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5 Best Practices for Mindful Remote Offboarding

Blend Me Inc

Several studies have revealed that the post-pandemic workforce has seen a drastic uptick in remote and hybrid work environments. An estimated 22% of Americans are expected to be fully remote by 2025, up 87% from pre-pandemic levels. An estimated 98% of Americans would like to work remotely at least some of the time, while approximately 28% of U.S. companies are currently fulfilling this desire through hybrid work policies.

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How HR can help middle managers support employee development

HR Brew

Middle managers need help. Just one in three middle managers believe they have the “clarity, organizational support, and resources to succeed and to coach employees effectively on skills and career development,” according to a Betterworks survey of 2,105 leaders in the US and UK. This may be because many middle managers don’t know how to have regular conversations with employees about their performance, Jamie Aitken, VP of HR transformation at Betterworks, told HR Brew, something that being “san

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Gamification in Employee Recognition: How it helps?

Vantage Circle

Gamification in employee recognition has emerged as a revolutionary approach in enhancing employee engagement and performance. This approach makes mundane workdays into an enjoyable and motivating experience. As employees earn rewards and climb leaderboards, they experience a sense of accomplishment and belonging, which in turn boosts morale and productivity.

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High-quality healthcare can be virtual—but HR must help deliver it

HRExecutive

Virtual healthcare in America is at a turning point. After a boost during the pandemic, enthusiasm for it has been waning , and adoption rates are dropping. - Advertisement - In recent days, some companies, including Walmart and Optum, have announced that they are reducing or ending their current virtual care offerings. As Fierce Healthcare reports , “The virtual care market is evolving and moving away from commoditized models like virtual urgent care.

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New Report from 3,500+ Employers Confirms Retention is a Top HR Priority in 2024

The first report from Gallagher’s 2024 US Workforce Trends Report Series, includes data from 3,500+ employers who participated in the 2024 US Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey. The report provides benchmarks for benefits, HR and people strategies to help organizations thrive. Organizations continue to rank retention as the top priority for HR, and second highest for operations.

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Why HR should consider offering an emergency savings account benefit

HR Brew

Like the Road Runner from Wile E. Coyote, financial security still eludes many employees. Some 54% of employees surveyed by Betterment in October 2022 said financial anxiety has impacted their ability to focus at work. And 47% said an employer-sponsored emergency fund would “entice” them to change jobs. And yet, just 2% of employers offer emergency savings accounts (ESAs), according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2023 Employee Benefit Survey.

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What HR needs to ask to ensure tech implementations succeed

HRExecutive

Michael Kannisto has witnessed many workplace tech implementations hit roadblocks, an unfortunate experience that many HR leaders share. As the director of Mindemic Lab —a think tank focused on the future of work, technology and supporting disability in the workplace—Kannisto has a deep understanding of HR technology implementations and their common pitfalls. - Advertisement - While many vendors might try to avoid major flops during HR tech rollouts, Kannisto emphasizes that the periods before

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Smile, You’re on Camera! Marshalls Store Workers To Don Body Cameras

HR Digest

In a slightly dystopian turn of events, TJ Maxx, Homegoods, and Marshalls store workers are being equipped with body cameras to discourage shoplifters from targeting the store. Thankfully, not all retail workers are required to wear body cameras. Instead, the TJX companies are assigning shoplifting cameras to their “loss prevention associates,” who are essentially unarmed security guards who are meant to protect the merchandise at the stores.

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Considering a four-day workweek? These employers experimented with different approaches

HR Brew

Remember that J.G. Wentworth commercial from the early 2000s where people shout, “It’s my money, and I need it now!” Well, nowadays, some workers may want to shout, “It’s my four-day workweek, and I need it now!” Some 54% of employees say they’d work longer days if they could have a three-day weekend, while 37% would switch companies or industries to do the same, according to an August Bankrate survey.

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50+ Sensitive Workplace Stress Statistics 2024

HR Stacks Blog

Below are some of the important workplace stress statistics to give you idea about stress can impact employees as well as the organization. Workplace stress is a real thing and employers are well aware of the fact how engaging and efficient a stressfree workforce can be. When you take steps to reduce stress, it shows your employees that you really care about their mental health and overall well-being.

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The Intelligent Automation Guide For Human Resources

Achieving your HR goals for 2024 requires strategic focus and efficiency. But your team is overwhelmed and in the worst cases, burned out. Our eBook explores how process automation can streamline administrative tasks, enhance collaboration, and improve overall productivity, allowing your HR team to put their energy into higher value activities. Address key challenges such as: Limited resources Departmental silos Employee burnout Learn about the real benefits of advanced automation tools as well

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The ultimate guide on how to calculate margins and boost profits

Homebase

Remember the Pythagorean theorem? If you just broke out in a sweat, trying to remember your Grade 12 math class, we feel you. We know that for many people, ‘math’ can be a 4-letter word. But if you own a business you can’t stick your head in the sand about some really important calculations—like how to calculate margins. Understanding profit margins is super important for small businesses.

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You’ve Taken the First Step in Skills-Based Hiring. What Comes Next?

Linkedin Talent Blog

More companies are committing to skills-based hiring these days — for good reason. By focusing on skills when evaluating job candidates, employers are opening doors to individuals from historically marginalized groups who may not have had the chance to go to college. At the same time, as companies face serious skills shortages , skills-based hiring is helping them widen the talent pool.

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Getting frank with Portillo’s HR pro

HR Brew

Here’s this week’s edition of our Coworking series. Each week, we chat 1:1 with an HR Brew reader. Want to be featured in an upcoming edition? Click here to introduce yourself. Jill Waite has worked in the restaurant and retail industries her entire career, beginning with a stint at Chuck E. Cheese when she was 16 years old. She also worked in operations and development at companies including Sephora and Circuit City before taking the HR reins at Chicago-based hot dog chain Portillo’s as CPO in

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Navigating the Hybrid Work Landscape

ExactHire

Many employees were thrust into working from home during the COVID pandemic. Since then, perceptions of where work could successfully be completed changed. Employees had their eyes opened to the fact that, depending on the role and duties, work could be completed somewhere other than the communal company building. Four years post-COVID’s havoc on the […] The post Navigating the Hybrid Work Landscape appeared first on ExactHire.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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Shift Differential: A Complete Guide

Homebase

You might be wondering whether it’s worth implementing a shift differential policy at your workplace. Maybe you’re trying to attract employees for those less desirable shifts. Or perhaps you’re looking to boost morale among your current team. Your concerns are valid, especially in a competitive industry where staffing and employee satisfaction are paramount.

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Keeping Your Core Culture Intact as Your Company Scales

15Five

Growing pains. They come up for just about every organization, no matter how big, how successful, or how much you invest in culture. Whenever you hit a period of serious growth, you’re bound to encounter situations where the culture your initial team built may struggle to keep up. I’m Katya Laviolette , Chief People Officer at 1Password, and I dove into this topic with 15Five on the HR Superstars Podcast.

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Employers expect to slow hiring next quarter, but AI talent is top of mind

HR Brew

Just as summer is heating up, a new batch of economic data suggests the labor market is continuing to cool down. The number of job openings fell slightly to 8.1 million in April, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released on June 4 , the lowest level since February 2021. Meanwhile, companies added 152,000 jobs to their payrolls in May, fewer than analysts expected, ADP reported June 5.

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Resilience in the workplace: How to overcome challenges and thrive

Achievers

Resilience in the workplace is more crucial than ever in the new normal of remote work and rapid industry shifts. Resilience enables both organizations and individuals to recover from setbacks and overcome major challenges. But fostering resilience is about more than helping employees deal with problems as they arise — it’s about encouraging an attitude of adaptability and setting team members up for long-term success.

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Helping Hiring Managers Succeed

Engage2Excel

Hiring managers have a powerful influence on recruitment success, candidate engagement, selection, offer acceptance and retention strategies. In today’s job market, collaboration between HR leaders, recruiters and hiring managers is essential. However, many HR organizations struggle to find ways to effectively influence hiring managers’ skills and behaviors, which influence recruiting and retention outcomes.

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Why Customer Support and Training Matter in Choosing an HRIS

EmployeeConnect

Having an efficient Human Resource Information System ( HRIS ) is crucial for managing HR processes effectively. However, the true value of an HRIS extends beyond its features and capabilities. Exceptional customer support and comprehensive training play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful implementation and ongoing use of the system. Here’s why these elements are indispensable when choosing an HRIS.

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Technically HR: LinkedIn Learning releases new pilot offering expert advice to learners

HR Brew

LinkedIn will begin offering AI-powered learning opportunities based on the courses of some of its top business and professional experts in career development, business strategy, and well-being in a new pilot for its learning platform. One of the instructors featured in this new program, Anil Gupta, a business strategist who teaches courses on LinkedIn Learning, said in a blog post about the pilot that this feature “will make it easier for instructors to scale their teaching and connect with eve

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How to calculate and increase employee retention rate

Achievers

Without the best talent in your industry, your organization will be stuck playing catch up while its competitors leverage their advantage in manpower and brainpower. Even if your company has developed a great employer brand that helps it attract top-notch employees, it won’t be able to leverage their abilities for long without a high employee retention rate.

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How to Conquer These 4 Top-of-Mind HR Challenges

It’s a never-ending tightrope act, trying to find the balance between creating benefits offerings that adapt to the uniqueness of your people, managing your own time and resources, and maintaining the organization’s bottom line. And the ever-changing policies and laws can make cultivating a competitive employee benefits strategy feel impossible. Whether you’re concerned about adapting to new pay transparency laws, managing global benefits packages, return-to-office mandates, or 401(k) and retire

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June 2024 Jobs Report Recap

Engage2Excel

The U.S. economy added a far-better-than-expected 272,000 jobs in May, while the unemployment rate edged up to 4%, its highest level in more than two years. The labor market remains strong, with good news in terms of growth and participation. It continues to fuel the economy and support workers. At the same time, the report has some concerning, underlying numbers to watch, such as the unemployment rate, wage growth, part-time employment rate and the number of discouraged workers leaving the work

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Strategies for Employers to Stand Out at Recruitment Events

Hppy

Standing out at a job fair isn’t as easy as it used to be. These days, every company is chasing the same limited pool of qualified candidates. With so many options vying for people’s attention, how do you make sure your opportunities are the ones that really grab applicants? As someone responsible for representing your organization at recruiting events, you know it’s not enough to simply show up with a stack of resumes anymore.

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‘Shark Tank’-style competitions, free housing, and river cruises await Motorola Solutions interns

HR Brew

Most interns don’t get coffee and make copies anymore (does anyone still make copies?). Many modern internships aim to provide participants with hands-on experience that can impact the business and serve as talent incubators. Motorola Solutions was recently named one of the country’s top internship programs by TA software firm Yello. (Don’t break out your hot pink Razr just yet—Motorola split into two separate entities, Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility, in 2011.

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Introducing 360-Degree Performance Reviews

DecisionWise

Performance reviews have long been a cornerstone of effective management. Despite being criticized, and sometimes even despised , they remain an essential tool that ensures employees receive a baseline level of feedback about their job performance. Are they meeting the standards expected of them? Too many current performance review programs consist of a simple grade and that is about it.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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Shifting To A “What’s In It For Me” Recruiting Prospective (Spelling out what the new hire will experience)

Dr. John Sullivan

Compared to just listing dry company benefits, seeing “what’s in it for me” is extremely powerful from a candidate’s perspective. Article Descriptors | recruiting/messaging from the candidate perspective – How to – 4 min read The “What’s In It For Me” Messaging Approach Explained When attempting to sell a product, service, or job to someone with multiple choices, it’s hard to argue against the premise that your messaging will be more convincing if

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Navigating the Complexities of Relocation in Healthcare

UrbanBound HR

Relocating for a new job or moving to a healthcare facility presents a mix of challenges and opportunities that require careful consideration. As the trend of healthcare professionals and organizations exploring relocation continues to grow, understanding the nuances involved is crucial for a successful transition.

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HR can do more to support working moms

HR Brew

Moms deserve extra support—not least the 40.5% of moms with kids under 18 who are the “equal, primary, or sole income earners for their family,” according to the Department of Labor. In her forthcoming book, Go Ask Your Mothers : One Simple Step for Managers to Support Working Moms for Team Success , Sarah Wells shares how HR pros and managers can better support, and retain, working moms.