Is the age of technology eliminating the need for operations managers? With more and more companies investing in automated systems to produce, analyze, and compile data does this mean it’s the end of the line for operations managers? The answer is yes and no. The digital era has forced operations managers to evolve. It is…Details
Employee engagement and development are still the biggest challenges we see in the work place. They are consistently the top reasons why people either leave or stay at a company. With the work place evolving quicker than anyone can keep up, here are 3 trends that can help! Move away from lecturing to storytelling in all…Details
It’s inevitable. At some point in your career you will encounter difficult coworkers. How you manage those difficult coworkers is what will set you apart. Here are four tips for dealing with difficult coworkers. Rise Above: Whether it is a difficult coworker who talks constantly and never listens, one who doesn’t follow through on projects, competes with you for power or undermines you with the boss,…Details
Although there’s an assumption that stress and pressure push employees to perform more, better, and faster, what cutthroat organizations fail to recognize is the hidden costs incurred. From higher healthcare costs to increase in turn over, high stress and isolation in the work place can become extremely costly for employers. A recent study completed by in…Details
The new FLSA (Federal Labor Standards Act) effective December 1, 2016 addresses the need to pay overtime to salaried employees. What will change? The initial increase to the standard salary level from $455 to $913 per week and HCE total annual compensation requirement from 100,000 to 134,004 per year. Employers will be able to use…Details
According to a survey by Lee Hecht Harrison, more than 60 percent of employers are experiencing intergenerational conflict. However, those very differences can also lead to increased creativity and productivity—and ultimately to business success. We have heard all the comparisons. We have heard Baby Boomers for a long time. We heard about Generation X. Now…Details
Why Should Your Company Care About Strategic Planning?
How do you get real results for your strategic planning?
1. Define the real issues.
2. Create the right team.
3. Get the timing right for planning.
4. Get the right metrics in place.
5. Get HR integrated into the strategic planning process.
Businesses are now realizing the importance of cultural diversity in the workplace. For a long time diversity was seen as a box to check. Now companies are starting to see the real, business impact. MORE EFFECTIVE TEAMS: Studies show that groups of diverse problem solvers outperform groups of other problem solvers. Diversity and Inclusion brings…Details
“There’s an app for that!” We have probably heard that so many times when asking about anything. HR has many new mobile apps designed for recruiting, screening, requesting time off and so much more. And some good business apps include note taking, mileage tracking and more. Here is our list of useful and helpful…Details
Human Resources continues to see major changes. While some of the key parts of human resources continues to be top of the list (see #1 below), we are seeing changes in how we do things (and how we interact with other areas and people). 1) Leadership Development Leadership development is still at the top of…Details