- Invest in getting payroll right, or risk catastrophe
It’s never been a particularly attractive profession and business constraints, tighter budgets and a lack of new blood coming into the area have all contributed to the scaling back of payroll as both a business focus and occupational speciality.
- First day on the job key to long-term retention
If the first day for a new employee entering your organisation consists of being shown to a desk and handed a 500-page company manual to read, you are sending a clear message you don’t care about keeping them. The induction or orientation process for a new employee, or onboarding in HR terms, is key to ensuring their success and retention in the role.
- Non-standard rewards schemes Part I: Bonus annual leave on birthdays
If your organisation provides a cake for employee birthdays, you may think you’ve got your bases covered … but think again. The new trend is to offer employees their birthday off as bonus annual leave.
- Investing in employee health does deliver a return
Teasing out the business case from the warm and fuzzy factors related to employee wellness has never been more important, writes Mark Cassidy.
- Good managers experience fewer ‘sickies’
Employees who have a good relationship with their manager are far less likely to take a day off when they aren’t sick new research has found.
- HR on the red carpet: Film studio seeks HR business partner
There comes a time when one makes the decision on what to study at university – and most would say going down the path of HR management doesn’t generally conjure up dreams of working alongside the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.