The world is changing, and as the business environment becomes more competitive, consumers are counting on companies to deliver new and innovative products to meet their changing needs and higher expectations. Jennifer McClure, President of Unbridled Talent LLC, believes that HR has a significant role in anticipating these potential changes and that rather than trying to manage the change, it should be seen as an opportunity to think differently and innovate.
Employees are the most important asset to a company; without them the company wouldn’t have the resources to operate effectively and serve its customers. Because employee morale has a strong connection with success in business, it is important that companies dedicate resources to building a productive, team-oriented and positive culture.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard is the latest reading material for the Xenium Book Club. We were pleasantly surprised to find this book had examples for not only working within an organization, but also our personal lives as well.
With Summer quickly approaching, now is a great time to prepare for the upcoming employee benefit changes. An article from Barran Liebman outlines the Top 10 Employee Benefit Plan Actions set to take place before January 1, 2014. These requirements include:
An infographic from Salesforce found that employees are motivated by much more than money. Despite the fear of the unstable economy, employees who don’t feel satisfied are not afraid to abandon their current employer for the opportunity to work for a company who places greater value on recognition and engagement.
With nearly 100,000 workplace discrimination charges reported by the EEOC in 2012, it is important for employers to be mindful of federal and state discrimination regulations, beginning with the interview process. Employers are prohibited by the Federal Discrimination Law to make hiring decisions on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex and retaliation on the basis of having opposed an unlawful employment practice. In addition to the Federal Law, Oregon State Law bans discrimination based on age (18 or older), disability, injury, marital status, and sexual orientation.
Ergonomics has taken over the office world today as ergonomic chairs, desks, keyboards, mouse pads, monitor arms, reading boards, lighting, and cushions have flooded the market. Ergonomic furnishings come with the promise of a more productive, more energetic, more comfortable, and healthier work environment. But what exactly is ergonomics and why has this latest office trend generated so much hype?
In 2012, Aberdeen Group found that 54% of organizations that have adopted video as a part of the recruiting process have done so in support of their long-term talent acquisition strategy. While this approach might not be appropriate for all businesses, benefits such as saving time, money and attracting top talent should be considered before dismissing the option.
Many top leaders know that it takes a great culture to obtain and sustain high results in customer retention, staff retention, growth and profitability. But how does one create a culture that can deliver these results long-term? Find out soon enough!
A people centric culture is often fundamental to the success of an organization. Establishing a diverse and open environment where employees feel that they can express their individuality is an effective way to enhance engagement by giving them the control and freedom they desire to work smarter, harder and faster.