3 Tips to Bring Your HR Budget New Life

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3 Budgeting Tips to Bring Your HR Budget New Life

Developing an annual HR budget may become monotonous when line items stay the same year after year. Shake things up and give your budget the refresher it so desperately needs. Reexamine your budget with a new mindset and ensure it includes your actual departmental needs.
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Workplace Culture: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Define It

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Workplace Culture: What It Is, Why It Matters, & How to Define It

Culture is the character and personality of your organization. It's what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes.

Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. The personality of your business is influenced by everything. Leadership, management, workplace practices, policies, people, and more impact culture significantly.
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Protect Your Workplace—5 Frequently Asked Workplace Violence Questions

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Workplace Violence: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Every year, nearly 2 million American workers are reported victims of workplace violence. Workplace violence covers a wide range of acts or threats that are disruptive to the inside or outside of a workplace. Exposure to workplace violence or a lack of security may lower employees’ morale, leaving them feeling disengaged and unproductive. This is a rapidly growing concern for organizations worldwide, and we encourage seeking proper training to prevent and protect employees from possibly hostile situations.
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5 Recruitment Tools You Should Be Using

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The 5 Most Successful Recruitment Tools You Should Be Using

With recruiting talent constantly on the do-list for most organizations, the laundry list of recruiting tools in Figure 1 below probably looks familiar. In short, employers are most likely using a healthy combination of online recruiting, relationship based recruiting, and connections to the career services centers at higher education institutions to search for their talent.  
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10 Crucial Skills for Supervisors to Hone

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The 10 Crucial Skills for Supervisors to Have

Editor's note: This article was originally published in February 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Supervising and managing a group of employees who all have different personalities, skill sets and who may or may not interact well with each other is no easy task. New supervisors are no longer solely responsible for their own results and performance. Instead, they must now facilitate results and success through their employees. One of a supervisor’s main roles is to establish goals and lead a team of people to achieve them.

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5 Skills Middle Managers Need to Become Better Leaders

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5 Skills Middle Managers Need to Become Better Leaders

We’ve all heard and likely executed, the notion that the example and company culture starts at the top with senior leadership. While it is tremendously important for those in senior leadership positions to embrace, embody, and champion organizational changes and organizational culture, middle managers play a crucial part in implementing and executing organizational strategies and cultural changes.
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Using Assessments to Develop Employee Learning Paths

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Developing Learning Paths for Employees with Assessments

Talent, in many organizations, seek learning and development opportunities to advance their careers. They often look to their employer for support and guidance. Therefore, it is important for organizations to provide structured learning. However, many employees may not know where to start when it comes to their professional and career development. Organizations have the unique opportunity to provide the “where to start” for employees in conjunction with developing the skills necessary for the overall goals of the organization.
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Employment Law News: Unions and Part-Time Work Under the ADA

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Below, Tara Motheral, HR Advisor at ERC, discusses two recent cases, including what happened in each case and what the key takeaway is for each case that may impact your business:

First case discussed:

Rizo v. Yovino, No. 16-15372, (9th Cir. April 9, 2018). Click here to read the full case.

Second case discussed: 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc.,  No. 16-2424, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 5720 (6th Cir. Mar. 7, 2018) Click here to read the full case. 


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Do Companies Request Salary History Information From Job Applicants? View the Poll Results

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Do Companies Request Salary History Information From Job Applicants? View the Poll Results

You’re filling out a job application and just as you’re about to hit “submit”, you see the dreaded “Please provide the salary for your current position” question. Plus, it has a little red asterisk next to it, so you know you are going to have to answer it to even be considered. Well in recent years a combination of case law and statewide and local statutes are beginning to change that practice, or at least removing that pesky red asterisk.
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