Sep 18 2018

The Top Four Problems Facing HR Departments in the Construction Industry and How to Solve Them

The construction industry is booming and all signs point to its continued growth. This is great news for companies operating in this sector and for the economy in general, as construction professionals count for a significant portion of the American workforce.

But this field still has its struggles — especially for those working in the HR departments. In this blog, we’ll explore the top four issues facing HR professionals in the construction industry and a few tips to combat them.

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Jul 24 2018

9 Surprising HR Stats You Need to Know

Modern businesses are driven by analytics and the right course of action is often determined by the data and statistics available. Human resources is no different.

In this blog, we'll discuss nine surprising HR stats that you need to know and how each of them can be used to improve your company.

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May 01 2018

HR Cloud Onboarding Checklist

In this hyper-competitive day and age where the war for talent is raging on, now more than ever companies need to seamlessly bridge the gap between candidate experience and employee experience. Onboarding is critical to the successful integration of a new employee into your organization, and a smooth onboarding process can help set your company apart from the competition.

Sloppy, poorly planned onboarding can result in decreased productivity, disengagement, and wasted resources. Smooth, robust onboarding procedures are an obligation for an effective employee experience that elbows out recruiting competition.

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Apr 24 2018

How to Cultivate a Workplace Culture of Gratitude

Gratitude is a state of mind that has the power to transform how we live. Teaching ourselves to be thankful for what we have is essential for making us happier people. It helps us break the never-ending cycle of wanting to achieve or acquire more so that we can be happy.

Instilling a culture of gratitude into your workplace is an effective way of making your office a happier, less-stressful place. And when your employees are happy and healthy, they will be more productive. It’s really the ultimate win-win solution.

But saying you’re going to create a culture of gratitude and actually doing it are two totally different things. Culture change of any kind is difficult and staying grateful during that change is equally as challenging.

Here are some suggestions for helping you foster gratitude in the office to make your company a happier place:

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Mar 06 2018

Company Culture and the Onboarding Process

Developing and maintaining company culture is a top priority for many businesses in today's global marketplace. In fact, according to a SHRM article, a growing number of companies have even gone as far as to hire a Chief Culture Officer (CCO) and task them with building, managing, and merging culture throughout all departments and processes of their organization.

But while most businesses would welcome and appreciate the addition of an experienced CCO to their team, not every organization has the means to bring one onboard; leaving HR teams responsible for handling the bulk of culture implementation duties.

In this article, we'll explore why establishing company culture during the onboarding process is so crucial and three keys HR teams can use to do it more successfully.

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Feb 27 2018

8 Ways to Destress At Work

You probably have a lot on your plate. Juggling multiple responsibilities while managing tight deadlines leads to a lot of built-up stress and negative energy. Without proper leadership and stress management practices in place, HR professionals – as well as the workforce they are there to help – can succumb to the dreaded ‘employee burnout’.

While a little bit of stress can help you meet deadlines and even improve job performance, chronic stress can have huge consequences on mental and physical health, including increased risk for heart disease and higher cholesterol.

Based on self-reports, the Labour Force Survey 2015/16 estimates that 11.7 million working-days are lost due to work-related stress, anxiety, and depression. Is stress costing your company more than you can afford? Consider encouraging de-stressing exercises or initiating an Employee Wellness Program.

If you’ve already tried those, here are another 8 easy ways for anyone to relieve stress at work:

 

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