In an ideal world, every employee would have a perfectly balanced workload. Everyone would spend their days being productive and busy—but not too busy.
Performance reviews are an essential part of performance management. Reviews help you identify strengths and weaknesses, work on professional development plans, and reward your best team members with bonuses.
In the old days, businesses encouraged their workers to keep their personal lives separate from their professional life. If you were having a bad day, your manager expected you to leave your problems at the front door.
As an outsourced HR consultant, I regularly work with small businesses in need of support in Human Resources. Often these businesses are either in a start-up mode or have a small footprint and need part-time, efficient support to move their businesses forward.
Over the past few years, we've seen the national conversation about diversity change as people respond to movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. People increasingly expect their employers to support DE&I initiatives and support an inclusive workplace. One survey found that up to 86% of candidates are more likely to choose an employer that supports diversity. While most companies have a diversity equity and inclusion policy in place, not every office is welcoming to women and minorities. This presents a real challenge for employers. How do you go about creating a respectful workplace? And how do you keep diversity alive on your team?
The holidays are upon us. They are a time of joy and family gatherings. They are a time when we take stock of our blessings, and we prepare to begin a new journey into the new year.