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Occupational Folklore

What do the stories and rumors shared around the water cooler say about your company? These forms of occupational folklore, along with several others, can be advantageous to your organization if you know how to use them.

OCD in the Workplace

“Oh, I’m so OCD” is a common phrase many people will say when in reality they are not. But actual OCD has several causes, criteria, symptoms and pathology. When legitimate OCD enters the workplace, employers need to adapt.

Online Job Application

Does your company have an online job application process? Or are you still wading through email and paper, and hiring mostly people that you or your employees already know personally? Online job application tools have drastically changed the hiring process for companies large and small, improving efficiency and often leading to larger, more diverse candidate pools. This article looks at the pros and cons of implementing online application processes, provides some how-tos of creating your own online application, and includes a few recommendations on high-quality platforms to consider using.

Open Enrollment

Benefits are one of the most important factors in hiring and retaining your talent, which makes open enrollment a crucial time of year. This process can be daunting for a new HR professional, so keep reading to learn how to make open enrollment a more enjoyable experience for you and your employees.

Onboarding Checklist

The way a new employee’s time with your organization begins is crucial to their longevity, engagement, and satisfaction. But onboarding is so often given the short end of the stick! Our encyclopedia has lots of great articles to help you improve your onboarding processes. This entry will focus on the nuts and bolts of the onboarding checklist — a simple but critical tool in starting your new hires off on the right foot.

Overtime

Do you know the requirements for paying overtime to your employees? This article will explore some of the important facts you need to know about overtime and overtime pay.

OKRs

Would you or your company benefit from higher productivity? Greater inspiration? Read this article to learn more about why Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, said “Good ideas with great execution are how you make magic. That’s where OKRs come in.”

Offboarding

After an employee resigns or has been terminated, you will begin the offboarding process. This article will share with you why the offboarding process is important, what the process looks like and mistakes to avoid when offboarding.

Occupational Stress

Occupational stress impacts everyone, harming individuals and organizations. Learn how to identify early signs of stress and how to manage or eliminate its causes for both you and your organization.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

As a new HR professional you might see the word OSHA a lot in the news. You might hear myths about how OSHA will “shut down” businesses and cause headaches for HR. This article will help you learn about OSHA and dispel its myths, enable you to be compliant with OSHA standards and provide your employees with a safe, happy workplace.

One-on-Ones

One-on-one meetings have become an expected part of management. What is their value, and what makes them effective? Here's how to use one-on-ones wisely and have a positive impact on an employees' morale, productivity, and relationship with their manager.

Outplacement Firm

Layoffs are not fun for anyone, but outplacement firms can make them less expensive and less stressful for everyone. Investing in outplacement firms can save companies a small fortune by reducing unemployment costs and legal fees while improving its reputation.

Onboarding

You’ve searched for qualified candidates, completed the interview process and selected the best fit for your open role. How do you prepare the candidate you selected for success in your company? Onboarding is the process of preparing new hires for their day-to-day responsibilities and assuring them that they made the right choice in joining your organization.

Continue reading to learn what onboarding is, why it is important for new employees, how to create an onboarding process and tips about employee onboarding.

Onboarding Buddy

Onboarding buddy systems create an informal support system for new hires to rely on as they get acclimated within your company.

Continue reading to learn what an onboarding buddy is, the benefits of assigning a buddy to new hires, steps to implement a new employee buddy system and additional tips to consider.

Onboarding Software

You spend a lot of effort to find and hire the right people; you want to keep them. Studies continue to show a clear correlation between an excellent onboarding experience and employee retention. Yet, a Gallup report in 2021 reported that a staggering 88% of employees surveyed did not believe that their employers did a good job of onboarding.

How would you rate your organization's onboarding experience? Onboarding provides a critical foundation for the retention of talent and strong employee engagement initiatives. If you think you need to up your game a bit, consider onboarding software. It takes onboarding to the next level by reducing costs and workload and helping you gather and analyze data that identifies opportunities for improvement.

Offer Letter

The job offer letter is your company’s first opportunity to make a great impression on your future team member. At the same time, it is also a document that must be drafted both strategically and compliantly to avoid creating unintended legal obligations.

In this article, you will learn not only what to put in your next offer letter, but also how to do it the right way so that your candidate is just as excited to accept your offer as you are to offer it.
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