Many companies have found that attracting and retaining talent is more than having a competitive salary offer. Offering job benefits and perks to employees that are above and beyond their monetary compensation can make your company stand out from a great candidate’s other offers, without costing you a fortune. They can make your workplace a better place for your existing talent, too, which helps you retain more of your most valuable resource – your employees. And as the saying goes, one way to win someone’s heart is through his or her stomach.[More]
As more employees work remotely and off-premises, companies may question what role HR should take in fostering company culture and maintaining work-life balance. In fact, with so many HR processes being streamlined by automated workflows, companies may question whether HR is relevant at all. Here are five ways in which HR continues to have a vital role in the success of your organization.[More]
Summer is a great time to get outside and get moving! Implementing an employee wellness program is a great way to not only encourage your employees to take advantage of summer’s opportunities, but also improve the health of your business…one step at a time.
Why should you implement a company wellness program?[More]
It’s July, and up in the northern hemisphere it’s the peak of warm, gorgeous summer weather. How do you make sure that your employees remain engaged, productive, and happy employees at the office, when there are so many fun summer things to do? We’ve got a couple suggestions to help you do just that.[More]
1. Create and maintain written vacation policies and procedures.
It's essential to make sure your employee vacation policy describes how vacation accrues, when and howvacation time may be taken, and how disputes over peak days like holidays or school breaks will be handled.[More]
Today's guest blogger is Janis Strathearn, a Network Search Consultant with JKS Talent.[More]
Everyone knows that it is expensive to hire and train new employees – both in economic and loss-of-productivity metrics. After you’ve found candidates with the right qualifications, how do you figure out if they’re a good fit for your company? Peppering your traditional interview questions with some more creative questions, like these, is a way to get a more well-rounded sense of a candidate’s personality and work style.[More]
Fifty years ago, you went to work, looked at a posted schedule, punched a card into a time clock system, turned your card into payroll at the end of the pay period and collected a paycheck in hand a few days later. Fifteen years ago, you checked your schedule online, went to work, clocked in on your company’s main computer time clock software, checked a separate computer system for your payroll data, and had your paycheck deposited into your bank account. That’s pretty good progress – but what if you could do all those things from your smartphone?[More]
It’s almost summer! For kids, that means, the joys of summer break. For working parents, that means the pain of figuring out where to send your kids while you're at work and they're not in school. You want it to be fun…interesting…educational…safe…reliable…and affordable. Think that's impossible? Don't worry -- you’ve got options![More]
Does your workplace have healthy communication? Particularly when it comes to disagreements? Every workplace is going to experience conflict – whether about what kind of birthday cake to get the HR manager (always go half chocolate/half vanilla!), what kind of new desk chairs to purchase, or how to accommodate budget shortfalls.[More]