Although the pet friendly office isn’t quite mainstream yet, as more employees aim to achieve work-life balance and more employers hope to attract the best employees with interesting perks, it is growing increasingly common. If you’re considering implementing a pet friendly office, there is some research you need to do before charging ahead. Consider these issues and decide whether your office is ready to be pet friendly.
The annual performance review can be nerve-wracking for even the most diligent employee. For many employees, it’s the only individualized feedback they receive about their performance all year. This year, rather than taking a backseat to your performance review, take the wheel and ensure that you receive more valuable feedback and a better chance for success in your career with these four tips.
Topics: Human Resources
Few people enjoy hiring. While it’s exciting the first time, the tenth, the twentieth, and the hundredth time can be more of a burden than a blessing. One of the biggest issues employers face when hiring is whether they should search for internal or external candidates. There are distinct benefits and drawbacks to each tactic. So for your next hire, consider which strategy would work best for the position based on its unique requirements.
There are a lot of different reasons to increase your staffing: increased demand for product, rising customer needs, breaking into a new market. But many businesses can't truly tell when it's time to increase their staff until it's too late. Use these indicators to determine whether it's time for you to expand your staff.
With all the focus on millennial workers, older workers have often been resigned to mentor roles or being pushed out of the workforce altogether. Rather than offering their experience and skills to other industries, many older workers are stuck in the same job hoping to make it to retirement. For companies who recognize the immense value of older workers, targeting these candidates could be a play a pivotal role in their HR strategy. Learn how you can optimize your business' HR strategy around older workers.
When businesses try to improve productivity, a lot of pressure is put on managers. While managers are often a great source of information for improving productivity, sometimes these front-line employees can't identify system-wide changes that can significantly improve productivity. Don't worry though because there's one department in your organization that’s up to the task. Next time you're seeking a way to improve productivity, ask your HR department for some insight into your workplace and employee productivity.
High turnover is every business owners' nightmare. The cost of a bad hire can be upwards of $12,000, and if you're regularly churning through employees, you're at serious risk of business failure. When you see a higher than usual turnover rate in your business, use these four tips to address the underlying reason for your turnover rate and become an employer of choice in your field.
Too often, the recruiting process is an limited endeavor. The manager or Human Resources personnel post a job and in come the resumes. A recruit is walked around the office and suddenly someone is occupying a previously empty desk. While this process results in a hire, it doesn't always result in the best hire for the company. Next time you need to fill a position, consider these reasons to involve your employees during recruitment.
We've all been in an unproductive interview where the standard "What's your biggest weakness?" and "How do you deal with conflict?" are asked. The interviewee recites a canned response and both of you walk away not learning much more about each other than you knew before the interview. Make interviews a more revealing process by tossing out those standard questions and using these six questions that can help you hire better employees.