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Can I Stop Tension-Filled Political Discussions in the Workplace?

At a management meeting, one of your leaders shares that she heard several of her employees having a political discussion about a candidate’s support for the Pro Act (H.R.2474 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019). She shared that the discussion turned into a conversation about the company’s contract workers gaining the right to bargain […]

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Communicating Employee Benefits to Enhance Relationships with your Employees

It’s critical to appropriately communicate employee benefits changes and packages with your workforce in a concise, understandable way and clearly explains everything in detail to your staff. While we’ve written about employee benefits before, communication in the workplace is changing rapidly

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HR Policies and Procedures

How Do I Ensure My HR Policies and Procedures Don’t (Unintentionally) Break Any Laws?

Human Resources (HR) policies and procedures are the heart of an organization’s equitable treatment of employees and the basic starting point for employee engagement. They must be legal, fair, thorough and unbiased. It’s an enormous challenge to meet these requirements in a business world where each generation has different expectations. In addition, government laws and regulations regularly change.

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Increase Employee Engagement

Increase Employee Engagement With These 3 Easy Tips

We’ve got some quick, actionable tips for improving employee engagement that are by no means a cure-all, but still an excellent starting place! (Read through to the end for some ideas on taking your employee engagement efforts to the next level.)

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Anticipating Staffing Shortages: Do You Have a Plan In Place? (Guest: Michele Vincent)

On this episode of ProjectHR, Michele Vincent discusses worker shortages, contingent workers and the critical need for organizations to have staffing contingency plans in advance of disruptions that create a need for temporary work.

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how much are companies spending on new hires?

How Much Are Companies Spending on New Hires?

Onboarding sets the stage for your company’s relationship with a new employee. But, exactly how much are companies spending on new hires? According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Benchmarking Report, the average cost of hiring a new employee is $4,129.

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what does an authentic employer look like

What Does an Authentic Employer Really Look Like in 2020?

Research shows that workplace authenticity — in other words, companies who are authentic in their values —makes an employer more attractive to employees. But how exactly does a company come across as authentic? What does an authentic employer actually look like in 2020, and beyond?

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COVID-19 communication with employees

COVID-19 Communication with Employees + Five Essential Employee Emails to Send Now

Unfortunately, no one has the handbook for communicating with employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic, but what follows is a suggested approach, as well as some sample texts that can help you convey the right message at the right time.

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Helping Employees Navigate Toxic Workplace Experiences: Jana Morrin

Toxic workplaces are on the rise, and today, for the sake of their people and their bottom line, organizations must address and take action against this kind of behavior. This week on ProjectHR, Jana Morrin, CEO and Co-founder of Speakfully, a platform that helps employees discreetly navigate through toxic workplaces, talks about the need to support employees who experience mistreatment at work. We’ll discuss:

– The impact of toxic workplaces;
– What companies should be doing to help employees;
– How data and analytics can help companies become more proactive against toxicity; and
– The Speakfully process.

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Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging To Build Innovative Teams: Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson

As a leader, which do you value more in your teams: belonging or uniqueness? This week on ProjectHR, Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, author of Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams tells us why BOTH are important! In this episode of ProjectHR, we’ll talk about:

– What it means to “inclusify” and the benefits of doing so;
– The eight leader behaviors that support belonging and uniqueness;
– Tips for conducting inclusifying meetings; and
– Common pitfalls that leaders may experience.

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