If you feel like your office or cube is becoming a cage lately, it’s time to add a little more “human” to your human resources. Increasing your visibility among employees could counter employee attitudes that associate HR only with bad news and being disconnected from employee issues.
Is your recognition program a top-down affair, with execs deciding how to sprinkle around the praise and prizes? Actually, studies show peer-to-peer recognition can boost employee morale and productivity more than traditional reward programs. Some examples:
When it comes time to writing performance evaluations, it’s best to stay away from broad generalizations about the employee’s work. Instead, provide concrete examples that support your stated performance rankings. Follow these guidelines for writing evaluations.
The last six weeks of the year include a handful of holidays for which employees clamor for time off. While some of these holidays are traditionally offered as a paid day off, employees might want other days off. Be prepared to manage their time off requests.
Creating a good company PowerPoint template removes tedious and inconsistent manual formatting of text, placeholders and backgrounds from the end user’s hands. Most of the work is done in the Slide Master. Follow these steps:
More than three-quarters of Fortune Global 100 companies now have at least one Twitter account. If you get your followers to retweet your messages, you’re not only doubling your audience but also earning their endorsement. How to increase the odds that followers share your tweets:
If you operate a self-employed business from home, you may qualify for valuable tax-saving home office deductions. But using the computer in your home office for personal reasons could cost you the home office deductions. Fortunately, you can “buy your way out” of this predicament.
You’ve just received notice that the DOL has launched an investigation into wage-and-hour issues at your company. It’s time to whip into action: Employers get just 72 hours’ notice of an FLSA investigation. Then investigators will be knocking on your door. That’s not much time ...
You’re intelligent. You’re competent. You get the job done. But is anyone noticing your great qualities and skills? The quickest way to make sure they do is to speak up and share your ideas and opinions.
Turning your handbook into an electronic document can cut costs, make updating easier and give employees a convenient place to access policies. Going electronic isn’t technically difficult. But the process involves more than simply transferring written documents to a database or internal website.