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Your superstar employee—whom you worked so hard to recruit, hire, and onboard!—informs you that they are leaving the company. They make a huge impact and help raise the bar for everyone else around them. The news is devastating, but there is still something you can do besides let them walk out the door.

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.

Workplace Retaliation

As an HR person, your plate is full. When an employee reports being treated unfairly or badly, it can be stressful. You may focus on solving the problem or protecting the organization, and forget to protect that employee from feeling mistreated for reporting the problem in the first place. Let's look at what workplace retaliation is and how you should watch for it in your workplace.

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.

People Strategy

You have the HR framework—the department, the employees, the policies, the procedures, and the systems. Heck, you even have an HR newsletter. So, it may seem like you have all your bases covered. And you do—well, some. You have a great foundation, but now you need walls, a roof, doors, plumbing, etc., which is where a People Strategy comes into play.

Unions

As an HR professional, it is important to be prepared for any challenge that may present itself. One of these challenges may come in the form of working with a labor union. It’s crucial to understand the laws and practices behind unions in order to avoid lawsuits, strikes and ethical violations. This article will talk about unions, their history, HR responsibilities concerning them, and general tips on working with labor unions.

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.

People Operations

You may have heard about "People Operations" and wonder what it means. Is it the same as Human Resources? Does it apply to you? If your organization is ready to evolve from a traditional Human Resources compliance focus to a people-experience focus, you are ready to use the People Operations model.
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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.
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Company Reporting Structure

How do you know who reports to whom and the responsibilities of each person in your company? Sometimes the structure grows organically, but it actually needs to be intentional and documented—and sometimes changed or adjusted.

Choosing the right company reporting structure can be a difficult process, and the transition can be long and complicated. But choosing the best structure for your company will help you build a better company culture and execute your business strategy with ease. Not sure where to start? We’re here to help.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Internal Communication

A successful internal communication strategy can help you create a more efficient work environment full of happy, informed and productive employees. In this article, you will learn about the different types of internal communication, consider steps to creating effective strategies for your company, and become aware of tools that can make even the smallest HR department top-notch communicators.
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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.
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