5 Metrics for Remote Workers You Should Track


As many businesses have switched to remote working models in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that many methods of measuring employee performance and productivity are no longer applicable. Metrics for remote employees are changing rapidly, along with the way employees spend their workdays. New metrics for remote workers that balance business needs with employees’ well-being are on the rise. Work Time/Overtime Hours.

This Company Raised Their Wages And This Is What They Learned

SAP Innovation

Right now the U.S. is embroiled in a national discussion about compensation, the cost of living, and employee engagement. One company took the plunge and upped their employee’s pay last February. Wal-Mart announced an increase to $10 an hour by next year for new and entry-level employees, and recently announced some managers would also see raises. The results so far? But this issue affects more than just businesses with minimum-wage workers.

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Expert’s Top Tips for Training a Retail Workforce for the Holiday Season


Retailers are also facing a tough time filling all the extra positions the holiday season generates. The National Retail Federation (NRF) President and CEO Matthew Shay estimates that retailers will hire 650,000 seasonal workers for the 2018 holiday period, up 10% from 2017. For employers, this volume of new workers presents significant hiring, onboarding and training challenges. How does the onboarding process change during a peak period? .

5 Ways HR Teams Can Use Technology to Save Time and Reduce Stress

Spark Hire

Human resources professionals are typically advocates of employee wellness in the workplace. However, who’s championing the well-being of HR personnel and looking for ways to help them save time and be more efficient in their work? About the Author.

4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis


Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes. We have to deal with the logistics of this from a work perspective, because HR is often the hub of policies around working remotely or being flexible for those that have personal needs that limit their availability for work during emergencies.

The 100 HR Indicators Every Manager Needs to Know


If you’re like me, you might also be addicted to listicles, these articles in the forms of bullet-points that distil information in a very digestible way. This list of HR Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics contains certainly enough to help you fuel your HR dashboard for the next few months if not longer. Without further ado, here is your list of 100 HR metrics and KPIs. Training & Development #7.

Employment laws to watch in 2019


A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions. From pay equity to transgender rights to anti-bullying, the pendulum is once again swinging in favor of greater protection of employees. Minimum wage.

This Is The Tech Every Hospitality HR Manager Needs For Success


Relentless turnover challenges the sanity of even the most composed hotel manager. I would know: after owning two restaurants that employed 70 people at peak times, the constant battle against turnover triggers plenty of stressful memories. We tried offering health insurance and a living wage, but the economic realities of the low-margin restaurant business made this nearly impossible. The role of an HR manager.

4 Economic Trends Impacting Talent Today

ClearCompany Recruiting

The market for talent has always been and always will be changing. From the time the first help wanted sign was hung from a shop window to today when it’s hard to tell if we’re in high unemployment or the gig economy. What not to do: Assume you can simply lower wages.

7 common HR technology challenges and how to overcome them


While piecemeal, manual or paper-based systems may seem cost-effective, the truth is inefficient or inadequate HR technology wastes valuable staff time and energy. It can also lead to costly errors and even fines when wage and hour regulations aren’t followed. Off-the-shelf software packages that handle one aspect of HR rarely “talk” to your other systems without significant intervention by an IT specialist.

The Best Features of a High-Performance Engagement and Retention Strategy


For much of the past decade, HR departments everywhere in the world have been dealing with an unprecedented challenge. In such a hiring environment, businesses no longer have the upper hand, and job-hopping has become the new normal. UBS survey highlights impact of labour flexibility, lower wages and interest rates. At the same time, businesses of all kinds have started to struggle with employee engagement. Begin With the Right Metrics.

7 HR Trends That Will Continue to Make Headlines in 2016


Despite these challenges, HR teams can’t take a myopic view of the world. In 2015, several HR topics made news throughout the year. It appears that many of these issues will continue to be top of mind in 2016, as well. Here are seven HR stories that we expect to continue to make news in the year ahead: 1. These changes are expected to more than double the minimum annual salary for executive, administrative, and professional overtime exemptions.

Does Your Company Walk the Talk? More Results of Our Employment Branding Survey

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor presented some findings of BLR’s Employment Branding Survey; today, we share further results from the study, including the most successful branding actions taken by respondents, and how they monitor external branding. 391 participants responded to the Employment Branding Survey, conducted in June 2015. Keeping an Eye on the External Brand. The “Other” sources, indicated by 17%, included (but were not limited to): Facebook. Learn More.

Preventing Employee Burnout

MTM Recognition

For many employees, the holidays can be stressful both at home and at work. While having a negative relationship with a direct supervisor is the leading cause of disengagement, there is a close second that has been becoming more prominent over the past few years: employee burnout.

This Is The Tech Every Hospitality HR Manager Needs For Success


Relentless turnover challenges the sanity of even the most composed hotel manager. I would know: after owning two restaurants that employed 70 people at peak times, the constant battle against turnover triggers plenty of stressful memories. We tried offering health insurance and a living wage, but the economic realities of the low-margin restaurant business made this nearly impossible. The role of an HR manager.

Taking care of customers by taking care of employees, Part 2

Steve Boese

A few months ago I shared on the blog some details about fast-food giant McDonald's recent improvements in both same store sales, customer satisfaction, and customer service, (think shorter wait times in the drive thru), that were largely attributed by McDonald's CEO to a series of comprehensive hourly wage increases for thousands of front-line staff. Well, make that several thousand checks. The company built on that growth with a huge 5.7%

The Best Way to Process Payroll [Updated for 2020]


Or you own an existing one that is moving into the realm of employees. Payroll is one of the most important processes to handle correctly. Learn to Process Payroll Efficiently and Legally. How To Avoid The Top 6 Payroll Mistakes. January 1, 2020, the new overtime rule will take effect. The new salary threshold is $684 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker). This continues through the onboarding process. The result?

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary


Industry experts like Jennifer McClure offered actionable insights and advice on all things HR, from self-care for the HR pro to in-the-news compliance issues. If you missed the live webinars you can watch them on our on-demand webinar page. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of each session. In today’s business environment only 20% of HR professionals interact with the executive suite. Maintaining compliance for the organization.

Switching Over to a PEO: What Exactly is Changing?


But even after you learn what the PEO stands for (professional employer organization) it still doesn’t really make sense! But first, let’s explain, at the broadest level. what we do… A PEO is basically an organization that partners with a company to consume the burden of that company’s HR responsibilities. With a PEO, the basic health benefits are more comprehensive or there are simply more offerings.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data. Analysis and statistics in itself is not an end – unless you want to learn how to use it. I may occasionally use the word ‘predict’ loosely in this article. Note: The data does need to be cleaned.

Why HR Communications Deserves More Attention This Year


People are the core of your organization, and Human Resources ( HR ) is the bridge connecting employees to leadership. HR is responsible for communications related to employee training, benefits and wages, and company news. All this information helps the workforce succeed. A recent Gallup study found that 70% of workers in the United States are not engaged in their workplaces. The cost of poor HR communications is high.

The Unknown Cost of Conflict in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

From gossip to claiming turf, retaliation, culture interventions, and recruiting, there is a lot of company time devoted to processing conflict in the workplace. The Cost of Conflict in the Workplace. The Actual Cost.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data. Analysis and statistics in itself is not an end – unless you want to learn how to use it. I may occasionally use the word ‘predict’ loosely in this article. Note: The data does need to be cleaned.

Costly Leakages – Leadership ROI Quantified and the Role of Leadership Redefined

Reality-Based Leadership

After spending more than 20 years working with the Reality-Based philosophy and honing Reality-Based tools in hundreds of organizations, I’m excited to finally have current research data that quantifies the cost of Emotional Waste. First, they’re investing money and organizational energy in employee engagement surveys, HR initiatives, and Learning-and-Development programs that actually exacerbate the problems they’re trying to solve.

Health in Business: A Leadership Framework for the New Normal

Thrive Global

As the pandemic teaches us what it takes to lead into the new normal, we’ve drawn out practical steps from our research with senior business leaders [1-3]. Post-COVID leadership pays closer attention to the expectations of employees and customers, as well as the broader societal issues of community and the environment. Figure 1: Health in Business Leadership Framework: the H-Framework. Time is of the essence – no time to wait for the memo.

5 Red Flags Your Talent Management System Should Tell You


Keep an eye on the following red flags your talent management system should be telling you. By running your payroll through an integrated talent management solution, managers and business owners can receive notifications each time an employee is approaching 40 hours, to prevent costly overtime. This simple, automatic change can end up saving your business thousands of dollars throughout the year. Paid Time Off Usage.

The Biggest Cost of Doing Business: A Closer Look at Labor Costs


As any company leader knows, the biggest cost of doing business is often labor. Labor costs, which can account for as much as 70% of total business costs, include employee wages, benefits, payroll or other related taxes. percent, the largest increase since 2011.

Your 5 Excuses to Finally Hiring a Marketing Agency

marenated HR

By Mitchell Tillwick: Your company’s marketing is struggling, and while you’re trying to keep the ships running on time, you’re also drowning in day-to-day marketing needs and assistance. It’s tough enough to ensure your regular responsibilities are complete, let alone all the other marketing duties that keep coming in. You don’t have the extra hands you need to pull off a well-crafted, full-on marketing campaign without sacrificing a key piece of your functional operations.

The Art of Building a Solid Human Capital Strategy


Your people are integral to the success of your company, so not having a sound strategy to help attract, retain and engage your employees is a big mis-step for any business. But, with unemployment rates sitting at historically low numbers, it’s getting tougher to find the people you need.

“Why you should empower others.” With Charlie Katz & Fred Goff

Thrive Global

The post-COVID economy will present a huge opportunity for us to choose which type of future we wish to build. They will need to choose whether to ensure workers have access to living wages, hazard pay, upskilling, and career paths. I had the pleasure of interviewing Fred Goff, the founder and CEO of Jobcase, Inc., the only social media platform dedicated to empowering workers. Sparked by the 2008 crisis, I increasingly began to focus on employment.

Improve Employee Scheduling to Fast Track Business Recovery: The Comprehensive Guide


Companies that initiated work from home policies during the coronavirus lockdown are bringing teams back to the office in phases. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. The Benefits of Effective Employee Scheduling. What are the main benefits of effective employee scheduling? It doesn’t matter what type of business you have—you need the right tool for the job. The system alerts you to scheduling conflicts. Think Outside the Box.

How to Measure ROI in Healthcare Recruiting

Hospital Recruiting

Hiring quickly to fill pressing needs often results in a higher spend on the recruitment process. The most common and most easily calculated metric HR Departments use is Cost per Hire (CPH). This number, divided by the number of hires per year, is your CPH.

New Research from Paycor Reveals HR’s Increased Impact on the Bottom Line


The report highlights common misperceptions around employee engagement, turnover and compliance in 2019, provides tips and tools that help overcome these challenges to ensure organizations can thrive and, ultimately, describes how this increases HR’s role in and financial impact on the overall business. The majority of CFOs (61 percent) don’t think HR impacts the bottom line. To get employee engagement the attention it deserves, alignment must come from the top.

Handling Presenteeism in the Workplace


In the midst of this increasingly competitive war for talent, you’re doing well if you just have people in seats. It means you’re filling positions, retaining the team, and keeping absenteeism to a minimum. Presenteeism can result in heavy costs for your teams as well.

How to Save Your Company from Unhealthy Turnover and Optimize Retention


In 2018, over 40 million people quit their jobs in the US compared to just 30 million in 2014. Identify the symptoms. Diagnose the disease. Assess the prognosis. Prescribe the treatment. Identify the symptoms. Turnover is a key HR metric and tends to be understood by leadership as a serious risk. To better understand turnover, go deeper into why people left and how much control the organization had to prevent it. Diagnose the disease.

Unlimited PTO – Right for Small Businesses?


If you’ve considered offering unlimited PTO, you’re probably well aware of the advantages. Prevents germs from being spread when employees are sick, as they’re less likely to come into work when they don’t have to use an accrued day-off. With so many advantages, why doesn’t every company make the move? Most companies that currently offer unlimited PTO say that employees use about the same amount of PTO when it’s unlimited versus when it’s accrued.

Total Compensation Statements: Considerations, Best Practices And FAQs


As an HR professional, you spend countless hours researching new initiatives, negotiating with carriers and vendors, and executing exciting perks and programs for your organization. These benefits help the company achieve several goals, including recruiting and maintaining top talent and keeping costs in check. But, what good is having great benefits if your employees are unaware of or unappreciative of the true value of your offerings? Well, you’re in luck!

Workplace horror stories we wish were not real


And, more often than not, we would exaggerate a little bit (or a lot) to make the story juicier. But, now, as grownups, we still have some scary tales to tell; only this time, they come from the workplace, and they’re 100% real. Without further ado, here are the scary stories that we heard, and a few tips that’ll help you avoid being on this list next year. Here are 15 of the best – or worst? At the end of the day, we would all gather at the company’s offices.

Last Week in Talent - Monday, April 17th


If you’re one of the estimated 1 in 7 people who wait until the last minute, good luck and get moving! In the meantime, we’ve got the brand new second edition of Last Week in Talent coming in hot with all the talent-related headlines, insights, data points and long reads to help make you the smartest and best-informed talent pro at your Monday staff meeting each and every week. The News. But YC companies are not the only ones in the beta program.

How Much Does Pay Matter as Part of the Employee Experience?


It’s easy to assume that the promise of a high salary is what will help you recruit or retain your top talent. For example, research has found that minimum wage growth is one of the top 3 driving forces for why people leave their job. And, when people leave their jobs, the average boost they receive in salary is 10 to 20 percent , suggesting that it’s one of the key reasons they job hop. But do these statistics tell the entire story?