Employee engagement is the most important component to every company’s success. You can have a killer business plan, but if you don’t have innovators who are willing to get the work done, your business is going to fail. How do you counteract this? The answer is by having Human Resources (HR) develop a rock-solid employee onboarding process that will engage employees, starting with the interview process.
With a tightening labor force and the unemployment rate at a mere 3.7%, employers are chasing the talent—not the other way around. Not only that, but it’s getting more difficult to keep the most capable workers around. Since 2015, there have been more job openings than new hires, which means unhappy employees have more opportunities […]
Men still rule the world, says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg—but I’m not sure it’s going that well. Sandberg, author of best-seller Lean In, delivered her thoughts at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago.
You can hire for skills or hire stars for culture fit or for a mixture of those, says best-selling author Adam Grant. Data show that with fast-growing start-ups, cultural fit trumps. However, as companies grow, culture becomes a problem. Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of Business, offered his tips at SHRM’s Annual Conference […]
In a packed session (16,000 attendees) at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition, Board Chair Coretha Rushing outlined the five areas with which HR managers must cope to be ready for the workplace of 2022. An important read for every HR pro, hiring manager, and recruiter.
Ban the Box laws are gaining popularity across the nation, with the most recent law taking effect in Washington on June 7. The new law, Washington Fair Chance Act, prohibits private employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history, conducting a criminal background check, or otherwise obtaining information about an applicant’s criminal history until after […]
Job candidates want to know about career paths. Is your company prepared for this conversation?
So you found the perfect candidate—on paper. Time to reach out, but that’s not as straightforward as it seems. Making the wrong move might cost you more than a filled position—it might even hurt your reputation. Let’s take a look at what you can do to make sure you can seal the deal when you […]
The 2017 Strategic Benefits Survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) finds that organizations need to move away from thinking about benefits in traditional ways and instead adopt a strategic mindset that considers the impact of benefits on employee recruitment and retention.
The Washington Hospitality Association, a membership organization serving the hospitality industry in Washington State, has announced that it is offering scholarships aimed at connecting workers with skills improvement classes designed especially for hospitality employees.