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Why your team members should use their vacation days


With summer just around the corner, many employees may opt not to take their vacation days. However, employees skipping out on vacation could be doing more harm to themselves and your company than you might think. Here's why you should encourage your employees to take their vacation days. There are a number of reasons why your team members might not want to take time away from the office.

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updates: teaching with cancer, moving in with a coworker, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, updates: teaching with cancer, moving in with a coworker, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Here are three updates from past letter-writers. 1. Teaching with a cancer diagnosis (#5 at the link). I wrote to you at the end of last year, wondering if I should share my breast cancer diagnosis with my college students.


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How to Start Preparing for Summer Marketing and Sales


Summer is a great time to launch new marketing initiatives. After consumers finish spending money over the holidays, the first few months of the year are typically a retail slump. While January through April aren’t known for high levels of spending , sales rebound in the summer months. This is especially true for brick-and-mortar businesses. However, the same period can be a slow one if you operate online.

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What are SMART Goals in Performance Management?

ClearCompany HRM

Creating an effective performance management framework is arguably one of the more challenging aspects of people management. The definition of success varies from role to role, progress can be difficult to measure, and managers need to be equipped to give useful, regular feedback. Not to mention, rating performance is an inherently subjective task, which requires your company to set rating standards and ensure they’re being used consistently and fairly.

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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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Workhuman Receives Many Workplace Honors, Including Best Workplaces in Tech, Best Workplace for Women, Best Large Company in Ireland, and More


Framingham, Mass. and Dublin – June 2, 2022 – Workhuman ® , the company revolutionizing the way employees celebrate, connect with, and appreciate each other in the workplace, is committed to building more connected human-centered workplaces that recognize the value and potential of each and every employee, and that starts with their own. As such, the company is proud of its recent honors, including: Great Place to Work ® Ireland: Best Large Workplace 2022 (Workhuman’s 10 th consecutive year on t

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Unlocking Long-Term Employee Success Through Onboarding and Cross-Boarding


In one way or another, the entire pandemic experience has been one of gravitational transitions. Companies quickly pivoted from in-office to remote work. Business goals changed as if overnight, creating new roles and new needs within organisations, and rendering some positions outdated. This article will outline the importance of employees’ experiences as they undergo those role transitions, including areas of focus and concrete strategies to foster employee engagement and fulfilment throughout

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Why digital transformation needs trust more than anything else

TLNT: The Business of HR

Boil it down, and pretty much everything in life comes down to one tiny, five-letter word: trust. Building trust and maintaining reputation is everything. Time and time again it’s been proven that when staff trust their leaders, they’re willing to go on a journey with them. But – and here’s the big ‘but’, according to Edelman’s latest Trust Barometer 2022 a staggering 63% of respondents worry that business leaders are actually lying to them.

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ATS integrations: the benefits and examples


What is an ATS integration? ATS integrations allow you to connect your applicant tracking system (ATS) to other apps in order to create a seamless expansion of the tools, features, and functionality that help streamline the workflow associated with talent acquisition and onboarding. What are the benefits of adding ATS integrations? Applicant tracking systems allow you to manage the hiring process from start to finish — reducing time-to-hire and improving the experience for everyone involved.

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How to Build a Culture of Continuous Employee Conversation


Many would agree that ongoing dialogue and action across an organization are necessary to thrive, especially given the accelerated change affecting our work and home lives today. Leaders are being called to demonstrate deeper empathy for their people, while keeping a laser focus on the business. Perceptyx’s three-part Continuous Conversation at Scale series provides this picture, helping leaders guide their organizations along the best path forward.

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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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Tips for Managing a Fully Remote Workforce


The pandemic brought about one of the most dramatic changes in work in the last century: millions of people started or increased how much they worked from home. This trend has since become permanent. Ladders, a company that tracks high-paying professional jobs, found that 20% of high-paying jobs are now remote, up from 4% in 2021. Major companies, especially in the fields of services and tech, such as AirBnB and Fujitsu , have also announced permanent work from home plans for employees.

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Don’t ignore frontline employee engagement — embrace it

Business Management Daily

When there’s lots to do, employee engagement doesn’t demand an awful lot of creativity. Keep an updated task list, provide the right tools, and eliminate distractions—but what about when there’s not much going on at work? For frontline employees, the ones who handle storefronts, phone calls, and field duties, there’s often a lot more downtime, making it harder for them to stay engaged.

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9 Ways To Avoid Falling Into A Sedentary Lifestyle When Working From Home

Forbes Coaches Council

Office workers who spend most of the day seated at their desks have long been warned about the health dangers of a too-sedentary lifestyle.

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OSHA: Wildfire Evacuation Planning

HR Workplace Services

Click here to view the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s guidance regarding organizational wildfire preparedness and evacuation planning for companies operating in moderate to high-risk areas … The post OSHA: Wildfire Evacuation Planning appeared first on HRWS.

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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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Candidate Satisfaction is a Powerful Recruiting KPI

Survale HR

What’s your most important recruiting KPI (Key Performance Indicator)? Time-to-fill? Cost per hire? Quality of hire? And what does it tell you? These days time-to-fill has become an important recruiting KPI because the hiring landscape is so competitive. But you can be fast AND reckless so, like many KPIs, you need other data to provide context for time-to-fill, like offer acceptance rate, quality of hire, year one retention, etc.

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how do you tell a company that this is truly your dream company/job?

Ask a Manager

This post, how do you tell a company that this is truly your dream company/job? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have a second interview with a company I have been working towards my entire career. They only hire experienced candidates, and I’m finally at that level. I’ve also freelanced for this company, which was a wonderful experience.

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How My Body Told Me It Was Time to Leave a Toxic Job

The Muse

The physical warning signs started soon after I was hired. I’ve learned how to pay attention.

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suspended for Covid-related absences, cost of gas is making my commute impossible, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, suspended for Covid-related absences, cost of gas is making my commute impossible, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. 1. Suspended for Covid-related absences. I have a friend who works at a large, reputable nonprofit organization that provides education and support services to vulnerable folks in our community.

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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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Finding Me


Someone very close to me recently told me I needed to rediscover who I am. At first I wasn't quite sure what to make of that feedback. However, knowing it was sincere and said in a way that was thoughtful and caring, I knew I needed to allow myself to let that concept settle in. So, how does one rediscover themself? For me, this journey started with how I ended up "lost" in the first place.

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how do office relaxation/recharge rooms work?

Ask a Manager

This post, how do office relaxation/recharge rooms work? , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s the Thursday “ask the readers” question. A reader writes: I’ve convinced my boss to dedicate a spare office to a recharge/relaxation room, to give employees a place to unwind, get away from their cube mates, meditate, make a private phone call, stretch, etc.

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Should You Ask? Requesting Self-ID Beyond Male or Female

Berkshire Associates

As we begin June and Pride Month, here is a relevant question we continue to get asked in some form more and more frequently: “Are we allowed to ask employees and applicants to identify beyond just the male or female genders?”.

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Payroll Withholding: A Primer for Employers


To employees, payroll may seem pretty straightforward. Employers, on the other hand, know how complicated payroll can get, especially when it comes to withholding taxes. To make payroll a little less daunting, in this article, we’ll cover what you need to know about withholding, including how it differs from deductions and some special cases to consider—such as bonuses, commissions, and other supplemental wages.

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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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Top 6 features to look for in an employee management system

Zoho People

Managing employees in a way that brings out their best has become a top priority for almost every organization. From streamlining HR operations to improving day-to-day employee management practices , companies have been trying out different ways to refine the employee experience. If you're looking to better support your employees, you'll definitely want to adopt a comprehensive and intuitive employee management system.

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When Contractor Reward Programs are More Than Rewards


Contractor reward programs are a staple for any equipment manufacturer that makes a product meant to be installed in a building or residence. In fact, Drilling Down: 2022 Contractor’s Loyalty Report reveals that 72% of contractors currently participate in loyalty marketing programs with many of them participating in multiple programs. If the product can be installed, it’s likely to be selling massive volume through a channel of professional contractors.

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Employee Retention Amid the Great Resignation

Accurate Background

The last two years have changed everything. It seems cliché, but it’s nevertheless true, and the vast-reaching ripple effects of all that’s changed are just beginning to make their mark on how people live, think, and work. It seems the entire population is reevaluating what they need and want, especially regarding employment. This reevaluation has come to be known as the Great Resignation.

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Brokers: Tailoring Benefits to Match What Gen Z Wants


Quick look: Gen Z workers have different priorities than workers from previous generations. Wellness, nutrition, mental health, and convenience are of the utmost importance for these employees. As a broker, you can help your small- and medium-sized business (SMB) clients create tailored packages to stand out from the competition and keep this younger generation satisfied.

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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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Why Your Personal Car Insurance May Not Cover Business Use


If you use a vehicle for your business, you’re probably wondering does my personal auto insurance cover business use. . If something goes wrong while on the road and you’re in the car for work purposes–whether you run an on-demand business, need to travel to see clients, or use your car for some other job-related reason–you may think that your personal car insurance has you covered.

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13 Ways An ‘Uncharismatic’ Leader Can Exert A Positive Influence

Forbes Coaches Council

Winning others over—a.k.a. WOO—is a strength that often depends on a person’s innate charisma and charm, and not everyone is naturally comfortable exerting these qualities.

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Solar Power and Risk Management at PI Energy


Pacific Integrated Energy, Inc. (PI Energy) is a thin-film solar power company whose mission is to develop low-cost, non-toxic solar technology. Through its groundbreaking technology, PI Energy is committed to making solar energy more practical, competitive, and scalable worldwide. . With its team of technology and industry experts, the company is developing the next generation of solar power photovoltaic (PV) materials, consisting of thin, flexible solar nanofilms that allow solar PV to be safe

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