Our High-Intensity Team Building Day with Shannon Waller


As in – Stefan Wissenbach flew the UK team to Chicago to party with us, and to do some team-building exercises so we could all get to know each other. You have to let go and allow your trusted team member to take on the task. Especially within the context of a team.

Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team


Depending on the circumstances, introducing new leadership to your team is both exciting and challenging. So how do you protect yourself and your team and set your new leader up for success? Half of the executives brought on to a new team quit or are fired in their first three years.

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5 tips to prevent Pokemon Go from sapping workplace productivity

HR Morning

Even SHRM has felt the need to publish a report on the game, advising employers not to use the game as a team building exercise due to the potential for an employee to be hurt and the company to be culpable for the injury. Look over the employee handbook.

Company Perks That Don’t Work — And How to Fix Them


Today’s CEOs, managers, and team leaders understand the importance of keeping employee morale high. There are a few questions to consider before doing so: Would a significant number of my team enjoy a games room?

Words We Use: The Biggest Stumbling Blocks For Diversity Inclusion

ATD Human Capital

His computer skills will be an asset to the team.” While pamphlets, handbooks, and guides are helpful, they may not be adequate to ensure a fast transformation.

Your Employees are the People in the Neighborhood


You didn’t think we’d get through a whole blog post without telling you that you need to update your employee handbook, did you? In addition to allowing these workers to share their expertise, you will encourage camaraderie among colleagues and promote team building.

HR Department Best Set up Guide for Startups (2019)


Attracting the best talent and creating effective teams through streamlined processes fosters a culture of focussed innovation. What team size you require? How are you going to develop your team? Assure your team is clear about your company’s aims and aspirations.

The 10 Best Tools for Increased Employee Engagement


Keeping that in mind, here is the list of best software and tools that teams can use to take employee engagement to the next level. ProofHub – Online Project Management Software | Loved by 85,000+ Teams. Employee handbook. Team Collaboration Software.

Happy Birthday, Baby!

A Slice of HR

"When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a happy dance." " ~ Unknown “How’s the Business?” a friend texted the other day. Like any demanding two-year-old,” I replied. “A A lot of work, and a lot of fun.” My baby business turns two on October 17th - TODAY.

Casual Fridays: Dos and Don’ts

Get Hppy

DO refer to your employee handbook or senior employees about specific guidelines or safety requirements for dress. Sneakers, shorts, sports team jerseys, and anything too tight or revealing are also improper choices.

Recruitment and Induction Process Best-Practices


A Team Player. Knowing who’s who on a more personal level helps create cohesion between the members of a team or department, and this right from the start. Whether it’s through team building activities that you will plan during the induction process or a simple dinner out with colleagues, you have the chance to establish good relationships as new employees get started. Provide an Employee Handbook. Everyone wants the best.

Personality: The Game-Changing Ingredient for Talent Management Success

ATD Human Capital

In order to produce optimal results, our client realized it must also assemble teams of individuals who look at the world differently. As a result, they would have teams of individuals who thought and acted alike. This combination provided a perfect solution for “numbers-centric” managers to think about how to better assess talent and assemble higher-performing teams.

New hire checklist template: Before the first day


New employees can meet their team instead of spending time trying to set up their corporate email.). Department/team they’ll be joining. IT team, so that they can help them set up accounts for corporate software. Here’s what you could include: Employee handbook.

Social Reward

Strategic HCM

I've already posted on some of the other opportunities for innovation that I've addressed in the ATD's Talent Management Handbook. However probably the most important of these is team based, or social reward. Making this shift work requires team based pay.

3 Tips for Making Employee Legal Awareness Day a Hit

Workforce Opportunity Services

Perhaps it’s because anytime there are references to legal rights, corporate counsel, workplace policies, and handbooks, everyone in the room becomes uncomfortable. Take it a step further and use this as an opportunity for inter-departmental collaboration and team building. February 13th, Employee Legal Awareness Day, probably doesn’t sound too exciting.

HR Consulting Firms for Small Businesses: 15 Leading Experts

Astron Solutions

Especially for growing businesses and start-ups, it can be very easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and risk derailing your team. For sustainable growth and team buy-in, a big-picture strategy managed by dedicated HR professionals or service providers will be key. .

40+ Ways to Reduce Turnover & Become a M.A.G.N.E.T. Employer


Integrate team-building activities into meetings. Ensure handbook/policy language reflects intended culture and is jargon-free. Employee turnover is running rampant in most organizations today.

5 Ways You’re Losing as an Employer


Ensure your employee handbook is up-to-date so that policies are never a question. Create team building opportunities to help employees engage with each other. Whether you have an in-house HR team or you outsource your HR, you should be turning to these professionals to ensure you’re optimizing each stage of the employee lifecycle to help you win each phase of employment.

WIRTW #400 (the “400th” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Don’t Tell Me You Love Me – Team Building Gone Wrong According To EEOC — via Health Employment and Labor. FMLA and Migraines and Facebook and other things that will make you want to click — via Eric Meyer’s Employer Handbook Blog.

company trip doesn’t feel like a reward, I’m dating another intern, and more

Ask a Manager

Previously, I managed a sales team for a small up and coming company. Basically, I had to cover, manage team, and look for replacement during the busiest month. While not on my team, has the potential for direct contact. To be completely sure, look at your employee handbook and see if there are any rules on relationship disclosures that would apply, but generally that kind of disclosure is for potential conflicts of interest or dating in or near your chain of command.

Can we stop employees from speaking other languages at work?


The startup that I currently work with, SnapTravel, is an ethnically diverse team. Over 80% of team members were born outside of Canada and ~75% speak a language other than English as their first language. Are teams becoming segregated by their preferred language?

7 Great Employee Retention Strategies


A poor onboarding experience for a new hire builds a foundation of negativity in the new job. Don’t let the pain build elsewhere. Have a good handbook and stick to it, treating all employees and situations equally and fairly. What motivates people to engage, care, and want to stick around and stay a part of the team? Team-building and a family-like work environment. Unemployment is at record low levels.

40+ Ways to Reduce Turnover & Become a M.A.G.N.E.T. Employer


Integrate team-building activities into meetings. Ensure handbook/policy language reflects intended culture and is jargon-free. Employee turnover is running rampant in most organizations today. As retention experts, we continue to compile effective strategies for reducing turnover. Here’s a list of suggestions to consider in order to become a more attractive, or M.A.G.N.E.T., employer. M anagement Effectiveness. Organizational Strategies.

WIRTW #385 (the “there’s no such thing as a free lunch…” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

Get your co-workers together for a team building activity! Look, I’m all for team building (Urban Outfitter’s explanation for this idea), but, unless (and maybe even if) the CEO is showing up to pack boxes, this is a horrible idea. Retailer Urban Outfitters is trying to new strategy to staff its fulfillment centers for the holiday season. It’s asking its salaried employees to work weekends.

I’m not allowed to share food if I don’t bring enough for everyone, flying back from a business trip for a funeral, and more

Ask a Manager

There are no rules on this in the handbook, but other departments bring in food for their department. When we started building the company two years ago, it was impressed upon me that unless we’re meeting a client, we could dress casually to come into the office. However, in the last few months we’ve gotten a new CEO who is always wearing a suit, and my own team has expanded to include some new hires who 1. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Hiring process FAQ: A guide to structured recruitment


Hiring teams. How can I build a more effective hiring process? But, most hiring teams build their hiring process around these four stages: Planning. This stage involves any action hiring teams take to fill their hiring pipeline with qualified candidates (e.g.

Talent and Performance Management Survey Summary

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2016 Talent and Performance Management Survey in January, 2016. Team building. Here are some of those “other” responses: Strategic thinking, fosters change, team effectiveness, builds buy-in.