Stay interview

What is a stay interview?

A stay interview is a formal discussion between a leader and an employee to determine how to enhance the employee’s engagement. Stay interviews are one-on-one to encourage people to share information they may feel uncomfortable bringing up in a group setting.

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Culture fit

What is a culture fit?

Incorporating culture fit into the HR strategy allows HR to recruit and hire people who appreciate the company culture. This employee-employer alignment sets the stage for a harmonious work environment conducive to high-performance work, productivity, efficiency, and innovation

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What is employee experience?

What is employee experience?

Employee experience (EX) encompasses the entire employee lifecycle from the hiring period to termination and everything in between. The employee experience is multi-dimensional, involving the everyday interactions, duties, assignments, achievements, and setbacks of a job. Josh Bersin identifies the six elements of a well-rounded employee experience: Meaningful workStrong managementPositive workplaceHealth and wellbeingGrowth opportunitiesTrust in the organization Why should HR leaders care about employee experience? People need some sort form of motivation to show up and work hard. A solid paycheck and job security were enough to motivate earlier generations, but…

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What is workplace bullying?

Workplace bullying refers to repeated abusive behavior that is demeaning or threatening and damages the targeted individual's wellbeing. Some examples of workplace bullying include:  Sabotaging an employee's project Ruining a coworker's social statusIntentionally spreading rumorsExclusion from meetingsVerbal attacks While workplace bullying can take many different forms, typically, the perpetrator aims to callously instill the targeted person with a feeling of victimhood and a sense of powerlessness.  Why should HR leaders care about workplace bullying? Individuals naturally think differently and have their own prejudices and perspectives, so friction between coworkers, in a…

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What is unconscious bias in the workplace?

Unconscious bias in the workplace refers to the human tendency to form opinions about others in the office without having enough relevant information. Bias can stem from stereotypes, preconceived notions, past experiences, or gut instinct. Unconscious bias occurs when an individual is unaware of a prejudice. For instance, a manager may tend to favor people with a similar educational background—without realizing it. Why should HR leaders care about unconscious bias in the workplace? Through aspiring to turn unconscious bias into conscious bias, people can build an awareness of their thinking…

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What is corporate social responsibility?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a company's initiative to integrate charitable and environmentally sustainable practices into its culture. CSR stems from the idea that companies can increase their profits and make the world a better place at the same time. Though CSR is voluntary, societal pressure has impacted big corporations to incorporate CSR into their business models and brand. Some examples of CSR include: philanthropic contributions to charity organizations and human welfare,integrating sustainable energy or sustainable food sources,incorporating volunteer opportunities for people,reducing waste and environmental impact, andcreating more efficient manufacturing…

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What is employee empowerment?

Employee empowerment is a management strategy that encourages self-reliance, independence, and accountability among personnel. Rather than centralizing the leadership only among executives, employee empowerment calls on each employee to display leadership qualities appropriate for their position and capabilities.  Trust is the foundation of employee empowerment—employers need to believe that their employees will act intelligently and responsibly. Knowing that their employers trust them, in turn, gives people the space to think, act, and express themselves independently. While each company will determine how to apply employee empowerment, some common components include: delegating…

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Workforce management

Workforce management

Workforce management (WFM) is the strategic organization of labor to achieve optimal productivity and company objectives. Workforce management typically includes: Employee schedulingTime tracking and attendanceForecastingCompliance trackingPayroll and benefits Time off and vacation planning  A basic form of workforce management has always existed-- for example, businesses would track work hours or plan employee vacation times. Today workforce management has evolved into an integrated part of HR software systems, automating and streamlining HR processes to create highly efficient, precise, and reliable results.     Why should HR leaders care about workforce management? WFM software removes…

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Cultural safety

Cultural safety

Cultural safety is the appreciation and protection of employee individuality, enabling employees to fulfill their roles and express themselves freely. Cultural safety encompasses both physical and psychological safety. Physical safety means that the material work environment must be free of harmful toxins and hazardous conditions and conducive to productivity. Psychological safety implies that the company encourages employees to take risks, voice their opinions, ask questions, and make mistakes through valuing honesty, courage, and humility. Why should HR leaders care about cultural safety? An organization that prioritizes cultural safety ideally empowers…

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Employee recognition

What is employee recognition?

Employee recognition is the acknowledgment of an individual's work accomplishment by expressing gratitude or praise. Employers often recognize employees for: Working for an extended period (generally beyond five years)Exemplary work performanceInnovation or achievementsNotable personal developmentWorkforce or system improvement According to Gallup research, employees find these methods of employer recognition highly impactful:  Publicly acknowledging employees through praise, an award, or a certificate Private acknowledgment from a boss, coworker, or customerReceiving an extremely positive evaluation regarding accomplishmentsReceiving a monetary award or compensation Earning a promotion, greater autonomy, or increased work responsibilities Why should HR…

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COVID-19 workplace policy

COVID-19 workplace policy

COVID-19 workplace policy emphasizes cleanliness, hygiene, health, and social distancing and aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in shared office settings. COVID-19 workplace policy is based upon standard recommendations established by each country. The U.S. and U.K. guidelines promote personal hygiene and social distancing in the workplace and remind employees to monitor their health before arriving at work. The workplace rules encourage employees to: Wash hands regularlyWear a protective mask over the nose and mouthWear disposable gloves when in a public areaFollow recommendations for social distancingCheck temperature before going…

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Mental health in the workplace

What is mental health in the workplace?

Mental health in the workplace refers to employees' psychological, emotional, and social well-being within a shared work environment. Employees with sound mental health have respect for themselves and others, build positive relationships with coworkers, and cope with the daily challenges and responsibilities involved in the workplace.  Why should HR leaders care about mental health in the workplace? Unfortunately, mental health issues are highly prevalent among today's adults, both globally and in the U.S. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 American adults (18.3%) suffer from mental illnesses, and 71% of…

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Employee wellbeing

What is employee wellbeing?

Employee wellbeing refers to mental and emotional health, a positive attitude, and contentment concerning work. Employees who embody wellbeing hold a bright and optimistic perception of their work lives. According to research from Gallup, the five pillars of wellbeing are:  Career: Satisfaction with daily tasks and responsibilities Social: Healthy relationships with friends and loved onesFinancial: Successfully managing finances Physical: Basic health for energy and daily functionality Community: Connecting with others in one’s area of residence Why should HR leaders care about employee wellbeing? Wellbeing is fundamental to mental stamina, emotional intelligence, and resilience…

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Company perks

What are company perks?

Company perks are perquisites that employers provide employees to assist them in maintaining high productivity and performance levels. Employee benefits, such as health care, retirement, and investment plans, are essential components of compensation. Perks, in contrast, encompass the non-essential, supplementary aspects of the job to improve the employee experience and boost productivity. Popular company perks include:  A company car that doubles as a personal vehiclePaid time off or sabbatical leave Weekly happy hourOnsite childcare Shopping, cinema, or travel discountsFlexible working conditionsOnsite catering or lunch vouchers Why should HR leaders care about company…

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maternity leave

What is maternity leave?

Maternity leave is time-off that an employer provides an employee upon giving birth to a child. Maternity leave can start before or after birth, enabling the mother to take time off for prenatal and post-natal care. Mothers need time to recuperate, adjust to the monumental life change, and bond with their new child.  Why should HR leaders care about maternity leave? A supportive maternity leave policy can contribute to retention, engagement, productivity, and loyalty, reflecting company compassion and consideration for employee wellbeing. If companies offered a more accommodating maternity leave,…

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