Articles tagged 'HR management'

HR Management, Talent Management

10 Tips For Keeping Your Best Employees Happy

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Your best employees are the people who drive your organization forward – they are more creative, more productive, and bring more value to your organization.

So, keeping them happy must be a priority, because these are the employees that are typically not replaceable.

Here are 10 tips on how you can do that: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Court: Demanding a Social Security Number Isn’t Religious Discrimination

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By Eric B. Meyer

Remember that blog post I had from July of last year, the one you contemplated getting tattooed on your back?

Yeah, you know the one — about the Fundamentalist Christian, who, upon filling out his new-employee paperwork, refused to provide a Social Security number because it would cause him to have the “Mark of the Beast.” He sought a religious accommodation, which the company refused to provide because obtaining a Social Security number is a federal requirement.

Well, the employee appealed the decision to a federal appellate court. How you think that one finally turned out? Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

5 Pre-Employment Test Trends You Need to Know About

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The year 2014 was a great one for job growth.

December alone added 252,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent. American economist Mark Zandi predicts that “At the current pace of job growth, the economy will be back to full employment by early 2016.”

That means that 2015 will be a busy year for hiring managers and HR leaders. Read more…

Talent Management

Open Office Dilemma: Better Collaboration Without Killing Concentration

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More and more companies are embracing open office layouts with the goal to improve communication, increase collaboration and cut back on overhead by packing more workers into less space.

In fact, about 70 percent of U.S. offices have no or low partitions, according to the International Facility Management Association.

That’s all well and good. Communication, collaboration, and cost savings are worthy pursuits. Scratching out a competitive edge in today’s economy is harder than ever. Teamwork is essential. Read more…

TLNT Events

TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit: 3 More Big Reasons to Attend

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This is a big week, because it is the last week for you to take advantage of our early bird rate and get $300 off the regular price to attend TLNT’s High Performance Workforce Summit in Atlanta May 6-7.

It’s a great bargain that you can’t afford to miss, but just in case you’re still unsure, here are three (3) more big reasons why you really need to attend: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Four New Ban-the Box Laws Became Effective This Year

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By Philip L. Gordon and Zoe M. Argento

With the start of 2015, new ban the box laws became effective in Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland.

Ban the box laws prohibit questions about an applicant’s criminal background on employment applications and often include additional restrictions on inquiries by employers into criminal history. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

Ignoring Employees: It Wreaks Havoc on Your Team and Your Bottom Line

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Leaders are busy people who need to set and manage priorities, often dismissing or delegating tasks that don’t provide a strong return on their investment of time.

Nonetheless, there’s one area of responsibility that leaders should never ignore — their employees.

Gallup has repeatedly found that leaders who compliment their teams enjoy extremely low (1 percent) employee disengagement levels. As you’d expect, when leaders criticize employees, disengagement levels rise to 22 percent. However, disengagement almost doubles to a shocking 40 percent when leaders ignore their direct reports. Read more…

Rewards & Recognition

Peer Relationships Are Critical to Real Workplace Recognition

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Work-life balance is a myth.

I could say that in today’s hyper-connected world, work comes home with us far more easily than it did 20 or even 10 years ago. And that would be true.

But it’s no less true that our “life” also comes to work with us. Worries about our sick children, concern over a fight with a spouse the night before, fear over making ends meet on a tight budget – all can color how we approach our work and how we treat our colleagues. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

A Candidate Bill of Rights? Good HR Pros Can Handle Applicants Right

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Back in November 2010, Monster.com asked me to write a post on a hot topic at that time — a “Candidate Bill of Rights.”

Needless to say, I’m not a huge fan of a Candidate Bill of Rights.

I’m a capitalist and believe in a free-market system of HR and recruiting, and back in 2010 (remember those days?) we had candidates coming out of our ears.

Here in 2015, most of us are begging for talent. Welcome to the show kids! Read more…

Talent Management

The Retention Challenge: 5 Ideas For Keeping Employees Happy

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Before the calendar turned, I had blogged about why 2015 will be the “Year of the Employee.”

HR professionals will be looking for high levels of employee retention and productivity in 2015,and in some way, shape, or form, this has always been their job.

But this year, there’s been a lot of buzz about approaching this goal with a new-found focus. When it comes to retention, is there more that can be done? Read more…