Fri.Jan 03, 2020

Desk Eating: The good, the bad, and the ugly

HR Digest

Times were when a lunch break was a welcome relief from the tedium of a workday. Congregating in the break room or going en masse to the nearby eatery was not a one-off occasion, it was the done thing.

20 Easy Employee Engagement Ideas for Managers

Quantum Workplace

really. move the needle on employee engagement , organizations have to act at the local level. There's no one-size-fits-all approach. Your managers are in the best position to understand and improve engagement. They're on the front lines with employees day in and day out. But managers are busy.

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Making the Case for Better Benefits Administration


You've suspected for a long time that your current benefits administration partner isn't fitting the bill.


What Anxious Workers Want and Why it Matters

Allegis Global Solutions

If you’ve ever felt a bit overwhelmed at work (or perhaps that’s even an understatement), if you’ve ever felt burned out on work or stressed out on the job, well, the good news is, you’re not alone. Workers are feeling more anxious than ever before, and perhaps, understandably so.

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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.

Reasons Why Travel and Expense Departments Should Work Together


Corporate travel programs offer significant cost-saving opportunities and are considered a boon for many organizations. The success of your travel program relies on to what extent your employees leverage for corporate travel.

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13 Onsite Team Building Ideas That Will Hardly Cost a Dime


If showing employee appreciation is important to your company, but you’re on a budget, onsite team building is a great place to start. It’s perfect for team bonding experiences, minus the price tag.

How the HR Department Can Have a Positive Impact on Company Culture

Get Hppy

When it comes to the HR department of a company, there can be more to it than hiring and firing. Not only can HR have an impact in relating to the employees, but it can also be influential in shaping the company’s culture, as well.

Apply a Compliance Approach to Strengthen Business Success

Allegis Global Solutions

In managing compliance, organizations face several challenges. First, employers may underestimate the preparation needed for new regulations and find themselves scrambling for solutions when those new rules go into effect.

Top 5 Things to Know about the New W-4


The IRS recently issued a new, redesigned Form W-4 that looks drastically different from the former version. While the IRS says it “reduces the form’s complexity and increases the transparency and accuracy of the withholding system,” there’s a bit of a learning curve.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Two Compliance Lessons That Apply Across Industries

Allegis Global Solutions

The influence of changing regulatory demands creates real-world challenges for organizations working in every industry and location.

4 Strategic Ways to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

HSD Metrics

The good news is that employee engagement among U.S. workers is on the rise. The bad news is that even with a recent uptick in engagement, only 34% of employees describe themselves as engaged at work—which means of course that more than half say they’re disengaged.

2020 IRS Mileage Rates


The IRS didn’t release the 2020 mileage rates until the last day of 2019.

How to Make Performance Reviews as Odious as Possible

BizLibrary - HR

These simple strategies can help you create a working environment that has everyone wondering if they should be searching for a better job! The post How to Make Performance Reviews as Odious as Possible appeared first on BizLibrary. Article culture productivity

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

How Promoting Employee Happiness Benefits Everyone


Happy employees positively affect workplace operations. Statistics show that companies that foster employee happiness outperform their competitors by 20%. It’s no surprise, then, that some companies are taking more active measures to promote positive employee experiences.

4 Amenities That Can Help Your Employees Succeed

Effortless HR

The job of managing employees is not easy. It’s true that you need to look out for underperformers to keep your business efficient and profitable. However, not all of your management decisions can involve negative reinforcement. Today’s job market is very competitive.

New Research: The ROI of Customer Experience

Qualtrics HR

The XM Institute recently published a new report, The ROI of Customer Experience, 2019. It examines the connection between customer experience and loyalty across 20 U.S.

50 Best Motivational Quotes For Work (2020 Edition)

Vantage Circle

We all encounter days where we need an extra pick-me-up to get realigned with our goals. In such days you can choose to give up or to stay true to your dreams. In every phase of your life, motivation is the backbone of your success.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

It's a New Decade, Has Your Hiring Strategy Evolved?


As we enter a brand-new decade, what better time to evolve your hiring practices and strategy to meet the new requirements of the modern day? The fact is businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today or spent as much money doing it.

How To Write A Hirable Resume Without Any Experience?

Career Metis

Finding your first job feels like a catch-22: you need a job to get a job. So how do you impress an employer and get hired? It’s a question we hear all the time – and don’t worry, there are ways around it. Here are 4 ways to write a hirable resume without any experience.

5 Benefits Communication Tips for Brokers in 2020


This past year, I was lucky enough to talk to hundreds of benefits consultants about the latest trends in benefits communication. Here are five suggestions on how to deliver even more value to your clients next year, based on those conversations. #1.

The rules of the meeting icebreaker

Business Management Daily

Next to brainstorming and teambuilding, icebreaker may be the most dreaded compound word in a professional setting. But provided they can be kept from being too stressful or aggressive or lengthy or hokey, icebreakers really do work for helping people get to know each other.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #247: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday or catch up on full episodes with transcriptions here. HR Tech Weekly. Episode: 247. Air Date: January 2, 2020. This Week.

The results are in! Here’s what HR readers did to prepare their companies for the new DOL overtime rules.

The Employer Handbook

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10 Easy Ways to Earn Money Freelancing

Career Metis

If you ask most people they would say that they hate their work. At least, they hate their jobs. But we don’t really hate work, do we? It’s how we make money, how we can afford the newest car, a house of our own, how we support our children and pets.

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Leading in the 2020’s: 3 Emerging Workplace Trends

Forbes Leadership Strategy

How can leaders ready themselves for the coming decade, which promises to bring changes that may make our workplace unrecognizable to past generations

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.