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What Employee Separation Really Costs You
Often, it can be sad to see a beloved employee leave for a new opportunity, but at other times, it’s a relief to part ways with a team member who simply isn’t working out. No matter the reason for an employee’s separation, it can be draining for managers, HR and the departing individual’s team – […]
Paying for Performance: The 1 Strategy That Motivates Both High and Low Performers
It’s easy to identify a disengaged employee, right? Missing KPIs, absent-minded behavior, even apathy or outright hostility might indicate an employee who’s not engaged. While these are some common markers of trouble, you might not have any signs at all. A high-performing employee does not necessarily equal an engaged worker. Their ability to exceed expectations […]
Up-to-Date HR Tech: The Competitive Recruiting Advantage Companies Forget About
In today’s immensely tight labor market, it’s more impossible than ever to find a pool of eager candidates just ready and waiting to jump into your staff directory. Most of the candidates you would like to hire – even those actively applying to your job listings – already are employed. They might even be fielding […]
Paying for Performance: How to Reward Productivity and Elevate Engagement
Under a pay-for-performance system, employees get rewarded for the right reason: job excellence. Paying for performance removes the subjectivity from compensation by establishing structured ways to measure an individual’s: performance productivity results How? Instead of showing you, we’d like to tell you a story … Meet William Every company has a William. Ever the go-getter, […]
Paying for Performance: How to Avoid Salary Compression and Other Compensation Pitfalls
In 2015, Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based credit card processing firm, tried something unorthodox: Chief Dan Price set a new minimum salary of $70,000, even sacrificing some of his own to make it happen. It made national news. Résumés poured in. But this seemingly heroic gesture also had unexpected consequences: Two of Price’s most valued employees […]
Take Action Against Restaurant Employee Turnover: Here’s How
If you own, operate, lead or otherwise run a restaurant, you’re well aware of the operational challenges of employee turnover. But can you quantify just how much it costs your restaurant? For years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported turnover in the accommodations and food service sector at roughly 72%. The average cost of […]
3 Ways HR Can Combat Low Engagement
Like Jim Halpert constantly pranking Dwight Schrute on TV’s popular show The Office, employees can push the limits when engagement is low. Though it’s been noted time and again, another mention can’t hurt: Gallup estimates disengaged employees cost U.S. companies up to $550 billion in productivity per year. But what can be done about the […]
5 Ways Performance Management Can Lead to Unmanageable Costs
Performance management. It sounds like just another set of tasks on an HR professional’s to-do list. Which it is. But did you know each of those HR tasks has a cost attached? Ernst & Young recently conducted comprehensive research to determine costs associated with 41 common HR tasks and found performance-management functions are among the […]
How to Avoid Summer PTO Pitfalls
Summer means sunny weather, longer days, exciting vacations … and can mean checked-out employees. Wait one (very hot) minute? Sure, your employees might be distracted by thoughts of sandy shores or how to keep their kids busy between summer camps, but with the right communication, the season doesn’t have to be a drain on productivity. […]
The True Cost of Manually Managing Your Employees’ Time
You know the drill: Employee completes and submits timecard. Employer collects timecards. Employer verifies timecards. Simple, right? Yes. But also costly, if self-service technology is not part of the process. When you apply findings from Ernst & Young’s recent study on the true cost of manual HR tasks, the above steps accumulate quite the price […]
How Clubs Positively Impact the Workplace
Alongside food and shelter, a sense of belonging is another basic human need, according to Psychology Today. With the average American spending 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, per Business Insider, that need is sought within the workplace, as well as outside it. Developing relationships between co-workers through shared common interests can drive engagement […]
How Goal-Setting Can Keep Employees Engaged and Out of a Slump
With graduation approaching for most high school seniors, members of this class are itching to move on to the next phase of their lives. Often, this manifests itself as a lack of motivation, fondly known as “senioritis.” When seniors feel it, they may not be as committed to completing schoolwork – or may perhaps ignore […]