Employee Relations

Employee Engagement Strategies

Jennifer Wheatley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR What Does it Mean to Have Engaged Employees?  You have heard this term “employee engagement,” but have you really thought about what it means? Is it just the latest and greatest thing, or is there really something to this whole concept of having engaged employees? Some may be surprised to learn …

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Driving Employee Engagement

Written By: Jennifer Wheatley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR What is Employee Engagement? It is no surprise that recruiting and retaining good employees is more difficult than it has ever been. The economy is improving, job opportunities are plentiful, and the available pool of qualified candidates is decreasing. Applicants and employees have more options when it comes to …

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7 Employee Retention Stats Every Leader Should Know

So you’ve hired a new employee again. Congrats! Now’s a good time to think about ways to keep that employee, well, your employee. Check out these stats related to employee retention. For us, they reinforce the importance of being strategic and thoughtful during the recruiting process. 47% of HR leaders said employee turnover and retention …

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Cell Phones at Work? Common Company Policies

Does it seem that everybody has a cell phone today? The answer is yes; the overwhelming majority do and most have smart phones. Businesses large and small have become challenged with employees bringing their devices to work. Years ago, the issue for companies was how to control use of company phone systems and company time …

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The High Cost of Groupthink in the Workplace

So what exactly is “groupthink”? While the term may sound rather clinical, chances are you have spent a great deal of your leadership time promoting the concept. At the most basic level, groupthink is a term used to describe the influence and emphasis of consensus. Applied to a work setting, groupthink prioritizes agreement and cohesion …

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What Micromanagement is Costing Your Organization?

Most micromanaging leaders are slow to admit such traits in their behaviors. Instead, they are likely to describe their leadership style as successfully focusing on details in order to achieve the performance goals of quality, accountability, and efficiencies. While in truth there is nothing wrong with insisting upon those deliverables, how your leadership team goes …

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Discrimination at Work: Human Resource Reaction

Employment discrimination in the workplace is on the rise. Discrimination occurs when an employee is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. It is illegal to discriminate on anything related to employment. A business must not make assumptions based on race, gender, religion or age, …

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