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How to Document Employee Performance

Documentation is armor against labor law litigation. “No matter what type of employment litigation is at issue, the amount of documentation an employer has dramatically increases the odds of prevailing in litigation,” writes litigation attorney Anthony Zaller in a blog post. Surprisingly, however, many employers neglect creating and retaining documentation outside of records specifically mandated[…]

How Different Benefits Quantifiably Affect Recruitment

Employers already know that employee benefits are key to remaining competitive in the talent marketplace. But did you realize that specific benefits can have quantifiable impacts on employee retention and recruiting? MetLife’s 15th Annual (2017) U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study identified four benefits that can significantly increase an employee’s loyalty to their employer – or,[…]

Top 3 HR Issues Facing Newly Formed Businesses

Newly formed businesses and startups may be tempted to bypass Human Resources in favor of other business units, like marketing, sales, finance, etc. After all, if they’re newly formed, they probably don’t have many employees yet anyways, so why worry about HR at that point? Well, here are three HR issues that every new business[…]

Are Flexibility-Related Benefits the Key to Employee Satisfaction?

The usual suspects of employee benefits – like retirement plans and health insurance coverage – remain critical to attracting and retaining top talent in today’s labor marketplace. But a new class of benefits also seems to be growing more important to a growing segment of today’s workforce. We’re talking about benefits that give employees flexibility[…]

The Facts About Performance Management

Good performance management is critical to maximizing employee engagement and productivity. Studies of performance management show clear benefits for both employees and employers when feedback is handled well. For example, companies see 14.9% lower turnover rates for employees who receive regular feedback than for employees who do not. Even better, Gallup has found that units[…]

Is Your Workplace Ready for Generation Z?

Pew Research Center defines Generation Z as anyone born in or after 1997. That means this generation is just now beginning to enter the workforce, with more to come as college-bound Gen Zers begin to graduate. What do employers need to know as members of this generation come knocking? 1: They are not just digital[…]

Age Discrimination 101: What You Need to Know

Age discrimination is more common than most people probably realize, with reported instances likely dwarfed by incidents no one ever hears about. Acting EEOC chair Victoria Lipnic says, “Like harassment, everyone knows it happens every day to workers in all kinds of jobs, but few speak up. It’s an open secret.” It’s also against the law.[…]

Design Thinking 102: How to ‘Design’ Employee Experience

Design thinking is an idea that’s been gaining traction in HR circles. At heart, it means designing an employee experience that promotes engagement, satisfaction, loyalty, and productivity. Further, a well-designed employee experience can improve your employer brand, strengthening your ability to attract star talent. As consultancy firm Willis Towers Watson puts it, “Design thinking approaches products[…]