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Good case practices, Workplace wellness

Thanksgiving: A Time to Be Thankful for Good Employees

November 19, 2018

Via: HR Hero

All too often, the employment law advice that we provide as practitioners focuses on issues that relate to problem employees. You know these folks—they’re the troublemakers, the harassers, the pot-stirrers, the chronically absent, and the habitually tardy. They’re the underperformers, […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement, Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

Why Employees Feel Inferior and What to Do About It

November 9, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Inferiority complexes run rampant in organizations. Truth? It isn’t the organizations that create the issue but rather the structures that reinforce it. Consider the fact that school systems teach rules. Rule number one: Put authority figures (teachers, parents, guardians, etc.) […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Five Drivers of Employee Engagement, and How Crowdsourced Innovation Can Help

October 29, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Disengaged employees are costly. A recent Deloitte report notes that organizations spend over $100 billion annually to improve employee engagement. Despite that, 87% of employees remain disengaged and cost U.S. companies $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

A Merger Is the Time For Workers to Double-Down

October 19, 2018

Via: Ere Media

Mergers are a fact of working life. They can be very good news for organizations as they offer opportunities for increased efficiency and scale. When managed well, they can bring about efficiency in the workplace and economy. Yet mergers cause […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Maintaining Engagement and Culture in the Valley of Death

October 10, 2018

Via: HR Hero

I recently sat down with Sabrina Parsons, the CEO of Palo Alto Software to discuss a concept known as the valley of death. Parsons defines the valley of death as the time during which a company grows from 50 employees […]


Communication, Software

Characteristics of a Positive Workplace Culture

July 13, 2018

Via: HR Hero

No employer wants to end up with a toxic workplace culture. Negativity spreads, and it can drive employees away quickly. A positive workplace culture, on the other hand, is associated with higher productivity and reduced turnover—a real win-win. Changing the […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Recognizing and Aiding the Underemployed

July 9, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Many people work multiple hourly, part-time jobs but still can’t afford their full-time bills. While these employees are hardworking, they often struggle financially because of unstable hours and low hourly wages. This group of people falls into the category of […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Employee Experience and a Positive Bottom-Line

July 6, 2018

Via: HR Hero

For companies looking to get an edge, the employee experience is increasingly a key area of focus as an enabler of this type of capability. Much like the customer experience, the employee experience is defined as the full set of […]


Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

More Employee Assistance Program Best Practices

July 5, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Before the holiday, we began to explore some best practices concerning employee assistance programs (EAP’s). Today we have more best practices. Select the Appropriate Third-Party Vendor(s) Many organizations decide to hire a third-party vendor to handle their EAP’s legal and […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement, Methods & techniques, Workplace wellness

How to ‘Boss’ Better: Creating and Managing Happy, Engaged Staff

June 15, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Employees who quit their roles say that 50%–90% of the time, the reason they leave involves their boss. Those who stay loyal and happy at work cite recognition, a sense of achievement, and being heard and valued in their job […]