While a degree of workplace stress is expected in any working environment, excessive amounts can contribute to a number of problems among employees, ultimately impacting their productivity. Workers who are routinely under tremendous amounts of stress will lose satisfaction with their jobs and a link has been found between high stress levels and turnover rate. Given the difficulty involved with recruiting top level workers, employee retention, turnover rates and high stress are all factors that employers should address. Here are some ways in which it can be done.
Recruiting high level employees can be extremely challenging, especially given the 80/20 principle. Most of the available workforce in any give region lacks the credentials or skills needed to perform specific jobs, especially those which require many years of education and or experience. It is for this reason that employee retention is so important when you do recruit top level workers. Here are some ways to keep the best workers within your organization and away from the competition.
The holiday season is an ideal time for companies to give back, and a great way to do this is through corporate donations. These donations will not only bring greater attention and awareness to your company and the products or services you provide, but can also offer a number of tax advantages as well. Here’s a look at how the act of giving back to the community can be performed in different ways:
2016 is an election year, and this election has turned out to be one of the most contentious in recent memory. Since Election Day is tomorrow, let’s spend some time to talk about the impact of political happenings on the workplace. Of course, you would expect to hear political conversations at the workplace from time to time, and as long as they remain civil and don’t interfere with the productivity of the team, they should be tolerated. Here are some ways to approach this sensitive topic. Read More
Innovation will be a cornerstone of future human resources management. The sheer amount of technology that is being introduced to the market is mind boggling, but understanding how to use it in a manner that will transform your business requires a mix of creativity and technical know-how.
A growing number of businesses, both large and small, are implementing an HRIS, or human resources information system. Some of the benefits that are associated with such a system include reduced errors, automation and cost reduction. An HRIS manages various aspects of human resources, including accounting and payroll, and it also allows HR costs to be controlled while providing increased efficiency.
The majority of these systems feature a flexible design with databases that are integrated, and they have robust reporting and analysis abilities that make it much easier to manage employees. Equally important, it also strengthens communications while reducing the need for paperwork by offering a centralized location which is readily accessible where company announcements, policies and other important data can be stored. However, knowing when and how to implement such a system is extremely important.
Locating and recruiting the top workers for your staff team can be a challenging task. The job market has become increasingly competitive, and the gap in skills has become quite large. This environment requires employers to think strategically and in unorthodox ways to recruit the top talent, which will help them dominate their respective industries.
Advances in technology have led to changes in the workplace where employees have become more mobile. The ability to manage such a workforce effectively is extremely important, and below are some tips that will help you do just that.
Developing an inclusive workplace culture can strengthen employee morale which leads to superior performance and productivity. Many employees today are feeling disengaged from the work they perform, and many businesses both large and small have failed to address the issue. Below are some tips for developing a workplace culture which is both inclusive and desirable to workers.
An Australian employee was recently fired due to a rant that he posted on Facebook about a popular smartphone game, Pokemon Go, in Singapore. The incident has raised questions about social media and the consequences of expressing one’s views. When making judgements regarding the manner in which employees display unruly behavior on social media sites; in some cases, employers can choose to terminate an employee.