Articles tagged 'HR management'

Benefits, Legal Issues

Congress Looks to Provide Clarity on Employee Wellness Programs

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By Ilyse Wolens Schuman and Michael J. Lotito

As promised during a Senate hearing conducted earlier this year, members of the House and Senate have introduced a bill seeking to reduce the legal uncertainly in administering employee wellness programs.

The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1189, S. 620) would:

  • Explicitly permit wellness programs to offer a financial incentive to participate; Read more…
HR News & Trends

How Important is Engagement? 87% of Leaders Say a Lack of It is a Key Issue

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I never cease to be amazed at how hard it is for talent managers to get their hands around the issue of employee engagement.

And, a new study from Deloitte titled Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the New World of Work tells you exactly why.

According to the just released survey of more than 3,300 HR and business leaders in 106 countries, lack of employee engagement is the top issue currently facing a whopping 87 percent of HR and business leaders, and that’s up from 79 percent last year. In addition: Read more…

Talent Management, Training & Development

Training Millennials: The Trick Is Knowing How They View Leadership

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Entry-level training programs for Millennials up to this point have neared perfection.

However, HR professionals now have another development conundrum: How do we train Generation Y for leadership?

In order to establish a leadership profile for the up-and-coming professionals, it is essential to understand the generation first. More importantly, you have to understand how they view leadership and what their role as leaders might look like. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Go Out, or Stay In? Why You Should Look to Promote Your Own First

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When you have an open position to fill, do you look to your current employees and promote from within, or do you hire a candidate from outside of the company?

Considering the facts that external hires are paid 18 to 20 percent more than an internal employee for the same position, and receive lower performance evaluations for their first two years on the job than their internal counterparts, it may be a good idea to consider current employees before advertising job opportunities externally.

Before you decide to bring in new blood, here are four (4)  reasons why you should first consider existing employees when new positions become available: Read more…

Leadership

6 Essential Leadership Responsibilities that Build Effective Teams

7 disciplines of a leader

By Jeff Wolf

Everybody in business, at one time or another, and probably more than once, has witnessed the results of poor leadership: listless and confused employees leading to stagnating sales, excess costs, and crumbling profits.

It happens at every level of the organization, from frontline supervisors right through the top echelons.

Teamwork is key, but it doesn’t happen automatically.

To create a fully functional team, the leader needs to exhibit six (6) leadership traits: Read more…

Leadership, Talent Management

How One Franchise Is Building a Systemwide Culture of Engagement

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The world of franchising is exploding as more and more franchised brands and concepts emerge each year.

Sadly, in many of those organizations, there exists a wide chasm separating disenfranchised franchisees from the brand’s franchisor, usually stemming from broken promises and unfulfilled expectations. In those franchised brands that are thriving, however, harmony reigns supreme as both parties are firmly committed to the other’s success.

A shining example of this is Costa Vida, an 11-year-old chain of nearly 70 fast casual, fresh Mexican restaurants. Read more…

Talent Management

Want More Productivity? Maybe It’s Time For Rethinking the Work Week

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If you’re a full-time worker in America, chances are you’re not getting enough sleep.

That’s according to the American Time Use Survey, which examined 125,000 responses to calculate how much sleep we’re getting, and what we’re doing instead of it.

The simple conclusion the survey came to is this: We’re simply working too much. Read more…

Culture, Leadership

Lesson From Apple: A Manifesto Beats a Mission Statement Any Day

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Is there a difference between a mission statement and a manifesto?

Yes and no. Their intentions may be the same but that’s where the similarity ends.

In practice, the outcomes of mission statements and manifestos are miles apart. Though manifestos and missions are crafted to bring people together behind a cause, manifesto’s have a much better track record of igniting action.

The best are so emotionally charged that their catalytic influence can endure for centuries. Such was the case for the 10 Commandments, and the Declaration of Independence. Read more…

Classic TLNT

Three Days for Death (or Why HR Policies Make No Sense)

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Editor’s Note: A number of TLNT readers have asked about this post recently, so here it is again in case you missed it originally.

This past week a member of my husband’s team suffered a devastating loss: his one-year-old daughter died, which sent my husband — his manager — looking into the company’s bereavement policy.

It was three days.

Three to five days is standard, so this isn’t a knock against his company. This is a knock against blanket HR policies which don’t get discussed much (by those outside of HR) until, that is, you come slamming up against one of them. Read more…

HR Management

3 Engagement-Enhancing Conversations Every Manager Should Have

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In Three Critical Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement, we described three types of conversations that provide managers with valuable information about how to bring out the best in each employee.

But, there are more conversations you need to have:

  1. The Expectations Conversation;
  2. The Aspirations Conversation; and, 
  3. The Preferences Conversation. Read more…