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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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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