3 tips for attracting top talent

Great companies are run by great people. Without investing in hiring and retaining top talent, you won't be able to achieve big dreams. Retention has historically been a major concern of HR, and rightfully so: high turnover drains morale, hiring budgets, and available talent pools. Want to keep your culture healthy, employer brand positive, and employees satisfied? Check out (and take advantage of!) our three tips for boosting employee retention. 1. Encourage communication Want employees to give you their best? Make sure you want to hear it! From junior employees…

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Metrics that matter: salary average and salary change

We work hard for the money, don’t we? It’s almost impossible to talk about work without bringing up salary. What we’re paid is supposed to be representative of our employer-defined worth—and, on a larger scale, how the employer values their workforce. Salary average and salary change are both important HR metrics for measuring how the workforce is compensated as a whole, or in large groups. For companies competing for talent—we see you, EPD recruiters—salary average can help you understand your market position for recruiting. And for those fighting to retain…

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Performance management needs to include learning and development

Why do we work? Most of us need a source of income, sure. But what else?  We want to develop passions and interests; meet like-minded people; grow our knowledge and skillsets. Grow as people. That’s why our jobs are usually more than just what we do for a few hours a day—they’re part of our lives and identities. And when we feel like we’re growing and developing, we’re more likely to stick around at our jobs, perform better, and achieve better business outcomes. According to a study published in the…

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A metric that matters: salary range penetration

What should you be getting paid? It’s a tough question to answer. From the dreaded job application question about your preferred salary to annual or biannual salary reviews, however, you’ll have to assign a dollar value to your work. Too high and you risk losing everything; too low and you risk underselling yourself. How do you know what’s right? Working in HR, you’re in the position to make sure all of your people are being compensated fairly and equitably. Understanding each employee’s salary range penetration will help you do that.…

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7 best HR podcasts to follow in 2021

As we head towards the end of 2020, HR managers have risen to the occasion as key players in helping their people and organizations navigate the ever-increasing challenges that have arisen in the workplace due to COVID-19. As the world of work changes and we learn to define the new normal, we need to stay up-to-date on best practices, news, and trends. Want to stay on top of your HR game? Check out the seven HR podcasts that we recommend that you follow in 2021. Plug in your headphones, choose…

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6 steps to creating a diversity and inclusion committee

Is your organization ready to take diversity and inclusion programming to the next level? Building a diverse and inclusive workforce has a measurable impact on your business: more productive teams, increased engagement, stronger loyalty, and quantifiable bottom-line results. Diversity and inclusion efforts often start with diverse recruiting, to build stronger teams, but once those teams are created there’s much more work to be done. One way to build a strong, more inclusive culture is to create a diversity and inclusion committee: a guided group of employees working together on D+I…

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Metrics for measuring work-from-home happiness and productivity

Moving from shared offices to working from home is a big transition demanding thoughtfulness and attention to the smallest details. From hiring to firing, every HR process needs to be redesigned to fit this new reality. Redeveloping your onboarding process, rebuilding your performance management, and helping your employees maintain work-life balance is only the beginning. Because once you’ve done it all, you have to take the next step: reviewing the data, drawing insights, and figuring out what your work was worth.The impact of work from home on your teammates can’t…

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Who cares about time-to-hire—and how is it different from time-to-fill?

When talking about recruitment metrics, time-to-hire and time-to-fill are two of the most important—but they’re not the same. While time-to-fill speaks to organizational politics and needs, time-to-hire is about the recruitment experience. Time-to-fill measures the amount of time between deciding to open a new role and signing a contract with a new hire; time-to-hire is the amount of time between a job’s first applicant and signing a contract. Let’s get into: The crucial differences between time-to-fill and time-to-hireHow to measure time-to-fill and time-to-hireHow these metrics will help you tighten up…

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9 tips for increasing employee engagement

Engaged employees—those who feel like a real part of their company—stay with an employer for longer, are more productive and are higher-performing than disengaged employees. They're your best advocates and any organization's prized asset. Employees, however, don't engage themselves. Employee engagement is the natural result of a people-first culture: one that connects employees to each other encourages growth and development and allows employees to bring their true selves to work. Increasing engagement takes work at all levels, from the C-suite down to every individual contributor. These nine tips will help…

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Understanding compensation expense factor

When building our compensation management for coming cycles, we have a lot to think about: cost of living increases, recruitment needs, retention issues, and organizational budget changes. We have to balance our growth plans with organizational realities, and while we may want to full our teams with senior talent, we have to make sure it’s a financial possibility. Compensation expense factor is the metric that will determine the present and future of your compensation management processes. While compensation is often an organization’s most significant expense, it doesn’t dictate the organizational…

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How can parents adjust to the “new normal?”

As the world begins easing shelter in place restrictions and businesses start trying to figure out how to bring people back to work, one thing is clear: things have changed and likely will never fully go back to how they were before. But this doesn’t need to be a bad thing.  The shift to remote work was already a trend before the current crisis and as we start transitioning back to work, business leaders have the opportunity to adopt a more flexible and agile model. Bucking this trend risks damaging…

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Which roles should come back to the office first?

As the economy begins to open up, the American workplace is forging a balance between returning to operations and risk mitigation. A rush of people coming back to work may contribute to the spread of COVID-19, so it’s vital for businesses to be methodical and measured when determining who is coming back and when. With much of the nation’s workforce sheltering at home for the last couple of months, teams have gotten more accustomed to working remotely but keeping everyone at home indefinitely is likely not an option for most…

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Who wants to go back to the office after COVID-19?

The world is hurtling into our being-designed-as-we-speak new normal. Businesses are reopening, public transportation is back on schedule, and we’re expected to swap sweatpants for pants that button and get back to the office, ready (emotionally) or not. But...why? These months of forced work from home have shown even the most remote-averse that not only is it possible, but it helps some workers be more productive and produce better work. That’s why now that it’s time to start going back, not everyone wants to.We surveyed more than 2000 United States-based…

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How HR can prepare the office for the post-COVID return

Were you thrilled to start working from home? As the economy begins reopening after COVID-19 mandatory shutdowns, HR leaders, managers, and employees face uncertainty on how to safely return to the workplace. In this new normal, the top priority must remain the health of all team members. Coming back to work can be stressful but, with proper planning and dialogue, HR and managers can help teams navigate the transition while enhancing connectivity and collaboration. What can HR do? HR has a big part to play in planning the return to…

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What we learned about flexibility while working from home

Were you thrilled to start working from home? I wasn’t. I missed my team, I missed my desk, I missed sitting on the deck outside with a coffee and a coworker. Even though I’d worked from home full-time for years before joining Hibob, I still preferred grabbing teammates for a quick chat or whiteboard sessions. But COVID didn’t ask me before it whipped through the world, so for your safety and mine I moved back into my home office. After a few weeks of finding my footing, I remembered what…

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