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4 Ways to Foster a Values-Driven Employee Culture
Attracting high-caliber employees doesn’t happen by accident. Do the attributes you look for in an employee align with your company’s core values? Like every facet of a company’s communications and marketing plan, articulating a clear, core values-driven message to potential employees will help ensure the people who apply to your company already understand and believe […]
7 Action Items Your New-Hire Checklist May Be Missing
This blog is part of our ongoing how-to series, designed to help you tackle big initiatives and challenges with confidence. To see other blogs in this series, click here. It’s expensive and time consuming to hire someone, so you want to make sure your new hires stick around. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do […]
How to Seriously Drive Employee Engagement
If you won the lottery tomorrow, would you stop working? Chances are you’ve mulled it over before, even if you don’t buy a ticket often. When jackpot amounts grow to rival pro athletes’ salaries, the subject inevitably creeps into everyday conversation. At that point, it’s hard not to think and talk about what we would […]
What the Employee Experience Is … and Is Not
HR departments and C-suites nationwide are abuzz with talk of the “employee experience,” often abbreviated as “EX.” It is the sum of all interactions, good or bad, that an employee has during his or her term of employment with a company. As defined by author and futurist Jacob Morgan in his new book on the […]
3 Ways to Immediately Improve Employee Engagement
For some employers, having happy employees would be nice, but it isn’t a priority.
Orientation or Onboarding: Does It Matter?
“Onboarding” and “orientation” are buzzwords you’ll see thrown around a lot in discussions on human capital management (HCM), and with good reason: It’s a costly investment to hire the right person for a valuable position, and it’s important to ensure that your new hires feel valued and engaged so that they can remain a contributing […]
How To Save Trees, Time and Reduce the Risk of Compliance with Self-Service Software
In a recent survey, conducted by HR.com and Paycom, over 700 HR professionals from companies large and small weighed in on how they use employee self-service software, where they see the benefits it offers and the room for improvement. To understand how self-service software can help improve internal efficiency and save time within your HR […]
How to Promote Engagement and Efficiency with Employee Self-Service Software
Employee self-service software often is adopted as a way to improve efficiency within an organization, especially as it pertains to the responsibilities of your HR department. While that’s a common and effective use, organizations also can use robust self-service software as a way to improve employee engagement and productivity. A recent white paper by Paycom […]
Disturbance in Your Workforce? May the 4th Be With You
A short time ago in an employee suggestion box not far, far away, this note from a disengaged employee was discovered. Dear Management, Being a real trooper, I’ve faithfully served this empire for many parsecs. But lately, morale here is in the trash compactor. I’m close to “storming” out of here! Here’s why: We don’t […]
5 Ways to Pre-Board Hires and Improve Employee Experience
In today’s world of instant gratification, today’s workforce expects a good experience fast and are willing to walk if their expectations aren’t met. According to the Harvard Business Review, almost 33 percent of new hires start searching for a different job within the first six months of employment. Tackling that ambivalence early is crucial. One […]
Employees Stay for Meaningful Work
Finding meaningful work is one of life’s greatest challenges. Some people spend their whole life trying to identify their purpose, yet never figure it out. Millennials, who will continue to make up a growing percentage of our workforce, are especially driven by their pursuit of personal development and purpose. Most savvy employers know the importance […]
Workplace Communication Across Different Generations
Managers face many difficult challenges in the workplace, but one obstacle that often is overlooked is the need to communicate with up to four different generations in a single office setting. From the 18-year-old intern to the 72-year-old seasoned professional, human resources professionals need to find a balance between them and a method of expression […]