As if balancing work and life outside of the office weren't enough, there's a high likelihood you'll eventually have to deal with employees who nurture romance in the workplace. This adds yet another ball to the work-life balancing act. And let's not let employers and supervisors off the hook either. According to a survey conducted by Harris Poll, a quarter of office romances are with a … [Read more...]
Growing Employment Trends to Pay Attention to in 2016
The employment landscape is constantly evolving at a rapid pace within our broader societal structure. And yet there are some growing trends that are common across the board. But don’t allow the banality of these trends to cause you to overlook them. Your response to these workforce movements will influence your company for years to come. Succession Planning Before Baby Boomers exit … [Read more...]
Does Your Company Value Work-Life Balance?
We hear the phrase work-life balance tossed about quite frequently. But what does it really mean? How this concept is defined runs the gamut. For some, it means: flexible work hours, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and fitness benefits. For others, reduced travel time, the cost of living increases, skills development, and short breaks throughout the workday. Seeking work-life balance … [Read more...]
Be Aware of These Employment Law Changes in 2016
Employers in the United States should prepare for another year laden with shifts in labor laws. In the year 2015, new U.S. labor laws were systematically implemented on topics ranging from wages to workplace safety, privacy, and more. You should expect more of the same in 2016. Proposals on the table include more protection for: White-collar workers LGBT married couples Non-exempt … [Read more...]
Are You Recruiting Executives with Blinders On?
When hiring for executive positions, employers are sometimes less stringent throughout the vetting process. The erroneous assumption is that individuals who hold executive positions are automatically trustworthy. Or, that a typical employee screening will be sufficient. Sometimes executives are treated as if their experience, connections, education and charisma make up for any minor … [Read more...]
The Top 4 Ways to Retain Your Best Employees
Employee loyalty is a valuable asset for any growing company. Without the full support of your time, you will be hard pressed to continue growing your company at the rate it currently is. And frequently hiring new employees is a costly endeavor. Additionally, overlooking your veteran employees can potentially threaten turnover rates. But once you've spotted your best employees, how do you … [Read more...]
Skimping on Background Checks Could Cost you $50,000
Is your organization or HR department avoiding or delaying background screenings for potential employees in order to save money? If so, take a moment to consider the direct and indirect costs of a bad hire. A recent CareerBuilder survey shows that 42% of U.S. employers responding to the survey experienced at least one bad hire within the preceding year that cost their company $25,000 or more, … [Read more...]
Are You Unknowingly Creating Unhappy Employees?
Happy workers yield productive companies. Unhappy employees breed contention, deflate company morale, and consume company resources. What’s most unfortunate is that many unhappy workers are talented individuals who could potentially help cause your company’s profits to skyrocket. The problem? You may have created a work environment that provoked unhappiness in promising employees. Read on to … [Read more...]
4 Vital Tips You Need to Conduct a Performance Review
When you’re great at what you do it’s easy to fall into the humdrum of working on everyday tasks week in and week out without much variation. You do your job well. You’re efficient. You meet all required standards. But maintaining routines without periodic evaluation can cause you to carry out tasks using stale methods. Since all skills can be improved upon, today’s post will cover some vital … [Read more...]
3 Ways to Monitor Employees for Time Theft
Employee time theft can’t be ignored. It’s far too costly for any sized business. While there is no way to completely eliminate this problem, there are ways to monitor your employees for time theft. 1. Biometric Devices Paired with Time & Attendance Software One of the most common types of time theft is “buddy punching.” This occurs when a colleague clocks in a late or absent … [Read more...]