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Motivating Employees Through Strategic Career Planning and Advancement

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Motivating Employees Through Strategic Career Planning and Advancement

Money For Lunch turned to Flex HR’s CEO, Jenny Morehead to discuss how companies are finding it more challenging than ever to motivate and retain top talent in today’s competitive job market. Unemployment rates are holding low, and so employees have ample options and are continuously evaluating whether their current role provides opportunities for advancement. Organizations need to prioritize professional development to engage and incentivize their people now more than ever to be able to retain their valuable talent.

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How You Can Take Advantage of Your Employee Stock Options

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How You Can Take Advantage of Your Employee Stock Options

It’s the dream of any freshly-hired startup employee: Start with stock options in your fledgling company, work hard to see that company become a success and reap the rewards of your equity with a handsome post-IPO payday. Real-world stories of employees at world-famous startups like Lululemon securing $1.5 million from their stock options are not only possible to replicate, but create incentives in the mind of many.

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Why Teamwork Skills are Important to Include for Your Resume

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Why Teamwork Skills are Important to Include for Your Resume

Chances are you use teamwork skills every day without even knowing it. Even if you’ve never had a professional job. You use teamwork skills, or the skills used to work well with others, with coworkers in the classroom, while volunteering, or during your extracurricular activities. Teamwork skills are the soft skills you practice to work efficiently and effectively with others.

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7 HR Trends For 2024

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7 HR Trends For 2024

In the past years, we’ve seen some great changes in the workplace as workers and those who have less advantages are seen and valued more. Laws and policies have helped in this, along with some important cultural shifts.

As the new year approaches, you should keep an eye on these seven trends that may continue, change, or emerge, and what they mean for HR:

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What is a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)?

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What is a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)?

Companies use strategies for performance action plans called a performance improvement plan (PIP). A PIP is typically used to help employees who are not meeting performance objectives. This could mean consistent failures or due to behavioral-related concerns. Human Resources professionals determine whether or not the PIP is appropriate given the situation.

A document should be created that outlines role expectations, areas for improvement, and goals to get employee performance back on track. These should not be used as a disciplinary action or step before termination. PIPs should be administered in conjunction with the manager to prevent bias.

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5 Ways to Make Engagement More Appealing

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5 Ways to Make Engagement More Appealing

It can be hard to speak up while at work about things that are not meeting your expectations. Or the opposite – activities or good deeds that go unrecognized that you feel should be acknowledged. Therefore, employee engagement surveys can be a useful tool when it comes to seeking an understanding of how the workforce is feeling about the company.

However, sometimes staff members refuse to participate, or the responses are too minimal to turn into action, or so negative that HR feels defeated.

Being strategic about engagement surveys will not only drive up response rates but also provoke the kind of high-quality employee feedback that can be used to drive wanted positive changes.

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9 Strategies to Effectively Manage Your Hybrid Workforce

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9 Strategies to Effectively Manage Your Hybrid Workforce

Managing remote employees can be tricky, but it’s possible to overcome the challenges inherent in the hybrid workplace. Hybrid work plans, which combine in-office and remote work, are becoming increasingly popular as employees seek a balance between both models. Hybrid work plans give employees the opportunity to interact with one another in the office while providing the flexibility to work from home.

However, it’s important to understand that a hybrid work plan may not be the most effective for all companies. According to a survey by Owl Labs, 16% of global employees are working remotely, while 62% work a hybrid schedule.

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‘Tis the Season: Fun Ways to Brush Up on Compliance and Ethics for the New Year

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‘Tis the Season: Fun Ways to Brush Up on Compliance and Ethics for the New Year

November is full of fall leaves, turkey, and maybe some snow, but there’s something else you and your employees should keep in mind: staff training and development for the coming year.

Some companies are now calling November “National HR Awareness Month,” as this is the perfect time to brush up on human resource management compliance and ethics. You will need to know laws taking effect in the coming year and plan to implement practices to improve your company through staff development.

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How to Make On-the-Job Training Work for Your Business

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How to Make On-the-Job Training Work for Your Business

On-the-job (OTJ) training involves teaching new hires about their position while in the workplace. It focuses on experiential learning, or learning through doing, compared to offsite training. HR plays a major role in developing these OTJ training programs to have in place. HR professionals often advocate that new hires be given these training guidelines and materials as they are in the final steps of accepting the new role so they are fully aware of what is expected right away.

According to the 70-20-10 learning model, 70% of learning occurs through hands-on experience as employees receive immediate feedback on their mistakes, think critically in each situation, and test and refine their skills in real time. Consequently, if done effectively, OTJ training is one of the most critical areas of an organization’s education and workforce development functions.

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Employee Well-being and Engagement for a Healthy Workplace

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Employee Well-being and Engagement for a Healthy Workplace

In our recent article How Employers Can Navigate The Quiet Quitting, Hiring, and Firing Trends, both quiet quitting and quiet hiring are strategies used by employers and employees alike to manage their careers. Recently the practice of leaving a job without announcing it publicly has become the practice of quiet quitting. On the other hand, when employers hire new employees without publicly announcing the news, this is what has become known to be quiet hiring.

But there really needs to be a greater focus on the underlying causes of quiet quitting and why creating a healthy workplace is imperative to the success of your employees. Jennifer Morehead, CEO of Flex HR, outlines nine tips to promote employee well-being and engagement for a healthy workplace for Mentors Collective.

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