Employee Relations Case Management as a “new normal” HR Tool

Investipro

As business owners and HR professionals struggle to determine the new normal for their company and employees, we will collectively be leaning toward more automation like employee relations case management tools and online resources to get our day-to-day work done.

Employee Relations Case Management as a “new normal” HR Tool

Investipro

As business owners and HR professionals struggle to determine the new normal for their company and employees, we will collectively be leaning toward more automation and online resources to get our day-to-day work done. An employee (Jane) just had a video call with her Supervisor (Sarah).

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Are You Tracking These Common Employee Relations Issues?

LaborSoft

If you own a business or are a HR manager, maintaining unified employee relations is integral to your company’s success. While this is inevitable, the key to dealing with common employee relations issues is having a plan and multiple supports in place so that when issues do arise, they can be addressed swiftly and effectively. Common employee issues HR should be tracking to avoid legal ramifications : 1) Conflict Management. Employee Relations Software

Top 5 challenges in employee relations and how you can address them

TalenX

WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS? Employee Relations is not just a term, nor it only means relationships between employers and employees. It refers to an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees. Companies that invest in employee engagement and retention plans are more likely to keep employees loyal and productive at work. That’s how companies should view employees instead of merely paid laborers.

Make Corporate Learning Resemble the Online Shopping Experience

HR Bartender

Here are 5 takeaways from the panel discussion that really got me thinking: Give employees a single source for learning. Most of the time – Amazon. One company discovered their employees were searching Google to find the answers to their questions. So they decided to give employees a variety of training options (e. Let employees see training evaluations. Employees should understand what topics are essential for them to do their job effectively.

Make Your Next Employee Event “Instagrammable”

HR Bartender

Now that the holidays are well behind us and we’ve recovered from party season, I want to talk about human resources and employee parties. In my career, I planned parties, but I also attended the P&L meeting. The goal of an employee event isn’t to just plan the party. The purpose of the party is to reward and recognize employees. HR has the opportunity to get other managers and employees involved. It’s okay to do a little marketing during employee events.

5 Deskercises to Keep You Active at Work

HR Bartender

Recently, I attended a Deskercise workshop (aka activities we can do at our desk). Repeat each leg 10 times. Calf Raises – Next time you’re waiting for the printer or copier, push up on your tippy toes, pause at the top, then lower back down. Employee Engagement Well-Being and Wellness employee relations engagement well-being

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Use An “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) To Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

The reason I’m mentioning this feature is because I attended a conference several months ago where one of the speakers said that they do AMAs with their senior management team. It’s a great way to allow employees to interact with senior management. An Ask Me Anything can be conducted at any time. Even if some employees miss the session, you can always promote the archive for later reading.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

HR Bartender

Employees at every level of the organization need to know how to deliver good feedback on a regular basis. It might be worth adding a little bit of training into orientation or onboarding about how employees can deliver good feedback. A skill an employee will need for their entire career. 6 Guidelines for Giving Powerful Employee Feedback. I think it’s a valuable tip for employees of any age. Don’t dismiss feedback as simply employee venting.

Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2018

Namely

To help you find the conference that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up the top upcoming HR conferences across the country (Events with an asterisk indicate that Namely will be in attendance—we hope to see you there!) 1. Professionals from across the nation attend this conference to catch up on the latest HR legislation and stay ahead of the curve. This conference equips you with the tools to build a better learning experience for your employees.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

HR Bartender

Next week, I will be attending SHRM’s Business Acumen: Integrating HR Across Operations seminar here in Fort Lauderdale. I’m also attending Human Capital Media’s Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Miami on April 13-15. Investing in our employees has never been more important for business growth. This is my first time at a Human Capital Media event and I’m hoping this symposium will provide some insights for the future of learning. Where has the year gone?!

Corporate Culture: Small Changes Create Big Results – #RethinkTheDailyGrind

HR Bartender

For a second year, I’ve had the opportunity to attend the Great Place to Work conference. spoke about the company’s programs that encourage employee innovation. Several CEOs in attendance (not just speakers) commented on how sustaining their corporate culture was a top priority. If you want employees to be engaged with their work, they must trust their manager and the organization. Employees need to trust the people they are expected to collaborate with.

Paid Time Off – Back to Basics

Astron Solutions

In a 2017 small business survey conducted by Justworks and Squarefoot , it was reported that less than half (44%) of employees felt that unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) is important. In general, PTO is identified as vacation, sick leave, and / or personal days; in other words, allotted paid time away from work. Paid time off is considered an excellent recruitment tool. Banked time is typically awarded at the beginning of the calendar or fiscal year.

Corporate Culture and Company Profits Are Not Mutually Exclusive

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the Great Place to Work conference in Dallas. Places like The Cheesecake Factory are changing that with their investment into culture and employee engagement. Related posts from HR Bartender: You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People The Inevitable Shift From Jobs to Skills 3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender.

Asking Employees for Reimbursement After They?ve Departed ? Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Today’s reader note is about a company that’s doing something really nice for employees and ends up with a huge dilemma on their hands. Our company takes all employees (along with their family, significant other, friend, etc.) While this is not a mandatory event, we hope all employees will attend. Last year almost 80 percent of all employees joined us). The employee buys their own airfare and we reimburse them.

Handling Your HR Mistakes – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Each employee is being given a severance package of 1 week for every year worked. When I explained my hire date was incorrect, I was told that I had been accruing Paid Time Off (PTO) at a lower rate. Looking back, there were times when I took time off, didn’t have enough PTO, and lost wages. Eric, because an employee’s hire date can trigger many benefits, how can employees make sure that their hire date is correct?

How You Can Repair Trust

HR Bartender

Because culture tells customers, candidates, and employees what to expect. When employees ask “Why does so-and-so always have to do this?” However, there are times when trust is broken unintentionally. Image taken by Sharlyn Lauby while attending the Great Place to Work Conference. Business and Customers Employee Engagement Leadership and Management employee relations engagement

Strategies For Handling Burnout

HR Bartender

One of the workplace topics being discussed with more frequency is employee burnout. It’s commonly included as one of the contributing factors to employee disengagement. During the Massachusetts Conference for Women , I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion specifically focused on burnout. We can bookend or protect “me” time on our calendar. We can make sure we have time to exercise, sleep and eat well.

Employees: You Need to Read This

HR Bartender

Take, for instance, the employee handbook. Companies have been writing, printing and distributing employee handbooks for decades. Is there another way to provide employees the same information without killing a bunch of trees? Employee handbooks are time consuming and expensive to produce. And there’s a perception that employees don’t read them. EEO policy, anti-harassment policy, PTO and attendance policy , I-9 policy, etc.).

When Is It Time to Fire an Employee?

HRIS Payroll Software

No one likes firing employees. While it’s important to give problem employees a chance to improve, there may eventually reach a point at which the only option is to let an employee go. But how do you know when it’s time to fire an employee? If an employee isn’t meeting your expectations, it’s important to let them know. It’s when no improvement is made or when the employee has no interest in improving that you may consider firing as the next step.

Employee Well-Being Impacts Your Recruiting Efforts

HR Bartender

We know that one of the most effective ways to recruit is using employee referral programs. Last year, SilkRoad reported that employee referrals in the U.S. So we agree – employee referrals are important to our overall recruitment efforts. But, how does this relate to employee well-being? While we talk about how successful employee referral programs are, we don’t always talk about what makes them successful.

COVID Economy: There's Probably Some Big WARN Notices On The Way.

The HR Capitalist

Those programs came with strings - namely that employment had to be protected to a large degree for a significant period of time, even if work wasn't available. More from Business Insider: " United Airlines said on Wednesday that it would warn 36,000 frontline employees of potential furloughs and layoffs, representing about 38% of the company's workforce of 95,000. American Airlines began informing some employees of furloughs in late June.

Chill Out: It Really Doesn't Matter Where Your Kids Go to College.

The HR Capitalist

I've got a senior in High School, and you know what that means - time for admission envy, parental handwringing and everything that goes with along with that. See this post (spend more time on the comments from parents who feel they've been wronged) for some crazy stories, accusations of unfairness and helicopter parents losing their minds. The overall result was that the college attended made no difference.

How To Select the Best Time Tracking Solution for Your Business

HRIS Payroll Software

Time and attendance tracking has come a long way since the old fashioned punch clock. If you are looking to upgrade your time and attendance tracking , or just starting out and trying to figure out the best time and attendance tracking solution, the following are a few factors to consider. While trust is a key element in the employee/employer relationship, it can be helpful to put safeguards up just in case workers decide to cut corners.

Google Ends Weekly "All-Hands" Meetings: Here's Why.

The HR Capitalist

Then we realized that the people who wanted to talk about politics and leaked info don't reflect the views of the majority of our employees, which was reflected in the reality that only 25% of our employees now attend the all-hands, an all-time low. Along the way and before this, we realized that our infamous "20% time" that allowed you to work on your own projects wasn't actually contributing to business results.

BREAKING: Big Data Is Going to Tell Us Our Workforce is Hopelessly Flawed.

The HR Capitalist

The study conducted by Synergy SKY, who's meeting technology Synergy of Things tracks almost every possible conference call metric including “no-show detection” allowing managers to see stats on meeting attendance, reveals the average UK worker that books fake meetings is clocking up some 3 hours a week or over 150 hours a year in "fake meeting time". That works out at just over a whole month of deliberately wasted meeting-resources & time per year!

Firing Employees Who Are Unproductive

UpstartHR

Awhile back I received an email from a reader about how to let an employee go who is not performing adequately. The Time Thief A few years ago a manager called me to see if I could look into an employee’s time card. The employee was consistently putting forty hours of work on his timesheet, but he was arriving late, leaving early, and taking long lunches on a regular basis. I absolutely hate having to drop employees who are productive, good people.

Does Drama at Work Cost the Average Worker 2.5 Hours Per Day? #workhuman

The HR Capitalist

One of the best shows I attend, highly recommended. Allison has been known to get wound up and need some vent time with you on a periodic basis. Many times they're wanting to complain about things they can't control, or realities they've made up in their own mind. Employee Relations Performance Management WorkplaceCapitalist Note : I'm spending the first couple of days of this week at WorkHuman in Austin.

That Time You Needed to Fire Someone - But Just Hired a Boss For Them Instead.

The HR Capitalist

For many teams, games featuring the starless and woeful 76ers as the visiting team have been the lowest-attended of the season, sources said. In corporate America, these decisions go a couple of different ways: --We bring in a peer employee at the low performer's position, citing "business is great". Communications Employee Relations Managing Sports and HR TalentPerformance issue? You can do three things: Deal with it. Ignore it.

The Ultimate Guide to Workplace Mentoring

Career Metis

As a good manager , you do everything you can for the good of the company, yet your employees can still get hit. Most times, your employees won’t come to you with how they feel, so you need to step in and intervene. A workplace mentor is like a life raft for employees who are struggling with work. In the workplace, there are two types of mentorship that you can adopt for your employees. 5) Low Employee Turnover. 2) Inadequate Time for Mentorship.

7 Tips to Support Your Employees on the Road

Career Metis

As an employer, asking employees to travel can often be overlooked as just another part of their job description , but it’s necessary they’re given the right support when embarking on long-distance journeys. A recent study by iCarhire.com revealed employee habits on business trips. Unless the trip involves a substantial stop or a ferry journey, this should be your maximum, otherwise you’re asking too much of your employees and could be putting them at risk.

Workplace Investigations Improve Company Culture. Really?

Investipro

Over the last few months, I have been speaking at regional HR meetings on the topic of “Using Workplace Investigations to Drive Employee Engagement and Improve Company Culture. And although I hear some skepticism on how this could be possible, attendance has been at very high levels. When talking to the attendees, I am hearing that HR professionals are very interested in finding a better way to handle sticky and serious employee relations issues.

The Heisenberg Rules: What HR Can Learn from Breaking Bad (#2 - Affiliation Matters)

The HR Capitalist

Rule #2 in the Heisenberg Rules is AFFILIATION MATTERS: One of the best things about Breaking Bad is the time it takes to develop the primary characters in the series. Jesse was a small-time methamphetamine user, manufacturer, and dealer. He wrestles with feelings of guilt about the deaths, all drug-related, of people he's been associated with, especially his girlfriend Jane Margolis. He often attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings to help deal with these feelings.

5 Common Misnomers Re: Employer Retaliation

Investipro

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) make it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise retaliate against either job applicants or employees based upon the individual doing any of the following: filing a charge of discrimination, complaining to their employer about discrimination on the job, or. The following are the 5 most common misunderstandings to watch out for: It’s not retaliation if the employee quits. We all know that the laws enforced by the U.S.

Five common workplace distractions ? and how to handle them

cipHR

Whether you’re in a busy office, working flexibly in a coffee shop, or spending the day working at home, there is a near-endless range of distractions that could tempt you to spend time away from what you’re supposed to be working on. The average UK citizen checks their smartphone 28 times a day – and many, significantly more. StayFocusd – another Chrome extension that limits your access to time-wasting sites. Next, think about the meetings you’re invited to attend.

When HR Does Something Good “Just Because”.

Investipro

And although we all try not to bring our personal lives into the workplace, there are times when it just can’t be helped. As HR professionals, we are often aware of employee’s personal situations when no one else in the company knows. Two employees were in the breakroom discussing that they felt bad for Bill. His wife was in the hospital and Keith was struggling to care for the children and work full time without help. employee relations HR Kindness

How to Recognize & Reward Top Performers in the Workplace?

Career Metis

Remember the last time you were recognized for a job well done? It is important to recognize any employee when they do a good job, which can be as simple as telling them ‘good job’ or recognizing them at a meeting; especially your top performers. These are the employees who are on the management track and other leadership positions. Great employees are always looking for ways to learn more. Take the time to work out a career path with them.