Archive for May, 2019

Help Your Employees Unplug

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Loyal, motivated employees are the foundation of any good organization. Their dedication and passion create a positive work environment and increase organizational productivity, but sometimes loyal employees find it difficult to avoid burnout. Studies show that the average American full-time employee works 47 hours each week and 52% of those employees report not taking their allocated vacation time. While you may appreciate their enthusiasm and loyalty, HR professionals realize that extended engagement without self-care can result in burnout. For this reason, many employers are offering additional incentives to their employees to not only take vacation days but to unplug during…

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Recruitment Pipeline: A Must in a Modern World

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Traditionally, small businesses seek out job candidates when they are ready to hire. Making decisions about the recruitment process is based on open or soon to be open positions. While many companies still approach the hiring process this way, there is a better way. Creating and maintaining a recruitment pipeline can help companies to hire faster, remain competitive and lower the ever-increasing costs of recruitment. A recruitment pipeline is essentially a maintained pool of qualified job candidates. Potential candidates go through an initial screening and develop a relationship with the recruiter and/or hiring manager. This not only allows them to…

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Your Employees Will Think You Don’t Care If…

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We know that employees want to feel valued and appreciated in the workplace and it can be difficult to gauge where your employees are, how they feel, and what contributes to that. The unfortunate reality is that your actions a manager are the key factors in your employees feeling unappreciated – and guess what?  Many do. How you engage, or don’t, with your employees makes all the difference in employee satisfaction and organizational success. So, what do managers do that leave employees feeling under-valued? Take a look at these ten managers may be leaving their employees feeling unappreciated and potentially…

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When is Training the Answer?

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Often, when employees are not performing or have behavioral issues, our instinct is to go back to their training: what went wrong? Can we fix it? What additional steps can we take to set them up for success? Training is a tool for employers that can help to mitigate risks, revitalize employee performance, and improve morale. That said, training is not always as effective as we would hope; there are times when the more appropriate response is another intervention. When evaluating intervention vs. training, it is important to know what you hope to achieve. Knowing what your company needs, how…

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