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When Cupid Strikes: 3 Steps to Managing Office Love
Around Valentine’s Day, conversations about love and romance are everywhere – including the office. The holiday of love may be behind us, but workplace romance is not going anywhere. HR may not usually be viewed as a matchmaker, but they are hiring talented people who fit the values and cultures of the company. When building […]
4 Steps to a Successful, Proactive Reorganization
This blog is part of our ongoing how-to series, designed to help you tackle big initiatives and challenges with confidence. To see other blogs in this series, click here. Proactive reorganization can be challenging for HR, leadership and employees. Anxiety in your workforce over potential job losses can cast a dark cloud over an otherwise […]
How to Use Personality Assessment Tests to Improve Workplace Culture and Communication
This blog is part of our ongoing how-to series, designed to help you tackle big initiatives and challenges with confidence. To see other blogs in this series, click here. Using personality assessment tests with your current employees – and sharing the results with them – can help team members better understand each other, which is […]
Should Independent Contractors Undergo Anti-Harassment Training? (Spoiler: Absolutely!)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits harassment in the workplace. All workers – no matter their classification – should be aware of and comply with your organization’s harassment policies. Employers may be liable for harassment by its independent contractors, if they knew – or should have known – about the incident […]
How HR Could Have Helped 3 Complicated On-screen Office Relationships
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air and sometimes that romantic air makes its way into the office. Workplace romances may seem like something only seen in film or on TV, but according to Career Builder, 38% of American workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once in […]
Diversity vs. Inclusion: The Difference Between Them … and Why Businesses Need Both
While “Diversity” and “Inclusion” often are used interchangeably, the difference between the two concepts is vitally important. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), studies show that teams or organizations with diverse qualities, experiences and work styles bring more ideas, perspectives and approaches to the table. On top of efforts to diversify their […]
3 Things Your Organization’s Wellness Initiative Should Do … and How to Do Them
HR departments, take note: A recent United Healthcare survey found that 70% of employees stated having interest in taking proactive steps to improve their health. In a recent episode of Paycom’s HR Break Room podcast, we spoke with Leigh Stringer, workplace design expert and author of The Healthy Workplace, about current wellness and ergonomics trends […]
3 Ways to Attract and Retain Key Employees Through Technology
In selecting the right workforce technology, there are a lot of things to consider, especially in organizations employing workers who span – count them – four generations: baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z. Figuring out how to successfully attract, manage and engage each poses a unique challenge. Whether you’re ready to embrace the […]
3 Steps to Retaining a Talented Seasonal Workforce
We’ve now reached the busiest time of year for many employers – even if you’re not in the retail industry. And your seasonal employees might be an important asset long after the holiday rush. Thanks to the lowest unemployment rate in 16 years and the rising gig economy, this past year has proven especially challenging […]
4 Weaknesses in an Employer Brand From a Galaxy Far, Far Away
With the holiday moviegoing season upon us, one of the most anticipated blockbusters – about a continuing space battle – is approaching at warp speed. Earlier entries in this enduring franchise actually can teach us about one of today’s hottest HR topics, the employer brand. The first film’s hero – we’ll call him Lou Swashbuckler […]
How to Build an Organization of Encore Performers
Mark Sanborn is a celebrated speaker and the international bestselling author of The Fred Factor, a book about developing leadership and becoming an exceptional individual. He is passionate about developing leaders in business and life to help them achieve their full potential. I recently talked with Sanborn on the HR Break Room podcast about how […]
8 Ways Veterans Improve Your Workforce
Is your recruiting team actively seeking veterans to fill your open positions? If not, you could be missing out on an unbeatable combination of skills and experience. Not only are military personnel often cross-trained in a variety of useful skills, but they also have invaluable experience that can benefit your organization. The available Work Opportunity […]