7 Ways HR Can Help Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance

Live to work, or work to live? You’ve heard these stigmas attached with those who pour every ounce of themselves into their work or can only be fulfilled by professional achievements – and those who only see their careers as a means to an end, providing funds to support personal endeavors. While folks who fit either stereotype cert...

How to Value Existing Employees as Much as New Hires

Do you remember the days when banks would offer awesome, shiny new products to new customers? Banks gave away free slow cookers, 150-piece Tupperware sets, and 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. It was a great time to be a new customer for big banks back then, but what were they offering their loyal customers who'd already gotten th...

4 Ways to Expand the Concept of Employee Wellness

There’s a little bit more to the idea of employee wellness than a complimentary annual cholesterol check. Like many aspects of the modern workplace, the concept of employee wellness has undergone some necessary changes in recent years. Consider that a full 89 percent of workers at organizations that support wellness initiatives tend to...

The Perfect Onboarding Process for Small Businesses in 5 Steps

Your Business Wins When You Make Your Onboarding Process a Priority As a small business, it is vital that you have an organized, efficient onboarding process. A seamless onboarding process can lead to: A Great Start - first impressions among new hires are critical to building a successful fou...

Advanced Skills in the Workplace

Although advanced skills are required for many jobs, HR professionals are having extreme difficulties recruiting skilled workers. For example, according to a 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey of over 3,400 HR professionals, 55% noted that they had difficulties finding employees with sufficient writing skills....

Tactical vs. Strategic Use of Pre-Employment Assessment Data

Results from a recent survey of over 300 HR professionals conducted by Wonderlic show a vast majority of respondents believe pre-employment assessments lead to better hiring decisions. Among those who use pre-employment assessments, over 95% said so. In fact,...

The Goldilocks Effect: Which Leadership Style Engages Employees the Most?

In the classic children’s tale The Story of the Three Bears, Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty home where three bears reside. She finds that each bear has its own preference for porridge, chairs, and beds. After testing each of these, she determines that two of them are always too much in one extreme (e.g., too hot, too soft); ho...

What Kind of Leadership Style Do You Have?

Leadership styles vary, and can vary greatly. Furthermore, a style that might work for one company or industry might be a total bust for another. So… what kind of leader are you? How do you engage your people? What are the characteristics that make yo...

The 4 Winners of a Successful, Dynamic Performance Strategy

In many organizations, performance management is synonymous with performance appraisal. It's time to think about performance strategy. Performance appraisal is an event that focuses primarily on two parties—the employee and the supervisor—and is structured to provide feedback regarding the employee’s perform...