With the April 15th tax deadline passing not too long ago (whew!), most of us have a better idea than usual about the state of our finances. With that in mind, now is a great time to provide some financial planning services to your employees. Many businesses provide workshops, reading materials, and private counseling to help employees make informed decisions about their financial future. Of course, the big financial issue for most employees is retirement planning. However, financial planning can be helpful for things other than a 401k. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly Continue reading
Interviewing candidates well is a skill that, like any other in their repertoire, a hiring manager must learn and develop. With an ever-evolving job market and increasing turn-over rates, the hiring process for many companies can become a rote process by which talent is pooled, interviews are conducted, candidates are chosen, and a new hire is brought on. While effective in the sense that this filled a position that needed filling, does your process ensure that you’ve found the right person for the position, or does it simply fulfill your company’s requirements for the hiring process? Can your interview style be revamped Continue reading
Welcome back to Decoding Dilbert, where we find Human Resources lessons in Scott Adams’ popular workplace comic. If you’re new here, check out Part 1. This week, we’ll joke about one worker’s incompetence, as the comic intends. However, we’ll also explain why this common cubicle pastime contributes to employee error and friction between co-workers. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Bosses don’t just come in different shapes and sizes; they come with different personalities too. In each job, you’re going to encounter a variety of bosses, from the boss that wants to be your best bud to the boss that you just can’t seem to satisfy. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
If you’re involved in a business startup, you know that the risks you’re taking in order to build a successful business could easily make or break you. Many startups have little available to them to break a fall so caution must be exercised alongside calculated risk. This is especially true when bringing on staff to help run your startup. If you don’t hire the correct employees, you’ll have difficulty getting the business off the ground and sustaining momentum. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
How many times have you thought to yourself, “Those people over in the ______ department don’t do anything!”? As satisfying as it is to gripe about the other people in your company, this is an unhealthy way to think of your co-workers (and it probably isn’t true anyway). It is also a symptom of poor interdepartmental communication. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Let’s face it: the office environment isn’t exactly conducive to staying in shape. You sit at your desk for hours on end, oftentimes too busy to even take a lunch break. Not to mention, there seems to be a steady flow of sweet treats to celebrate birthdays, promotions or holidays. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
After a long run gracing our televisions with their lovable and oft baffling paper sales strategies, Scranton’s not quite favorite (if sales are any indication) paper company is turning the cameras off. However, if syndication is your barometer, the cast of the critically acclaimed American-version of ‘The Office’ have formed the most popular paper sales company on Earth. Never enough at the center of the company’s antics is HR rep Toby–who maybe needs to be injecting his voice into the Dunder Mifflin Scranton office just a little more often (although judging from some of his comments, maybe he’s better off Continue reading
In 2011, the death of the corporate career website was announced. Dr. John Sullivan on ere.net claimed that the corporate career website was underused, under maintained, and immobile. In a survey conducted in mid-2012, the non-profit group The Talent Board found that most candidates communicated with the company via the company’s career website. How then, can we account for the “death” of these web features? Quite logically, it is the other resources being used by job seekers that put the traditional corporate career website at risk. With the surge of social media virtually reinventing the way job seekers seek employment, Continue reading
In today’s working world, the skills gap is a major concern for employers. Essentially, the skills gap refers to the difference between the skills required for a job and those possessed by the applicant. Companies are facing an incoming workforce that does not have the skills necessary to take the reins from those employees before them. Further, companies are finding it difficult to equip new employees with the necessary skills. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.