9 tips for developing a sustainable well-being strategy at work
May18

9 tips for developing a sustainable well-being strategy at work

Well-being strategies aren’t a new phenomenon. They’ve been dabbled with for decades in an attempt to tackle absenteeism. In the business world, staff well-being is an increasingly important consideration. Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on work related stress, anxiety and depression, show the total number of lost working days due to work related stress in 2015/16 was 11.7 million days. And stress...

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Team Building: How to Overcome Cultural Barriers
May03

Team Building: How to Overcome Cultural Barriers

Building a team that understands and respects each other and works well together is essential for the success of a business. As workplaces become more diverse and technology allows us to more easily communicate with people around the world, cultural differences may become more apparent. Cultural and language barriers can lead to miscommunication and, sometimes, disagreements and hurt feelings. At times, one party might not even know...

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Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Human Resources – A Critical Partnership
May01

Recruiting, Compensation, Benefits, and Human Resources – A Critical Partnership

HR Teams are a Critical Partnership As much as we all favor our respective Human Resource Management disciplines it’s time to give credit where credit is due. They are ALL critical to the success of an organization particularly in todays staffing environment where companies are clamoring to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent to meet their business objectives. No matter how technically efficient a company becomes...

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Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep
Apr21

Diversity in the Workplace: Not Just Skin Deep

Diversity in the Workplace What do a Vampire, Burlesque Performer, Professional Hugger, a Temporary Showgirl, and a Civil War Union Soldier that fights faithfully in the battle at Gettysburg every year all have in common? They could all have day jobs in your organization. The New Face of Diversity As a Benefits Manager, I have had the pleasure of working with each of these people in some capacity. Be it managing an accommodation for a...

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Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?
Apr06

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth? I was recently reflecting on a speakerphone call I once received from a group of front of house employees asking, “Hypothetically, aren’t we entitled to a break and a lunch with pay?” Knowing that such a question is rarely “hypothetical, do” I provided the standard Department of Labor (DOL) response applicable for that particular state and...

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Improving Employee Job Satisfaction with Human Capital Management Systems
Mar03

Improving Employee Job Satisfaction with Human Capital Management Systems

By Katie Badeusz, EPAY Systems You’ve heard it time and again—happy employees lead to greater productivity and creativity at work. When morale rises, sales and profits do, too. But less than half of U.S. workers are happy at work, according to The Conference Board’s latest job satisfaction survey. No wonder so many companies are seeking new ways to improve employee job satisfaction—such as leveraging human-centric HR technology that...

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Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment
Feb21

Let Employee Training Maximize Your Return on Investment

Companies often think in strict terms of profit and loss. One vital component on the road to success and profit is the employee. To fully engage employees, managers must invest in training that not only helps them with their jobs but also lets them learn new skills and adapt to workplace changes. Getting a good return on investment (ROI) regarding employees is a priority, and ongoing training is an excellent way to do it because it...

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Make your Employee Search Through LinkedIn More Efficient: 7 tips
Feb15

Make your Employee Search Through LinkedIn More Efficient: 7 tips

LinkedIn is to recruiting as a soda shop is to ice cream. It has evolved into a community of 330 million professionals that are looking for a job, wanting to advance their careers, or simply showing off. There is no other social media with that much educational and professional information about its members thereby making it a valuable resource for recruitment. However, with 83% of members willing, if not rearing, for new career...

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