Beyond just getting bodies onboard, leveraging this seasonal workforce can be a big competitive advantage.
As somebody who frequently writes about employee engagement as a business issue, I am fortunate to work for an organization that is very committed to its employees - inside and outside of work. That employee-centered ethos starts with our CEO, Aron Ain. As you can see from the current Glassdoor data pictured here, … Continue reading Kronos CEO Aron Ain on the Importance of Workplace Culture
Yesterday I had the pleasure of discussing the phenomenon of boomerang employees with our board members, John Hollon, VP for Editorial at TLNT.com and Sharlyn Lauby, President of the ITM Group, and also known as the HR Bartender. A “boomerang employee” is someone who leaves an organization, for whatever reason, and then returns to work at … Continue reading Boomerang Employees – Can You Go Home Again?
Over the weekend, my Facebook feed was full of posts and pictures from proud friends and family attending graduations. These events are not only full of pomp and circumstance, but also full of hope and optimism. For the graduates, that great careers lie ahead in their chosen fields. For the parents, that their emotional (and … Continue reading Managing Your Career – 4 Rules for Taking Charge
In a recent New York Times Magazine article entitled Thinking Outside the (Big) Box, Adam Davidson (of NPR’s “Planet Money) talks about a great customer service experience he had at Ikea recently when he went shopping for a closet system. He found the staff to be both available and helpful. He was surprised given that he'd … Continue reading Good Jobs Strategy = Happier Employees = Better Customer Service
As technology advances allow us to analyze every aspect of business operations, many companies are inundated with data. Although we celebrate the advances in technology, this “data revolution” has also blurred the line between valuable insight and mundane non-value added information. As a result, many companies are now buried in indecipherable numbers. To successfully pierce through the mountains of useless data and focus on the strategic insights, it is critical businesses have the tools to translate heaps of distracting data into useful information.
Vacation time is a scarce and precious commodity for most employees. When we use it, we want to make the most of it. The picture here is me with my children in New Zealand a few years ago. We saved and planned for a long time for that trip - including banking the vacation time … Continue reading Podcast: Are You Ready for Unlimited Vacation Time?
Mistakenly, many organizations start a software implementation thinking about how they can modify the new software to match their existing processes (i.e.: customize it). However, experience has shown me that this is nearly always the most expensive way to implement a new software platform (and the most expensive way to maintain it) for human resources or payroll functions. Rather, organizations should consider this question: if the existing processes and workflows are working so well, why are we investing in a new system at all?
Our most recent survey reveals that an estimated 82 million Americans – more than half of the U.S. workforce – have experienced a problem with their paycheck during their career. These paycheck errors include late payments, non-payments, over-payments, and incorrect payments. Why do these errors occur? Some of it is technology (or lack thereof). The American Payroll … Continue reading 82 Million US Workers Have Experienced Paycheck Errors
In September 2016, IPMA-HR issued a report titled “HR 2020 Shifting Perspectives: A Vision for Public Sector HR” that attempts to create a transformative roadmap for HR professionals
Today, International Women's Day is being celebrated around the world. This day focuses not only on womens' contributions to the world, but also on persistent issues that hold women back. Wage inequality affects women around the world. Lack of access to education keeps women in many of the poorest countries in the world from participating … Continue reading International Womens Day 2017 – #BeBoldForChange
One of our annual predictions for 2017 is that "legislative and economic uncertainty reigns supreme" around the world. Brexit in the UK, a new President in Washington, changes coming in France - the list goes on and on. We also said that "Organizations– with HR caught in the middle – will need to react … Continue reading Preparing for Compliance Changes in Uncertain Times
The following post is by WFI board member, Jeanne C Meister, Partner at Future Workplace and Co-author of The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. The future of work is about developing a workplace that emotionally connects to employees and customers, understands the impact of technology on the … Continue reading The Future Workplace – Are You Ready?
Today’s guest post is courtesy of our board member, China Gorman. China is a consultant, speaker, writer, and former CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute. If you read any business publication – print or online – you’ll know that organization culture has become a critical advantage when competing for talent today. If the … Continue reading Human Middle Managers