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3 Tips for Leading a Newly Remote Workforce
In an effort to keep their employees safe and healthy, many companies are asking people to work from home. But this is much easier said than done – especially for organizations without any previous remote employees or remote-work expectations in place. Here are three ways HR can promote effective work with a newly-remote workforce in […]
Why Managers’ Approval Duties Just Got Easier
At some point, every manager experiences the feeling of wishing he or she could be in two (or more) places at once. Usually, one of those places is a desk, where paperwork – or at least its electronic equivalent – seems to accumulate at a steady, unrelenting rate. Avoid unnecessary pileup But whether you’re managing […]
Goal-Setting: How HR Can Help
Virtually no organization can survive – let alone thrive – without actionable, measurable objectives. While managers carry much of the goal-setting responsibility, there are ways HR can help, too. As with so many organizational priorities, setting goals begins with proper communication. In this case, HR plays a role in ensuring managers understand the importance of […]
4 Tips for Preventing and Addressing Issues Arising From Office Parties
Ah, the holiday season. Presents, family and food are on the horizon, as are a few holiday jingles that will haunt you for the next few months. The ever-anticipated office party is also in the works to celebrate another successful year for you and your employees. Though the office party should be a fun time […]
Why HR Should Cultivate a Company Culture of Gratitude
With this being the time of year we give thanks, gratitude is on our minds as much as gravy. Of the two, gratitude should be a year-round practice. After all, it’s the only one among the pair to actually improve physical health. (No offense, gravy. You are loved.) It’s true: As reported in Psychology Today, […]
Why Company Culture Isn’t Just for Full-Timers Anymore
The later part of the year often gives companies a chance to showcase their culture in its best light. From Thanksgiving potlucks to full-on, off-site Christmas parties, these are the moments for workers to revel in a shared sense of fun and belonging. However, if the term “worker” conjures an image of strictly full-time employees, […]
How Volunteering Drives Your Workforce – and Company – Forward
Research shows time and again, that time spent volunteering by employees actually ends up benefiting the organization by improving workplace culture and driving engagement. According to Cone Communications, 75% of employees agree their job is more fulfilling when opportunities to create a positive impact exist. Another 51% say they won’t work for a company without […]
Does Your Culture Exclude Baby Boomers?
As organizations evolve to create more inclusive cultures, it may be easy to overlook an older demographic which still has 41 million active employees across the nation: baby boomers. Like any other generational cohort in the workplace, boomers have basic psychological needs that must be met to elicit high engagement and productivity. Unfortunately, only one-third […]
HR’s Role in Facilitating Mentorship, Formal or Informal
When you think of the people who have had the greatest positive impact on your career, who comes to mind? Maybe a supervisor encouraged you to tackle a project you weren’t sure you could handle. Or a peer told you the helpful but difficult truth that drastically improved your communication with others. Perhaps a teammate […]
How HR Can Ensure Respect When Honoring Employees’ Influential Figures
Mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and close family friends helped shape us into the people we are today. Some of us hold those titles personally, and look to create a positive effect on others’ lives. Recognizing these holidays at work is a simple way to help your employees feel engaged. However, honoring these influencers can have […]
10 Most Popular Episodes of the HR Break Room Podcast
After 55 episodes, several bonus episodes and countless cups of coffee in the HR Break Room, we are excited to unveil the podcast’s new look! To celebrate, we’re revisiting our podcast’s top 10 episodes so far, in no particular order. Episode 51, “The Revolution Is Underway: Catch up to the HR Digital Transformation” In this […]
Revise Your Company’s Role in Preserving the Earth
Now is the perfect time to evaluate the role your organization plays in waste reduction and energy conservation. The U.S. produces 30% of the planet’s total waste and uses 17% of world’s total energy consumption, according to the Frontier Group and American Geosciences Institute, respectively. Where does your business stand in lessening both of those […]