Top tips for putting together a workplace donation program
December 7, 2017
When your company looks to set up its charitable giving program, how much of it is driven by the C-suite and how much by the rank and file? A new report from America’s Charities, a nonprofit that focuses on workplace charitable giving, says that the benefits of a well-designed program can bring...
No need to delete your account—follow these tips for an effective social media policy.
December 6, 2017
Twenty years ago, social media literally did not exist; today, a single Facebook post by one of your vice presidents can cripple your brand. That isn’t an exaggeration. On October 25, 2017, the social media manager of Whitefish Energy tweeted a snarky reply to criticism by the mayor of San Juan,...
Creating a workplace pet policy
November 28, 2017
Having pets at the office is becoming a more and more common employee perk. Studies show that the practice can increase morale and even promote good health. Plus, everyone loves having a fuzzy little mascot to play with during the day. In many ways, office pets are a great idea, but you definitely...
8 ways to cultivate creativity at work
November 21, 2017
Even if your business card doesn’t read “sculptor” or “novelist,” creativity is probably one of the most important traits in your work life. On an organizational level, creativity is how companies innovate and stay ahead of rapid changes in industry. Agile companies that harness employee creativity...
Have a happy holiday season—and a debt-free New Year!
November 14, 2017
While the holidays can be filled with joy, warm drinks, and snuggles by the fire, they’re also full of pressure to spend money—which can bring lots of stress both during the season and for months afterward. More than half of Americans are willing to go into debt to make their kids happy during the...
11 ways to support coworkers during the holidays
November 7, 2017
As an HR employee, you may not have the corner office, but yours is probably the one that your coworkers come to when they have a problem, whether it’s work-related or not. During the holiday season, your office may become even busier as coworkers seek out a sympathetic ear. The holidays can be...
How to keep workplace leftovers out of the garbage
October 31, 2017
You (while putting leftovers from work lunch in fridge): I’ll definitely eat that later. Narrator: She didn’t eat it later. How many times have you opened up your refrigerator at work to face a wall of half-full Tupperware containers and week-old to-go boxes of food that will eventually be thrown...
Eight tips for surviving open enrollment
October 24, 2017
Batten down the hatches! Open enrollment season is about to begin at most companies—it’s usually during the month of November—and it can get intense. If you work in human resources, it's time to get ready and organized for the onslaught of work. While the choices may be confusing for employees and...
Create a time-off policy to reduce employee conflict
October 17, 2017
Ah, the holidays. The time of year filled with cheer and bustle, the smell of cookies and pine trees—and one of the biggest challenges many HR professionals face: putting together the company PTO calendar. As the calendar shifts toward the holiday season, most employees start thinking about travel...
Preventing disease is as easy as washing your hands
October 12, 2017
Washing your hands is the first line of defense against colds, flus, and other viruses and bacteria. It’s so effective at preventing disease that the Center for Disease Control calls it a do-it-yourself vaccine. October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. To commemorate this auspicious day, here are a...