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5 Ways to Show Compassion at Work

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Feb 10, 2020 11:46:48 AM

When it comes to compassion in the workplace, some may cringe, as they believe that opening up and showing kindness or “friending” team members is a recipe for disaster and it’s best to keep work life and personal life separate.

But let’s face it- you spend 40+ hours a week with these people. Would a little compassion really be the worst thing?

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Topics: Leadership, HR, Culture

5 HR Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 27, 2020 2:52:51 PM

The new decade will bring new distractions for HR, but HR Gurus will need to maintain the focus on keeping the human in human resources and staying up to speed with the latest trends that cultivate culture, boost people productivity, and increase employee engagement.

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Topics: Leadership, Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

How to Comply with I-9 Requirements for Remote Workers

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 17, 2020 2:28:05 PM

Technology offers new hires the opportunity to complete paperwork, upload documents, and e-sign documents from anywhere, at any time. In fact, many agile organizations take advantage of the technology and begin the employee onboarding process prior to a new hire’s first day as a way to increase employee engagement and drive productivity.

When it comes to onboarding remote workers, completing all of the new hire paperwork can become tricky- especially when it comes time to verify I-9 documents, as this is something that needs to be completed in person.

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5 HR New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jan 6, 2020 11:34:14 AM

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to review your priorities and set goals for the year to come. For HR Gurus, this means going well beyond setting personal New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or eating healthy. It means reviewing people processes, recognizing weaknesses, and crafting a strategy for how to improve.

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Topics: Leadership, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

It's Office Holiday Party Season

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Dec 12, 2019 4:11:11 PM

The office holiday party- something that you either look forward to or dread all year long.

Some people may feel awkward engaging with team members beyond the office walls, while others view the party as an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, mingle with team members, and have face-to-face time with higher up executives.

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Topics: Now Trending, HR

Stop Procrastinating: Switching to a New HCM System Isn’t That Scary

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 30, 2019 3:36:11 PM

47% of organizations have HR software that is over seven years old. Archaic software is often pieced together accompanied with an old-school user experience that results in inaccurate data and low levels of user adoption.

HR may have become numb to the inefficiencies and extra administrative work required with managing older systems, as this is most likely the way things have always been at an organization. Switching to a new HCM solution means migrating years of data, setting up and defining processes, training managers, and helping employees navigate a new system- enough to make HR howl.

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Topics: HCM, Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management, HR

Ghosting: The Workplace Disappearing Act

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 24, 2019 9:54:32 AM

ghost·ing

/ˈɡōstiNG/

Verb

  1. When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they're dating, with zero warning or notice before hand. You'll mostly see them avoiding friend's phone calls, social media, and avoiding them in public.

Ghosting has gone well beyond bad first tinder dates and has made its way into the workplace- and it’s on the rise. This year, the number of candidates and employees ghosting employers has increased by 10%. Pretty spooky, right?

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Topics: Now Trending, Recruiting, HR, Culture

10 Scary HR Stats That Will Make You Scream

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 15, 2019 5:14:40 PM

In the spirit of spooky season, check out the infographic below for 10 HR statistic that will really make HR professionals scream.

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Topics: Now Trending, HR

Sunday Scaries Hitting Hard?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Oct 9, 2019 11:09:35 AM

The football games are nearing the two-minute warning and the familiar ticking noise from 60 Minutes plays in unison with your racing heartbeat. You find yourself having to say goodbye to yet another weekend and hello to a bad case of the Sunday Scaries- but don’t worry, you’re not alone.

What are the Sunday Scaries?

The Sunday Scaries are the anxieties one experiences on Sunday when thinking about the workweek that lies ahead. These scaries may also be commonly referred to as the Sunday Blues or Sunday Shakes.

This concept of the Sunday Scaries may seem silly to some, but it’s an epidemic that is affecting employee engagement and productivity across the U.S. In fact, a LinkedIn survey found that 80% of workplace professionals across all generations are suffering from the stress and anxiety that comes on a Sunday evening, with Gen Z leading the way at 94%.

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Topics: Now Trending, HR

Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 10, 2019 2:37:00 PM

National Assisted Living Week was established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995. The purpose of this week is to build awareness and recognize the role that assisted living plays in caring for America’s seniors and individuals living with disabilities.

Assisted living is defined as housing for the elderly or disabled that provides nursing, meals, and/or housekeeping as needed. Assisted living communities are a great option for those who wish to remain independent, but still need some assistance with daily activities. Each assisted living community is unique and offers different levels of assistance and services.

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Topics: Senior Care

    

 

    

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