Somewhere along the way, you might’ve heard the phrase that, as an employee, you’re either a shark or a minnow. There’s no in-between–you are this or that. Problem is, the longer we’re told that we are something, it starts to sink in more and more to the point we almost throw up our hands and admit [...]
We already discussed earlier this week that over 80% of workplace distractions are trivial matters, at best. But what exactly constitutes a trivial matter? And when do you step in to mention that a project at work is being smothered by one? To really understand how irrelevant discussions can throw off a project, it’s important [...]
Meetings about meetings. Meetings that start with one theme, but slowly shift somewhere else within a matter of minutes. Meetings that have no real flow and become log jammed with countless questions and no concrete answers…so you plan another meeting. Go online and type in the words, “Meetings Are“, do nothing and look at what [...]
If I were to tell you that the overall cost of low engagement to U.S. businesses is between $292 and $355 Billion, that’s Billion with a “B”, would you think employee engagement is not worth the time, trouble, and money to make sure you have a highly engaged workforce?
Kyle Lagunas, HR Analyst at Software Advice invited a few industry thought leaders at South by Southwest to weigh in about the technology employees have come to expect in the workplace and how this will impact the way an organization recruits, engages, and manages its workforce.
Many organizations have several formats in use for training needs. An assortment of PowerPoint, read and click or web based modules all service to train employees but are these formats truly engaging the employee to learn? Are employees bored to death and not absorbing the valuable information when using these training methods? Step up to [...]
The onboarding process is more complex than a series of signatures on documents and a manual to take home and read. Onboarding is the first step in successfully understanding a company’s culture, expectations and procedures from a basic introductory level. When multiple locations are involved, how can human resources create an effective onboarding process that [...]
Not all employees are as proficient as they could be with common technical matters in the workplace. Increasing an employee’s knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications and financial basics can take little effort but reap great rewards when using training videos. Microsoft Office Skills Your computer is no good if you can’t use it. Courses [...]
According to a new Society of Human Resources Management study, SHRM Survey Findings: An Examination of Organizational Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, the responsibility for implementing diversity programs falls with human resources 65% of the time and leading those initiatives falls with HR 62% of the time. Human resources are the steward of these programs [...]
Mentoring programs are a much sought after employee benefit that companies are beginning to recognize have value, impact recruiting and can affect corporate bottom line in a positive way. According to MMHA, 60% of college students look for companies with a mentoring program when choosing an employer after graduating. And according to the American Society [...]