Federal Trade Commission Proposes Ban on Non-Compete Agreements
The New Year is a time for change—both personally and professionally. The Federal Trade Commission kicked off the new year with a historical proposal—one they hope will last, unlike so many unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions. The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule that would prohibit employers and employees from entering non-compete agreements. Employers could not […]Read Article
Tips for Reporting HR Data to Company Executives & Managers
The HR department must have a good relationship with upper management. Ideally, HR should report to the highest levels of the C-suite, such as the CEO and CFO. When margins get tight and somebody upstairs wants to cut bonuses or benefits, does your HR team have the data to advocate for employees with a compelling […]Read Article
The Biggest HR Data and Reporting Mistakes to Avoid
A lot goes into HR data, analytics, and reporting. Advanced HR software can improve accuracy and efficiency, but how do you know whether HR analytics will be a smart investment for your company? To better understand the numerous uses and benefits of HR data and reporting, ask yourself the following seven questions. How will HR […]Read Article
10 Critical HR Metrics for Human Resource Management
Though seemingly routine to outsiders, everyday HR tasks are critical to keeping a business running. While its importance is never questioned, how do you set goals and measure the success of your HR processes? Like all departments, there are several critical HR metrics that help determine the effectiveness of HR tasks and initiatives throughout your […]Read Article
How Technology Makes HR Reporting & Analytics Easier
What’s so important about HR analytics and HR reporting? Like everything HR-related, it’s all about people. The most important ingredient in your company’s success is the people who work there, and analytics can help you empower workers while improving overall efficiency. Combine diverse sets of data to produce insights for better supporting employees as well […]Read Article
HR Analytics: What do Data & Reporting Mean for Human Resources?
The term “analytics” gets tossed around carelessly these days. Like tech companies talking about “artificial intelligence” or job applicants’ not-so-clever use of “proficient in Microsoft Word,” people can use the term “analytics” to mean just about anything. For HR analytics to be worthwhile, they must provide useful insights for your business and in-depth analysis of […]Read Article
What is ‘Quiet Quitting’ and What Can HR Do About It?
Spreading like fire on social media, “quiet quitting” has moved beyond TikTok and into everyday work environments. The term should be on every HR professional and manager’s radar. HR staff can minimize quiet quitting by keeping workers motivated and communicating about problems. Look at quiet quitting as an opportunity to improve your company culture and […]Read Article
How Can HR Help Support and Retain Working Mothers?
Gender inequality isn’t a new problem in the workforce, but the pandemic made many issues more visible. When schools closed, significantly more women than men stepped away from work to focus on childcare and homeschooling. At the height of the early pandemic (September 2020), around 600,000 more women left their jobs than men (source: NPR) […]Read Article
Top Ten Tips for Improving HR Communication
Communication is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle when it comes to engaging with employees and improving the culture at your company. Most of the guidelines for HR communication are common sense, but your methods may need to be efficiently adapted to your business. The impact of effective communication You can’t overstate […]Read Article
The Ultimate Guide for Creating An Employee Handbook (Including 15 Must-Haves)
Does your company have an employee handbook? If not, then you really should create one—no matter the size or industry of your company. Is your employee handbook up to date? If not, then you should strive to update it regularly to ensure safety, compliance, and engagement. READ: Updating Employee Handbooks: Why, When, and How A […]Read Article
Human Resource Management: How it Works, Main Objectives, and HR Technology
Human Resources is a broad term applied to the department within an organization that is responsible for the management of employees as assets of the business—sometimes referred to as human capital. Just like any other business asset, the goal is to maximize the effectiveness of employees, while reducing risk and maximizing return on investment (ROI). […]Read Article
Don’t Skip These Hiring Steps: Background Checks & References
Many employers are unsure how to handle applicant references and background checks—or whether they are worth the hassle. Too many business owners believe that these steps in the hiring process are too expensive or time-consuming. Unfortunately, honesty and forwardness are not guaranteed with job applicants and resumes. Background checks offer one big way to improve […]Read Article