Compliance is a big part of human resources. When HR does compliance right, it can give us time to do the other, more strategic parts of our job. Today’s reader question deals with one of the big compliance issues companies face: employee files.
Posts Tagged Employee Management
Let the games begin!
But don’t let your employees stop working because of them.
Job applicants made to dance—for a non-dancing job. A grocery sacker serenading shoppers. An employee getting a tattoo of the company logo to snare a raise.
You couldn’t make these incidents up. OK, you could, but they’d be mistaken for old episodes of “The Office” or “Seinfeld,” instead of real stories of things gone awry in the workplace.
It is no brainer that employees who fit your organization’s culture stay longer and hiring the right match assures continued success.
Organizational culture is civilization in the workplace. – Alan Adler
There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf!
Gallup released it's "State of the Global Business" report for 2013. The results are unbelievable.
According to Gallup:
1. Worldwide, only 13% of Employees are Engaged at work.
2. The Actively Disengaged outnumber the Engaged 2 to 1 in the workplace.
So, if 2 of every 10 of your employees are engaged you are an above average organization?
More people hate their job than those who love it?
Are you willing to accept that?
...because I'm not!
How are new trends in biometric technology affecting employment?
One of the less glamorous aspects of the HR profession is dealing with conflict and behavioral problems in the workplace. It’s a hat they must wear, at some point, regardless of industry or size.
Most organizations have policies or codes of conduct that indicate which behaviors are -- and are not – acceptable in the workplace, and respect for these policies usually depends on the consistency with which they are enforced.
John Lasseter, best known for producing the films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., and The Incredibles, is chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
But it wasn’t always so.
Humor can inspire trust, advance careers, boost company reputation
At Zappos.com, the online shoe business, the person answering calls is not the “receptionist”; he’s the “director of first impressions.”
At Texas-based BerylHealth, where health care workers advise clients by telephone, the company pairs employees with executives in a spoof of “Dancing with the Stars.”
And at San Diego-based Red Door Interactive, a business consultancy, one of the core values is this: “We are 100 percent jerk-free.”
“An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.” - Bob Nelson
But what if there are no interactions because – as a manager - you spend 90% of your time dealing with 10% of the employee population?
While conducting leadership training not too long ago, an individual went on for several minutes about how he would never be a micromanager. In separate training with his staff, I found out that he, in fact was, a micromanager.
I often find this to be the case. Micromanager is such a negative word that no one wants to be defined that way. Yet it is the number one complaint from employees about their supervisors.
I embolden job seekers on a daily basis to make sure they have a tailored job search strategy. Rather than just go about their job search randomly, I preach the importance of a strategy that is targeted, reviewed and adjusted on a daily basis. Ironically, those on the other side of the hiring line do not always seem to have the same focus.
A players, B players... green, yellow, and red. Every organization has a system for rating their employees. Right or wrong, these systems can affect employee engagement, productivity and retention.