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Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

4 Unavoidable HR Trends Shaping 2017

The year 2016 saw organizations truly embrace and accept the full potential of HR technology. They couldn’t avoid it any longer as it was deeply impacting their employer brand. That played a vital role in shaping HR in 2017. This year, certain HR trends have been instrumental in allowing the function to support their business with analytics, strategic direction and more meaningful people management strategies. All of which have provided renewed confidence in HR’s ability to be a strategic partner to their business. While HR technology has been quite instrumental, there are other HR trends that have been observed in 2017. All of these trends have kept in mind the new breed of workforce – the millennials – and how to manage their expectations, exploit their potential and align them to organizations’ purpose to do business. Here’s a look at the HR trends that have emerged so far in 2017. 1. Employee Experience Gone are the days when work is simply a mundane necessity and part of life. 2017...

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

5 Ways To Determine Salary Increases That Work For Your Organization

5 Ways To Determine Salary Increases That Work For Your Organization

Salary increases are one of the most fundamental part of an organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. It’s a tool used motivate employees, reward commitment and loyalty, and encourage performance that’s beyond the call of duty. Usually organizations review employee compensation on an annual basis to ascertain who gets what, but where they differ at is the criteria and basis for those increases. While there is no hard and fast rule as to the right methodology to employ, there are a pros and cons to whichever you choose. Here’s a look at some of methods various companies use to award salary increases. 1. Basic Increase Across the Board Probably the safest way to award salary increase is to give the same percentage raise to all employees. A positive outcome of this is that there’s no disparity and no one gets singled out as earning lesser than the other. However, the downside is that high performing employees aren’t recognized for their efforts and contributions. As an outcome, those who’re...

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

3 Ways You Can Meditate at Work To Refresh Your Mind

3 Ways You Can Meditate at Work To Refresh Your Mind

Our brain is a marvelous entity. It’s processing power and capabilities are unparalleled. But running it too fast and constantly tends to slow it down. From time to time our brain needs to rest. And while sleeping is probably the best way to re-energize and rest it, sometimes sleeping just isn’t possible. Particularly at work. So what do you do when you need to give your brain that much needed rest? Meditate! Now I know what you’re thinking. No, I’m not asking you to sit crossed legged, eyes closed and zoning out from work. Meditation is a much simpler process than what most of us perceive it to be. Meditation, by definition, is spending time in quiet thought for the purpose of relaxation. Basically, what that means is that you can meditate anywhere, anytime, anyway! You don’t need to be in a specific position or have your eyes closed. You can meditate while you’re walking, in a meeting and even at your desk. It’s that simple! No complexities about...

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 1 comment

5 Healthy and Energy Boosting Office Snacks

5 Healthy and Energy Boosting Office Snacks

Usually around 11 am or 4 pm your energy levels start to crash and all you can think about is your lunch break or going home at the end of the day. It’s normal to feel that way because after four or five hours without eating your body has digested the food you had and your mind starts to slow down. Most of you will turn to caffeine for an energy boost, but how much tea or coffee can you really consume. What you really need at this point is a nutritional snack that’ll tie you over till your next meal. And it’ll also provide you the energy boost you need to stay productive. The question is what do you snack on? What you eat doesn’t just impact your health and weight, it affects your productivity. So while you may be conscious of the calories or carbohydrates you’re in-taking, you may also want to make sure you’re eat snacks that’ll give you the necessary energy boost and be healthy....

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

Why You Should Stop Sitting And Start Exercising

Why You Should Stop Sitting And Start Exercising

If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance you’re spending too much time sitting at your desk, scanning through emails. Or you’re attending calls, but nonetheless, you’re still sitting. The unfortunate reality of modern day living is that our jobs are engineered in way that we spend most of our time sitting down. And, quite literally, sitting is killing us. Humans aren’t designed and made to be still. We need physical activity to keep us healthy and, honestly, give us the ability to do things. However, on an average we spend 9.5 hours a day sitting. Add to that the average 7.5 hours we spend sleeping, we’re really not getting much physically activity. Sooner or later all this sitting is going to catch up to you. Be it increased stress levels, ailments, mobility challenges, you name it and it will start happening. With all this sitting you’re on the fast track to an unhealthy future. Now that I’ve brought this up, I’m sure you’re thinking “I’m going to...

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

June can be a tough month for most professionals. Your children are either done with school or nearing an end. Summer vacation planning can be quite distracting (though fun as well). All the while you’re amazed at how fast half the year has gone by! But more than all that, June provides a great opportunity to reflect on your goals and targets. You’ve most likely set annual goals and targets for yourself at the start of the year. As you’re approaching the end of this month, take some time to review your midyear accomplishments, whether or not you’re on track and evaluate how successful you’ve been so far. Here’s a quick checklist you can use as a midyear review guide: 1. How Accomplished Are You In Terms Of Your Goals? Probably the first and fundamental aspect of your job to check upon should be your annual goals. There’s a good chance at the start of the year you’ve agreed upon certain interesting and challenging goals for yourself with your...

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