HR Corner

The Pandemic Has Shifted Women’s Career Goals: 5 Tips to Support Them in the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed the world of work and the way people think about careers. Everything we knew was uprooted, upended, and no longer part of the “daily grind.” Workers were sent home, companies’ doors were shuttered, and everyone struggled to find a reason to keep working toward their career goals and focusing on…

HR Burnout Is Real and Not Going Away: How to Cope

Burnout is a legitimate and alarming problem for companies in every industry, but it may be especially acute in HR professionals. When you’re an HR professional, your job requires maintaining a delicate and often uncomfortable balance between being your employees’ advocate and the organization’s representative. You’re expected to enforce company policy while still being compassionate…

How HR Can Prepare for the Future of Work

If you haven’t thought about “the future of work” lately, now is the time. The phrase is used by HR thought leaders who want to stay a step ahead of current work trends to prepare their organizations. The future of work is, broadly, how work will get done in the next decade or so, and…

8 Common HR Stereotypes (and What HR Can Do About It)

Ask ten different people on the street–or in the office–about HR departments, and you’re likely to hear about ten different HR stereotypes. There are some things that people automatically assume about HR and the function it serves…and not many of them are true. That can cause trouble, especially if HR is trying to accomplish an…

Employee Engagement Metrics: Which Ones Should HR Be Using?

In Human Resources, employee engagement is an extremely important standard to aim for because it’s a catalyst for both business and professional growth. Engaged employees are typically more resourceful, enthusiastic, and passionate about their work. Since everyone in your company possesses different personality traits, expectations, and backgrounds, levels of employee engagement will vary. However, there…

The 19 Best HR Books to Boost Employee Productivity, Engagement, Communication and More

When it comes to engaging in professional development and learning, there are many ways we can push ourselves to learn more. Much of our current workplace learning trends focus on using technology to engage with new information, but there’s nothing quite like cozying up with a good book when you want to really dive in…

15 HR Compliance Mistakes You May Not Realize You’re Making

Compliance is a company’s commitment to creating policies and procedures to ensure all team members are demonstrating work practices and personal interactions within the confines of local, state, and national laws.  Almost all departments have some form of compliance focus, but with HR, laws and regulations tend to change more frequently, and it’s important to…

19 Creative Office Bulletin Board Ideas to Improve Company Communication

Most offices and businesses use employee bulletin boards for posting important notices and announcements, but often these boards are not used to their maximum potential. With a little planning and creativity, however, you can transform a humdrum company bulletin board into a vehicle for unifying staff and communicating necessary information. The primary problem with many…

HR Newsletter Ideas: How to Write HR Emails Employees Will Look Forward to Reading

As companies grow, mass communication becomes more important, but also more challenging. Employee newsletters are great ways to reach all members of a company. And email newsletters make employee engagement easy to evaluate, thanks to data like open and link click rates. An employee newsletter’s main purpose is to inform, but when done correctly, it…

9 Ways to Improve Your Sexual Harassment Training

Is the sexual harassment training program in your workplace actually producing results? Or are your employees simply sitting through it to check off a box for a yearly training requirement? Do you even have a training plan in place? For some skills training sessions, like Excel or public speaking, even if the training is poor…

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