How to Make HR Metrics Work For You

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How to Make HR Metrics Work For You

As for most departments within an organization, measuring effectiveness is an essential part of continuous improvement. Sales departments analyze previous deals to determine their average buy-cycle and use that information to improve their performance, finance departments measure their accounts payable and accounts receivable timelines and use that information to improve cash flow, and so on. However, oftentimes HR metrics are misused. When HR metrics are simply calculated and reported on, the true value of the metrics is lost.
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What HR Can Learn About Diversity and Inclusion From The Oscars

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What HR Can Learn About Diversity and Inclusion From The Oscars

Each year during award show season, it seems a controversial topical movement becomes an unofficial theme. This year diversity and inclusion was the real star of the show. Hollywood is just the most publicized industry dealing with these issues, but Human Resources professionals are dealing with Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in their own businesses across the world every day.
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The Rules for Paying Interns Changed: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Up until January 5, 2018, when employers needed to determine whether the internships they would offer qualify as paid or unpaid, they would turn to the long held 6-part test that was officially enacted by the Department of Labor (DOL) as of 2010. Amidst a number of high profile legal cases brought by unpaid interns against their employers (some of which initially favored the interns in their verdicts), several courts recently found the 6-part test was too rigid.
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The 3 Ps to an Employee Engagement Communication Strategy

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The 3 Ps to an Employee Engagement Communication Strategy

It’s no surprise to anyone in Human Resources that high engagement leads to increased retention, productivity, and business success. Assessing the level of engagement or commitment your employees have to your organization through Employee Engagement Surveys is only half the battle. The other, more crucial, half of the battle is how you communicate Employee Engagement Surveys and the results to your employees.
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What Your Organization Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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What Your Organization Can Do to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

With TIME Magazine’s declaration that the “Silence Breakers” (i.e., women who have come forward to report their personal experiences as victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace) as their “Person of the Year”, there is clearly a desire to see sexual harassment stamped out in the workplace. In addition to this public pressure for change, we’ve already established that sexual harassment in the workplace is expensive and damaging to employers and employees alike.
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