Our High-Intensity Team Building Day with Shannon Waller

EngagementMultiplier

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. Shannon Waller is a speaker, presenter, coach and expert in entrepreneurial teams – in fact, she created The Entrepreneurial Team ® program, co-authored Unique Ability ® 2.0: 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

Workology

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? Once you’ve found someone you think will be the right addition to your team, the work of making sure they can mesh well with the culture of your business, work with the people they’ll be supervising, and hit the ground running begins. Company policies and an employee handbook.

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

Achievers

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? The idea: You pay for the entire company or team to go away for a few days, hoping that unwinding in beautiful, inspiring surroundings will help your staff de-stress and get to know each other better.

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. If you already have gaming covered in your handbook, great! You don’t want a manager allowing a certain game because he happens to play it too or wants to use it in a team building exercise.

16 Best Employee Welcome Kit Ideas For HRs

Vantage Circle

An employee welcome kit, also referred to as employees welcome packages or employee onboarding kits, is essentially a new hire welcome kit designed to make a company’s new hire feel like being a part of the team and appreciated. Employee Handbook. Hence, the employee handbook.

Out of office: 8 pros and cons of being a fully remote company

Insperity

Pro: You won’t have to (completely) rewrite your employee handbook. At a fully remote company, memorializing the employee handbook becomes critical because of the lack of face-to-face work time where expectations can be observed naturally. As you tailor your employee handbook policies for working remotely, remember to keep the language high-level because your expectations will likely vary among roles.

May 2020 Jobs Report Recap and Steps to Get Your Team Back on Track

Hireology

To adapt to this “new normal” and drive long-term success, one area your business can control is your people operations – meaning the team you hire and have on your payroll. Whether you are bringing back the teams you furloughed or having to hire a new team, you will need a partner with the technology, expertise and support model that can help you build your best team: Build your pipeline of talent .

Your Employees are the People in the Neighborhood

AbelHR

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? Your employee handbook is the prime site for all of this information, including how absences will be handled, how much time away from the office is reasonable, and the company’s level of responsibility in any volunteer efforts, among other topics. It can also help you build a platform for tracking and rewarding volunteer hours.

Recruitment and Induction Process Best-Practices

EmployeeConnect

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.

Sapling - Planning for Success: First Day Ideas for New Hires

Sapling

Though organizing team introductions and providing essential company information may be the primary focus of Day One, there is more to planning an effective first day experience than tracking down an old employee handbook. Calm a new hire’s first day nerves with relaxed team meetings. Zumper encourages early team building by scheduling two informal first day gatherings between new hires and their new teammates.

Happy Birthday, Baby!

A Slice of HR

Developed & executed a custom team-building event with a team of Application Engineers. Wrote tons of job descriptions, published lots of handbooks and revised countless job postings. Built a small, creative, enthusiastic, fun team.

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.

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. You should observe your regular working hours to connect with team members when needed to answer questions or share ideas. Casual Friday is a popular practice because it improves employee morale and team building.

A Guide to Onboarding Employees Remotely

Zenefits

From laptops to employee handbooks , there are all sorts of equipment and other necessities that are typically handed to a new employee on their first day. That gets trickier when everyone is working from home, so why not put together a little “welcome to the team” care package. Gone (at least temporarily) are the days of team happy hours, team building activities, and other social events that help coworkers bond with each other outside of work proper.

7 Factors Of Virtual Onboarding

McQuiag

It helps a new hire get acclimated to their role and team and decreases the learning curve. It’s nicer to have everything set up on day one, rather than leaving it to the new team member try and sort it out themselves with IT. This is particularly important for larger companies who might have overloaded IT teams at the moment. Read More: Effective manage remote teams with these tips. Your new hire needs to meet the team, even if it’s through a webcam.

Why We built our Culture Code Early as a Startup

SurveySparrow

Or is it the numerous employee perks like vacations, or team building activities or access to remote working that says it? We cannot stop with our teams delivering work as promised, following all the guidelines they were meant to. We are more than a place where our team gets their paycheck. Principles that we wish for our team to believe in. We have carefully picked & articulated our culture codes that our teams can stand & preach by.

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. I want to take a moment and celebrate with baby A Slice of HR (ASOHR). We’ve had an amazing two years together.

The 10 Best Tools for Increased Employee Engagement

CakeHR

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. Overview: ProofHub is an all-in-one project management software aka a centralized place for all your projects, teams and communications. Overview: Hi5 is a platform for employee recognition and building a more productive company culture. Employee handbook.

What is a PEO? – Top 10 FAQs Business Owners Have About PEOs

Prism HR

Instead of having a team member dedicate time to printing and stuffing paychecks, you can simply review and approve timesheets before the PEO executes the rest. Instead of relying on a few people on your team to manage your entire workforce, a PEO can be a significant resource in handling HR administration duties — without increasing your headcount. PEOs are staffed with teams of HR experts who can help you stay on top of trends, offer advice, and resolve issues quickly.

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.

Happy Birthday, Baby!

A Slice of HR

Developed & executed a custom team-building event with a team of Application Engineers. Wrote tons of job descriptions, published lots of handbooks and revised countless job postings. Built a small, creative, enthusiastic, fun team. "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.”.

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. I want to take a moment and celebrate with baby A Slice of HR (ASOHR). We’ve had an amazing two years together.

New hire checklist template: Before the first day

Workable

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. Arrange for new hire’s ID card, building access fob and personal locker. Here’s what you could include: Employee handbook. Prepare a tentative first day and first week agenda that covers: A company overview, including mission, teams and policies.

5 Ways You’re Losing as an Employer

Stratus

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.

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. This is about transferring the focus of reward from individual employees to teams and reflecting on the necessary innovation to support this change in focus. Making this shift work requires team based pay.

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. . There are a number of ways that a growing business can tackle the core HR functions listed previously: Hiring an in-house HR professional or team. Active Strategy — Best for team development.

The ultimate guide to selecting a Human Resource Management System

Zoho People

This allows the HR department to focus on other pressing aspects of the business like employee retention, work-life balance, and team-building. This will help you to build an engaged and motivated workforce, which in turn improves retention rates and work quality. Increases the internal capability of your teams as essential HR functions are well-organized. What is an HRMS?

7 Great Employee Retention Strategies

Bonusly

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

Achievers - Recruiting

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 #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. Theater of the Absurd: The NLRB Takes on the Employee Handbook” — via Walter Olson’s Overlawyered. Here’s the rest of what I read this week: Discrimination.

Improve Your Onboarding Process

BerniePortal

It’s a powerful opportunity to impact the experience and perspective of everyone who joins your team. So, it’s important to build your onboarding processes in with retention in mind. Because of the nature of the supervisor / direct report relationship, the hiring manager needs to be the one responsible for building the new hire’s “30-60-90.” Our organization actually provides our managers with a really thorough handbook on how we welcome a new team member.

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

Achievers - Recruiting

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.

Can we stop employees from speaking other languages at work?

Collage

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. Not to mention that, as your team has pointed out, they can work faster and more effectively in the language they’re most comfortable in. Your team can communicate better and solve problems faster in the language they’re most comfortable in.

8 Tips to Deal with Insubordination in the Workplace

Career Metis

Maybe you’ll even discover that he’s had a history of using abusive language in the workplace with many of his other staff members and is prone to displaying the sort of employee behavior clearly outlined as prohibited in the employee handbook.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]

Ongig

7 Icebreaker Games for Work That Your Team Will Love. 35 More Team Building Activities To Create a Bulletproof Culture. 15 Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know to Build an Inclusive Workplace. Top 7 Qualities of a Successful Team. 8 Tips for Managing Your Team Effectively. Employee handbook: 6 must-have policies for your manual. Teamwork in the workplace: 10 qualities of an excellent team player. Building Career Sites.

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.

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.

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

Workable

Hiring teams. How can I build a more effective hiring process? But, most hiring teams build their hiring process around these four stages: Planning. They should also discuss the recruiting budget for their position, prepare the job description and assemble their hiring team. This stage involves any action hiring teams take to fill their hiring pipeline with qualified candidates (e.g. Hiring teams. Talent Acquisition team. Train hiring teams.

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. Employee handbook indicates annual—just not followed.”. Talent and performance management are some of the most important and rigorous tasks any HR professional has to deal with.