Tue.Feb 25, 2020

13 essential steps to great employee recognition

HR Morning

Recognizing employees for their good work is essential to good business. In fact, when researchers in one survey asked employees, “What can your manager do to make this a better place to work?” almost 90% of them said, “Recognize me for a job well done.”

Cafe Classic: The Truth About Great Compensation Design

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: The truth hurts. and it can set you free! That's what they say, anyway. Today, we feature a Classic truth from Margaret O'Hanlon about what ultimately enables your compensation plans to achieve greatness.

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How to Prepare for the Next Wave of HR Benchmarking


HR benchmarking first hit the scene in 1980 , giving organizations a way to assess relative performance for important measures such as turnover. In this first wave of benchmarking, HR had to leverage surveys and other data that was often self-reported, and therefore subject to bias.

The Future of Talent Acquisition

Allegis Global Solutions

Last December talent acquisition leaders gathered in London for the latest in our series of roundtables to discuss the future of talent acquisition and find out how they perceive their own talent acquisition function’s ability, where the pressure points lie, and how it could change for the better.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Outsourced HR VS In-house Team: How to Decide?

Get Hppy

A company can only achieve its full potential if it has a thriving workforce. As the HR team takes charge of the managing and recruiting, it’s also a must for entrepreneurs to maintain a highly competitive human resource team. Doing this is the key to keeping the company’s top talent.

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Job Enrichment: A Full Guide (including 12 examples)

Digital HR Tech

Job enrichment is a well-known job design method. In this guide, we will explain what job enrichment is, dive into the advantages of job enrichment, give examples of how to enrich jobs, and compare job enrichment to job enlargement. Table of content What is job enrichment?

Mentors, sponsors, and coaches are critical to career development

HR Morning

How Much Support Do You Really Need to Get Ahead? When it comes to career development, what gives you a leg up over your peers? Extra hours in the office? Consistent performance? The sheer luck of being in the “right place at the right time”?

Employee engagement activities for HR to try


Employee engagement has become increasingly important as employers face more competition in the global, highly connected war for talent. Trying to increase employee engagement or keep employees engaged has fallen on the shoulders of HR (right or wrong).

intern signs emails with “stay gold,” can I wear black jeans to a job interview, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Intern uses “stay gold” as her email sign off. There’s an intern at my office who signs off all her emails with “Stay gold.” ” For example, an email from her might read, “Thanks for sending me the TPS reports!

Designing Equitable Performance: How to Create Fair, Inclusive Assessments

Speaker: Aubrey Blanche & Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

We are all susceptible to bias and strive to mitigate it through reading, taking classes, and participating in trainings - yet, it seems like these aren’t driving the change we need. Women tend to receive vague, personality-based feedback, where men tend to receive performance related feedback. Work completed by Black men is more likely to be rated as lower quality than White men. And Black women face these overlapping biases in even more extreme ways. So what can we do to address the inequities in the system? Look at the system itself - are we designing an equitable performance system that benefits everyone? Join Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design and Impact, Aubrey Blanche, along with Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Lead Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, to discuss how we can re-evaluate our performance management systems. We will discuss the benefits of designing a system at every level (individual, manager, and organization) to help mitigate bias and ultimately create a system that finally succeeds at what it is supposed to do - improve performance.

5 Ways to Help Your Employees With Their Finances

Take It Personel-ly

Financial status is the most common stressor for employees. As an employer, you may have experienced it yourself. In fact, almost 70% of workers have admitted to stressing over finances at home and even at work.

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can I put running my household on my resume?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m looking to move out of arts/media, where I’m currently director of a small department, and into business operations, probably looking for director of operations and similar jobs.

What You Eat Is Impacting Your Mental Health. Here’s What You Should Know.

Thrive Global

Studies show that adults with many types of mental health issues and children with ADHD have very low levels of antioxidants (which come from fruits and vegetables), such as the fifty-six-year-old man with lifelong crippling depression who improved by cleaning up his diet and taking a cocktail of B vitamins.

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Work-life balance: The times they are a-changin’

Business Management Daily

Look up “work-life balance” on Dictionary.com, and you’ll get this definition: a situation in which one divides or balances one’s time between work and activities outside of work. Sounds rather straightforward and feasible, right?

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Workplace Stress Doesn’t Take a Vacation


Today’s professionals see work-life balance as nearly non-existent. In the modern workplace, advancements in communications and technology are supposed to make things easier, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.

a recruiter used my dad’s death to try to get me to accept a job offer

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I was contacted by a recruiter about a job opening in my field. I wasn’t actively looking to leave my current position, but the new role would be a step up in responsibility and one that wasn’t available at my current company.

How to Build Mindfulness in Digital Age

ACI Specialty Benefits

According to a recent Forbes article, there are over two billion Facebook users worldwide, about 500 million tweets are sent daily, 95 million images are uploaded to Instagram each day, and 400 hours of video are uploaded per minute on YouTube.

Financial Stress, Health and Employee Wellness in 2020

Best Money Moves

Financial stress, health and employee wellness in 2020. New research highlights the mental and physical effects of financial stress on employees. Financial planning is the best way to combat financial stress, but many Americans are ignoring the problem and only making matters worse. .

Even During COVID-19, I-9s Have to Be Done Right, on Time, and in Person

Help make sure you can get your remote hires onboarded quickly, even when you don’t have a physical office location or trained HR in the area. Download this free e-book, and you’ll be on your way to simpler Form I-9 and Section 2 completion.

Boomerang employees: tips for hiring and onboarding


Have you considered hiring “boomerang employees?” ” These are former employees who left your company and are seeking to return – usually at a more senior position.

A New Perspective on Work and Careers


Many baby boomers adhere to the old adage, “Don’t leave one job until you have another.”. But this isn’t always true with the younger generation of workers.

The Positive Spiral of Frequent Employee Appreciation


What if just one change to your workplace culture could foster employee engagement, boost productivity, strengthen teams, and positively impact your company’s bottom line? Does this sound too good to be true? Case studies prove otherwise.

Emotional Intelligence Makes Your Sales Team Better. Here’s How.


42% of employees site their workload as the leading cause of stress in the workplace. High levels of stress can lead to decreased health and low productivity — and stress is especially prevalent in a sales career.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Is Employee Feedback Really Just A Waste Of Time?


You recently got promoted as a manager, and you find out that one of your direct reports’ performance isn’t upto the mark. You talk to the HR about the process to convey the same to the direct report, […]. Continuous Feedback

How Exercise Helped Me Regain My Confidence After I Was Diagnosed With Cancer

Thrive Global

Exhausted, my heart was racing. It was in these moments when I felt most alive. Somehow, physical exercise and going to the gym had a direct correlation with me feeling healthier and stronger.

Healthjoy Raises $30 Million to Give Employees Benefits Guidance via Chatbot and Announces new EAP


Healthjoy just raised $30 million for its employee benefits chatbot. Benefits tech was one of the top three global HR tech categories for VC in 2019 right behind job boards and payroll.

Make Your Employer Brand Weird


We’re failing at hiring because we’re catering to the masses

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.