Tips for Managing HR Vendors

Companies of every size must rely on vendors for HR supplies, software, training supplies, and needs like insurance and banking. After the perfect vendors have been found, it’s important to build and maintain relationships with the vendors but prepare for eventualities like the vendor going out of business. The following are a few tips that can help you optimize your relationship with HR vendors.Continue Reading
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Compensation and Benefits

Why Paid Sick Leave Is Important

In the United States, there is no federal law that requires companies to offer paid sick leave for their employees. Some cities and states do require sick leave, but many don’t. Regardless, it’s usually a standard benefit that comes with employment. Some companies ...

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Compensation and Benefits

Why You Should Pay Employees a Competitive Salary

Paying employees a higher salary in order to grow your business sounds like it’s counterintuitive. After all, if you paid employees less money, wouldn’t there be more money left for the business? Low Salaries Don’t Save Money A major cause of employee turnover is ...

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Compensation and Benefits

When Should You Give Your Employees a Raise?

The best asset of any company is the employees. While employees leave for a wide variety of reasons, the pay is a major cause of employee turnover. Employees who feel that they aren’t valued by the company or paid enough for their positions tend to search for other ...

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Employee Engagement

How Can You Help Remote Employees Maintain a Work-Life Balance?

There are a lot of advantages to working remotely. There’s no commute, fewer interruptions from coworkers, flexible schedules, and more. However, it can be difficult for some employees to maintain a good work-life balance while working from home. Employees often work ...

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Employee Engagement

How Can You Prevent Employee Burnout?

Burnout has negative effects on both employees and the company they work for and can be a huge problem. Burnout affects productivity and morale and isn’t good for your staff’s health, either. It’s also very common and isn’t only caused by heavy workloads or long ...

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Employee Engagement

What to Do if an Employee Is Dealing with Personal Issues

Every single person will deal with a personal crisis at some point in their lives, whether it is a death in the family, a divorce, or another situation that makes the emotions run high and demands time. Employers and HR managers are tasked with figuring out how best ...

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Employee Experience

What Can You Do to Support On-Site Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has seen unprecedented numbers of remote workers as companies take steps to slow the spread of the virus. However, not every job can be done remotely. There are thousands of positions across the country that are considered essential that ...

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Employee Experience

Should You Allow Pets at the Office?

Bringing pets into work isn’t just a perk for companies selling pet-related products and services. Pet-friendly workplaces are becoming more popular amongst other businesses as well. Some notable examples are Google, Etsy, Ben & Jerry’s, and Amazon. As with every ...

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Employee Experience

HR New Year’s Resolutions

Now that it’s 2020, it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions. Whether people succeed in keeping these resolutions or not, they still offer some focus and help us to visualize our goals for the year ahead. Some of the most common are to lose weight, to be healthier, ...

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Employment Law

COVID-19 Special Report: The State of Human Resources

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has left a mark on every individual and every organization around the world. During this time, heroes have emerged and taken on the extraordinary duties to keep things running as close to normal as possible.  As the ...

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Employment Law

What Should Companies Do to Prepare for Bad Weather?

No matter where your company is located, there’s always a risk of inclement weather. In the north, that can be blizzards. In California, there are earthquakes. In the Midwest, tornadoes can cause a lot of damage. Hurricanes are a seasonal bane in Florida. Bad weather ...

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Employment Law

How You Can Manage Illness Outbreaks

The news has been filled lately with reports of the spread of the coronavirus. At first, it was just in China, but then a cruise ship in Japan was quarantined due to the virus. Now, there are cases all over the world, including in the United States. An illness ...

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HR Technology

Don’t Let Your Time and Attendance Tracking System Bring You Down

Time and attendance tracking systems have come a long way since the punch sheets of old. Still, some companies choose to stick with a barely upgraded system that includes manually written time sheets that have to be entered into a computer or spreadsheets. Even ...

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HR Technology

The Importance of Customer Service When Selecting a HRIS

Customer service is an essential component of any business. Good customer service creates loyal customers who will return time and again for more purchases. Plus, it’s a good idea to invest in customer service even in times of economic struggle. It’s a lot easier to ...

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HR Technology

Tips for Managing HR Vendors

Companies of every size must rely on vendors for HR supplies, software, training supplies, and needs like insurance and banking. After the perfect vendors have been found, it’s important to build and maintain relationships with the vendors but prepare for ...

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People Analytics

Store This, Not That! Figuring Out What to Keep In Personnel Files

Personnel files are some of the most important files in any organization. It’s critical to make sure that you have what you need to prove that employees are legally allowed to work and to ensure that you’re taking proper steps when it comes to things like taxes and ...

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People Analytics

What is the Role of an HR Analyst within an Organization?

For smaller companies that have an HR department of one or a few, the term “HR analyst” probably isn’t familiar. However, as the company grows, it can be helpful for the few existing HR professionals to have a general understanding of how to delegate the many ...

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Recruitment and People Acquisition

Honesty is the Best Policy: Tell Candidates Why They didn’t Get the Job

In the past, it was common practice to simply not call employee candidates if they didn’t get the job. In some cases, even when the more motivated employee candidates called the job to find out about their hiring status, the manager or HR professional on duty would ...

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Recruitment and People Acquisition

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Recruiting Someone That Has Been Fired

Recruiting employees is no easy task, so we often defer to a few “rules” that help us to quickly sort through the applications and find the best and brightest. Unfortunately, having been fired is often one of the red flags that prompts us to sail right past an ...

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Recruitment and People Acquisition

Should Your Company Hire During a Crisis?

During a crisis may not seem like the best time to hire new employees. A crisis like the 2020 coronavirus pandemic can see many companies shut down. However, all businesses aren’t affected equally. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies were able to ...

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Talent Management

5 Common Social Media “Don’ts” That Land Employees in Hot Water

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Talent Management

With Our Powers Combined…Build Up Employee Strengths for a Stronger Company

The Law of Attraction tells us that what we continue to focus on is what will continue to manifest. Why then would it make sense to continue to focus on employee’s weaknesses in an effort to strengthen employees’ skills and abilities? While areas that could use ...

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Talent Management

Mistakes HR Professionals Should Avoid Making

The human resources department is the backbone of any organization. HR is what connects all of a company’s employees and departments together. The fact that HR has a hand in every department and every company function and activity makes it essential to the running of ...

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HR Certification
Training

Which HR Certification is Better – HRCI or SHRM?

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Training

Dear HR: Insights from Business Leaders During COVID-19

Dear Human Resources Manager, the pandemic has been a big overwhelming experience, hasn’t it? When most people first heard about COVID-19, it seemed like it couldn’t possibly make it to American soil and impact our organizations the way it has done so swiftly. What a ...

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Training

How to Manage a Global Workforce

One of the many benefits of HR technology and software is that companies of all sizes can be more global. You don’t have to be a massive multinational corporation in order to have the world of talent at your fingertips. Whether your company has multiple locations ...

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