Employee Relations

Add This to Your Holiday Workplace Party List

Hosting a holiday party this year in your workplace? The season calls for friendship, group games, and probably too much dessert, but be mindful that the celebrations must be all-encompassing. Taking the festivities in a direction that’s non-secular can result in a lawsuit. Oftentimes, this is done without the intent to offend an employee, so …

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How Well Do You Understand the EEOC? Avoid Fines and Develop Policies in Advance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency in charge of implementing and enforcing laws regarding non-discrimination in the workplace. As topics surrounding workplace bias continue to publicize, the emphasis on understanding the EEOC grows stronger. A non-discriminatory workplace where employees feel safe and situations are addressed with urgency is crucial to your …

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Invest In Your Team: Workplace Diversity + Inclusion Training are Paving the Way

Sixty-seven percent of job seekers said a diverse workplace is important when considering job offers. Candidates are in search of work environments that prioritize inclusivity. Diversity training makes teamwork possible — they emphasize the need for a variety of viewpoints, as well as highlighting the benefits of collaboration between employees and work tasks. A diversity …

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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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