Every article, list, and blog about great workplace perks tries to paint a picture of a scenic country club, filled with genius overachievers, enjoying pumpkin spice lattes while getting free massages. For those of us who work in reality, I am interested in discussing a perk that genuinely motivates and rewards. The goal of a manager is to build and provide a trusting environment where employees are incentivized to achieve and exceed target objectives while providing coaching when needed and recognition when deserved.
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Businesses are constantly looking for ways to measure productivity in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency. The challenge is finding methods that accurately reflect how a business is doing. Sometimes business owners and executives want to see numbers that show everything from transactions per hour to customer satisfaction. As a result supervisors run the risk of relying too heavily on the numbers without really understanding how that translates into improved employee performance. Numbers can be good, but in this article we will look at some of the pitfalls of relying too heavily on such productivity measures.
Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights
Many of our employees have smartphones. Do we have to pay them for every time they use it outside of regular working hours? While I tell them not to, many still respond to emails and texts outside of work hours. What do I do?
If it looks like an asset and sounds like an asset, then it must be an asset, right? Well, if you’re an accountant, then the answer is probably a resounding “yes.” From an accounting standpoint, an asset is an economic resource that can be owned or controlled to produce value that can ultimately be converted into cash. For example, even a piece of equipment that is not owned but rather leased from its owner must be recorded as an asset in many circumstances.
The future of recruiting depends on the future of technology. As we’ve seen, man hangs on for dear life as technology progresses. The person (or company) who understands the progress of tomorrow will have a leg up on the competition.
Topics: Human Resources Insights
Similar to how technology has created efficiencies in operations, marketing, and sales departments, human resources is being transformed by emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.
AI is getting a lot of attention in recruiting, specifically due to the huge potential to automate some of the low-value, high-volume recruiting tasks that continue to monopolize time and attention. But the question remains: Will AI actually replace recruiters one day?
If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that data changes lives. It helps us decide on the home we want to purchase. It guides us in our decision when selecting a new and trendy restaurant during business and vacation travels. This weekend, data has provided me with a foundation to move forward with building a stone patio in our backyard. Without data, I wouldn’t be attempting and investing the time in our DIY project.
In the past two years alone there have been 19 additions or changes to employee handbook regulations.
That’s a lot to keep up with, but of course it’s not feasible to update your handbook every single time a new rule goes into effect. So what to do? Our HR Consultant with nearly 20 years of human resources experience has the answer.
An employee handbook is a must for every office. And no matter what your company decides to include in yours, it’s meant to be a go-to resource for employees.
Of course you know this, but does your handbook actually achieve its purpose or is it collecting dust in desk drawers? According to a study from GuideSpark, 43 percent of Millennials don’t read most of their employee handbook and 11 percent of them don’t even bother opening it.
Mentors play an instrumental role in the personal and professional development of employees at all levels within the company. The most effective place for a mentor is within the onboarding of new employees. The mentee is able to advance at an accelerated rate by passing roadblocks that might have occurred in the first months on the job.
Are you a leader responsible for the company’s areas of focus for ensuring a successful business year? I highly recommend rolling out a mentorship program and selecting a passionate program manager to lead the program. A mentorship program motivates current employees and builds confidence in employees entering the organization. In order to find the best employees for the mentor program, you need to focus on the top five characteristics found within the most successful mentors.
Topics: Human Resources Insights