Commuter Programs - A Unique Employee Benefit

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Commuter Benefit Programs, A Unique Employee Benefit

In today’s tight labor market, chances are your organization is looking to stand out in your recruitment efforts or has been wracking its collective HR brain for new, low-cost ways to boost your appeal to existing employees through your benefits offerings – or both! Particularly if one of your organizational goals is to boost your standing among the less car-dependent, environmentally minded, younger generations now dominating the workforce, then a commuter benefit program might fit the bill.
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Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

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Artificial Intelligence: The HR Professional’s New HR Tech Obsession

At this point, you may already be familiar with popular virtual assistant technologies such as Siri or Alexa. These Artificially Intelligent (AI) virtual assistants can do an array of tasks in an instant. Checking the weather, playing music, finding directions, and reading the news are all tasks that can be done simply by prompting the tabletop device in your home. Which brings the question, if these devices can help people every day in their homes, what are the ways they can bring AI into their workplace?
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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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Meet the Speakers: 2018 HR Star

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Meet the Speakers: 2018 HR Star

The HR Star Conference Cleveland being held on July 25 will attract over 600 HR professionals for a day of education, networking, and engagement. ERC proudly supports this conference year after year. This year ERC has the privilege of providing four speakers on four different, engaging topics. Meet our speakers below and catch their sessions at the event.
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Do Organizations Help Pay Employees' Student Loans? View These Poll Results

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Do Organizations Help Pay Employees' Student Loans? View These Poll Results

As the “War for Talent” intensifies, now more than ever, it is critical that employers continue to look for new and unique ways to set themselves apart as an employer of choice for the best and the brightest. While a ping-pong table in the break room at work might sound fun on the surface, when it comes down to making a decision about where to work, the reality is, employees are looking for something with a bit more substance.
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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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