Category Archives: Thinking

Three Questions HR Must Ask to Help Employees Maintain a Healthy Household

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In today’s climate, personalization is critical for making employees feel appreciated, happy, and supported. In the same way, many retailers have moved into omnichannel selling, employers must embrace an employee-centric mindset. Providing various types of relevant information where and when they need it most attracts better talent, elicits loyalty and, most importantly, builds a level […]

Weathering the Great Resignation: Onboarding New Hires for Long-Term

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2021 will long be remembered not just for COVID-19, but as the year of the “Great Resignation,” when millions of employees called it quits. This mass exodus began for many reasons, from employees who put off leaving at the height of the pandemic, to those in search of better pay or greater flexibility in their […]

Helping Employees Maintain Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout

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As COVID reared its ugly head, organizations figured out how to pivot to a remote workforce. What quickly ensued was the loss between work life and home life. Many employees put in more hours than ever before because they didn’t have experience separating work from home life at home, often finding themselves in front of […]

Weathering the “Great Resignation” – Building a Healthy Leadership Pipeline

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There’s no question that COVID-19 has forever changed the business landscape. Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen an abrupt transition to remote work, the rapid acceleration of digital transformation, and the sudden growth of e-commerce. Now add to that list the unprecedented pace at which employees are quitting their jobs. What is the “Great Resignation?” […]

Now Hiring: Ten Creative Ways to Help Fill Open Positions

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 9.2 million open positions remained on the last day of May 2021. Now, with nearly the entire country open and fewer restrictions, many companies can’t hire enough people to meet their needs. Manufacturing, restaurant, hospitality, retail, transportation – you name it, employers are struggling to fill open […]

Four Strategies for Creating and Sustaining an Empathetic Culture

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“Put yourself in their shoes” is wise advice when involved in a conflict or misunderstanding with others. Though very simple, that timeless adage is often used as a verbal reminder to empathize with someone else and to take a moment to consider their perspective. Having the ability to empathize, or understand what other people feel […]

Identifying Tomorrows Most Effective Leaders Today

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In today’s ever-changing world, leadership comes in many shapes and sizes. Some believe leaders must be clear, concise communicators, empathetic, pace-setting, and transformational. Others believe an effective leader offers up a variety of strategies, opinions, and solutions. However, at the heart of leadership, it’s about engaging, influencing, and guiding people toward a common mission. And […]

Personalization to Optimize the Employee Experience

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As HR leaders, we recognize the advantages of offering a stellar employee experience, investing in a stronger work culture, optimizing the employee experience, and prioritizing employee well-being. Each contributes to attracting and retaining top talent, improving productivity, and nurturing brand advocates in current and former employees. After this past year, employees have fundamentally reassessed what […]

Three Ways HR Can Learn from the Customer Experience

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In today’s rapidly evolving, digital-centric world, businesses often focus on the customer experience. And it’s no secret why. Satisfied customers will engage more often, spend more, and showcase a deep brand loyalty. Creating a positive customer experience is imperative to the success of a business. With so much focus centered around the customer experience, it’s […]

Succeeding Financially: Top Strategies for Supporting Employees

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Whether it’s hitting the golf course every day, spending more time with the grandkids, or having the independence to do whatever it is that interests them, most working professionals share a common goal: succeeding financially. No matter the individual dream, we all relish the day we can retire and relax. Just imagine life with no […]