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The Problem with Most Pay-for-Performance Programs

October 1, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

Is It Really Pay-For-Performance? Today, nearly every organization claims to have a pay-for-performance program. But when companies give merit increases to over 95 percent of their employees (in other words, to all employees except those who are about to be fired) are they actually paying their employees based on job performance? Are those raises really […]

 

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3 Behaviors That Erode Organizational Trust

September 24, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

Considering the number of articles, books, and lectures that have emerged in recent years about how building positive workplace cultures and a better employee experience can have a positive impact on business goals, one might expect organizational trust to be on the rise. But a recent study by EY found that “less than half of […]

 

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Candidate Ghosting: How Can You Prevent It?

September 12, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

Candidate Ghosting Prevention Are potential employees continuing to disappear while in the middle of your recruiting process? You’re not alone. So what can you do to keep from getting ‘ghosted’ by job candidates?   Candidate Ghosting Reasons and Remedies According to Strategic Human Resources, Inc., candidates are more prone to drop out of the talent […]

 

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Sandwich Generation Employee Benefits To Support Elder and Child Care

July 23, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

With so much focus lately on Millenials, what can employers do to support another group of employees, the Sandwich Generation?   Employees in the Sandwich Generation, who are caring not only for their children but also for their own aging parents, often struggle to balance all of this responsibility. According to the Northeast Business Group on […]

 

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Leadership: The One Truth Most Leaders Keep Quiet

April 23, 2018 in Career and Job Search Tips

 

Leadership: Is There Such A Thing As Born Leaders? Or, Is Leadership Learned? While our lives and careers can often find themselves in predictable patterns–go to school, get a job, work hard, rise to the top–there’s one little secret that most leaders never like to talk about. It’s a reality that can make us feel […]

 

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Employee Engagement: The Time To Do It Is Now

January 29, 2018 in HR Best Practices

 

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” The same philosophy applies to employee engagement. The ideal time to deal with engagement was decades ago. Developing organizational culture takes time. Training managers takes time. But you know that. So, what do you do if employee engagement hasn’t […]

 

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What 2,700 U.S. Workers Want from Their Work

December 26, 2017 in HR Best Practices, News

 

As we inch closer to the end of the year, it’s natural to reflect on what we are grateful for in life. Many workers, it turns out, are not including their job on their gratitude list this year. How do we know? Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report found more than half (51%) of workers are […]

 

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Ask These 8 Questions to Fix Employee Turnover

December 11, 2017 in HR Best Practices

 

Employee Turnover Cause: Sour Supervisors? Employee turnover is affecting every organization in every industry from Iowa to India, from California to China. It doesn’t seem to matter if you are a small company or a multi-national, whether you’re selling food, clothes, and technology or providing healthcare to patients. Employee turnover is a growing problem. That […]

 

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