Making Meetings Purposeful

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No one dreads a calendar invite when they trust their coworkers to conduct purposeful meetings. However, that’s not often the case. Fifty-five million meetings occur every week in the United States, but 71% are considered unproductive. That is an astounding amount of eye-glazing encounters. Worse yet, unnecessary or poorly planned meetings often stand in the […]

How AI tools impact HR

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Artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT exploded on the scene this year, impacting a number of industries and roles, HR included. Like everyone else, human resources departments have a lot of learning to do around these AI tools. How should this technology integrate into the HR field? Although HR isn’t a total stranger to AI, we’ve […]

Employee Appreciation Day Tips

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Happy Employee Appreciation Day! We hope you’re ready to celebrate the people who make your business great. While a sincere thank you is a great way to kick things off, we wanted to share a few ideas to help you go the extra mile for your team.  A recent survey found that 37% of employees […]

Performance Management Tips

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A recent Willis Tower Watson (WTW) survey found that only around, “one in four North American employers (26%) reported being effective at both managing and paying for performance.” That same survey noted that companies with effective performance management strategies outperform their industry peers by 1.5x financially and 1.25x in employee productivity. Performance management investments pay […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Employer Brand

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First impressions are everything; just ask the 75% of job seekers who consider a company’s employer brand a key factor in submitting their application. When companies don’t invest time and resources to improve their employer brand, they miss out on high-end talent. That includes the people in your company! Improving your employer brand can reduce […]

In-House HR or Outsourced HR?

Though every business approaches human resources differently, they generally run with in-house HR or outsourced HR. Both have their merits, and our team has experience with each. However, your company’s route depends on how you believe you can maximize your HR results based on your budget.  HR is more than administration or hiring and firing. […]

What is an HRO?

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Previously we’ve written about ASOs and PEOs, but there’s a third model that treads the line between those two called an HRO. HROs, or human resources outsourcing companies, offer small to mid-sized businesses a different route to satisfy their HR needs. But what makes them stand apart from a PEO or ASO?  HROs offer a […]

6 HR Trends for 2023

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2022 has been a rollercoaster ride of a year for businesses, and, heading into 2023, we’ve identified some emerging HR trends to keep your eyes on. How human resources departments respond to the recession, a bizarre talent market, and everchanging technology will be exciting to track. It could also make a world of difference for […]

Encouraging Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

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Employee resource groups, or ERGs, instill a sense of belonging and understanding in the workplace. For those reasons, they’re also an effective retention tool, and if you’re like most companies right now, any retention advantage should be welcome. So, what are ERGs, and why should you help employees organize them?  90% of Fortune 500 companies […]

8 Employee Retention Strategies

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Businesses everywhere struggle with employee retention. The dust has finally settled after the Great Resignation and Great Reshuffle. Now, according to a report by Lattice, two-thirds of HR teams changed focus from talent acquisition to retention. Furthermore, 83% of organizations are putting more emphasis on keeping employees around than they had before. But what does […]