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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.[…]

5 Hidden Workplace Hazards

Not every safety hazard is obvious. Many workplace injuries and health-related problems can sneak up on employers and employees alike. In turn, these hidden hazards can lead to further injury, lost productivity, and other serious accidents. Here are five “invisible” safety risks every workplace should consider. 1: Posture and repetitive strain Resume and job posting[…]

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[…]

The Measurable Value of “Integration” in HR Technology

A pair of studies from The Aberdeen Group found that integration between HR systems generates significant benefits and that “Best-in-Class” companies are more likely to integrate than others. For example, a 2017 study found that Best-in-Class companies that integrate HR systems are 27% more likely than “All Others” to improve the accuracy of operational reporting.[…]

How Parental Leave in the U.S. Compares Internationally

According to Pew Research, the U.S. stands alone among developed nations in its parental leave policies. Compared to 41 of the world’s largest nations, only the U.S. mandates no paid parental leave at all. The next lowest nation – New Zealand – mandates 8 weeks of parental leave. Estonia, by contrast, requires over a year[…]

Why – and How – You Should Encourage Employees to Take Vacation During the Summer

Time off does a worker good. Project: Time Off’s State of American Vacation 2018 report says that workers who took 11 or more vacation days were more likely to have received a raise or bonus in the past three years. This could mean that employees who are working themselves harder are not as productive or[…]

How to Facilitate In-House and Outsourced HR Staff Working Together

If you contract out to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) partner, or are considering doing so, how can your organization ensure that your in-house staff and outside HR partner work together seamlessly? Here are three best practices to employ. Communicate. Communication is key to any successful relationship. Very often, businesses outsource transactional HR tasks specifically[…]

Evidence-Based HR 102: Best Practices

Evidence-based HR (EBHR) can offer a powerful mechanism for organizations to make better workforce-related decisions; and better decisions mean better results. Yet transitioning to an evidence-based way of tackling HR objectives can be tricky. Here’s how to make that move successfully, step by step. 1: Articulate your goal. Imagine that your organization is considering a[…]