Employee Relations

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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Strategy for Effective Employee Relations

Employee relations, simply defined, is the relationship between employees and employers. Every company knows they need an effective employee relations strategy, but few do much about it and many are not sure how to go about forming a strategy. Employee relations are influenced by many factors, all of which affect the strategic balance between employers …

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