Analysis
Advantages of Benefits Plans to Both the Employer and the Employees
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There are numerous advantages of providing employees benefits plans. Both the employee and the employer stand to benefit from the additional services given to employees. The employers get to retain their most skilled employees and attract new employees in this competitive job sector. Employers who provide their employees with limited benefits plan will end up losing their skilled employees and very few new employees will want to work for them. 

The employee benefits do not need to be expensive non-wages compensations such as expensive cars, paid vacations, or medical covers. A simple...

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Practical Advice
Keep Employes From Leaving by Understanding Their True Motives
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Watching employees come and go is just part of corporate life, but there are special situations that may prompt your intervention. What is the best way to handle an unwanted employee resignation, you may wonder? By using a little tact, skillful communication and a good measure of common sense. 

The first crucial step in convincing employees to stay is to determine exactly why they’re trying to leave, so you can then propose to fix those issues if possible or somehow update your terms in a way that will change their mind. This is a little trickier than it sounds since it involves...

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Analysis
Communication is Key to Change Management
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Businesses often have to change the way they operate in order to try and stay competitive in their industry. Yet change can often bring resistance, with staff reluctant to give up what they may see as tried and tested methods. One of the key factors in initiating successful change is taking your employees with you, involving them and keeping them engaged throughout the process. Most importantly it’s keeping them informed. 

 

Communication is vital 

In a Robert Half study, 65% of managers thought communication was the most important part of leading any team through...

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Trend
Why every enterprise needs learnability
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“Learnability” is the new keyword when it comes to weighing up staff. It’s being seen by some companies as the most sought-after attribute for both employees and job candidates, even up to senior executive level. Learnability describes someone's aptitude for learning, developing new skills and adopting novel ways of doing things. Those individuals who are highly proficient learners, are seen as adaptable and therefore able to keep pace with the dizzying level of technological and commercial change companies are currently coping with. Disruptive innovation...

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Notable Employee Training Trends: Digitally Based Insight and Clarity
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The role of employees within the modern workforce is continuing to evolve, so it only makes sense that their training methods will change accordingly. What are three notable trends to look out for and how will they shape the concept of "business as usual"? 

 

The Role of Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Sometimes referred to as "vILT", this process seeks to translate classroom-based learning into the virtual domain. As technology continues to advance, this method represents a versatile and immersive solution that offers minimal workplace disruption. Webinars and...

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Analysis
E-Learning as a Human Resource Management Tool
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The internet age has made many objectives more economical and attainable for businesses of all sizes. In-office and virtual staff can come together through a website software to meet, discuss and train. Managing a scattered workforce is much easier with smart gadgets that keep everybody connected. 

For companies, e-learning tools have made it more affordable to provide additional training and incentives to employees that were previously cost prohibitive. It's no wonder today's staff are more well-trained and capable than ever before. The following are some ways in which...

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Practical Advice
A Guide to Build A Successful Employee Onboarding Program
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An onboarding program is a blueprint for the success of your employees and your company. Effective onboarding not only helps your employees to learn the skills necessary to undertake their responsibilities, but also learn to become productive team members. Onboarding can also help increase retention rate and productivity in new hires

A recent study found that 17 % of employees quit within the first six months due to insufficient onboarding or no onboarding at all. The same study showed that an effective onboarding program increases employee performance by up to 11%. Here...

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Analysis
Lunch Break Should Be Sacred
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As the world continues to move fast more and more people are shunning the lunch break to seek economic prosperity. However, all human resource departments should encourage their employees to go for the vital lunch break. It is not surprising to find people hurdled on their computer screens during the lunch break while eating simple take out like fries and sandwiches. In fact, research has shown that only one in five American employees goes for lunch breaks. This is a true depiction that most Americans do not eat lunch or take the full hour to break for lunch. Research done by the BBC...

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Practical Advice
Employee Promotion Management – Things to Consider
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Employee promotion is a process that awards workers with more power and responsibilities. Mostly, a promotion comes with an increase in salary, and it is not only beneficial to the employee, but to the company as well. Promoted employees become more productive from the motivation of having more authority and being recognised for their inputs in the growth of the company. There are various factors need to be considered by the HR team during appraisals.

 

Employee’s Growth

Working is a learning process that takes time and patience to perfect. Some employees portray a higher growth...

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Analysis
The Perks of Having Older Employees and How to Handle Them
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There are lots of misperceptions and stereotypes regarding older workers. Typically, most hiring managers believe that older employees are more susceptible to burnout than their younger counterparts. Such ideas are often ill-informed. The 2009 report from the Sloan Centre on Aging & Work reveals that aging workers score high when it comes to reliability, loyalty, and productivity.

 

Who are older workers?

The definition of what constitutes an older worker has remained elusive for long. There are many inconsistencies in the definitions provided out there making it challenging...

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