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C-Suites in HR – What Are the 3 Most Hired Positions?

12 October 2021

C-Suites in HR – What Are the 3 Most Hired Positions?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In a recent LinkedIn review of over 100,000 U.S. hiring decisions involving people with “chief” in their job titles -- chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and chief finance officer remain the top three.  But it’s no surprise that chief diversity and inclusion officer saw the biggest gain of all hires at 111%, chief people officer came in as the 3rd most hired position at 61%, and chief talent officer at 36%. This ranking is a clear indicator of the shift...
How to Have a Successful Open Enrollment – Communicate!

28 September 2021

How to Have a Successful Open Enrollment – Communicate!

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Typically, HR coordinates open enrollment communications for most organizations, but the communications department should play a vital role. If your employees don’t understand their options, it doesn’t matter how competitive the benefit packages are.  With remote workers and plenty of distractions in your employees’ daily lives, most employees are confused.  According to a recent Voya survey, 66% of workers want a better explanation of their benefits. ...
Techniques for Reducing Distractions During Your Workday

14 September 2021

Techniques for Reducing Distractions During Your Workday

Author: Linda Olejniczak

How do we teach ourselves and our employees to reduce distractions that break their focus and drain their brains?  It’s tough to weed through the distractions of email, unnecessary meetings, and notifications.  Here are some tactics to use to stay focused and be productive.

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Trend Alert: Many Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment

31 August 2021

Trend Alert: Many Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Many employers have taken action to address the financial well-being of their employees, and one of the most popular benefits companies have either expanded or begun to offer is student loan repayment assistance in addition to tuition reimbursement programs.

Onboarding Remote Employees Effectively

17 August 2021

Onboarding Remote Employees Effectively

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Work from anywhere, distributed workforce, remote work…whatever you call it, there will likely be some challenges in such areas as payroll, time zones, virtual interviews, and onboarding. 

Transitioning From Remote to Office Work

3 August 2021

Transitioning From Remote to Office Work

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As employees transition back to the office, they will experience a “re-entry” phase, during which both employees and employers will need to adjust and adapt. This “re-entry” phase is also known as reverse culture shock, a term originally used to describe the impact of returning home from a long period abroad.

Employee Reimbursement FAQs

20 July 2021

Employee Reimbursement FAQs

Author: Linda Olejniczak

A reimbursement or expense policy should clearly outline how your business deals with company related expenses and offer a detailed explanation on how employees are able to get reimbursed.  Most include the following key elements:

Developing Leaders That Can Serve in the Good Times and the Bad

6 July 2021

Developing Leaders That Can Serve in the Good Times and the Bad

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Leaders must perform well even during the tough times.  While all organizations have crises, over the past year every organization experienced the same crisis – the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are several guiding principles to leading during a crisis:

The Value of Reskilling Your Talent

22 June 2021

The Value of Reskilling Your Talent

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Developing a strategy for reskilling allows organizations to retrain current employees to take on new roles. This can keep your company viable during times of change – without the additional time and expense of hiring brand-new employees.
How to Create Return to Work Excitement

8 June 2021

How to Create Return to Work Excitement

Author: Linda Olejniczak

A successful return to work plan is based on trust, mutual understanding, and of course, providing an environment that appeals to your workforce. How do you create excitement around returning to work when a majority of your staff may want to remain remote?

(R + I) x T = Psychological Safety

25 May 2021

(R + I) x T = Psychological Safety

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The three components of psychological safety that are perceived in the workplace are respect, inclusion, and trust.  It is a simple equation: (R + I) x T = PS (psychological safety).   A recent blog by Dr. Ken Woodside, partner at The Luminous Group, looked closely at how to create a psychologically safe workplace. 

The Value of a Comprehensive Total Rewards Strategy

11 May 2021

The Value of a Comprehensive Total Rewards Strategy

Author: Linda Olejniczak

To say things have changed in the workplace is an understatement.  Make sure your benefits and programs have kept up. Here are total rewards trends to consider for your organization this year.

The Case for No-Meeting Days

27 April 2021

The Case for No-Meeting Days

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Whether working remote or in person chances are you have too many meetings. It is how we collaborate, manage projects, and get work done.  On average each of us are in 62 unproductive meetings per month which equals one whole week.   The side effects include lost productivity, burnout, overworked employees, and wasted time.  Not to mention employees are working at night and on the weekends to make up those hours.  Employees do not get time to put their head down and...
How HR Has Changed During the Pandemic

13 April 2021

How HR Has Changed During the Pandemic

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The pandemic has created drastic changes for organizations and HR departments.  Certain aspects of work that were deemed trends or labeled the future of work are now happening and look like they are here to stay.  Let’s examine how HR has changed during the pandemic.

Uncertainty Breeds Anxiety

30 March 2021

Uncertainty Breeds Anxiety

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Think of one word to define the last year…uncertainty.  We all know what uncertainty brings on…anxiety.  Each week we do not know what will come next, and that is taking a toll on our workforce’s mental health. 

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