Posts Tagged ‘engagement’

Hottest Thing Going—Summer Fridays

When the temperature rises, productivity goes down.  Summer Fridays are a hot entry for companies looking for new engagement opportunities. There was a time when companies carefully tracked holiday and vacation time.  Today, while back office software products can do just that, smart human resource managers are looking at how to use time to improve…

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Merger: HR Concerns During a Merger or Acquisition

Shifting Ground:  HR Concerns During a Merger or Acquisition What positives steps can HR take to support the workplace during a merger or acquisition? As markets continue to fluctuate, expect another robust year for mergers and acquisition (M&A).  Globalization and intense competition make the synergies, savings, and strategic assets of M&A’s attractive business options. For…

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Hiring PreCheck:  Did You Cover the Background ?

Background screening is an important but sometimes time-consuming aspect of recruiting.  Do you have a pre-employment background check process in place? Workplace safety and security is essential. Tragic headlines speak too often of another case of workplace violence, or the discovery of a significant employee fraud.  Your industry may heighten the need for background scrutiny…

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Employee Engagement: What Is The Best Way To Measure?

Employee engagement is crucial to any business. In fact, when Glassdoor came out with their Top 50 Places to World of 2015, the characteristic that stood out the most wasn’t salary or benefits, but how well the company was able to challenge and excite their employees. If you want your business to create fantastic products,…

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The Pros and Cons of Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is expensive.  Job churn boosts hiring, onboarding, training, and engagement costs.  Depending on the level and skill of an employee at separation, you could pay from half to twice the cost of their annual salary to land a good replacement candidate. In August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports there were 2.7…

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Employee Engagement – How Do We Get There?

Let’s talk about engagement—how do you keep valued employees, increase performance, and reduce turnover? In a post-recession economy, it is a priority to build a responsive company culture that engages your workers.  After years of cost cuts, critical work to create engagement and retention strategies is ahead for HR professionals. According to a recent Gallup…

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Recognize To Engage: How Recognition and Engagement Can Keep Critical Talent

Strategies to increase retention are now becoming the top priority for businesses looking to not only survive the rebounding economy, but grow and prosper. Aberdeen Group, a research and analysis company, recently published a brief on engaging employees. The report included a breakdown of items companies have identified as pressing growth and performance challenges for their businesses.

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