While many HR best practices are tried and tested principles that have been around for ages, some things are changing in the year 2023. 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 2023.
Improvements to your new employee onboarding process can be one of the most important investments you make in your business. By making the changes we recommend in this article, you’ll see employees stay at your company longer, be more productive, and be more engaged than ever before. Following this process will make all the time and effort you spend on your hiring process worthwhile.
Quotes are often a great source of inspiration, and when it comes to the year 2023, we think everyone could use a little pick-me-up! Here are 10 HR quotes that we found helped us think more introspectively, and get excited about the rest of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hiring a new employee is about finding the best person for the right job—but after you’ve picked the perfect hire, a mountain of paperwork stands between you and getting the new employee to work. Productivity comes after you’ve got all the proper new hire documents filled out and in place as part of the onboarding process.
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.
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.
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.
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 a remote work world, silence is… grueling. Help your employees overcome WFH paranoia so they can continue doing their best work.
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.
Should HR help employees be smarter about workplace digital communication? Why is holding employees responsible for communication so important? We answer these questions, and more, following the termination of badly behaved employees at Netflix.
As the economy reopens, your employees are likely eyeing new job opportunities. And even if they’re not, your competitors might try to poach them. Here’s how to keep your people happy during The Great (talent) Reshuffling.
Many states and cities across the US are scheduled to raise their minimum wages on July 1, 2021. Although HR departments are looking forward to giving good news, the increases will also trigger changes in payroll and budget, some more complicated than others. Below are 6 tips to help you get through your next minimum wage increase.
Supporting a culture of inclusion looks different in a small company, but helping your people feel like they belong matters just as much. Here’s how to ensure your company is fostering inclusion—on Pride Day and every day.
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.
With the pandemic waning, businesses across the U.S are up against a new challenge: a nationwide labor shortage. Here’s what your company can do to attract the best talent amidst this new crisis.
A workplace that fully values every type of person is more likely to attract and retain a variety of employees. Respect and acceptance are universal principles that all people appreciate, and we need to see them in the culture of our workplace. Even if only one group is disadvantaged or hurt systemically, that can hurt the morale of other people who see it happening—as long as they have any human empathy.
President Joe Biden recently signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. This new round of economic stimulus in the wake of COVID19 affects businesses in a variety of ways. Learn more about what changed and what you need to know in 2021.
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.
Hiring the right person for the right job is crucial for any growing business. But screening and evaluating candidates can take up a significant amount of time for an HR professional, especially if your company is hiring for several positions at once. Often, resumes alone aren’t a good enough guide for determining who to interview.
Personal finance starts with understanding your paycheck. Why is it less than I thought it’d be? What are all these deductions and withholdings? Understanding your pay stub and getting clear on the taxes and payroll deductions you face will prepare you for a better financial future.
A lot goes into running a successful small business. Along with a good idea and a quality product, you need a great team behind the business, making the operation run smoothly and taking care of the day-to-day work. An important part of that team is the human resources department. Why is human resources important? Your human resources team takes care of your other employees, working to create a productive environment where people feel valued and motivated to stay at the company and give their best work.
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.
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.
When it comes to choosing a payroll provider, there is so much more than just running payroll. Unfortunately, many business owners rush to choose the provider without considering many alternatives. Learn more about the four reasons you should consider making a change.
One of the most effective ways to increase the productivity and motivation of your employees is to incentivize them with a bonus program. This article walks you through how to create an effective employee bonus plan, and what you need to consider to make it work.
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.
Running a small business can be challenging, but software is able to eliminate some of the stress, headache, and hassle. Whether you need to manage your finances, increase sales and marketing efforts, stay on top of human resources, or communicate internally with your team, there are software tools built for small businesses that make these tasks easier.
The HR department is no longer considered a cost center, but a revenue generator. HR leaders are making key strategic decisions that have clear, positive, financial implications for the business. The best HR departments are attracting top talent, building company culture, and placing employees in the best position to succeed, all of which add to the company’s bottom line.
The field of human resources is attracting more and more talent each and every year. It has been identified as one of the fastest-growing and most fulfilling jobs in the world of business, and new-comers without a traditional background are trying to find a way into the industry. Here are some tips and tricks on how to get into human resources.
There are 3 major HR trends brought on by COVID19 that are absolutely changing the way we do business. Working from home, an increased focus on employee engagement, and a company’s ability to leverage the freelance economy are all becoming more critical to the modern business. We breakdown how to incorporate these trends into your company strategy.
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.
We’ve spent time speaking to hundreds of HR managers over the last three years, and we’ve learned a lot about what they like and don’t like about their work. Here we summarize the nine reasons HR managers love their job and why so many people are flocking to the profession.
Before creating an accrual-based PTO policy you’ll want to focus on five key components: Accrual frequency, accrual amount, milestones, max balance, and carry-over limit. By understanding each of these keys, you’ll be able to build the paid time off plan that is best suited for the needs of your organization.
With many companies laying off or furloughing workers, there are millions of unemployed people competing for a relatively small number of job openings. To make things even more complex, most of the interviewing process is now done virtually, an adjustment job seekers need to prepare for.
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.
We know how hard it is to curate a book list, so we went ahead and did it for you. If you’re looking for inspiration, motivation, and transformation for 2023, then check out our recommendations! We’ve compiled a strong list of eight books that we believe are must-reads for HR managers in 2023.
HR has traditionally been the epicenter of administrative tasks. But as technology automates and simplifies many of these tasks, the HR leaders of tomorrow will be expected to make a shift to strategic HR. They’ll help businesses solve difficult problems through data and process development.
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.
Sometimes it’s easier to listen than it is to read. If you’re looking for motivation or ideas on how to improve your company, work environment, or culture, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve carefully curated an awesome list of amazing speeches delivered by leadership experts. You’ll find all 10 videos embedded into the article to make your viewing experience seamless.
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.
There’s no way you could have prepared for the challenge of managing a team, from home, during a global pandemic, and yet, here we are. Hopefully by following these tips, the experience will be a little more cheerful, productive, and motivating for you and the members of your team. Good management is needed more than ever.
What is the coronavirus, what are the symptoms, how does it spread, and what can I do about it for my company? Read on to protect your company from COVID-19.
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.
Everybody loves the adage, “Work hard, play hard.” Not only is this a fun way to live, but building this lifestyle into your company culture is a great way to attract top talent and keep your current employees happy and productive. In the workplace, “Work hard, play hard” goes by a different name — PTO.
HR may be the most underappreciated role in a business, but the role is huge. As a tiny startup, a full-time HR manager may not be necessary, but when will it be? The short answer is, later than you may think. Let’s talk about why you may not need an HR pro yet, and when you probably should consider hiring one.
Remember how in grade school you got to show your school pride during spirit week? Well, we brought this old tradition to the workplace! Having a workplace spirit week is a good company culture filler when you have a dead spot in the year with no events happening. At Eddy, a Tesani company, we do spring, fall, and Christmas spirit weeks because employees love it that much.