Without a clear start and end to the work day, many employees—and HR professionals, in particular—are working longer hours and putting themselves at risk for burnout. Here’s how to get time back in your day—for you.
HR Best Practices
Resolving to learn, grow, or find balance in your HR career this year? Here are seven New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually want to stick to.
Facing Omicron, many companies are considering how to comply with OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate. Take these four steps to successfully implement a new workplace safety policy.
Recent natural disasters have highlighted the questionable workplace practices of companies in the devastated areas. Here’s what went wrong—and how HR can help companies plan better for next time.
Reductions in force—or simply, layoffs—are a difficult time for all involved. But there’s a right way and a horribly wrong way (see also: CEO of Better.com) to deliver the bad news. Here’s how HR can help companies get it right.
Looking for the perfect present for your HR colleague? Here are 20 gifts that will show your gratitude this holiday season.
Thanksgiving is a great reminder of the importance of gratitude. Here’s how and why organizations can promote a culture of gratitude towards employees—during the holidays and always.
We’re building a better way to foster learning and community for human resource professionals—by democratizing HR. Here’s why you should join us.
Employing veterans at your small business fosters a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Here are four ways to focus your recruitment efforts to attract and hire veterans—on Veterans Day and every day.
In episode 17, we sat down with Stephen Fortuna to talk about how he plans to create a free community of information sharing for HR professionals.
Will Your Next HR Meeting Happen in the Metaverse? Here’s What You Need to Know About Virtual Workspaces
With Facebook’s recent announcement that it’s all-in on the metaverse, it might only be a matter of time before virtual reality technologies go mainstream and play a greater role in our work life.
Employee recognition programs are one of the driving forces of a successful employee culture. Recognizing an employee for their hard work decreases turnover and increases an employee’s loyalty and engagement. The world of employee recognition programs can be confusing and overwhelming, so we broke it down to help you understand what it takes to get a program up and running for your company.
One of the most important, but absolutely worst parts of management is being responsible for terminating an employee. Firing someone is hard, unpleasant, and uncomfortable. Like anything else, there are definitely right ways and wrongs ways to go about it. Here we’ll show you how to terminate employees the right way.
When it comes to new employee paperwork, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. How can you know which documents are required to be signed and which are optional? How many forms should your new employees complete before they’re ready to work? What paperwork is the most important? All of these questions are answered as you dive into our new employee paperwork checklist.
Nothing says exclusive like a pricey admission ticket to your inclusion event. Thankfully, you don’t need one to learn how to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion at your small business. Check out these resources instead.
It’s easy to focus on everyone else’s needs and neglect your own when taking care of people is at the core of what you do. Recognize the signs that it’s time to leave and don’t be afraid to look for something better.
You don’t need a lot of money to create an education assistance program at your small business. Here are 8 ideas to help you get started, no matter your budget.
Facebook’s recent outage had serious implications for companies around the world. Here are 3 things HR can do to avert communication crises (and more) in our virtual world of work.
Office housework is essential to a company’s success and well-being, but the work itself often goes unpaid and unrecognized. Here’s how to make the work visible—and reward the employees who perform it.
In this episode 11, we talk with Joe Nabrotzky about the three things that all world-class HR teams focus on.
While awards shows are on to something when it comes to rewards and recognition, you don’t need to roll out the red carpet for your employees to feel valued. Instead, boost engagement and retention with these 5 strategies.
Mandate or no mandate, HR professionals are considering the benefits of requiring weekly COVID testing for employees. Here’s what you need to know.
Whether it’s cost or COVID (fears), many HR professionals can’t attend SHRM21 in Las Vegas this week. So, we’ve recreated the experience to be more inclusive—where anyone can “attend” at home and for free.
A recent study revealed one third of millennials plan to quit their jobs and take a career break. Here’s how to keep your people engaged—and attract new talent that’s on the move.
In this episode 5, we talk with Jared Olsen about his in-depth take on the hero’s journey and how it’s helped the company attract, retain, and even part ways with employees (when the time is right).
HR professionals might not always have a say as to whether vaccines will be mandated in the workplace (or not). But they can help their companies mitigate the risks—whichever path they choose.
In this episode 4, we talk with Kyle Wadsworth about how the restaurant industry is dealing with the pervasive staffing drought—and what impact HR can have on supporting businesses with recruitment and retention.
In this episode 3, we talk with Nick Staley about the need to be an advocate for employee mental health.
Is going for gold worth the mental anguish? Star athletes Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles have recently spoken out about the high levels of pressure they face in their sports. Employers can learn from their examples—and help prevent their own employees from burning out.
In this episode 2, we talk with Elisa Garn how HR professionals can shape the employee experience—and be a positive driver of engagement.
In this episode 1, we talk with Kaden Heaton about insights on how small businesses can get HR right, even when you’re not ready to hire a full-time HR person.
During times of increased demand, do your HR policies support your employees—or abandon them? Here’s how to treat your people right so they stay, even when times are tough.
Your employees are heading back into the office, and they’re unsure of what to expect—and what’s expected of them. Here’s how to get everyone on the same page about the post-COVID workplace.
When it comes to unnecessary business expenses, employee turnover can be the most costly. Companies waste time and money every year trying to replace great employees who have left their organization. The best companies are taking steps to cut back on this expense by implementing strategies to prevent employee turnover. We’d like to share with you 11 proven ways to prevent or reduce turnover in your business.
As the world of business grows more complicated and more competitive, it’s never been more important to have great software tools at your disposal. HR SaaS companies are creating products and features that help HR professionals better manage their people, payroll, and HR processes. Learn how HR SaaS is changing the way businesses operate.
You want to attract the right people for the right job at your company—before the competition hires the best talent in the field. The hiring process, often involving recruiting, multiple screenings, assessments, and interviews, can take weeks or longer. An inefficient process may cause your company to lose out simply because candidates got another offer sooner. On the other hand, a poor hiring process can result in employees who are a poor fit for the culture or job requirements, causing expensive turnovers.
Employee engagement is one of the key metrics in the world of business. Without an engaged workforce, you run the risk of higher turnover, lower productivity, lower workplace satisfaction, lower customer satisfaction, and a drop in employee happiness. Getting engagement right changes all of this. Here are 8 ideas that actually work.
Few things make a bigger difference in new hire onboarding than the creation of an onboarding packet. With an onboarding packet, you’re able to organize all your tasks, paperwork, and assignments and monitor it’s progress. We not only share the secrets behind what a good onboarding packet looks like, but we also provide a downloadable template for you to use and re-use as you go.
Company culture defines your workplace and can have a big influence on recruiting, productivity, and turnover. Your company’s culture will develop naturally, but your organization will benefit from investing in shaping that culture in a way that benefits your employees and your customers. This guide for how to improve company culture will help you get started.
Human resources leaders are playing a critical role in healthcare companies throughout the industry. HR’s ability to hire and train the right people, manage variable shifts and pay schedules, understand regulatory and legal compliance, and improve patient satisfaction, are making the department invaluable.
Have you ever wondered what some of the world’s best companies do to build their culture and enhance their employees’ experience? Well, we did the research and we’re excited to share the results. Take an in-depth look at companies like Patagonia, Basecamp, Hubspot, Zappos, and even Eddy to learn how these companies are building their culture.
Reference checking is a key part of the hiring process. When done correctly, a reference check interview can reveal critical information about a job candidate. This article will help you understand what your goals for each interview should be and what questions you can ask to accomplish those goals.
Being a great manager can be challenging when everything is going right, and can be down right difficult when things are going wrong. Learning how to manage underperforming employees is a great skill to help you level up. By applying our simple, seven-step process, you’ll be on your way to management stardom.
Every year, employers will make decisions about which days to grant employees time off. A great starting point is to understand the federal holiday schedule. Federal holidays are days where government offices and banks are closed. Employers will often grant these days off to employees.
It’s no secret that people are complicated. No two people are alike and everyone has their own unique preferences. These differences can make people management challenging. However, when you learn to R.E.A.D. people, you’ll immediately become a better manager and you’ll earn the trust of your team.
While many HR best practices are tried and tested principles that have been around for ages, some things are changing in the year 2022. The lingering effects of a global pandemic have and will continue to change the way we work. Read this list to get your company aligned with the best HR practices of 2022.
Writing a good job rejection email is a key part of the candidate experience. Your hiring process is not complete if you aren’t keeping all your candidates in the loop. Use these four tricks to write rejection emails like some of the world’s best companies.
As remote work becomes more permanent, it’s important that you learn how to properly manage a remote team. Productivity, communication, performance evaluation, and employee happiness all become more difficult to maintain while working from home. Learn how to combat these challenges in order to build a productive remote culture.
Employees quit on their bosses, not their company. A good manager can be the difference between an employee staying at your company for six months or two years. It’s critical to invest in training and developing managers who value their direct reports. Here we break down six managerial mistakes that need to be avoided at all costs.
Hiring is hard. Not knowing the right questions to ask during the job interview makes it even harder. Because we know how difficult it can be to ask the right job interview questions, we took the time to put together a list of over 100 questions you can ask to find the right job candidate!
Although there is a mandated federal minimum wage, many states require employers to pay employees at different rates. If you run a business across state lines, or are just making sure you’re up-to-date with your local regulations, check out this complete list of minimum wage requirements in every state.
Writing a job description can be a challenge, but if you get it right you’ll attract hundreds of applicants. Learning to write clearly, strike a professional tone, use proper formatting, and optimize for readability will help you stand out from the competition.
Each one of us dreams of maximizing our potential and reaching peak performance. It doesn’t matter what profession we’re in, we’d all like to be the best we can be. In order to do this, we use tools to enhance our abilities. Companies like Eddy make software tools for HR professionals to help them achieve more. We believe that every HR professional should use HR software.
Whether you’re at a company of 5 or 5,000, you should have an employee handbook. These handbooks help employees understand what they’re agreeing to when they come and work for your company. Writing a handbook isn’t easy, so we wanted to give you a headstart with this friendly guide on how to create an employee handbook.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for businesses. Among the most pressing is the health and wellbeing of a workforce that has shifted to remote work. Employees are deprived of daily social interaction, and they’re working longer hours than ever before. We break down why companies should immediately begin focusing on employee health and share 7 ideas on how to improve the health and wellness of remote employees.
Want to make better decisions? Get better data. The HR metrics your company tracks will directly impact decision making in your organization. If you’re not tracking the right things, or if you’re not looking at your data holistically, you might miss opportunities for improvement. Here we break down the 20 HR metrics that every company needs to track.
If you’re having trouble holding productive one-on-one meetings, then you’ve come to the right place. Productive one-on-one meetings can pay massive dividends for companies looking to increase employee productivity, boost employee morale, and jumpstart employee engagement. Here we break down nine specific steps that managers can take to take their one-on-ones to the next level.
Creating a hiring process that works for you and enhances the candidate experience is challenging. Those involved in hiring must be extremely well organized, quick to communicate, and very decisive. Here we’ve outlined eight ways that you can implement today to improve your hiring process.
When it comes to creating the best paid time off policy for your company, you need to first gather details about your options. Here we break down four types of policies that you should consider before you decide a PTO plan for your business.
COVID19 has accelerated the rate that companies are allowing employees to work from home. If your company is considering letting some or many of your employees work from home on a more permanent basis, consider first creating a work from home policy. Use our guide to help you make the right decisions for your company.
Engaged employees are more happy, productive, and invested in their work. But do you know which of your employees are engaged? We’ll teach you how to create an employee engagement survey, give you 25 questions to ask, and help you understand what to do with the results.
Scheduling a meeting is such a simple concept, but more often than not, it’s done wrong. The way you schedule the meeting matters. Who you invite (or choose not to invite) matters even more. And if you want that meeting to be productive, then prepping your participants for the conversation is as important as the conversation itself. Take a dive into the do’s and don’ts of meetings.
All Hands on Deck meetings are a great way to communicate company goals, vision, and mission to employees. They’re also a useful tool for celebrating your organization’s accomplishments along the way. Running a successful All Hands meeting can be a powerful tool in strengthening company culture and improving trust and transparency.
This is challenging, new territory for all of us. After months of shut down, the American economy is slowing opening and employees are returning to work. However, with the virus still present, it’s important that we return to work safely, and take the precautions necessary to protect our people.
Many companies miss the opportunity to conduct great exit interviews because they don’t take the time to really prepare, nor do they have an end goal in mind. When prepped with the right exit interview questions, these meetings can provide a wealth of information to help your company make decisions on how to improve.
As a startup or small business you probably have a game plan for product development, market penetration, and marketing initiatives, but what’s your game plan for Human Relations? Here’s the ground-up HR game plan for startups and small businesses.
Planning an office Christmas party can be a daunting task. The food has to be great, the activities have to be engaging, and the atmosphere has to be fun. Miss one of these elements and the whole thing could flop. It’s a lot to handle, but with our thorough guide to throwing an office Christmas party, you’ll be equipped to make yours one to remember.
When you think of a safe workplace environment, your mind might jump to a construction sight or a job in Jurassic Park or something. That’s not exactly what we’re getting at here. In this context, a safe workplace environment is having the freedom to fail safely.