 million adults, according to AARP. Yet not enough employers are focused on the impact that caregiving responsibilities have on the performance of their workforce.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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How do you define EX? It’s creating ‘the irresistible organization’

HRExecutive

While the COVID-19 pandemic has shone an unprecedented spotlight on topics like workplace flexibility, culture and the need for empathetic leadership, there’s one area that has emerged as among the most talked-about HR priorities: employee experience. Veteran HR industry analyst Josh Bersin says he found that the shocks of a global pandemic caused many top executives to see improving the employee experience as central to their new business plans—yet a lot of HR leaders still don’t fully grasp wh

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How To Improve Employee Retention

New to HR

When you run a business, a big part of ensuring it is successful is keeping your employees happy and motivated. After all, without your employees. The post How To Improve Employee Retention appeared first on New To HR.

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5 Creative Ways to Brand Your Business

Take It Personel-ly

Branding is a crucial business tool in drawing customer traffic to purchase your products or pay for your services. In a competitive market, you must be creative in your branding to remain relevant in the market while making sales. Your customers perceive your business through your branding, thus being unique when branding your enterprise is […].

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How to Answer “Why Are You a Great Match for This Role?” Without Feeling Like You’re Bragging

The Muse

Interviewers want to see that you care enough about the job to understand how you really match up. Plus, tips for answering and two sample answers.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Can We Ask Applicants if They Are Vaccinated Against COVID-19? | SHRM Ask an Advisor

SHRM

As an HR Knowledge Advisor, I speak with many members who are preparing to hire for the upcoming holiday season. A popular question I am asked is whether an employer can ask applicants if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The answer is yes. However, hiring managers and HR professionals should instruct applicants not to offer any information about why they may not have received the vaccine.

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Do your corporate values reflect reality?

Workable

Many new employees experience buyer’s remorse in their first few months, as they come to realize the differences between what they thought they were buying into, and what they actually got. How would you feel if you bought a Mercedes-Benz, and then realized a few days later it was actually a Ford Pinto with a three-point star on the hood? We all wear rose-colored glasses at times, and when we’re looking for a new job we want to believe everything we’re hearing and seeing: opportunities for promo

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Project Management Tips for Smooth Construction

Take It Personel-ly

It goes without saying that the construction industry is among the strongest pillars of economic growth and development. As the world continues to industrialize, there has been an increase in the demand for construction projects. But in order to get the construction job well done, construction managers and contractors need to oversee and supervise projects […].

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