The benefits of keeping your top talent happy are innumerable. They know their jobs well, work efficiently, and are generally invested in the success of the company. Moreover, replacing them is incredibly difficult and costly. We know that it makes sense to try to keep our best employees happy, but we sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day that we unintentionally send them the message they should move on. Here are three examples of things that do just this, and odds are, you’re guilty of at least one. Click here to read more.
Employee performance reviews can be a very powerful tool when used effectively. They can help improve morale, correct deficiencies, and motivate employees. Unfortunately, many companies simply treat them as another task to get out of the way, and they never really reach their full potential. The good news is, this is easy to address, as long as you implement a few changes.
All too often, we wait to give our employees kudos for a job well done until reviews come around. Some managers also leave development and improvement-related feedback until review time in order to avoid difficult conversations. Click here to read more.
Vacation and leave benefits are a part of most employee benefit packages, but there’s a wide variance in the how it’s given, how much is given, and the methodology behind it all. With summer here, your employees are likely to begin cashing in on theirs (or at least taking time away), which makes this the perfect time to evaluate your current policies and make sure they’re up to par.
Being able to provide a 401(k) for your employees can bring a sense of pride to smaller businesses and is generally expected of larger enterprises. However, it’s often one of the most misunderstood employee benefits by HR professionals and employees alike. If your company offers a 401(k) retirement plan, it’s important to be familiar with the myths and misconceptions of them, so you can be certain they’re getting the most they can from the program.
Those who manage funds don’t do so out of the kindness of their hearts, nor do they count their blessings they got to hold onto the money for a period of time. Click here to read more.
With more than half the year behind us, it’s easy to see some new trends emerging in the world of employee benefits. Take heed, as these are what your employees and potential new hires are growing to expect.
Partly spurred by the work / life balance millennials have made paramount in the workforce, and partly brought about by the high number of full-time working parents, flexibility is one of the largest expectations employees have today. One-in-four employees thinks employers should allow telecommuting, according to an AFLAC survey, and more than half expect a flexible schedule. Click here to read more.
Excitement was in the air as the 2017 SHRM Conference kicked off on June 18th in the beautiful city of New Orleans. Almost 16,000 HR Professionals from all over the world came to SHRM17 for 4 days of intense learning and networking. What was really impressive is that there were over 1100 attendees from over 80 countries in attendance.
This year’s theme was about being “All In”. It was about making a commitment to enhance and advance your skills in the HR Field. In the Connection Zone, HR Professionals had the opportunity to set goals and commit in writing to how they were going to be “All In” for 2017. Click here to read more.
Today marks the first day of the SHRM17 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. For the next four days, thousands of HR professionals across the globe will converge for a fun filled few days of education and camaraderie. Attendees will have an opportunity to listen to amazing keynote speakers, take part in educational seminars and workshops, speak to hundreds of exhibitors, and attend a variety of entertainment venues and after hour parties.
With four jam-packed days of excitement, here are a few tips to help you organize your attendance and maximize your time. Click here to read more.
As the world’s largest HR professional society, The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has organized an amazing HR conference in vibrant New Orleans on June 18 to June 21. Visit SHRM17 Annual Conference for more information.
Although there are numerous reasons to attend the SHRM17 Annual Conference, here are the Top 5 reasons you should be there this weekend.
This year’s lineup of speakers is next to none. You’ll hear from business leaders, strategists, practitioners and like minded HR professionals who will provide you with fresh insight, proven-to-work HR fundamentals, as well as ground-breaking new systems to improve your practices and reshape your business. Click here to read more.
There’s no doubt that training and development programs help employees shape the direction of their careers. Yet for a several reasons, many companies fail to create programs to help employees upgrade or acquire new skills. Sometimes it’s due to bureaucracy, other times training and development is an afterthought. Either way, if you are not giving employees an opportunity to better themselves, your talent may eventually leave for greener pastures.
Last week, we went to recruitDC to learn more tricks and trends of recruiting and talent acquisition. This was a sold out event with more attendees than ever before. For people who are wondering if recruiting is dead … no it’s not!
Here are some key takeaways from the recuitDC event:
You would think that “recruiting” would be easily defined, but there is dissention among professionals on what recruiting is. The morning keynote, Perri Chase, says recruiting is NOT sales & marketing, but a partnership that involves both sides (employer and candidate). Click here to read more.