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3 reasons you should prioritize employee recognition

When your focus is building successful teams that work together as a seamless unit, it might feel counterintuitive to single out employees for their accomplishments. But to keep every part of your team moving, you need to address each of them individually. Employee recognition is the act(s) of publicly and privately acknowledging individual achievements, and it's critical to increasing your business' bottom line. Here's how. Recognition and engagement are tied Engagement is known to be an important element of culture, productivity, and ultimately bottom-line results for your business. How does…

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How to calculate salary range penetration?

Salary range penetration: a metric that matters

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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Metrics that matter for succession planning

Every employee matters. That’s why we invest so much in recruitment and retention: because we know that every talent we bring in is valuable. So, when an employee departs, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, they’ll leave a hole—responsibilities that need to be covered to keep the business running smoothly. Succession planning, defined by SHRM as “a focused process for keeping talent in the pipeline,” is a safety net for your organization. Investing in succession planning is an investment in your people and teams, building an action plan that will last long…

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5 ways to keep your HR career going and growing

Feel like your career is stalling out? It's natural. Maybe you've been in your company or role for too long; maybe you don't have the kind of clear growth path you need to feel like you're making moves. But feeling stuck is dangerous, and it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Career growth is closely tied to engagement; chances are, if you're feeling out of touch with your best career self, you're feeling distanced from your organization too. Taking advantage of these five tips will help you get back in your groove,…

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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 that matter (WFH productivity)

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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How COVID-19 impacted employee wellness

Across continents, genders, and seniority levels, it seems we’re all feeling the same thing: we’re having a hard time. We checked in with 2000 workers across the US and UK about their mental health at work and how it’s been affected by the pandemic. To get the full picture we surveyed full-time employees from all walks of life, spanning different industries, seniority levels, and genders, and talked to them about how their lives have changed since COVID-19 took over the world. We discovered that, across the board, we’ve all been…

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A metric that matters (compensation expense factor)

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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Organizational goal setting strategies

Top six strategies for organizational goal setting

Among its many duties, goal setting is probably a human resources department’s most important responsibility. Goal setting is the process of establishing objectives, guidelines, and ways that can help your employees understand the individual, team, and company-wide business goals. Goal setting has to be specific, measurable, achievable, and time-bound. Effective goal setting boosts employee engagement and empowers HR and team leaders to effectively evaluate team members, increasing the likelihood that an employee will thrive and contribute to an organization’s long term success. Below are six proven strategies for HR leaders…

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A metric that matters (gender pay gap)

How your compensation strategy can address the gender pay gap

No single compensation leader or HR professional can solve the gender pay gap, which is a cross-industry issue. We are, however, all responsible for our own organizations, and by working independently, we can together begin to overcome what has become a global systemic problem. To address the gender pay gap, we need to take a close look at the composition of our organizations and the disparities in title, seniority, and compensation that may be rooted in gender expression—and then take concrete steps to rectify these differences. Defining and calculating the…

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Performance management strategy for HR leaders

Performance reviews of the past were traditionally limited to a once-per-year appraisal where employees were judged according to past performance. With end-of-year reviews often tied to financial bonuses, promotions, or other incentives, this model was found to cause anxiety and competition among employees, thereby limiting collaboration and innovation. But things are changing. Continual performance management is increasingly being adopted by the world’s biggest companies. By keeping communication about goals and objectives fluid, effective performance management fosters engagement and breaks down silos for enhanced productivity and long-term success. So, how can…

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5 tips for transitioning your compensation management process to HR tech

Compensation management is one of the most important parts of people management—and the stakes are high. One misdirected email and you’re toast. When discretion is of utmost importance and there’s no room for error, you need to make sure you’re working with tools that keep your information safe, organized, and error-free. That’s why spreadsheets are a no-go for compensation management. To run something as tricky as compensation management, you need HR tech. It’s not easy to transition legacy processes, though—we know it takes thought and effort. Use the following five…

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3 templates for compassionate job candidate rejection emails

While we search for the highest-quality hires, we’re going to meet some other great (and not-so-great) candidates along the way. For that one new hire, there are going to be others—maybe a few, maybe a few thousand—who aren’t going to land the role. Especially when dealing with high-traffic job posts, writing involved rejection letters can be time-consuming. That’s why it’s so tempting to send an easy form email—or, when it gets really overwhelming, not to answer at all. But to help candidates improve—and hopefully want to stay in our pipelines—we…

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A metric that matters (eNPS)

What does eNPS mean and why is it so important for recruiting?

Are your employees happy? How do you know? Many of us are grateful to have jobs right now—but that doesn’t mean we’re happy where we are. While we might be happy that we’re employed, it doesn’t mean we’d want our friends to join us in our daily slog. That’s why measuring your company’s eNPS score is so important. Employee net promoter score (eNPS) is a metric that assesses employees’ job satisfaction by measuring their willingness to recommend their company to others. If your employees want their friends to hop on…

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A metric that matters (employee turnover)

What does employee turnover mean for your business?

Employee turnover is an expensive indicator of deep organizational issues. It can signal issues with quality of hire, culture, management, onboarding, and any other aspect of your employee experience. 77% of turnover in 2019 was voluntary—which means 77% of employee turnover could have been prevented. To take control of your budget and your culture, you need to get a handle on turnover ASAP. Let’s discuss: How to calculate employee turnoverThe financial impact of employee turnoverPotential causes of employee turnover How to calculate employee turnover Employee turnover is one of the…

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