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Burnout is now an Official Medical Diagnosis. What’s Next?

Burnout is now an Official Medical Diagnosis.

Given recent studies on stress, overtime, lack of resources in the corporate sector, lack of job security, and so much more, it’s no surprise that burnout is now recognized as an official medical diagnosis by the World Health Organization. Recorded in the International Classification of Diseases as a legitimate medical condition, the ICD-11 considers the following symptoms as confirmation of burnout: […]

Staying On the Pulse of the Future

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What’s important in human resources? It’s important to bring a people-centered approach, and it also helps to evaluate the changing landscape of America’s work world. A new generation is coming into the workplace, and that’s changing everything from the way people talk to each other to the way they dress and keep their schedules and […]

Competing Demands of Home and Office

competing demands of home and office

Balancing home and work is a real challenge in today’s busy world. Picture yourself holding a hot coffee in one hand while typing an urgent email with the other, with your child asking for homework help. Many of us face this daily struggle to manage work and family. Why is this so important? Finding this […]

Where are all the laid off tech workers migrating to?

Where are all the laid off tech workers migrating to?

In recent years, the tech industry has seen a significant number of layoffs due to various reasons, such as company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and economic downturns. As a result, many skilled tech workers have been forced to look for new job opportunities or relocate to other cities or countries. So, where are all the […]

Can part-time employees get health insurance?

Many employers offer health insurance coverage to their employees, but the extent of coverage and eligibility criteria may vary

Eligibility for Health Insurance for Part-Time Employees Eligibility The eligibility for health insurance for a part-time employee may depend on various factors such as the employer’s policy, the number of hours worked per week, and the local regulations. However, in general, part-time employees may be eligible for health insurance, albeit with some limitations. Many employers […]

What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana in the Workplace

What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana in the Workplace

What Employers Need to Know…As the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes picks up speed across numerous states, employers must understand the legal and relevant developments. Furthermore, organizations must also take into consideration the drug’s effects on employees’ ability to function, drive, and work. In this blog, we’ll list a number of […]

Timing it Right—When Should You Set Up Your HR Department?

Timing it Right—When Should You Set Up Your HR Department?

There’s no denying the importance of an HR department and the role it plays in the growth of a company. Startups often struggling for funds in their initial years and scrambling through the hustle to get their priorities right, creating an HR department may not always be on the top of their to-do list. That’s […]

Small Business Management: Why HR Matters

Imagine your small business as a garden. Now, every gardener knows you need good soil, sunlight, water, and some TLC to make your garden thrive. But what if I told you there’s a secret ingredient that’s often overlooked? That’s right, it’s your HR department! Yes, you heard me. Just like a garden needs care, your […]

Employee Benefits Companies Should Offer to Workers

Companies spend a lot of money recruiting and training their employees, which is why it’s vital to create a workplace that encourages employees to stay with the organization. A business can turn into a training ground for the competition if workers leave the company as soon as they have enough training and experience to get […]

Helpful Tips to Manage Employee’s Negative Responses

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Helpful Tips to Manage Employees…Many managers don’t know how to decipher how an employee is going to respond to a conversation about their performance. To help cope with this dilemma, many managers have eliminated performance conversations completely. Conversations about a worker’s performance can trigger several responses, and it’s the manager’s job to understand and appreciate each one […]

Key Solutions for Common Human Resource Problems

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Human Resources, or HR, is like the superhero team of every company. They deal with common human resource problems every day. HR helps with things like ensuring employees get along, hiring new people, and ensuring the company follows the law. This job is not easy, but it’s essential. In this blog post, we’ll share tips […]

Simple and Effective Strategies to Improve Your Company’s Work Culture

Simple and Effective Strategies to Improve Your Company’s Work Culture

You already know that your company’s work culture is what attracts potential candidates. You already know the importance of a good working environment. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. That doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can’t do to boost employee morale and create a better work environment. If you’re planning to […]

Healthy Work Habits Every Workplace Should Encourage

Healthy Work Habits Every Workplace Should Encourage

Healthy Work Habits Every Workplace Should Encourage It goes without saying that a large portion of our lives is spent working. A large part of our lives revolves around our profession. But often times we’re so focused on our work that we forget to take care of ourselves. And before we know it, we burn […]

Effective Methods of Minimizing Workplace Conflict

Effective Methods of Minimizing Workplace Conflict

Effective Methods of Minimizing Workplace Conflict Whenever a group of people works together, conflicts are inevitable. Even with individuals that are working toward the same goal, personality differences do eventually lead to disagreements. AtTask’s research revealed that nearly 80% of working American adults experience workplace conflict at some point, resulting in lost productivity. Tensions in the workplace […]

Creating an Employee Handbook: What HR Policies to Include

Employee Handbook

All companies should have a handbook to outline organizational policies and provide staff members answers to common questions. From an organization’s perspective, having a handbook prevents conflict and other problems from arising. Any conflict between staff members is resolved using the policies of the handbook. In addition to managing internal conflicts within the company, employee handbooks […]

Creating an Employee Handbook: Easy Steps and Tips

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Imagine stepping into a forest without a map. You’d likely feel lost, unsure of which path to take, right? This is how employees can feel on their first day at a job without a clear guide. An employee handbook serves as a guide for businesses, showing the way in the business world. It’s not just […]

Advantages of Outsourcing Recruiting Services

Advantages of Outsourcing Recruiting Services

Advantages of Outsourcing Recruiting Services The need to focus on core competencies and cost reduction are the primary benefits of outsourcing recruitment. Choosing to outsource employee recruitment can help organizations save time, money and effort. By hiring a recruitment agency, you get direct access to experts that are skilled at spotting the best talent in the […]

The 5 Most Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses make

The 5 Most Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses make

Most Common HR Mistakes Small Businesses make If you are a business owner, you probably know how important the role of the Human Resources (HR) Department is for the success of your business. HR is one of the most important departments of your business or organization. If you need to make your business successful and profitable, […]

Improving Business Performance with HR Technology

Improving Business Performance with HR Technology

Improving Business Performance with HR Technology: While it can be easy to manage a small team of people in a business without facing the need of having an HR department, the problem becomes significantly large as the business starts growing and acquires more employees. In fact, it is small businesses which face the most problems […]

Marijuana at Work

Marijuana at Work

Marijuana Legislation and Its Impact on Company Policies With multiple states legalizing the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, the impact of these new laws on HR for small businesses is often pondered. Just because marijuana has been legalized, however, doesn’t mean that you need to change your workplace policies regarding intoxication. Where marijuana is […]