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Employee Loyalty

Loyalty is one of the most obscure theories to define. We know loyalty is there. Leaders can seamlessly name off loyal employees as well as every unloyal employee that has worked for them. But what does “loyal” mean? The definition will vary from person to person, causing loyalty to be a very gray subject for human resources. Read on for further discussion of this subjective but important HR topic.

Extrinsic Motivation

How do we motivate employees? This question has been asked by many employers time and time again. The answer lies in understanding how employees are extrinsically motivated.

Electronic Signature Software

When onboarding new employees, you want to have a simple and efficient process. It’s overwhelming for both HR professionals and new employees to have a mountain of documents that have to be signed.

Electronic signature software allows employees to digitally sign documents in a secure and timely manner. Continue reading to learn what electronic signature software is, the benefits of using electronic signature software, what to look for when choosing a software provider and the top electronic signature software providers.

Employee Directory Software

Employee directory software removes the burden of manually organizing employee information and creates an accessible database for everyone in your company.

Continue reading to learn what employee directory software is, the benefits of using it, what to look for when selecting your company employee directory software and the best employee directory software available.

Employee Emergency Contact Form

What do you do if your employee gets sick at work and they can’t drive themselves home? Or what if they haven’t shown up in multiple days? When things like this happen at work, you’ll want to know who to call. A great way to make sure you have this information is by creating an employee emergency contact form. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make one.

Employee Lifecycle

The blood of a company is the employee lifecycle. In order for a company to be successful, and to take proper care of their employees, it is vital for them to understand each stage of the employee cycle. How to implement the employee lifecycle properly can be difficult. This article will provide a better understanding of the employee lifecycle as a whole, each stage of that cycle, and how to properly implement each stage.

Employee Data Management

Any HR professional will agree that they collect a lot of employee data. So how can you manage all that data efficiently? What tools can help you? Where should you get started? Employee data management encompasses all those questions - read on to learn more!

Equity Compensation

Compensation is often a complex and challenging issue for employers. With compensation being the primary reason people work, employers in this competitive job market are trusting HR professionals to attract and retain top talents through a variety of methods. Equity compensation is an effective method that is recommended by HR professionals.

Employee Directory

An employee directory hosts contact, job-related and personal information for all of your company’s employees. Employee directories allow co-workers to collaborate across divisions and help new hires onboard with less stress.

Continue reading to learn what an employee directory is, why having an employee directory is so important, what information to include and other frequently asked questions about employee directories.

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that governs employee benefit plans. Does ERISA apply to your organization? If you want to know the ins and outs of the act and its key components, read along.

E-Verify

Is your organization using the E-Verify program? If not, you should be. Read further to learn what E-Verify is and why it may be beneficial for your organization.

Entry-Level Job

The term “entry-level” is seen all over the place on posted jobs. However, what entry-level means can be different for every company. Read on to understand what entry-level means and how it should be communicated to applicants.

Employee Benefits

Benefits can dramatically alter your standing with your employees and your ability to recruit top talent. Do you offer top-of-the-line benefits, or are there other perks that you offer in lieu of benefits? How is that affecting your employees?

Employee Suspension

Sometimes employee suspension becomes necessary after serious accusations have been leveled against an employee. This gives company personnel time to investigate claims and make a thoughtful decision while removing a potential threat from the workplace. This article gives insight into when this becomes necessary, and how to implement it well.

Employment Types

Your company needs extra help and looks to you to find it. Do you need temp workers, freelancers, part-time employees, or something else? Seasonal staffing fluctuations, employee work preferences, and productivity needs are but some of the reasons companies hire different types of employees. It's up to you to know the difference and make the right choice.

Employer Information Session

Are you struggling to recruit university talent critical to your company’s future? Part of the issue could be the way you’re communicating with that talent. If you do not currently hold info sessions for college graduates or you feel like your sessions could use an upgrade, check out this article to walk through what good looks like for recruiting and employer branding events.

Employee Trust

Every employee wants to feel safe and comfortable at work. Part of that safety comes from an employee’s ability to trust that the company they’re working for has their best interests in mind.

Employment Status

As an employer, it is important to understand the different employment statuses and what they mean for you, your company and your employees. Employment status helps set expectations between an employer and employee in regards to what is expected of them.

Evergreen Requisition

If you've ever been a recruiter for a position that needs to be filled regularly, you have probably found yourself thinking, "I have got to make this process easier." Use evergreen requisitions to streamline the process and keep those fast-turnover positions filled.

Employee Poaching

Unlike poaching wildlife, employee poaching is generally legal, and is even considered ethical under certain circumstances. Continue reading to find out what employee poaching is and whether it might be useful to add to your recruiting methods.

Employee Social Media Takeover

The social media content scramble is a real struggle. Where do you go for carefully curated content? What is an impactful way to shift your audience demographic or increase your reach? A social media takeover may be the solution you need!

Employment Eligibility Verification

Many HR folks find the employment eligibility verification process to be a hassle. Read on to find out why it’s important and how you can incorporate best practices to simplify this obligation.

Employee Incentives

Employee incentives inspire, encourage, and motivate. However, incentives aren’t one size fits all. What makes a comprehensive incentive program versus one that blows up in our face? And how can we tell the difference?

Elevator Pitch

Do you know what you would say if you got on an elevator with someone you really wanted to network with? Time’s running out—you only have four floors to go—what do you say? This outline will help you develop what you can say to make a positive first impression in brief professional interactions.

Employee/Employer Flexibility

How can we nurture employee flexibility and implement workplace flexibility without bending over backward (pun intended)? It’s no secret that the importance of structured work hours and a physical office is waning as the emphasis has shifted to getting the work done… even if it’s done at home on the couch outside the hours of 9 to 5.

Employee Relations Manager

Have you ever wanted to take your HR skills and hone in on one area that really peaks your interest? Read on to find out about the value of employee relations managers and tips on how to get there.

Easter Company Party

Hosting religious holidays in the workplace can feel like a way to derail any inclusion initiatives your organization may have started. Is there a way to celebrate Easter and keep it appropriate and comfortable for all employees? Read on to see how this particular holiday can be celebrated in the workplace to include all of your employees in the fun!

Earthquakes

Natural disasters are inevitable. Not being prepared for these disasters can open your company up to physical, structural, and organizational destruction. Read on to learn earthquake preparation that could save your organization from loss during a major disaster.

Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

Preparing for an emergency may seem like an unrealistic expectation; it’s like preparing for a surprise. How do you prepare for something you cannot see coming? How do you protect your employees and your company from a devastating emergency? Continue reading to see how to prepare your organization for emergencies that may come your way.

Employee Evaluation

Anyone who has ever worked in a company knows that employee evaluations are a fact of life. It's important to have some form of system in place to track employee progress and make sure they are meeting the standards of the company. But do employees really understand what their evaluation is all about? And more importantly, how can they use it to improve their work performance? In this article, we'll take a closer look at employee evaluations and what you need to know to make the most of them.

Employee Feedback

Do you want to help your employees stay longer, be happier and feel valued? Inviting feedback in the right way can increase job satisfaction and help your leaders reach their goals.

Employee/Office Gossip

Do you ever gossip? Do your employees? Gossip can serve good or bad purposes. Read on to learn the difference and how to minimize any harmful impacts, prevent negative gossip, and respond to reports of gossip.

Executive Onboarding

Hiring a new executive for your company is an expensive and important process, but your job isn't over with the hire. Making sure the new leader gets oriented and feels supported is crucial to solidifying a good match and increasing their productivity as quickly as possible. How do you create an effective, welcoming and nurturing onboarding process for a new executive?

Essential Job Function

Identifying essential job functions for each role in your company is, well, essential. It gives you a strong grasp of each job, teaches candidates what the job entails, provides benchmarks for employee evaluation and protects your company from legal claims. Learn how to accurately assess the difference between essential and nonessential job functions to help your business thrive and create a more inclusive working environment.

Email Marketing

Let’s dive into this comprehensive guide to email marketing, where I will be giving you specific information about the history of email marketing, its benefits, and its advantages and disadvantages, including why you need email marketing and the important factors affecting it.

Employee Replacement Costs

We all want to keep our retention rates high, but employee turnover is natural and unavoidable. It’s also very expensive. Read this article to learn how it impacts your organization, along with a step-by-step way to calculate the cost and apply the data to make your company stronger.

Employee Tardiness

“I didn’t hear my alarm clock!” “I’m so sorry I’m late, we had a hard morning with the kids.” “I had to dig myself out of the snow this morning.” Do any of these sound familiar to you? Employee tardiness is not a new concept; it can happen in any industry and will most likely happen to all employees at least once. While having policies in place for tardiness is very important, it is not a one-policy-fits all type of deal. Let’s see what the best fit for your business would be!

Employee Empowerment

Employee empowerment can make all the difference for your company in shaping its culture and behavior. People want to be part of the bigger picture. This article shares a few methods on how to help your employees feel empowered to do their job.

External Recruiting

We’ve all been there. You posted a job that urgently needs to be filled, but responses haven't been good. The hiring manager is frustrated, and you still don’t have a solid candidate in the pipeline. When is it time to call an external search firm, and should you choose contingent, retained, or contained recruiting? Read on to learn how to choose the right option, how much you can expect to pay, and other tips for a win-win partnership and great candidate experience.

Employee Net Promoter Score

Some people call the Employee Net Promoter Score the ultimate survey question. The research behind this question has built its credibility over time. It can be very telling of your employees feelings about your company and how likely they are to recommend your company to friends and colleagues as a place of employment.

Employee Onboarding Experience

Employee onboarding: it’s just completing new hire paperwork, right?! Let's explore the opportunities involved in onboarding, how you can make it great, and why onboarding is such an important part of the employee experience.

Employee Write-Ups

Are you comfortable disciplining employees? Discipline can be a challenging part of HR, so knowing your tools, and when to use each to correct the behavior needing change, is useful. Employee write-ups are one of those tools. Read on to learn how to improve your current practice.

Employee Birthdays

Companies often look for ways to improve their culture and help their employees feel validated. There are many ways to do this, but one of the simplest can be through celebrating employees' birthdays. How a company celebrates employees birthdays can go a long way in ensuring the employee feels welcomed and appreciated.

Employee Alumni Network

Struggling to hire people? Tap into an oft-ignored resource: your own ex-employees. When managed well, an employee alumni network can be a great source of referrals, rehires, and even new business.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

What’s the difference between an employee stock purchase plan and an employee stock ownership plan? When should a company consider implementing one or the other? These are a few of the topics covered in this article.

Employer Value Proposition

If you are interested in talent acquisition and retention—and what HR rep isn't?—take a look at your Employer Value Proposition. It's important to understand what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your benefit if you want to attract the best talent.

Employee Physical Health

Your first thought may be that it’s up to the employee to maintain their own physical health. Why should the employer get involved? However, you may not have considered the many advantages that promoting physical health brings to your company. Read on to find out what those benefits are.

Employment History

We all have a “past.” When we are applying for jobs, that “past,” with reference to our employment history, is put on display! HR professionals review employment history every time we look at a resume. Reviewing employment histories may be second nature to us, but let’s look together at the importance of these histories, how to get a complete history, how to evaluate them and how to spot potential red flags. At the end, we will not only be able to review these histories in our sleep, but we can confidently evaluate them to better understand our candidates.

Employee Termination

It's an HR task you may dread: to fire someone. But as an HR professional, you will often be the one to inform an employee that their employment has ended. Is there a right way to do it? Absolutely. Is it an easy conversation to have? Never.

Employee Tenure

Need to determine the average tenure in a hurry? Not sure how to entice your employees to stay with your company longer? This employee tenure article will give you everything you need to know, from understanding what tenure is to a step-by-step guide for increasing tenure at your company.

Employee Relations Case Management

An employee relations case can go sideways quickly if not handled appropriately. It can spiral into more employee relations cases, unnecessary terminations and even lawsuits. While we are handling these cases we might be asking ourselves: Did we follow up with all the necessary employees? Did we document everything and file accordingly? How do we know if we’ve done all we can? Keep reading to find some employee relations case management tips and tools to help you through the process.

Employee Experience

Are employees leaving your company at an alarming rate? Can you tell that employees are more disengaged and just don’t have the passion for their work that they used to? Are you wanting to bring engagement and excitement back into the workplace? Taking a look at the overall employee experience is a good place to start. High turnover or high employee dissatisfaction are just a few signs that the employee experience is broken or missing something and, if not fixed, could be a path down a slippery slope for a company.

Employee Relations

When should you start thinking about the employee experience? How and why should you try to manage it? Learn what employee engagement has to do with employee relations in this article.

Employee Safety

Employee safety: is it your job as an HR professional? Yes: safety is one of the most overlooked aspects of HR. In addition to keeping your employees healthy, workplace safety is heavily regulated, and non-compliance can end up getting you fined by the government.

Employee Spiritual Wellness

Spirituality in the workplace can be a tricky subject, and one that you may not know how to navigate as an HR professional. We’re here to give you some information on how you can specifically consider spirituality as you create an environment of wellness for your employees.

Employee Financial Wellbeing

Employee financial well-being can be the difference between having an effective workforce with high productivity or one that struggles with turnover rates and lack of motivation. What is financial well-being and how should your company go about educating your employees to better handle their money? This article covers in-depth tips on implementing financial well-being programs, and the benefits of doing so in your company.

Employee Social Wellness

You know from your own experience that when you feel positively connected to those around you, you are happier and have more to contribute. As an HR department, how are you supporting your employees’ social wellness—and how does it impact your company if you are not? Read on to learn how to create a culture that supports social wellness.

Employer Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance can be confusing and frustrating when you have an employee or former employee file for unemployment and you receive the claim. Understanding unemployment insurance is and the impact it can have on your company can go a long way in easing the frustration and confusion that comes from receiving an unemployment claim.

Employee Resignation

An employee's resignation involves more than just turning in a security badge. Do you know how soon an employee needs to be paid after they resign? Do you know why the employee is leaving? Keep reading to find out the reasons behind why employees resign and to learn a few tips on how to begin developing your employee resignation process.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Does your company have an Employee Assistance Program? If so, how do you promote it? And if you don't have one, why not? Learn the different types of EAPs, how to support your employees by implementing a robust program, and how to encourage your employees to use it. (Hint: personal experience is the most powerful!)

Exit Interview

When employees leave your company, one of the first questions you ask is why? As an employer, you want to understand why your employees decide to leave your company. Employees leave for a multitude of reasons: better job opportunities elsewhere, job dissatisfaction, reduction in hours, or personal reasons. Whatever the reason might be, exit interviews are one of the best ways to understand why they are leaving and to help you know how to prevent more turnover in the future.

Employee Burnout

Have you ever felt burned out at work? If so, you know the difficulty of performing well while feeling that exhaustion. Employee burnout is a problem that can affect anyone in any role at any company. Being able to spot the early warning signs of employee burnout can help you prevent negative impacts for both your employee and your company. Don’t fall into the trap of misinterpreting your employees' burnout as something else.

Employee Mental Health

Mental illnesses are becoming increasingly common and affect everybody you know in one way or another. Do you want to be more comfortable talking about mental health with your employees? Let’s normalize discussing mental health as employers so you can offer guidance, empathy and much needed human kindness.

Employment at Will

“Employment At-Will” means a company can fire whoever they want, when they want, right? Not exactly. In this article, you will learn all about what at-will employment entails and how to untangle its complicated concept.

Employee Emotional Wellness

Emotional unwellness is an invisible plague eating at the morale, productivity, and loyalty of your employees. It will not go away simply by ignoring it. It demands your attention, and will get it in one way or the other. Read on to learn what wellness is and why you should support it in your employees.

Employment Cost Index (ECI)

This article explores the three main reasons to leverage the employment cost index to the benefit of your business. Read on to learn what the employment cost index is and how your business can utilize it.

EEO Statement

Understanding the legal requirements and benefits of using Equal Employment Opportunity Statements can be confusing. Do your job descriptions, contracts, and other documents include one? Why should they, and how do you write one? Inspiration is within!

Employee Leadership Development

Why should you worry about employee leadership development? Because it will affect your financial bottom line, keep your top employees, and affect your business performance, all for the better. This article will explain what leadership development is, what the benefits are, and what you can do to help your employees become leaders.

Employment Contract

An employment contract, more commonly referred to as an offer letter is a legally binding agreement which can be created verbally or in writing. During all stages of interaction with a candidate or employee, you may be verbally implying pieces of an employment contract. Continue reading to ensure your processes and actual employment contracts keep your company out of legal trouble.

Employee Wellbeing

As an HR person, you are responsible for organization-wide functions—but you are also an employee. You have first-hand experience of wellness, or the lack of wellness, at work, and how it impacts your productivity and satisfaction with your job. Research confirms that the wellness of your employees directly relates to the success of your company. Read on to learn how you can implement an effective wellness program.

Employee Conflict Resolution

Organizations are made up of people, so some conflict is inevitable. Conflict can be healthy if managed well, but you may be apprehensive about your role in conflict resolution. We're here to support you in developing the skills to not only resolve issues, but even better, to prevent them.

But the negative consequences of unresolved employee conflict have a ripple effect impacting the employees involved, their teams, HR, and the organization as a whole. As we’ll learn in this article, the costs range from monetary in the form of lost productivity and turnover to health and legal issues in the form of stress-related illnesses and even harmful behavior.

Employee conflict resolution is one of the best strategies that organizations can utilize to not only resolve those issues, but even better, to prevent them.

Employee Engagement

HR is demanding, and it seems every task is crucial. You may feel you're pedaling as fast as you can to take care of the basics—but there is one area you ignore at your peril. Employee engagement is how committed your workers are to the company, how hard they work and how long they stay, and it's something you can impact.

Continue reading to learn what employee engagement is, the importance of keeping your employees engaged, how to improve it, and how to measure your efforts.

Employee Recognition

Have you ever been in a leadership meeting when the word "morale" is mentioned and everyone looks at you? Recognizing employees for work well done is a rewarding and important part of HR.

Implementing an effective employee recognition program can improve retention, employee satisfaction, production quality, finances, work ethic, company culture, morale, and even more. Let's look at how and why to create an employee recognition program, even on a small budget.

Employee Handbook Acknowledgement

You’ve published an employee handbook. You announce and distribute it among your employees with high hopes that it will help keep your office safer and more compliant. But how will you ensure all of your employees read it, and how can you enforce company policy without the assurance that your employees are fully aware of them in the first place?

This is where an employee handbook acknowledgement form comes in. This form gives employers assurance that employees have read and understand the critical information in your employee handbook.

Without this form, your employee handbook will be nothing more than an optional guidebook, and its rules will be harder to enforce. So let’s talk about what an employee handbook acknowledgement form is, why it’s important, and how to draft one.

Employee Handbook

Your company’s employee handbook serves as the rulebook for employees and sets expectations for both employees and employers. A well-drafted employee handbook also protects your organization from potential legal claims.

Continue reading to learn what an employee handbook is, why they’re important, what policies and procedures to include, how to create one and examples of great employee handbooks.

Employee First Day

During a new employee’s first day, focus on creating a comfortable and welcoming environment. You can use the new hire’s first day to introduce them to their teammates, set expectations and provide an overview of their new working environment.

Continue reading to learn what an employee’s first day should be like, the benefits of a great first day on the job, how to make a new employee’s first-day count and other tips for a successful first-day agenda.

Employee Retention

You spend a lot of time and effort to recruit and hire the right people for the right job—only to have them leave after a couple of months. Or perhaps you lose long-term employees who take great skills and knowledge with them. Either way, turnover is expensive and frustrating.

There are many reasons employees contemplate leaving an organization, including lack of work-life balance, professional development or accountability; inadequate pay; and the feeling of being undervalued.

Let's explore what employee retention is, why it is important, how to measure it, and how to start an employee retention program.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a powerful agency in the business world. To help your company follow laws and avoid lawsuits, you need to understand the EEOC and how your company can follow EEOC regulations. Read on to understand more about The EEOC in the article below.

Executive Compensation

Executive compensation may be one of the most important financial decisions a growing company makes. However, it is frequently one of the most debated and criticized - by employees, boards of directors, stockholders, and the public.

The fact is, an executive’s compensation is tied to what expertise they can bring to the table and reflect their investment in the business. And how can a company thrive and compete without a leader who is completely committed to the success of the organization?

The short answer - it can’t.

Employee File

Keeping complete employee records helps you track employee payments and performance, among other metrics. It’s also essential for legal compliance.

But how do you know which records to keep, and which records are confidential? If you’re not sure, don’t worry. In this article, we explain what should and should not go in an employee file, and provide tips for how to best keep your records safe, complete and legal.

Employee Rewards

If you’ve considered revamping your employee rewards program, then kudos! You are definitely thinking strategically about employee engagement and retention.

Employee rewards programs have evolved significantly from their HR origins. Traditional rewards were point-in-time recognition intended to communicate a “thank you” to employees that might be soon forgotten.

Twenty-first century rewards have pivoted to a strategic focus that aligns closely with recruiting, employee engagement, and retention efforts. They’re comprehensive and inclusive in nature and designed to address some of the current issues employers are facing with their workforce.

Employee Development

Employee development was important before, but after the upheaval of a global pandemic, it’s critical for talent retention.

The demand for HR-specific technology has increased dramatically as a result of the increased competition to recruit or train employees. In addition, we’re in the midst of historic age demographic events. Worker ages ranging from eighteen to ninety-something challenge companies to provide appropriate training for all levels of employee learning.

Employee development has gone from a great idea to a critical business imperative. Technology recruiting company Built In reports that 74% of employees cite a lack of professional development for failure to reach their full potential.

Employee Discipline

Disciplining employees is often one of the hardest parts of human resource work. Having a clear and well-defined progressive disciplinary policy not only protects your company, but shows your employees that you create a culture of trust and honesty.

Employer Brand

Your company’s employer brand sets the tone for the organization and helps create a culture that people want to work for.

Continue reading to learn what an employer brand is, why building an employer brand is important, how to develop your employer brand and examples of organizations with strong employer brands.

Employee Referral Program (ERP)

An employee referral program (ERP) can help you identify qualified candidates for open roles by leveraging the networks of your current employees.

Continue reading to learn what an employee referral program is, how your company can benefit from an ERP, how to create a program and to gain ideas from other companies’ employee referral programs.
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