A Globorforce report found that 69% of employees polled would work harder if they were better recognized. Christopher W. Cabrera, founder and CEO, Xactly Corporation, advises employers and HR professionals on how to develop robust recognition programs for their employees. By aligning technology and gamification with incentives and by measuring results, he believes that workers productivity levels and their loyalty to the company will flourish.
Buck Consultants talent and HR solutions Scot Marcotte, managing director, Chicago; Barry Hall, principal and innovation leader, Boston; and Steve Coco, principal and northeast region leader, New York, offer their predictions for the human resources world of the future. What will HR look like 20 years from now? [Images: Shutterstock]
Benefits managers and human resources professionals have, in many cases, been so frantically busy of late that they might not be thinking beyond 2014, or Oct. 1, or maybe even next week. But what will personnel management look like 10 or 20 years from now? How will the role of HR change? [Images: Shutterstock]
For the past 12 years, Unum reports, the leading cause of its long-term disability claims is cancer. Most people who have been diagnosed with cancer are very motivated to get back to work, says Kristin Tugman, senior director of health and productivity at Unum. It helps create a sense of normalcy and control at a time when people often feel understandably overwhelmed. Cancer is also Unums No. 6 cause of short-term disability. May is Disability Awareness Month. Here are the top five LTD and STD causes according to 2012 claims data from Unum. [Images: Shutterstock]
Sixty-six percent of U.S. employers report a bad-fit employee has had a measurable negative impact in a new survey from CareerBuilder. France reported the lowest level of instances, with 53%; Russia was highest with 88%.
Perhaps few people are as intimately familiar with the 840-plus-page immigration bill as Rebecca Peters. The director and counsel for legislative affairs for ACIP, Peters has been following the act since its conception and, should it pass in its current form, she says it has lots of good news for employers.
However, just dealing with the current landscape (both in terms of importing and exporting wage-earners) can be challenging enough, even before reforms are taken into account.
Less than half (42%) were aware that that their take-home pay would decline this year due to the recent elimination of the payroll tax holiday by Congress. The awareness was greater among men.
While the issue affects only a limited number of employees, it can result in significant costs for companies that have to move workers out of the U.S. or in lost productivity from dealing with an employees or partners immigration status.
With a fervent belief in making lasting impressions, the employee onboarding process at SAS, a business analytics company, begins the moment they accept a position. Annette V. Holesh, an HR program manager at SAS, and her HR colleagues at the North Carolina-based organization know how to engage employees from the start. And they continue to buoy their workers energy long after the initial onboarding process has ended.
In a SHRM survey, 77% of respondents currently say they use social networking for that purpose. In 2011, 56% of surveyed organizations used social networking sites to find and communicate with job applicants; back in 2008, it was 34%.
We were doing what was right for Yahoo! right now. It was wrongly perceived as an industry narrative, Marissa Mayer said at the Great Place to Work conference in Los Angeles last week.
Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer defended her controversial decision to terminate the companys teleworking policy at the Great Place to Work conference in LA.
I used to be caught up in the spin cycle of thinking that net worth automatically afforded me life worth, says Gary Kunath, an entrepreneur, speaker, former CEO and author of Life ... Don't Miss It. I Almost Did: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest. However, Kunath adds, At a certain point you realize that money doesn't make you rich, it just allows you to buy more stuff.
U.S. workers seem to have achieved a similar realization, as most employees prioritize satisfaction over salary and prize work-life balance. Kunath offers professionals five ways to achieve balance and improve their life worth.
Under a new congressional plan, employers would be able to bring in an additional 20,000 low-skilled laborers a year, a number that would gradually rise to 75,000.