Posts Tagged: employee management

Recent Employee Survey Results

Recent surveys are showing that money is not the main motivation behind job decisions. In fact, nine out of ten workers said they left a company for reasons other than money. What this means for employers is that you shouldn’t assume a talented job candidate is out of reach because of salary requirements. There may… Read More »

The Contingent Workforce: A Snapshot

A recent survey by Workforce Management showed that companies are hiring contingent workers mainly to get access to specialized skills and to be more flexible in the uncertain economy. More than one quarter of those surveyed also said they used contingent workers to save on labor costs. Another reason given was that using contingent workers… Read More »

Do Outdoors Programs Help Build Leaders and Teams?

Over the years, companies have tried various strategies for increasing worker efficiency and productivity. One of the more well-known strategies has been the outdoor experience for workers to help with team building. In this type of exercise, workers go out into a wilderness setting where they do various exercises that have different goals for the… Read More »

Tips for Outsourcing Your Recruiting Function

Finding the right talent for your company is a constant struggle. The talent shortage is as large as ever. To help find the right talent, some companies have decided to outsource their recruiting efforts. Is this the way to go for your company? There is no definite answer to the question. It all depends on… Read More »

Human Resources and Your Company’s Strategy

For a long time, many in business have been critical of human resources for, in a sense, not being a team player. That is, HR has been accused of not aligning its operations with the overall strategy of the company. According to HR executive J. Craig Mundy, now more than ever human resources need to… Read More »

The Little-Known Savers’ Tax Credit

There is a federal tax break for workers that could help them with their retirement savings, but companies are not doing enough to educate employees about it, according to Workforce Management. It is the Savers Credit, a tax credit of up to $2,000 for low and middle income workers who pay into any kind of… Read More »

Brain Training and Employee Wellness

Many wellness programs at work focus on things like eating right and getting enough exercise. But now human resource departments are focusing on the wellness of employees for something else, something that until now really had not received the same attention as eating and exercise. It’s brain wellness, particularly how the health of the brain… Read More »

Spotting “Fraudulent” Job Candidates

They’re definitely out there: the job candidates who are “sheep in wolf’s clothing.” That is, they look good on paper, they’re great at interviewing, they claim to have the skills you need. But do they really? Here’s how to spot the job candidates who aren’t what they claim to be:  Google the person and see… Read More »

4 Ways a Staffing Service Saves You Money

Why should companies use a staffing service? Let us count the ways: Your cost per hire will decline. Many companies don’t have a dedicated human resources department, let alone experienced recruiters on staff. A staffing service has a laser focus on recruiting trends, is completely up to date on hiring laws, uses the latest in… Read More »

Crowdsourcing: The Way of the Future?

If you work in human resources, a trend to keep an eye on is something called crowdsourcing. It is part of a larger trend in business where having access to resources is more and more replacing the traditional model of ownership of resources, according to Rita McGrath, a business school professor. One example of this… Read More »