Thu.Sep 14, 2017

20 Unbelievable Workplace Perks

Namely

Company culture has become the most important factor in attracting and retaining employees, so it’s more crucial than ever to offer perks that resonate.

Schedule Predictability Legislation Passes in Oregon: What It Could Mean for Your Business

nettime solutions

In August 2017, the Oregon governor signed schedule predictability legislation into law for workers in some retail, food service, and hospitality jobs. Senate Bill 828 was designed to prevent mandatory, last-minute schedule changes for on-call, low-wage workers.

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Why Paid Parental Leave is Good for Business

Ceridian

With employee needs evolving in the changing world of work, employers are re-examining the definition of work-life balance – and with it, their policies. Parental leave policies have been an especially hot topic of discussion lately.

Who Is Generation Z? 4 Big Ways They Will Be Different

HR Daily Advisor

Ready or not, the next generation of workers, Generation Z, is set to enter the workforce. Whether or not these workers will cause as much disruption as the Millennial generation remains to be seen.

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

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7 Steps To Setting Workplace Goals And Making Them Happen!

Engagedly

We all crave success, but success doesn’t come easily! Everyone has a different definition for success depending on their ability, job level and needs. The first step to achieving success is setting effective goals; the next is creating […].

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3 fears that stop companies from adopting a Responsive org structure

CultureAmp

Every workplace has a culture. You can be intentional about culture and how it’s nurtured and shaped, or leave culture to evolve naturally. It’s one of those situations where doing nothing is a decision - one with significant consequences. At Culture Amp, we made the decision to be intentional about our culture. We've invested in an organizational structure that allows us to be a more responsive company.

GE is Reinventing Talent Management

HRE's The Leader Board

The Sept.-Oct. issue of the Harvard Business Review has an interesting package of articles on the 16-year tenure of recently retired G.E. CEO Jeff Immelt (including an essay by the man himself on what he learned during his time leading the company).

Shawn Achor’s Advice on Happiness & Shifting Your Perspective

Zenefits

Shawn Achor connects happiness with success as a highly celebrated speaker, respected researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. He inspires people to changes their perspectives – and their lives.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

Built to Last: Top 5 reasons your HR initiatives fail

HRWest

Contributed by Amii Barnard-Bahn, JD, CHIC – presenter for the NCHRA Small Company Conference. We have all heard the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Attributed to business guru Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, CEO and President of Ford Motor Company.) But what does that mean for us as human resources professionals? It […]. The post Built to Last: Top 5 reasons your HR initiatives fail appeared first on HR West℠ 2018.

Getting Rid of Annual Reviews Isn’t the Answer

Reflektive

Your employees want feedback. You want to improve their performance and help them in their careers. And yet, both giving and receiving feedback appear to be universally loathed. It’s no longer news that annual reviews are unpopular. The headline of a 2013 Washington Post article summed up the then-new research: “Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.”.

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did my employee quit or is she in a ditch somewhere?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My mom just called to ask for advice. She hired a new office manager, “Jane,” a few months ago. Yesterday Jane left for lunch and never came back. She had some performance issues, so my mom thinks she may have quit, but she’s also worried Jane might be in a ditch somewhere. Jane hasn’t answered the phone or text messages. I gave her advice about filing a missing person report, mailing the last paycheck, etc. (I’m

2 Signs 1 on 1 Meetings are Taken Seriously

WideAngle

Every leader in an organization wants some form of consistency and accountability. We’ve been working with some major companies recently and rolling out WideAngle to hundreds of frontline and middle managers. It’s been incredibly rewarding and exciting.

The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

Minnesota Court Recognizes Workers’ Comp Retaliation Suit Filed by Undocumented Worker

HR Daily Advisor

On June 28, 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court held that an undocumented worker asserted a valid retaliation claim after he was placed on unpaid leave for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. gk-6mt / iStock / Getty Images Plus. Background.

3 Tips to Overcome Fear of Change in the Workplace

Quantum Workplace

You’ve likely heard this saying many times before: “The only constant in life is change.” Yet if change is the one thing in life that’s inevitable, then why are we employees so horrible at dealing with it? One word: fear. Our fear of change in the workplace can inhibit our ability to embrace the new and better and focus our attention on something much more disengaging – the unknown.

Showcasing Truly Diverse & Inclusive Organizations

Jeff Waldman

I recently published 3 blog posts about my take on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Employee Engagement in Financial Services: 3 Engagement Program Must-Haves

EngagementMultiplier

Employee engagement was something that Ian White was familiar with in his role of MD at Beckett Investment Management Group because the firm provides employee benefit consulting to organizations across the UK.

The 2017 Agency Recruiting Benchmark Report

Critical Roles Need This: Get the Best Offers and Top Candidates. Discover key trends in salaries and fees with the Annual Agency Recruiting Benchmark Report by BountyJobs. Learn core metrics to track against your third-party search investment, and see how your organization stacks up against your peers and the market.

Deadline Near: Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

HRWatchdog

By September 18, employers must only use the new Form I-9 with the revision date of 07/7/17 N. This past July, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9.

Great Workplace for Women? It’s Likely Great for Others, Too

Great Place to Work

As our team compiled the list of 2017 Best Workplaces for Women , we noticed something interesting: When women reported a consistently great experience, other groups were more likely to do so, as well.

What Research Says About Getting the Most from Your Leadership Pipeline

DDI

Research from DDI’s Leadership Databank shows which practices are proven to optimize your leadership pipeline

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Should Employees Receive an Auto Allowance – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

At first glance, this might seem like a unique situation. But employees sometimes get asked to use their personal vehicles to run errands or drop stuff off at another location all the time. Today’s reader note is about how employees should be paid for mileage.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

The secret to managing remote employees

Sage HRMS

Do you manage remote employees? Allowing a team to telecommute, work from home, or work from an independent workspace is an attractive perk for many professionals who value their freedom and flexibility.

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How Automotive Job Roles are Evolving Across Dealerships

Hireology

When you think of a dealership, several traditional automotive job roles – including sales managers and service technicians – likely come to mind. But as reported in Automotive News , some dealerships are adding new roles to keep up with the ever-evolving retail automotive market.

Measuring a Healthy Return on Your Benefits Communication

HR Daily Advisor

Employees may be one of the largest expenses for a company, but talent is also a company’s greatest asset. And in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more companies are looking to benefits packages to maintain their competitive advantage to attract and retain top employees.

EEOC Heads Back to the Drawing Board

benefitexpress

We've written before about the EEOC's limits on wellness programs. For a wellness plan to be considered truly "voluntary", the incentives for participating (and therefore the penalties for not participating) can't be so high that they would compel an unwilling participant to join. To be compliant with the ADA and GINA , plans that require participants to disclose family medical history or undergo a medical screening can't have an incentive that exceeds 30% of their health insurance premium.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Stand-Up Desks, Alternative Chairs, and Modern Ergonomics: Options for a Healthy Workplace

Paychex

Employee discomfort, illness, and even injury associated with poor ergonomics can cost your business money and productivity. Evaluate some options you can put in place to create a healthy workplace for your team

Case for Consistency: Treatment of Manager Prevents Dismissal of Age Bias Claim

HR Daily Advisor

A New Jersey federal court recently declined to dismiss an age discrimination lawsuit because an employer’s failure to discipline employees in a consistent manner could be construed as evidence of discrimination. hafakot / iStock / Getty Images Plus. Facts.

6 ways an intranet can benefit your HR department

Interact

Engaged and empowered employees who are invested in their organization and its mission are perhaps the most powerful asset any business can have. But how can an intranet support HR leaders in realizing that vision?

4 Situations Where Firing an Employee Is the Right Call

POPin

One of the hardest tasks that a manager is responsible for is letting people go. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, but firing employees who no longer serve the company is important for future growth and success. Being the one responsible for delivering this bad news puts you in a difficult situation, but it helps to recognize that you’re doing what’s best for the company in the long run.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!