ERC Wins SHRM When Work Works Award

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ERC Wins SHRM When Work Works Award

ERC’s client service team accepted the company’s When Work Works Award from Cleveland SHRM at Corporate College East. Left to right: melissa koren, annie dohnal, sam marx, and Hayley McQuate

ERC is excited to announce that we’re one of three Ohio companies to win the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2018 When Work Works Award! This is the third consecutive year that we’ve received this honor.
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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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Talking Politics in the Workplace: Addressing the Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room

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Talking Politics in the Workplace: Addressing the Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room

With the upcoming 2018 Election Day on November 8, to say that this election cycle has been more politically charged than most is an understatement at best. So what happens when political discussions begin to (or maybe they already have) sneak into the workplace? Hopefully, nothing. Ideally the discussions remain just that—a civil discourse between employees, perhaps during their lunch hour.
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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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