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Dear HR: Stop Waiting for an Invitation

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Friday, January 19, 2018
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018

Contributed by Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - HR West 2018 Speaker.
Now,
#HR has the power to really affect an organization’s bottom line. How? They influence the organizations biggest asset – employees.  That’s a pretty big deal.

Read why ...on the HR West Blog

Tags:  company culture  effective leadership  employee communication  employee engagement  employee management  Employee retention  HR Leadership  HR Management  leadership 

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Reinvent Your Onboarding Process

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Contributed by Holly Burkett, Ph.D., SPHR, HR West 2018 Speaker*

At Cirrus Logic, ranked eighth on the 2015 Great Place to Work® Best Medium Workplaces list, new hires are immersed in a culture camp called the School of Cirrus Rocks. At the camp, participants first learn about company values through storytelling. They then break into groups and create a story in the form of a song about working at the company. Later, they meet at a local bar with local musicians to perform their songs and get cheered on by their teams and supervisors.

While many organizations prefer more structure to onboarding programs, others follow a sink-or-swim approach, where new employees must figure out on their own what the team and the organization expects from them. Whatever form onboarding takes in your workplace, it is one of the most important contributions a hiring manager or HR professional can make to talent retention, employee engagement and organizational performance.

What Is Onboarding and Why Does It Matter?  Continue reading on the HR West Blog.

Tags:  employee retention  hiring  HR Management  HR WEst 2018  onboarding 

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Are your Employees Stressed at Work? Make Sure PTO Policies Aren’t a Contributing Factor!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Thursday, October 5, 2017
Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Reasons for this stress included catching up on missed work and resolving major issues that occurred when employees were away. With that stress can come negative side effects like decreased productivity at work, lack of focus, irritability, depression and more. So, what can companies do to help? Review PTO policies to make sure they aren’t a contributing factor. 

Make sure employees are aware of the company’s policies regarding PTO and revise those policies to be employee-friendly. >> Read the article on the HR West Blog

Tags:  Employee retention  employee wellness  HR management  PTO 

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Simple ideas to help you reduce employee turnover and retain top talent!

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Employee turnover can be burdensome for companies to deal with. After all, you may invest a considerable amount of time and resources into the proper training of quality employees.

More than that, it can be time-consuming and costly to replace them. Even your great employees who are a true asset to your company may quit at some point.

You may think that they would leave for higher pay or improved benefits, but this is not always the case. Some employees leave because of the work environment, the type of work they are being asked to do and more.

Read the article on the HR West Blog.

 

 

Tags:  Employee retention  hr leadership  hr management 

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Layoffs, job restructuring, and wage freezes no excuse for unequal pay

Posted By Laurie A. Pehar Borsh, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017

A quick story regarding pay equity which continues to be a hot topic as state legislatures continue to look for ways to expand equal pay laws. California’s pay equity law, California Labor Code 1197.5, allows wage comparisons for jobs that require “substantially similar work,” unlike the federal Equal Pay Act which looks at “equal work.” 

Contribute by Karen Davisemployment attorney at Vigilant.

Read the article on the HR West Blog.

 

 

Tags:  California labor code  Employee retention  equal pay laws  pay equity 

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