Forbes reported in 2012 that there is a $46 billion market for employee recognition programs. With it being such a huge market, clearly employee recognition is important for every organization to consider.
Two very popular past Astronology articles are 2008’s “Facial Hair in the Office? Pros and Cons” and “Readers Response: What are Typical Policies Regarding Female Employees with Tattoos and Body Piercings?” Has much changed in the past eight years since we’ve last discussed these topics?
It’s a fact of life we can’t avoid. Whether it’s working in a professional environment, learning in the educational realm, or interacting with friends or family, at some point in time we all have to face criticism.
An employee’s Facebook post and its comments about an organization resulted in the organization firing all employees that participated in the on-line discussion.
Back in August of 2015, The National Labor Relations Board made a refinement in determining joint-employer status. In a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California, the NLRB’s revised standard on joint-employer status is designed “to better effectuate the purposes of the Act in the current economic landscape.” In this issue of Astronology, we discuss this new standard and how it impacts Human Resources.
As we roll into 2016, a concern from 2015 has followed us into the New Year. During 2015, much had been said, speculated, and decided in regards to minimum wage increases.
Hello Astronology Readers! As we press forward into 2016, Astronology will review two more considerable topics that impacted Human Resources in 2015.
Hello Astronology Readers! Can you believe we are in the 4th quarter of 2015 already? As we begin to close out the year, Astronology will review some critical topics in Human Resources that had a large impact in 2015.
Organizational culture has become a greater focal point for employees, candidates, and employers in recent years. According to the 2015 Best Companies to Work For list, most of the top employers appear to apply the Marriott philosophy: “Take care of the associates and they will take care of the customers.” By ensuring that associates feel like they belong to their organization, employers ensure that employees are able to do their best at work.
By guest author: Jack McGrath of Digitec Interactive.
Competencies are critical in today’s business world. Being able to quickly determine what your employees know and can do will allow your organization be more responsive and determine skill gaps.