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24

Apr

2018

Stress is a #1 Reason for Employee Absence

Author: Heather Nezich

According to new research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), stress and stress-inducing situations are the main cause for short term employee absences.  What can employers do to improve this statistic?

17

Apr

2018

Keys to Retaining Millennials

Author: Heather Nezich

Millennials are known for not spending too long at one company.  In fact, according to Gallup, 60% of Millennials are open to a new job opportunity right now.  By the time they reach age 32, most will have had four different jobs.  What can organizations do to encourage them to stay longer?

10

Apr

2018

Is The Gender Pay Gap Real?

Author: Heather Nezich

Yesterday, April 10, was Equal Pay Day, which means that women had to work all of 2017 and until April 10, 2018 to equate to what men made in just 2017.  On average, women in the U.S. are paid 20% less than men according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. This research prompted Lean In, a nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg to empower all women to achieve their ambitions, to start a new hashtag, #20percentcounts.

3

Apr

2018

The Detrimental Effects of Micromanagement

Author: Heather Nezich

Micromanagement can destroy employee motivation, creativity, and job satisfaction, and it is the biggest complaint workers have.  If not addressed, employees are likely to leave.  And if there is no exit interview performed, an organization might not even realize it’s happening.

27

Mar

2018

Distracted Workers – The Cause Might Surprise You

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study recently released by Udemy showed how distracted employees are during work hours, how they're responding to distractions, and the price of distraction for employers. The research found a strong correlation between increased levels of distraction, decreased productivity, and a lack of proper training at work.  But what is causing all this distraction at work?  It might not be what you think.

20

Mar

2018

The Job Market is Heating Up for Those Over 55

Author: Heather Nezich

While the recent EEOC case against Diverse Lynx, revealed that age discrimination still exists when they told an applicant born in 1945 that they were no longer interested and “age does matter,” many employers are now embracing an older work generation.

13

Mar

2018

Quick Hits - March 14, 2018

Author: Heather Nezich

Do you have operations in England? Pay equity reporting time coming up soon: The United Kingdom is moving ahead with its pay equity initiative. By no later than April 5, private employers with at least 250 employees in England, Scotland, and Wales must report and publish their pay gap data identifying where there is a gender-based pay gap in different job categories.

13

Mar

2018

How Sleep, or a Lack of It, Affects Productivity

Author: Heather Nezich

The switch to daylight saving time last weekend may result in more yawning in the office and a potential dip in productivity. It’s amazing the effect that losing one hour of sleep can have on us.  Are you or your employees dragging this week?

6

Mar

2018

Has a Rude Coworker Ever Ruined Your Day?

Author: Heather Nezich

A new study revealed that witnessing a rude act in the morning can hurt work performance all day.  Additional studies have shown that the disengagement caused by rudeness can result in significant revenue loss and project delays.

27

Feb

2018

Is There Really a Talent Shortage?

Author: Heather Nezich

The war for talent is real, but is a broken recruiting process partially to blame?  Perhaps it isn’t talent shortages that are creating this war, but our recruiting practices.

20

Feb

2018

Reinventing the Interview Process

Author: Heather Nezich

According to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends Report 2018, 56% of talent professionals say that they are utilizing new interview tools and methods to improve the hiring process.  With employers realizing that traditional interviews alone may not identify certain soft skills or accurately identify areas of competency (or the lack of), they are introducing new strategies into the existing process.

13

Feb

2018

Love Contracts in the Office?

Author: Heather Nezich

Many employees have signed non-disclosure agreements or non-compete agreements, but a love contract?  With all the recent news around sexual harassment in the workplace, employers are taking a new, stricter stance on romance in the office.

6

Feb

2018

A Three-Hour Work Day?

Author: Heather Nezich

Many of us have a hard time getting enough done in an eight-hour workday, but can you imagine a three-hour work day?  Some employers are testing shorter work days or weeks.

30

Jan

2018

44% of Employers Plan to Hire This Year

Author: Heather Nezich

CareerBuilder's annual forecast shows that 44% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2018 and half (51%) will hire temporary employees. But the most pressing question remains: how quickly can they fill those roles, if at all?

23

Jan

2018

Bored Employees are Jumping Ship

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a new survey by Korn Ferry of nearly 5,000 professionals, being bored and lacking challenge is the number one reason employees will seek a new job in 2018.

16

Jan

2018

Technology and Flexibility Remain Key to HR Effectiveness in 2018

Author: Heather Nezich

As technology continues to evolve, it affects the workplace and the workforce.  For organizations to remain competitive in a tight talent market, they must keep up with these changes.

9

Jan

2018

How to Conduct Effective Performance Reviews

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent report by Fast Company shows that 74% of younger workers leave a performance review unsure about what their managers actually think of them.  And in a 2017 report by TINYpulse, they found that 79% of employees don’t think their organization’s review process is effective.  With the new year upon us, this is the time most organizations do some kind of performance reviews and evaluations, or at least compile reviews from throughout the year and give a year-end...

19

Dec

2017

Too Much Drama in the Office? Focus on Emotional Intelligence.

Author: Heather Nezich

Emotional intelligence is a job skill that is quickly rising to the top of the list for top human resource officers when seeking talent.  It lands above “judgement and decision making” and “negotiation” and is expected to be near or at number one on the list by 2020.  

12

Dec

2017

The Cost of a Bad Hire

Author: Heather Nezich

A bad hire can be very costly for employers.  According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies lost an average of $14,900 on every bad hire in 2017.  Nearly three in four employers (74%) say they've hired the wrong person for a position.

5

Dec

2017

Are Dress Codes on Their Way Out?

Author: Heather Nezich

Dress codes have become increasingly less stringent over the past several years.  Even industries known for their conservative, formal attire such as law and finance are moving towards less rigid restrictions.

28

Nov

2017

Top HR Metrics to Evaluate

Author: Heather Nezich

With 2017 quickly drawing to an end, it’s the time of year to review goal achievement and overall departmental success.  But what exactly should an HR department be measuring?

21

Nov

2017

Does Gratitude Have a Place at Work?

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a survey of 2,000 Americans people are less likely to express gratitude at work than anyplace else.  But why wouldn’t we thank the people we work with day in and day out?

14

Nov

2017

Flu Season is Upon Us

Author: Heather Nezich

With November arriving, so has the official start of the flu season.  An outbreak of the flu in the workplace can cause significant reduction in productivity.  Employers should educate their employees on how to avoid the flu and how their sick policies apply should an employee get sick.

7

Nov

2017

Workers are Stressed Out

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent survey by the American Psychological Association shows that stress in America is at an all-time high.   While main sources of stress for more than 66% of the respondents tend to be about our country’s future and political issues, money and work still tend to be major stressors.

31

Oct

2017

Is Your Workplace Toxic?

Author: Heather Nezich

Leaders must continually be taking the pulse of the organization they work for.  A once happy workplace can turn toxic quickly if you are not paying attention.  But when caught early, it can be turned around.

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