Wed.Jul 17, 2019

It's Time for a Culture Management Maturity Model

Human Workplaces


Why co-creation is the key to a winning employee experience


The term “employee experience” is kind of a misnomer, isn’t it? It implies something singular—a walled-off experience that each individual employee goes through on their own. In actuality, the employee experience is much bigger than that.

Searching For Better Ways To Measure Health


How should a company determine the health of their employees? Traditional thinking would suggest looking at weight or Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on height and weight.

4 Ways to Build Agile Teams Using People Analytics


It’s no wonder that “disrupt or be disrupted” has become a popular business adage. The average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 is projected to shrink to just 12 years by 2027 (it was 24 years in 2016). .

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

WORKPLACE ARTIFACTS: "Patient Zero" Drives Dress Norms at Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

Ever notice that everyone in your company pretty much dresses the same? Me too. Note that you didn't hire with this criteria in mind. Before joining your company, your employees had a much greater degree of diversity in the way they dressed.

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The Ultimate List of Team-Building Activities


Time and time again, we talk about how organizational culture is one of the top factors tied to employee happiness. And peers? They ’ re the number one thing people love about their job, all according to our research.

How to Reskill for the Workplace of the Future

Digital HR Tech

It’s no secret that today’s jobs are quickly evolving and that in the near future jobs will be created that never existed before. According to research by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the arrival of Globalization 4.0

8 Simple yet Effective Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk


Working 40 hours a week — or even more, when the busy season comes around — helping your kids with their homework, taking care of your dog, cooking dinner, and all that commuting leaves little time to get in your workout. Sure, you could wake up at 4 or 5 a.m.

Know the Perils of the Gig Economy

SHRM Resources

The gig economy is getting a lot of attention these days—some good, some not so good. Gig work is increasingly attractive to a growing percentage of the workforce, particularly Millennials and members of Generation Z, who value autonomy, flexibility and work/life balance.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Diversity in the workplace: why it matters and how to increase inclusion


We live in interesting times.

Ways to Boost Productivity by Creating the Perfect Home Office

Take It Personel-ly

Research by Workopolis found that 90 percent of people believe that telecommuting actually makes them more productive. In fact, nearly one in four American workers, whether they are distant employees or run their own small business, are realizing the advantages of having an office at home.

Do You Have A Vision?

DISC Assessments

Each of us have a vision of some kind. A personal goal or aspiration. A business concept. An artistic endeavor. The question is what do you do with that vision? Dr. Tony Alessandra answers the difficult question, how do we develop our own vision that actually comes to fruition?

13 Questions You Need to Ask in Employee Satisfaction Surveys


It’s widely known that when employees are satisfied with their jobs, they’re much more likely to be happy , more engaged, and more productive.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

4 Reasons Why Performance Management Should Focus on Employee Skills

Quantum Workplace

In the past, p erformance management used to hyper- focus on ratings and measurement. Efficiency and output were key to organizational success , and it was a manager’s job to evaluate, reward, and punish. But these traditional approaches to performance management are no longer effective.

New York Legislators Upend the Workplace Legal Landscape

SHRM Resources

New York employers should be aware of sweeping changes to the state's employment laws impacting settlement and separation agreements, employment-related litigation, and hiring and pay practices. Employment Contracts Pay Equity Harassment

Know the Basics: LLC Advantages & Disadvantages


One common type of business entity is the Limited Liability Company (LLC). If you prefer to not be held personally liable for the actions of the business, and would like to take advantage of certain business-friendly taxes, an LLC might be the right business entity for you.

History, Heart and Humility


Denis and Bob discuss Bob’s beginnings in the sewing business, growing a company that’s been a cornerstone of its community, and continuing the legacy of the iconic Stormy Kromer brand—all while staying humble and keeping a focus on the people you serve.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

4 Reasons Your Hiring Process Is Broken

Paddle HR

Hiring employees effectively is the key to success for any company. If you’re reading this, chances are you buy into the principle that your company’s most valuable assets are your employees. They are the driving force behind company growth and the champions of your culture and vision.

Congratulations to Our 2019 Melissa Marie Watson Academic Achievement Award Recipients


At Synergy, we believe that one of the best ways to invest in our organization and our local community is by giving back. This philosophy was the primary inspiration behind our annual Melissa Marie Watson Academic Achievement Award.

How to Build a Transparent Travel Reimbursement Policy

Patriot Software

As a business owner, you’re bound to reimburse employees for business expenses at some point, especially if they’re traveling for business purposes. If you reimburse employees for costs while traveling, you might consider creating a travel reimbursement policy.

Wow. That Data is Terrible!

Compensation Cafe

Almost every compensation professional I know can guess the base pay of mid-level accountant or software engineer with near-perfect accuracy. Given regional variations and other factors, most guesses are within 5% of current market data.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Life is better when you have cheerleaders!

The Tim Sackett Project

I’ve got some great friends in my life. People who support me in my professional field. I’ve got cheerleaders that are on my side hoping I succeed in everything I do. Do you have cheerleaders? Do you have a cheerleader? I think if you have one your life is richer.


How to manage a crisis using internal communications


Doing internal communications well isn’t easy. But if it starts to seem that way, that’s when people grow complacent. As an internal communicator, you might fall into a regular rhythm of posting event updates, putting together an employee survey every now and again, and responding to comments.

Influencer Marketing: A Phony Industry Based On FalsePremises

Forbes Leadership Strategy

No, influencers are not going to rule the world. At least not the kind of influencers we’ve seen so far. Some people will attain positions where they can help change things or sell products and services, but it won’t be thanks to some trashy industry based on poorly planned activity

Four ways HR leaders can tackle a toxic work culture

HR Zone

Culture. Can you ‘detox’ a toxic culture


Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.