Outsmarting the Smart Workplace

by Tamara Barkdoll

Smart technology can help employers forge a more motivated, efficient and effective workforce. But these devices also pose significant employment-law risks. While employee privacy concerns are one common issue, others are less obvious. Following the tips below can help employers avoid being caught off guard by addressing these legal risks early on.  Be Vigilant and… [More]

Employers: Reject Sexual Harassment (Part II)

by Ben Hase 

This article continues last month’s discussion of steps businesses can take to address the seemingly perennial issue of sexual harassment. But it is worth reflecting again on the fact that, although legislation in recent decades has begun to reflect a growing social consciousness of this as unacceptable behavior, laws, best practices and policies have failed… [More]

Beat the Workday Slump

by Elin Östman, Ph.D.

It’s not uncommon for people to feel tired during their workday — whether it’s just trying to hide an embarrassing yawn during an after-lunch conference or staying energized throughout the workday — and there are several causes to that workday slump. Too little sleep, stress and a blood sugar roller coaster caused by unhealthy food… [More]

Use Document Management to Conquer HR Challenges

by Jesse Wood 

Human resources managers are playing a growing role within business expansion; more than ever, they are expected to weigh in on company decisions with executive teams, engage in strategic planning, and foster employee wellness in a world of workers overwrought by personal problems. An HR document management tool can simplify these challenges. As if these… [More]

Employers: Reject Sexual Harassment (Part I)

by Ben Hase 

Recent events have brought sexual harassment into the spotlight, but it is no stranger to this kind of recurrence. Employees, employers, courts, attorneys, business owners, human resources professionals and many more have struggled with the topic for decades. It was not until the second half of the 20th century that legislation reflected the desire to… [More]

Enterprises Challenged in Addressing Employee Engagement

by Geraldine Osman

New survey data shows that a majority of enterprises polled are committed to prioritizing employee engagement. The 2018 Employee Engagement Survey from StaffConnect asked C-level executives, HR, communications and other business professionals in North America and Europe about their methodologies, technologies, challenges and goals concerning employee communications and engagement in the enterprise. The survey found… [More]

Digital Matchmaker

by Mike Hunter

vCandidates.com, the first subscription-based digital platform that connects recruiters with qualified and pre-screened candidates, aims to eliminate the need for recruiters to post jobs on boards or candidates to use them when searching for new opportunities. Says LT Ladino Bryson, founder of the Chandler-based company, “I created vCandidates after working as a recruiter for one… [More]

Make Internal Comms Fun

by Susan Bowden 

Most employees dread the “Company Update.” Newsletters and messages often gather dust in staff members’ inbox — unopened and unloved. When this happens, chances are the business has a case of boring comms.  Gone are the days when internal communications were an afterthought, comprising a quick email sent to all staff — job done. Nowadays,… [More]

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2019

by Mike Hunter

In today’s challenging job market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies… [More]

Chat Bots Are the New HR Managers

by Beerud Sheth

Chat bots will continue to transform virtually every business function, from marketing to sales to customer support. One of the other areas where we’ll see a major transformation is Human Resources. HR teams have a very challenging job with seemingly conflicting objectives: keeping employees focused and working hard while also keeping them happy and satisfied. HR… [More]