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Providing Employees with the Right Training and Knowledge

Posted by Eric Friedman

employees knowledge

A recent survey conducted by the global talent management company Lumesse found that over 40% of HR leaders admitted to not being able to provide effective training to ensure that employees have the right skillset. As an HR professional, one of your most critical tasks is to provide training to employees—not only to keep them around, but also to elevate your company to the next level. When a human resources department is stretched thin, it’s not easy to provide the necessary training for all employees. We’ve created a list of things that’ll help boost your training program, and maybe even take some of the responsibilities off your HR department. Mentorship: One of the biggest ways to provide real and personal training is to [...]
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Tips on Building Workplace Morale

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

office morale

Office morale is one of the biggest factors that directly affect productivity in your office, as well as employee retention. I’ve come up with five different ways that employers can build morale in the office and create a better sense of ownership in the company. Be innovative. People love working for companies that are innovative and use technologies and ideas unmatched by their competitors. In the war for talent, keeping good employees entertained and happy is directly related to their personal growth within the company. If you’re fostering an environment of innovation and encouraging new ideas and growth, employees will be more loyal to the company because they want to be on the front line of new technologies. Be fun. Your [...]
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Guide to Certification in the HR Industry

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

hr certification

In a very competitive market, job seekers hope that getting certified in their industry will better their chances at getting their dream job.  Even for recruiters, earning certifications can provide the kind of professional skill endorsement that can boost your standing with clients and employers.  As in all industries, obtaining HR certifications costs time and money, as well as effort. But taking Continuing Education programs and getting certified can help you keep up with the rapidly changing HR industry. For those new to the HR profession, we’ve come up with a short guide to understanding the basics behind certification in the HR industry. The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) currently offers several different ce [...]
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Well-Known Pitfalls of Tying Compensation to Performance

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Tying compensation to performance can be a tricky and slippery slope for employers to travel down. Companies that want to enact a program like this need to be aware of the common pitfalls and do their best to build a program that helps avoid them. If you’re considering doing this, take into account the following dangers. It Hurts Team Collaboration Team members anxious to improve their performance may avoid working with others they perceive to be less able, which ultimately will exclude many employees from the more rewarding projects. Keen competition for limited rewards can create a hostile environment, in which trust and cooperation are sacrificed in the interest of self-promotion. There must be a good balance between individual com [...]
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Employee’s Benefits Considered Better Than a Pay Raise

Posted by Eric Friedman

employee benefits

Aside from things like cultural fit, location, and management, job seekers name pay as the most important thing when accepting a job. College graduates are told time and time again to look at specific benefits that a company is offering aside from pay before making their choice. It’s probably safe to say that a very high percentage of graduates look only at pay and don’t care about added benefits, but looking long term, they really should. In an effort to persuade the newly college graduate that pay isn’t the only thing that should be taken into account I have come up with a list of benefits that are considered better than an actual pay raise. Even if you aren’t a new college graduate and you’re looking at a career change, [...]
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Make Your HR Department a Stronger Unit

Posted by Andreea Hrab

human resources

The Human Resources department is an indispensable cog in any company’s engine. It is a unit that deals with every single employee on a consistent basis, listening to employees’ needs, drafting policies, and improving the workplace. As such, the Human Resources team needs to be a strong, cohesive unit that works together to ensure healthy and happy work conditions, as well as boost employee morale. To strengthen your HR department, it’s useful to keep in mind a few things. Remember that you also once held a junior position when assigning tasks and offering opportunities to your junior employees. Maintain open communication with your team about the department’s direction and priorities, always encouraging new ideas and ways to [...]
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Why Are Performance Reviews Important? Do They Really Work?

Posted by Jessica Miller-Merrell

employee performance evaluation

A performance evaluation is an opportunity for a manager and an employee to meet and discuss the employee's job performance, their performance goals, and organizational priorities. For employees, this process can be something they dread or look forward to. Despite being a star employee, there may be things you can still improve on, and receiving that type of feedback can make you feel like you’re being put in front of a firing squad. As new generations continue to enter the workforce, the way they receive feedback varies. The performance review is a long-established process that only works if both parties are comfortable with the information that is presented.  So why are they important, and do they really work? Employee performan [...]
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The Importance of Intercultural Skills

Posted by Eric Friedman

intercultural relations

As the modern workplace becomes more global, companies are putting a bigger emphasis on an employee’s intercultural skills in the office. Now more then ever, companies are no longer just looking for technical skills, they are also putting a greater focus on an employee’s ability to speak another language, demonstrate respect for others, and cope with cultural differences. Ipsos recently conducted a survey to help better understand how intercultural skills are considered, assessed, and developed in the modern workplace. The biggest challenge they found for employers was being able to find employees with adequate intercultural skills, and most companies do not provide a comprehensive level of training to develop such skills. The rese [...]
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