2017 HR Trends to Watch

As little as ten years ago Human Resources was primarily defined as the department in charge of payroll and benefits. Thanks to technology,  these more administrative functions have been automated, making room for more innovation and putting the focus on the “human” aspect of this department. As we await for the ball drop and the…

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This week PerkSpot joined a panel discussion along with fellow HR experts hosted by the Illinois Technology Association. While the panel largely focused on employee perks, a natural side effect of the conversation revolved around communication. HR professionals are in the business of people. And we all know nothing is more valuable in relationships than…

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One of the greatest challenges for leadership today is keeping up with the rapid changes in their industry. As communication tools and cultural norms begin to morph, it can be difficult for leaders not only to keep up with the necessary changes, but to implement them in a way that is healthy for the company….

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We all want the best for our businesses, which includes the best employees. But what happens when you just can’t afford to pay big bucks for the best candidates? How can you recruit without the enticement of a fancy corner office or large salary? Here are three things to consider: Celebrate Your Culture It should…

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Whether you’re reading this as a manager or an employee, chances are you feel the same way: Performance Reviews are the absolute worst. In fact, a report by the Society for Human Resource Management dove into the success of performance management. Their findings showed that more than half (53%) of human resource professional grade their…

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Mindfulness, as defined by Merriam-Webster,  is “the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis”. While the Eastern hemisphere has practiced mindfulness for years, the Western world is slowly coming around to the idea. Perhaps with the increase of technology and constant…

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Every Total Rewards professional has the desire to improve employee engagement. But sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. Should you conduct a company-wide survey? What questions should you ask? What do you do with the information? The key to a successful employee engagement strategy is asking the right questions. Although you can throw…

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Corporate philanthropy is “the act of a corporation or business promoting the welfare of others, generally via charitable donations of funds or time.” Over the years, corporate giving and employee volunteering has provided tremendous value not only to businesses but to society as whole. There are various ways your business can provide philanthropic efforts: Company-wide...

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There is a lot of information out there about millennials. From their hopes and dreams to workplace perks, everyone is trying to figure out what makes them tick and how they differ from previous generations. But are we analyzing this group accurately? Chances are, most of us have an image in mind of an older…

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