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Growing up, both my father and mother worked. What may have been the exception when I was a kid has become the norm, where most young families are dual-income. Now 35 and married with a five-year-old son and a wife who also works full-time, mine is just such a family.

The HR Daily Advisor recently sat down with Erick Mott, Head of Communications of Reflektive at #Shrm2018 in Chicago. We discussed the future of the performance review in light of new research done at the behest of Reflektive.

Humans are creatures of habit and routine. Consistency and reliability are reassuring. Even little changes like the coffee cart moving to a different hallway can throw employees off and send productivity into a downward spiral. Having an employee benefits resource portal that’s consistent for the entire team—whether they’re new hires in the middle of onboarding or tenured employees approaching open enrollment season—is invaluable for helping to improve enrollment rates and employee engagement with benefits materials.

My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but is it legal for us to do this?

Wall Street's reputation for demanding long hours of employees, particularly young ones, does not sit well with today's young professionals.

Having spent the majority of my working life in companies with more than 180 years and 350 years of history respectively, I’ve heard my fair share of “But we’ve always done it that way!” internally.

By 2021, at least 60% of Asia Pacific will be digitalised, “digitalise or die”, this according to Workday’s latest IDC survey to asses employee’s readiness for the digital economy. Yet there is a disconnect between employees and employers when it comes to preparing for this rapidly approaching digital future.

In today’s digital landscape, video marketing is imperative for brands if they expect to survive. In fact, HubSpot Research reports that 54% of consumers want to see videos from brands they support where the desire for email newsletters is at 46% and social media images are at 41%. If you’re not giving your audience video, you can bet your competition is.

Should Employees Have Fun at Work?

When I hear the question ‘should employees have fun at work?’, I’m often reminded of Dilbert Cartoons like this one, where employee happiness is seen as little more than an obstacle to efficiency or productivity.

Are You Failing Your Managers?

Your employees are demanding more feedback, greater transparency, and, like never before, the opportunity to achieve personal growth at work.

Results reveal that broken employee onboarding processes damper morale and productivity.

5 Tried and Tested Tips to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged

The huge advantage of traditional in-office work is that employees are engaged. How do you promote shared interest and motivation when people are thousands of miles away from each other? There are five actionable tips on how to increase employee engagement that you can adopt starting today.

Open enrollment (OE) meetings are intended to educate employees about their benefits in an effective and efficient setting. Perhaps meetings were once the best approach. But times change, and today employers typically offer many more benefit choices, with more complex variables, and the potential for far greater employee financial liability.

HR: Here’s How to Prep for the Future of Work

HR practitioners everywhere are trying to imagine what the next generation of the workforce will look like. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), automation and robotics keeping up with the future of work; can seem like a daunting task.

A recent survey from Fierce Conversations, a training company that teaches organizations how to have effective conversations, revealed key insight into the potential impact recent political and social events have had on the workplace—from who is being invited to the conversation to increased feelings of self-empowerment.

It was a real honour and pleasure to be asked to speak at the recent #TenTenTalks in Galway. This is now an annual event where members of the PSA [Professional Speakers Association] get together to present to and help the business community. This year the theme was to give valuable tips to help them to engage their people and grow their business.

While today’s healthy economy is putting more and more Americans to work, employers of all sizes continue to struggle to address a pervasive corporate challenge: engaging their employees.

Empowering Employees With Tech Solutions

An AI benefits assistant that answers employees’ benefits questions. A financial wellness app that provides automatic budget planning and savings tips. Platforms that help employees and HR managers manage paid leave and student debt repayment programs.

Once upon a time, the employee benefits package was (more or less) standardized. Employees were given a base salary, typically two weeks of vacation, health insurance, and a retirement plan… maybe a year end bonus (if you were lucky)… but times have changed.

Our organizational alignment research found a strong and aligned culture accounts for 40 percent of the difference between high- and low-performing teams and organizations in terms of revenue growth, profitability, customer satisfaction, leadership effectiveness, and employee engagement.

It might be hard to believe, but the time to start preparing employees for open enrollment is now, long before the deadline, in the brief moments your employees might still be around the office between their summer vacations. Video communications can help.

It’s Everyone’s Job to Care About Job Descriptions

“That’s not in my job description.” It’s the response that irks almost every every manager on the planet. The manager then goes to her HR business partner, engages in a whole-body eye roll, and then complains about the employee’s lack of team spirit.

Rethink Change Management for Agile Initiatives

Companies that have applied change management to previous business or process changes must acknowledge that the pace and nature of agile means that traditional change management may not be enough.

A Brief History of Diversity Training

An abridged guide to 50-plus years of diversity initiatives and how far (or not) we’ve come.

Technology and Communication: Keep it Human

The more things change the more they stay the same. Yes, technology is transforming all aspects of our lives. Our relationships, work environments and community engagement are not the way they once were. Smartphones, social media, video conferences and webinars are just a few of the new methods.

67 percent of high-performing companies have a structured new-hire onboarding process.

A proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Facebook’s ad placement tools facilitate discrimination against older job seekers has been expanded to identify additional companies, further widening the latest front in claims that candidates are being filtered out by gender, geography, race and age.

In this free downloadable guide, you’ll learn practical and affordable ways to use artificial intelligence to deliver messages and more to boost your own productivity and efficiency.

Ecosystem Exchange: Creating Fundable Companies

On Thursday, May 17, in downtown Greenville, the NEXT organization sponsored an evening with Paul Singh, of ResultsJunkies.com, as well as Brooke Navarro and Ben Freeland, both of whom are investment bankers at Barclay’s. All three came to share their thoughts about what makes companies attractive to investors.

There's one nerve-wracking, yet vital part of the on-boarding process recent grads need to master: negotiating salary and benefits. 43 percent of workers are still asked about salary history during job interviews. Future employers may base their proposed pay on a candidate's previous salary level.

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