Posts Categorized: HR and Workforce Trends

Hiring and Keeping the Best People

An ongoing challenge for businesses is finding and retaining the best people. In the coming years, it will become ever more important. Moreover, a recent survey has revealed that about 25 percent of all new employees leave a company within one year of being hired. This really adds to the challenges that companies face. And… Read More »

On Being a Good Supervisor

As a supervisor, you have a lot on your plate. With all that you have to do, you may not have taken the time to stop and reflect on your performance as a boss. But it is important to do, because the relationship between employees and their bosses is key to worker morale and ultimately… Read More »

Religion in the Workplace

It’s no secret that today’s workforces are much more diverse than in the past. In fact, many companies are striving to establish workforces that are diverse because they see it as a way to improve the quantity and quality of new ideas and viewpoints that could help the bottom line. But this emphasis on diversity… Read More »

Reaching Your Goals

There is plenty of advice out there on how to accomplish your goals. Setting goals and working toward them is considered a basic prerequisite to any success in life, and so perfecting this process is certainly important. One way to help you actually achieve your goals lies in the perspective you have toward them. In… Read More »

How to Motivate

An ongoing concern among managers is keeping their employees or their teams motivated. When you start a new project or venture, motivation and energy are usually high, and people are filled with anticipation and anxious to go. As the work continues, however, the initial surge of energy may begin to subside. What can managers do… Read More »

An Alternative to Exit Interviews

Often, companies conduct exit interviews when employees are leaving. These interviews are designed to find out the employee’s opinion about the operations of the company. But one problem with the exit interview is that it is after the fact, after an employee has already decided to leave, and so is of little use in retention… Read More »

How to Increase Your Productivity

We are constantly bombarded by demands at work, everything demanding our attention at once. And with the advancement in technology, more things than ever are coming at us faster than ever. Amid all the demands and distractions, we still need to maintain our productivity and effectiveness. But with everything we have to contend with, we… Read More »

Reasons Candidates Will Relocate for Work

Companies are constantly looking for the best talent they can find, and often the people they want may not be in their backyard but in a geographically distant location. If this is the case, companies may try to entice the person they want to relocate. If your company is in this position, what kinds of… Read More »

Do Your Training Programs Measure Up?

Every company touts the value of training programs and their importance, but when budgets get tight, they are often the first things to go. But this kind of attitude is a misguided one because training programs, if done the right way, can really help a company improve employee engagement and increase productivity. In order to… Read More »

Before You Fire Someone

Terminating an employee is never and easy thing to do. It is difficult not only because you are dealing with the life of a person and this person’s career, but there is also the time and cost involved in hiring a another person, which you want to avoid if possible. But it may appear that… Read More »