Friday January 24, 2020

Sex harassment suit could push Riot Games settlement to $400M

The sexual harassment suit against Riot Games has respawned and is now, potentially, able to inflict 40 times more damage on the video game maker. Riot and current and former female employees agreed in August 2019 to settle the suit. The agreement called for the $1.5 billion dollar company (2019 revenue) to settle the class-action […]

The 5 top feedback skills for great performance management

Great performance management requires managers to create an environment in which employees are enabled to perform to the best of their abilities.  Being able to do that will depend heavily on whether you’ve mastered these five essential performance management skills. Skill 1: Listening Good communication is achieved more through a manager’s ability to listen than on […]

Why it’s always a good time to update your onboarding

Updating your onboarding process might not be at the top of every HR professionals’ priority list, but it probably should be – especially if it’s been over a year since your last update. Why? Because an outdated onboarding experience might be sending the wrong signals about a company – and causing needless confusion – at […]

Top 5 ways to improve employee training with learning software

Corporate learning is different from school learning or even self-development. For professionals seeking to improve employee training, it helps to remember you can’t just take an approach from other industries and expect it to pay off without adapting the solutions to your own unique work environment. Hence, downloading educational software, used in classrooms, is not […]

Tackling mental health issues at work in 2020

We are at a critical juncture in how we choose to address and tackle mental health issues at work, and in our larger society. There is no debate that the conversation is shifting. Awareness about mental health issues is becoming mainstream with actors, musicians, sports celebrities, and even the British royal family raising their voices, […]

Exec out? 3 keys to handling a leader’s sudden departure

It’s every organization’s worst nightmare when the CEO or a key executive leaves the company unexpectedly. And in the current climate, it’s a very real possibility. The #MeToo movement saw many top leaders terminated due to sexual harassment. More recently, big execs have been ousted for other controversial reasons. The CEO of Papa John’s, John […]

Bottom-line maternity benefits all good firms offer

For many women entering the workforce, businesses that provide family-forward maternity benefits to better align with the employee’s maternity goals are increasingly attractive. By supplying mothers with provisions that allow them to maintain their breastfeeding goals, along with the proper time to heal during the postpartum period, businesses can reduce healthcare costs and turnover rates […]

Study says trust your gut … but should you?

With so much riding on HR getting hiring, promotions and, yes, firing right the first time, it’s natural that HR pros sometimes second guess decisions. But would you still be tasked with making those decisions if your instincts weren’t usually right? Well, a study out of the UK suggests you listen to your more confident […]

The 7 hidden benefits of team-building activities

Team-building activities can strengthen company culture and provide a wide variety of benefits. You probably already know that team building creates a stronger bond between employees, improves team communication and encourages collaboration. But how about some of the other, lesser known benefits that aren’t discussed as much? Here are seven hidden benefits that will provide […]

Turn employees into brand ambassadors with these super simple techniques

Your employees are your most valuable asset, and they can really boost your brand if you motivate and encourage them to become strong supporters. When it comes to recruiting brand advocates, companies mostly focus on their customers believing that they’re the only relevant audience. That’s undoubtedly true because 90% of people trust recommendations from friends […]