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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Occupational health

What is occupational health?

Occupational health (OH) is a branch of medicine that focuses on preventing work-induced illnesses and injuries and promoting wellbeing in the workplace. It originates from the findings of the 17th century Dr. Bernardino Rammazini, who documented a causal relationship between his mineworker patient's exposure to toxins and their illnesses.

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Diversity management

What is the meaning of diversity management?

Diversity management is an organizational process used to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This process involves implementing policies and strategies in hiring, management, training, and more. The goals of diversity management are to promote fairness and equality and benefit from the advantages of a diverse organization.

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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 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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What is employee work-life balance?

Work-life balance refers to maintaining a harmonious relationship between personal life and work life. Often, people invest so much time and energy into their work that they neglect essential elements of their lives that aren’t work-related. Work-life balance involves a daily dedication of time and energy to one’s job while also carving out time for meaningful and enjoyable activities that support one’s health and happiness.  Why should HR leaders care about work-life balance? Work-life balance allows employees to lead a wholesome, stable, and meaningful life. When employees balance their long…

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What is disability leave?

What is disability leave?

Disability leave is planned or unplanned time off from work for employees to cope with an illness, injury, or impairment that inhibits at least one of their essential life activities. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) mandates that employers accommodate employees eligible for disability by affording them the necessary benefits and work adjustments. The FMLA also enables eligible employees to take medical leave for a disability. Depending on the case, employees could benefit from both the ADA and the FMLA. Personnel can receive disability insurance, or if injured at work,…

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What is employee relations?

What is employee relations?

Employee relations involves the continuous process of building healthy work relationships between employer and employee and among the staff. An employee relations manager focuses on resolving and avoiding issues concerning employees and formulating policies that encourage consistent, unbiased treatment of employees.  Why should HR leaders care about employee relations? Any relationship-- if it’s going to last-- takes constant, unfaltering effort from both sides. While employees must maintain their side of the contract, they also must feel they can trust their employer to do the same. If there is a lack…

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employee resource group (ERG)

What is an employee resource group (ERG)?

An employee resource group (ERG) is a social circle of employees who voluntarily join together based on shared identity, values, interests, perspectives, or goals. The purpose of employee resource groups, or affinity groups, is to strengthen workplace relationships, foster a sense of belonging, promote personal and professional growth, and ultimately, nurture the entire company community.  Employee resource groups first began in the 1960s to bolster the voice of minorities in the workplace. Today, ERGs represent general demographic groups, such as a woman’s ERG or a Latino ERG, or, more specific…

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