One major issue for human resource managers is tying the organization’s strategic goals to employee performance and evaluation. Although we are at mid-January 2013, it is not too late to analyze how the company can tie its strategies to employee performance. This week’s Feature from HRN Performance Solutions is a White Paper providing an HR roadmap on aligning employees with the company goals so that it reflects in performance.
Happy New Year from the management and staff at the Hawaii Employers Council! This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update offers three New Year’s resolutions from Sharon Daniels, CEO of AchieveGlobal, that managers everywhere should consider as they prepare to lead their teams and organizations into 2013.
Although Christmas is over, New Year celebrations will be coming up, and employees are still in the holiday mood, keeping HR managers on their toes. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update provides some HR practice guidance from labor and employment attorney David Barron, who shares the top 12 HR headaches during the holiday season.
The American Management Association says that employees are becoming more savvy about growing their careers via training, but with tighter company budgets and the impact of globalization, training professionals need to target and adapt their programs to conform. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update reports on the seven training and development trends identified by the AMA.
As the end of the year approaches, company leadership typically will be planning ahead for the challenges in the new year. Management consulting firm Healthy Companies International recently completed an assessment of the workplace realities likely to face top management in 2013. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update covers what the consulting firm identified as the five trends CEOs will have to deal with during the year ahead.
Although an estimated seven in 10 organizations use employee recognition programs to strengthen corporate culture, the majority of HR professionals (75 percent) say employees are not satisfied with the level of recognition they receive for work well done, according to a joint survey from Society for Human Resource Management and Globoforce consultancy. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update looks at the SHRM survey and its implications for reward programs.
Following a compensation philosophy can provide a foundation for the organization in effectively managing its employee resources, but it should be flexible enough to adapt to minor effects of market changes and grounded enough to keep compensation in check with the company’s overall strategic plan. However, developing a compensation philosophy cannot be answered until multiple variables and factors are considered. This week’s Feature from HRN Performance Solutions is a whitepaper on some of the strategic variables that need to be explored and considered when determining an organization’s compensation philosophy.
With Election Day nearing, political discussions and soliciting votes for candidates are heating up and commentators note that the increasingly contentious political climate can take a toll on employee relations and morale. Of note is Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s suggestion that employers discuss election preferences with their employees. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update looks at the pitfalls of workplace electioneering and the risks of trying to control it.
Verbal abuse, work interference, or humiliating, threatening, or intimidating behaviors can be forms of workplace bullying, and more states are looking at adopting ways that employees can sue based on the claim of an abusive work environment. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update covers practical tips from attorney Thomas J. Posey, partner in the firm of Franczek Radelet, for dealing with workplace bullying.
Most companies have a policy on the use of company computers, software, and email, but how about a social computing policy and guidelines, specifically aimed at social networking and the use of Internet forums, blogs, wikis, LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, etc.? This week’s Feature from HRN Performance Solutions is a White Paper on how to customize a social media policy based on the nature and philosophy of your particular organization.
With the proliferation of easily transportable office laptops and other electronic devices used for business, prudent employers will set up strict policies on securing this property as well as the information it contains. However, managers also have to contend with the human element—this week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update reports on a recent nationwide survey that finds a significant number of workers may be putting their company or themselves at risk by failing to secure their laptop, sharing passwords or clicking on links from unknown sources.
Most HR professionals understand intuitively that a team that gets along and is cohesive can be a highly functional, productive force in the company. This understanding is reinforced by recent research which shows that peer pressure is a strong motivating force, and workers’ willingness to please those who mean something to them is often a stronger motivating force than financial rewards. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update reports on what University of Iowa researchers found in examining both self-motivated teams, and those whose members didn’t get along.
Employers who want to prevent a bad hiring decision use background checking as one of the steps in the selection process, but HR appears to be getting more selective in choosing what type of method is appropriate, depending on the job being filled. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update reports on a recent Society of Human Resource Management survey revealing a decline in the use of credit and criminal background checks by companies.
Recent court decisions, employee lawsuits, and increasingly complex workplace regulations are making it imperative that employment law training takes place at all levels of the company; this not only makes good business sense but hopefully acts as preventative insurance against potential costly legal nightmares down the road. This week’s Feature from HRN Performance Solutions is a White Paper on when to train, who to train, and what topics are critical.
According to new research by Mozy®, employers who endorse mobile technology, including smartphone apps and cloud services, are supportive of a flexible workforce and more tolerant toward tardiness. The findings emerged in a study of 1,000 U.S., British, German, French and Irish employees and employers, which found 73 percent of bosses have a relaxed attitude to time keeping, since they trust their staff is working long before they actually get to the office. In the U.S., 20 percent of employers make it possible for their workers to be able to access everything on the go (email, network drives and applications, front and back-office cloud services) — which allows people even more freedom. This week’s Feature from CCH Daily Document Update reports on what the research finds to be the new “9 to 5” workday.