Writing a job description is a bit like shining the “Bat Signal” into the sky. If you do it well, your hero of a future employee may come swooping in from afar. If you do it poorly, you’re sure to wind up with the Joker. Getting the right employees on your team always starts with attracting the right kind of talent for interviews, and that always begins with a job description with the traits outlined here.
According to DC Poverty Demographics, one in ten residents live in extreme poverty or well below the poverty line, with the hardest hit being black District residents, female-headed households and Hispanic residents.
At The HR Source, we believe every D.C. resident should have a safe place to call home. Years ago, we created a mandate to aid DC’s underserved and over the years we’ve partnered with numerous organizations to increase awareness and raise funds to fight homelessness and poverty. And, now we are asking your help.
On Thursday, September 21st between 5:30 and 8:30pm, we are holding an extraordinary event called Bite Night, with proceeds going to two phenomenal D.C. Click here to read more.
Why some firms are swapping a traditional annual review for continuous and/or peer-based performance evaluations.
Employee performance reviews are the time-honored method for evaluating employee performance and pay, but many companies are doing away with the concept as we know it. Are they brilliantly progressive or setting themselves up for disaster? Read on to find out who’s doing it and why.
It started with big companies like IBM, Dell, and Microsoft making the switch. Now everyone from Deloitte to Gap is doing it. Click here to read more.
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.