Employee relations

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Throwing a dart at a stack of semi-qualified resumes? That’s not exactly Kristen Weirick’s style. In fact, Weirick, the director of talent acquisition and global human resources for appliance giant Whirlpool Corp., prides herself more on driving a combined internal and external effort to deliver a holistic employer brand than she does on keeping people in their jobs.

August 26, 2011

This article is not about engagement. It’s about bigger questions: How do I get my employees engaged, satisfied, committed and healthy? While many factors drive these outcomes, a handful have the most impact. One is called meaningful work. Each job and workplace has hundreds of characteristics, but individuals find some characteristics more meaningful than others.

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August 25, 2011

Linking employee engagement to crucial business metrics shows leaders how to improve the bottom line. 

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August 23, 2011

Although 80 percent of organizations have a recognition program, less than a third of HR professionals (31 percent) believe that employees are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive for doing a good job.

And while 56 percent of survey respondents said employees are rewarded according to their job performance, just 46 percent said managers and supervisors acknowledge and appreciate employees effectively.

August 18, 2011

With four—almost five—generations in the workplace, tensions can arise through misunderstandings and miscommunication. 

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August 1, 2011

There was a time when social media was cutting edge. Now it is mainstream. Case in point: Facebook has more than 500 million individual members worldwide.

As with all communication, social media presents business benefits and legal risks. This article discusses four ways social media and HR have become inextricably intertwined: hiring, harassment, off-duty disparagement and “friending” of colleagues.

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July 25, 2011

More employers are using social networking tools to enhance employee interaction. 

EMC Corp.’s social business network, called EMC/One, had been in place about a year when the economy turned sour. The developer of information infrastructure products was about to learn the value of a Facebook-like platform for use within the company.

July 11, 2011

Google's Shannon Deegan offers insight on what the most successful companies of the future may look like. 

April 13, 2011

Employee communication is not a product, such as a newsletter or intranet, or a static event, like a staff meeting or annual survey, according to Linda Dulye, president and founder of Dulye & Co., a New York-based change management consultancy specializing in communications. It’s a continuing process that requires two-way feedback.

Yet for whatever reason, many organizations limit employee communication by scripting top-down communications tightly and sanitizing the findings of employee attitude surveys. That’s a mistake, according to Dulye.

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March 15, 2011

G. Brint Ryan discusses how workplace flexibility is a key business strategy at Ryan Inc., leading to reduced turnover, increased revenue, profits and client service scores. 

March 7, 2011

This article is not about engagement. It’s about bigger questions: How do I get my employees engaged, satisfied, committed and healthy? While many factors drive these outcomes, a handful have the most impact. One is called meaningful work.

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February 27, 2011

Hank Jackson & Ellen Galinsky announce the new SHRM and FWI partnership on workplace flexibility - Moving Work Forward.

February 3, 2011

Admiral Mike Mullen announces a new partnership between SHRM and FWI that will help organizations be more successful by transforming the way businesses view and adopt flexible workplace practices.

February 1, 2011

Author Tamara Erickson discusses how today’s competitive companies successfully recruit and retain talent by addressing three key factors: time, place and approach to the way work is done. 

January 20, 2011

On the surface, a paid-time-off arrangement for granting leave may seem like a windfall just for employees: If they’ve accrued the time, they can take it without having to explain whether it’s a sick day or a vacation day. It’s the employee’s time to take for whatever purpose.

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January 19, 2011

When Georgia Sherrill, PHR, was an HR professional at the store level of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., she focused on the engagement of cashiers, maintenance workers and cart pushers in particular. Maintenance workers keep stores clean, pushers make carts available to every shopper, and cashiers—a vital link—create customers’ final impression before they leave the store.

Sherrill knows about engagement among cashiers firsthand because she started out as a part-time cashier and worked her way into management.

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September 21, 2010

Michael Burchell, Ed.D., Vice President of Global Business Development with the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., discusses three trends for future workplace - from more "free agent" workers and virtual working arrangements, to more personalization for unique experiences for employees. 

August 18, 2010

Jay Forte talks about the changing workplace and retention for your employees. He also describes and expounds on the role of HR in the workplace.

August 11, 2010

Ted Kennedy Jr. speaks about how the Americans with Disabilities Act has empowered those with disabilities for the past 20 years.

July 30, 2010

Angels Herrin talks about how investors view companies. She says it's based on management and skills of the workforce.

March 11, 2010