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5 Alternatives to Pay Raises to Engage Employees

on Jun 26, 2019 10:18:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Benefits Compensation Employee Engagement
While making more money is a good motivator, it should not be the end-all when it comes to encouraging your employees to be more engaged. If you think that a bigger paycheck is the only way to achieve higher engagement levels, consider these five alternatives.
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Workplace Violence: How to Create a Prevention Plan

The potential for workplace violence is a realistic concern for all employers, no matter the industry, location, or employer size. With strategic planning, risk analysis, and other preventive measures, employers can help minimize the risk and be confident they are as prepared as possible.
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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

on Jun 12, 2019 10:08:00 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Management
While it is true that employees aren’t the same as customers, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. Technology is doing some wonderful things for the customer experience. I can make doctor appointments and see my lab results using an app. If my flight is delayed and I miss my connection, the Delta Airlines app will automatically rebook me on the next flight. It’s those little things that make life easier. And if individuals can get that experience in their personal lives, it could drive the employee experience they expect it in their work lives.
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A Learning Culture Is Key to Increase Innovation, Productivity, and Retention

on Jun 5, 2019 10:19:00 AM By | Jeff Miller, Ph.D. | 0 Comments | Retention Education Employee Engagement Productivity Management
I've spent my entire career either learning or teaching. I've studied the psychology of learning, and I've been involved in helping everyone from executives to middle schoolers get better at it. I've learned a lot myself in that time – including that learning is consistently pushed last on the priority list.
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Cobra Coverage to Qualified Beneficiaries After a Sale or Merger

on May 29, 2019 9:29:00 AM By | Diane Cross | 0 Comments | Benefits Employer COBRA
A seller and buyer may contractually allocate COBRA responsibility as part of the transaction. If that is the case, COBRA responsibility will be outlined by the terms of the contract. In absence of contracted terms, or if the party who was contractually responsible for providing COBRA fails to do so, the IRS provides guidelines that outlines who has COBRA responsibility. Generally, if the seller maintains any group health plan after the transaction, the seller bears responsibility for providing COBRA coverage to the M&A qualified beneficiaries.
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Using Mindfulness to Infinitely Increase Your Capacity at Work

on May 22, 2019 9:39:00 AM By | Carley Hauck | 0 Comments | Mental Skills Work Ethic Mental Health
What can you do to take control of your nervous system when your schedule feels jam-packed, you work in an open office, and there are dings and whistles from your phones and emails all day? Perhaps you’ve heard of the term, mindfulness, but don’t know exactly how to be more mindful. Aren’t you using your mind all the time?
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How Google Will Help Informed Candidates Find Jobs Faster

on May 15, 2019 10:53:00 AM By | iCIMS | 0 Comments | Recruiting Online Digital Era
With the tightest labor market in decades, candidates are going out of their way to be better informed and strategic in their approach when exploring new job opportunities. According to a 2018 study done by Aptitude Research Partners, companies define informed candidates “as having the right information for an interview, the right skills for the job, and someone who has conducted his or her own research”.
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Managing Unplanned Absences

on May 8, 2019 10:42:00 AM By | Francesca Amato | 0 Comments | Managing Absenteeism
The impact of absenteeism is real and has tangible effects, not just on managers, but the whole team. As a matter of fact, absence not only disrupts organizations and adds to everyone’s workload, but also causes a lot of stress because deadlines still need to be met. This leaves managers scrambling to find a replacement or having to shell out overtime to make up for lost productivity. It also creates a snowball effect among your employees - if people are overworked their quality of work will be reduced, which reflects badly on the team, hurting morale and lowering employee satisfaction. But don’t despair, here are some absence management suggestions that can help keep that avalanche of consequences at bay.
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How a Cultural Audit Can Elevate the Onboarding Process

on May 1, 2019 10:35:00 AM By | Lilith Christiansen | 0 Comments | Company Culture Onboarding Audit
Only 44 percent of employees believe their employer does a good job bringing new talent into the organization. Strategic onboarding seeks to solve that issue by moving beyond automating paperwork. Instead, it delivers a personalized journey that transforms new hires into fully functioning, integrated members of the team. Today’s onboarding approaches should provide clear expectations in terms of behavior and interaction with management, customers, and other employees.
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Tips For When A Key Employee Moves To A Competitor

on Apr 24, 2019 10:28:00 AM By | Michael Faley | 0 Comments | Recruiting Legal
As with most things in life, you should hope for the best but plan for the worst in the event that a valued employee leaves to join a competitor. This article contains some helpful tips to keep in mind following such a move by a key employee.
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