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How to Work From Home Effectively  | Engage Blog

Achievers

Remote work is the new norm. In our latest blog post, we walk you through the value of remote work and how to work from home effectively.

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9 Things HR Needs to Know About Auditing a PTO Policy | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

Whether reworking your organization’s time off benefits or making a few changes, find out what HR needs to know about auditing a company’s PTO policy.

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Bookmark This! The Rise of Human Experience Management #HXM

HR Bartender

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we’re human. And we want to be treated as such. This includes our work experience. Yes, we’re technically an employee or a manager or maybe a freelancer, but we want to be treated as a human. Our friends at SAP SuccessFactors launched a LinkedIn Live series recently called “The Rise of HXM – Human Experience Management”.

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The Big Shift: Demand for Future Work Skills in 2021

HR Digest

The year 2020 is playing out like a bad dream in need of a wake-up call. The battle of the world against the pandemic shook up the workplace, requiring swift accommodation and responses to skills gaps and skill shifts. The big shift in organizational needs and long-term reliance on digital solutions are creating demand for upskilling and reskilling across the globe.

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Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement

Saving for retirement is no easy task, and as an employer we know you want to help your employees get what they need out of their retirement benefits. With a health savings account (HSA), you can relieve the burden of health care costs for both you and your employees. With our new report, “Using an HSA to Save for Health Care in Retirement,” you can get insights on the costs of a modern retirement and dive into the details of the triple-tax benefits HSAs offer.

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Overcoming Common Barriers to Innovation

Take It Personel-ly

Innovation is key to business potential and growth. Without new ideas, updates, products or services, a business will slowly die because consumers are looking for the next best thing. Unfortunately, many businesses throw up barriers to innovation and discourage the very thing that can make their business more successful. Not Acting on Trends Some businesses […].

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7 Work From Home Tips To Maximize Your Productivity

Vantage Circle

When you are working from home, you have enough flexibility to do your job. But this luxury can often turn into a missed opportunity if not planned accordingly. They say work from home can be your litmus paper to your productivity. Also, many would argue over the fact that it needs intrinsic motivation to perform your tasks efficiently and deliver at the right time when you are working from home.

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How HR can tackle employee loneliness when working remotely

cipHR

From communicating openly, to raising awareness of loneliness, here’s how HR can support employees who feel isolated or alone. How many of us have felt isolated or lonely during the pandemic? Between 3 April and 3 May 2020 , 2.6 million adults in the UK reported that they “often” or “always” felt lonely. Lockdown meant no socialising with others in person and while this might have come as a relief to some, to others it resulted in increased feelings of loneliness.

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Are You Required to Give Employees Time Off to Vote?

Patriot Software

As a small business owner, you may offer types of paid or unpaid time off to employees. But when election day rolls around, do you give employees time off to vote? Read on to learn about offering time off to vote, voting leave laws by state, and whether you can refuse voting leave. Giving employees […] READ MORE.

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4 Tips For Making Every One-On-One Meeting Count

15Five

The most powerful coaching tool a manager has is a one-on-one meeting. These meetings are dedicated time for managers to learn important information about their employees and offer useful feedback in real-time. When one-on-ones happen frequently, managers have the opportunity to increase their overall effectiveness and boost employee performance. Here are four tips to help you have more meaningful one-on-ones with your employees each and every week. 1.

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Creating a Company Culture of Care: Integrating Mental Health, Wellbeing, and DEI in Benefits

Speaker: Sean Raible

Picture a workplace where physiological safety is not just an aim but a reality, driven by thoughtful employee benefits that prioritize mental health, wellbeing, and DEI. 🤔 ✨ Achieving this vision requires more than just occasional training sessions and employee assistance programs. Moving beyond the basics, this vision calls for a holistic approach that integrates these elements into your company culture as well as your HR and benefits strategy.

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Can Artificial Intelligence Solve The Mental Health Crisis?

Wellable

A report from Oracle and the research firm, Workplace Intelligence, looked at how employees around the world are struggling with mental health issues and demanding support, as well as how artificial intelligence and technology may be used as solutions. Between July and August 2020, the report surveyed over 12,000 employees, human resource managers, and C-level executives between the ages of 22 and 74 years old from around the globe.

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5 Ways to Recharge Employee Motivation

Achievers

No manager wants to deal with a team of unmotivated workers. Setting goals is like pulling teeth, small obstacles bring work to a halt and nobody celebrates when projects are completed. It’s unlikely that your workplace is this grim, but like most managers, you’re probably always looking for ways to increase your staff’s motivation.

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Return-to-Work Communication Best Practices for Coronavirus | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

These tips and best practices help craft your message communicating a return-to-work plan to your employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember. Fast forward to today, I still carry a notebook with me to jot down ideas.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Telltale Signs of Burnout at Work

HR Digest

Burnout and stress are the two sides of a coin that seem to feed off each other. Stopping and smelling the flowers on the way to work and a more relaxed attitude is the key to stress-free work life, suggest experts. Burnout has got much attention in the last two years with even the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying it as an occupational hazard arising out of “mismanaged work stress”.

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5 Livestock Breeds Small-Scale Farmers Can Raise

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Farming is technically the oldest profession on the planet as humans have always harvested and grown food for consumption. In recent years farming has been done on a huge scale by farmers with large areas of land and massive machinery. However, the prevalence of small-scale farmers is increasing. Much of this is a result of […].

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Developing a mindset of resilience during changes and crises

Insperity

When your organization goes through unstable or challenging times, it’s critical that everyone on your team adopt a mindset of resilience. A mindset of resilience is: The capacity to continue to develop despite disruption – for example, being able to adapt to changing circumstances, incorporate new behaviors and follow new processes The ability to let go of what makes you comfortable A tolerance for ambiguity.

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Intrapreneurs: The Rise Of The Organizational Innovators

Vantage Circle

There was a time when working in a 9 to 5 schedule was the norm for most employees. No , this is not an ancient times scenario but something as recent as two to three decades back. The employees in those days followed the instructions of their bosses to the T. They were hardly expected or encouraged to think and perform beyond their given scope of work.

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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Employee Retention - The Real Cost of Losing an Employee

PeopleKeep

For businesses to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best employees is important. This is especially true for small businesses and nonprofits competing with larger businesses, and larger budgets, for top talent. Benefits play a large role in employee retention, and employees want benefits personalized to their needs. Learn how to calculate retention rates.

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Payroll Tax vs. Income Tax

Patriot Software

Tax withholding comes with the territory of being an employer. Employment taxes can be broken down into payroll taxes and income taxes. Most people use the terms interchangeably. But when you hear about a payroll tax deferral, you probably want to know the exact difference between payroll tax vs. income tax. Income tax vs. payroll […] READ MORE.

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10 Must-Ask Questions To Supercharge Your Leadership

15Five

When I talk about 15Five’s mission, I like to say that we are in the business of employee feedback. Because when it comes to enacting positive change, managers are most effective when they’re aware of what’s really going on around them. Throughout my time in leadership, I’ve found that by uncovering what’s most meaningful for my team and the company as a whole, I’m better able to take action on what matters most.

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4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis

UpstartHR

Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes. We have to deal with the logistics of this from a work perspective, because HR is often the hub of policies around working remotely or being flexible for those that have personal needs that limit their availability for work during emergencies.

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HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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24 Actionable Employee Engagement Ideas and Activities

Achievers

Two-thirds of employees in North America are considering leaving their jobs in 2020. For employees under 30, that number is even higher. One of the fastest routes to a better retention rate is by improving employee engagement. Highly engaged employees are not only more likely to remain with an organization – they also perform better, help companies achieve greater profitability, and have more positive interactions with customers.

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3 Tips for Working From Home During COVID-19

Best Money Moves

3 tips for working from home during COVID-19. These are three best practices for organizations with employees working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. This is just the beginning of the work from home world if employees have any say in the matter. Seventy percent of full-time employees are working from home during COVID-19 and 75 percent of them say they’re equally or more productive now than they were at the office, according to research by Owl Labs.

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4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference. John Frehse, senior managing director at Ankura Consulting Group LLC, described digital transformation with the line, “Data is out. Answers are in.” His point was that digital transformation is about organizations getting answers through the strategic use of technology.

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3M’s SVP of HR Kristen Ludgate on a Better Way to Attract Top Talent

HR Digest

COURAGE UNDER CHANGE. Kristen Ludgate, who leads 3M’s human resources team, talks to The HR Digest about the “15% culture” philosophy that has helped attract the industry’s most driven workers and how tough times can have a motivational impact on the workforce. The HR Digest: 3M is said to have a passionate work culture fit for the industry’s most driven workers.

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.