Every company, big or small, needs an impeccable HR department, which will handle a host of often underrated tasks. Considering that this group of people will be in charge of recruiting personnel to your company, it is your responsibility to choose this team wisely.
The older I get, the more I realize how important time is and how it goes by so quickly! Sometimes I feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day for me to get my work done, but let’s be honest, sometimes the day can seem never-ending. In the workplace, time is very important and delegating how you use it is a necessity. Depending on the nature of your job, some tasks might take longer to complete than others, which can sometimes put us behind. As an HR professional, you deal with employees on a daily basis. They sometimes come up to you with issues, questions, and so on, and you have to pause whatever you are doing and take care of them. Did you know that you could create more time in your day and become more efficient in your process simply by using the employee self-service (ESS) feature of your software?
One of the biggest struggles with working long hours is finding the focus to be productive the entire time. We’ve all had those days where it feels like we got 4 hours of work done over the course of 8 hours. Recently, Dominion partnered with Michelle Steffes, CPS, CPLC, and president of IPV Consulting, to put on a webinar called Mastering Energy, Focus, and Time. During this webinar, she discussed some ways that can help you remain focused during the work day and ultimately improve productivity. Today I would like to go through those tips and give some examples of how you can accomplish the task of developing and fine-tuning your focus.
With the long Labor Day weekend just around the corner, many of us are preparing for backyard parties with friends and family, attending the parade and all in all enjoying the day off. But what about those employees who don’t get the day off? Many small businesses stay open during the holidays in order to keep a constant stream of revenue, which mostly means employees will have to forfeit their holiday plans in order to help the company compete with larger businesses. If these businesses want to avoid a high turnover rate, it’s vital for owners to come up with some incentives in order to keep the employees motivated and appreciated.
Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202% (Source: Gallup). A national study by Dale Carnegie Training placed the number of “fully engaged” employees at 29% and “disengaged” employees at 26%, meaning 71% of employees are not fully engaged or productive. It’s a beneficial trail for companies to recruit, hire and maintain engaged employees. This can be accomplished faster and easier when using Applicant Tracking and Onboarding software. The below flow chart shows you a brief breakdown of how increased employee engagement will ultimately lead to higher levels of profit.
Recruiting nowadays has become rather difficult. Applicants are very picky when applying to companies as they want the process to be as smooth and easy as possible. Usually, if the application process involves writing a cover letter, creating a profile, or anything other than just filling out a simple application form and submitting a resume, they skip it and move on to the next. These are probably the people you would not want to have working in your company. When a good applicant is searching for a new job and is fully committed to landing one, they will do whatever it takes to stand out from the rest of the applicants and get a job offer. These are the people you want to hire and keep in your company. However, that doesn’t mean your applicants should be jumping through hoops in order to apply. Even the most dedicated candidates can easily get turned off by a poorly designed application process. The following are just a few tips you can follow in order to attract and retain the best talent.
Summer is finally here. Although we would all rather be at the beach or at the pool all day, most of us have to go to work. I sit by a window at work, so every day I look outside and wish I was out there enjoying the sun, but instead I have to sit at my desk and try to be productive. It is no secret that I am not the only one who struggles to stay productive during the summer, so what can managers do to encourage and help their employees stayed focused and productive at work?
Employee Self Service (ESS) is a feature that comes with most Human Resources softwares. Most companies are adopting it because of its many benefits, primarily because it saves time and reduces workload from HR staff. ESS allows employees to take care of different tasks that would otherwise be completed by an HR department staff member. Depending on the HRM software that a company goes with, employees are able to log into their portal at any time, anywhere, as long as they have access to the internet. There, they can view their pay stubs, work schedules, request time off, change their personal information, etc. If you are considering getting an ESS software, then you should read on the following pros and cons.