Can you make your workplace happier? You bet
When your employees are happy, they are also more creative, productive, less likely to leave the company, less absent, and less conflicts at work which means more money and better product. HC offers up 15 ways to start reinventing your work ...
HR's role in fostering ethical workplaces
The ethical tone of a workplace is set at the most senior level of an organisation and expert commentators warn that HR has a crucial role to play in maintaining honesty and integrity.
Employee personal finances are HR’s business
While many believe the role of an organisation in a worker’s finances is to simply pay them and turn their back – that style of thinking could be costing you 20 hours of productivity every month.
Make the most of company goals and get the word out
In the face of low engagement or widespread company change, an in-house publication could be the approach you need.
Drop that coffee and get back to work
Don’t be fooled – non-work related breaks may be making you and your employees more tired and distracted.
Wearing headphones at work: time for HR to step-in?
It’s a fine-line between communicating optimal work conditions to employees, and coming across as the fun police. But new evidence suggests allowing headphones could dent the bottom line.
They don't call it the silly season for nothin'
Depending on who you're talking to, the end of year period can be considered a wild flurry of last-minute activity, or a productivity slow down. And as the saying goes, an idle mind is the devil's workshop.
Turn around a toxic work culture
High attrition rates, disengagement, rock-bottom morale – it’s the stuff of HR nightmares, and all are symptoms of a toxic work environment. How can HR turn it around?
Cultivate your own stars instead of pinching others
‘Star’ recruits play an integral role in the talent pipeline – but as the war for talent rages on aided in no small part by the advent of LinkedIn, isn’t it time to cultivate stars from the ground up?
Should ‘fit notes’ replace ‘sick notes’?
In order to tackle high absenteeism rates, the UK and parts of Europe have been proactive in instituting the ‘fit note’ to address what a worker could do, instead of focusing on what they can’t do.