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  1. May 2024
  2. Aug 2022
    1. Shawna Thomas. (2021, October 13). When asked on @CBSMornings about the company’s vaccine mandate for staff, the CEO of @united airlines also said, “Out of our 67,000 U.S. employees, there are 232 who haven’t been vaccinated. They are going through the termination process.” [Tweet]. @Shawna. https://twitter.com/Shawna/status/1448261664650973186

  3. Jul 2022
    1. Many other investors are also working to broaden ownership of their companies. Insight Global, a staffing company owned by Harvest Partners and Leonard Green, gave each of its 4,500 employees a pathway to ownership: the quit rate fell from 45 per cent in 2017 to 14 per cent today. Similar results have been seen at SRS, a roofing products distributor owned by Berkshire Partners and Leonard Green. Ownership was broadened, employee engagement improved and the quit rate declined by three quarters.

      it seems like the benefits of employee ownership are the highest when... * engagement is low * you have a high cashflow / profitable business that someone would actually want to buy

    2. Ingersoll Rand shared ownership with all of its 16,000 employees across more than 80 countries. Over time, the company’s quit rate has dropped from 20 per cent to below 3 per cent. Employee engagement scores from internal company data rocketed from the 20th percentile to the 90th percentile
  4. Apr 2022
  5. Feb 2022
    1. A couple of weeks ago I did a mock interview with an executive I’m coaching. One of the interview questions I posed was this: “You have employees, external customers, internal customers (stakeholders or peers), and your boss. Put them in order of priority in terms of serving their needs.Regardless of the type of company or organization, here’s the answer and why:1. External customersThe purpose of any company or business is to win and keep customers. Without customers, there’s no business, no shareholder value, and no jobs. Since there are a finite number of customers, in practical terms, they are irreplaceable. They’re always the highest priority.2. Your bossYour boss is more important to the success of the company than you and your peers. You may not like hearing that, but in just about every case, it’s true. You may think you’re more competent than your boss and you might even be right. But that doesn’t change the fact that his function incorporates yours and is higher up on the org chart so, by definition, his needs top yours or your peers.3. Internal customers (stakeholders or peers)Each and every one of you has peers, stakeholders, internal customers whose functions are intertwined with yours and whose needs are important. Marketing folks, for example, should count product groups and sales as their stakeholders. You should make it a priority to meet with them periodically and ask them how you’re doing. Next to paying customers and your boss, they’re needs matter most.   4. EmployeesSo, here we are. The dirty little secret no executive, business leader, or manager ever wants to admit. Nevertheless, it’s true. Employees are at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of how important their needs are to their management. That’s all there is to it.Don’t get me wrong. Creating a culture where employees are empowered, challenged, and supported, where they can really make a difference, should be huge for any company. But all things being equal, as priorities go, employees come in dead last on that list. Sobering as that sounds, it’s entirely as it should be.

      This really gets to the heart of the matter, it is justifiable that Employees are the lowest of the priorities for an executive.

      Based on the article priorities are: 1. External Customers - They bring money into the company 2. Your boss - They being money into you 3. Internal Customers (stakeholders or peers) - They make things work for external customers and your boss 4. Employees - They are paid to work for the company and are the lowest of the four priorities if you have to stack rank

  6. Jan 2022
  7. Nov 2021
  8. Oct 2021
    1. Onboarding is one of our only chances to make a great first impression on employees. Training plays a large role in that experience. If someone’s just starting out at your company, and you don’t have an effective system that supports them in learning how to do their new job, they'll likely turn right back around and leave. In fact, a strong onboarding experience can boost retention by 82%.
  9. Sep 2021
  10. Aug 2021
    1. Your employee experience action plan Delivering a more positive experience for employees begins with diagnosis – listening to the voice of your employees frequently and consistently through the power of tools such as pulse surveys. It continues by identifying the culturally relevant workplace practices that you can build on and improve. Once that’s done, it’s time to take action:  Enable managers to design experiences consistent with your organization’s core values
      • L&D can fit into this with helping managers align / identify learning opportunities - and if learning is to be taken seriously at a company, it needs to also be a part of the companies core values
    2. What are the benefits of a positive employee experience?  The study identifies five dimensions of the Index. When employees have a positive experience in the workplace, they demonstrate a greater sense of:  Belonging – feeling part of a team, group, or organization   Purpose – understanding why one’s work matters  Achievement – a sense of accomplishment in the work that is done  Happiness – the pleasant feeling arising in and around work  Vigor – the presence of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement at work 
    1. Why is employee experience important?Designing a powerful employee experience isn’t simply a box to check for the HR team – it can also have a significant impact on many aspects of an organization. Company leaders recognize this influence, which is why nearly 80 percent of executives rate employee experience as very important or important. Below is an overview of areas that are affected by employee experience. 
      • engagement
      • recruiting
      • retention
      • bottom line
  11. Jul 2021
    1. ReconfigBehSci on Twitter: ‘@Professologue @sciam well it also gives references to documented cases. Why do you think uncertainty means we should not clean? And how is this different from debate (until very recently) about “airborne” nature, in your view?’ / Twitter. (n.d.). Retrieved 15 July 2021, from https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1415357732446633984

  12. Jun 2021
  13. May 2021
    1. It’s the idea that when employees aren’t properly trained, integrated, or managed, they are operating at less than optimal efficiency and “team debt” is accrued. Each new employee that is added without being sufficiently trained and integrated increases that debt. If unchecked, team debt can reach a point where expansion must be halted in order to address the deficiencies of the existing system.

      really like the idea of Team Debt

      this also connects a bit to the talk that Rehana gave on how adding people to a team doesn't always increase velocity.

  14. Oct 2020
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  17. Jul 2020
    1. Promotion of Employees in an Organization Leave a Comment / Blog Contact Promotion or career advancement is a procedure through which a worker of an organization is given a higher portion of obligations, a more significant compensation scale, or both. Advancement isn’t only gainful for representatives but at the same time is exceptionally essential for the business or entrepreneurs. It supports the confidence of advanced representatives, expands their efficiency, and henceforth enhances the general benefits earned by the organization. A Promotion is above and beyond that, a worker takes while working in an association to the extent his/her work, rank or position is concerned. Each association or work environment has a specific activity pecking order structure as per which a worker propels in that association and gets advanced. Promotion isn’t only a prize that a worker is given for his/her proceeded with great execution, however, it is the verification that a business imagines that the time has come to add more obligations to a representative’s current arrangement of duties. There are numerous kinds of Promotion – while some assurance headway in the activity position or rank, others may ensure an expansion in the compensation or pay. In some association, an advancement may bring about a simple change of obligations and duties. Advancing representatives for their greatness in execution is essential to esteem their endeavors and keep their assurance up. Significance and Benefits of Employee Promotions An Promotion isn’t just an approach to add more obligations to a worker yet is a significant type of boosting representative inspiration and assurance. This outcomes in high profitability and keeps your organization from losing its significant and significant workers. There are numerous advantages and preferences of advancing representatives normally for their endeavors, and coming up next are a portion of the primary ones: Perceives and Improves worker execution, desire, and difficult work: One of the most significant advantages of representative advancement is that it causes you to perceive and recognize the presentation and difficult work of your workers and therefore causes them to feel esteemed. At the point when a representative’s endeavors are esteemed, he/she will in general work harder and attempts to improve his/her presentation further which thus works for the business. Advancement likewise improves the desire of representatives and lifts their energy for arriving at their objectives just as the destinations of your association. Lifts inspiration and expands unwaveringness of representatives: A worker who gets elevated will in general feel increasingly enlivened and roused to keep accomplishing the great work, and this is one more motivation behind why advancements are so significant. This expansion in inspiration prompts better efficiency and execution that thusly works in the kindness of your association. In addition, an advancement likewise improves and builds faithfulness among the representatives since they will in general feel a feeling of having a place in the working environment and begin thinking in support of its. Energizes maintenance: When the correct ability is recognized by the administration and opportune advancement is drilled, the meriting and gifted representatives may not be driven away from the working environment. This improves the maintenance of the gifted and skilled representatives and in this manner benefits the work environment much further. By holding top-level specialists and workers, your association forestalls the requirement for recruiting new ability and afterward preparing them once more, along these lines setting aside time and cash. Creates serious soul at the work environment: When the better group individual gets advanced, the other colleagues might be charged and propelled to perform superior to them, and this assists with building up a sound serious soul at the work environment. This sort of a soul is useful for an association since it guarantees great exhibitions all around and consequently a general improved efficiency. Grooms pioneers for the future: When the administration chooses to advance representatives for their difficult work, they are fundamentally perceiving ability and discovering future pioneers. This recognizable proof of future pioneers empowers them to prepare representatives for the future and causes them to investigate their aptitudes and ability further. Preparing pioneers for what’s to come is gainful for the association and assists with improving the general efficiency. Decreases representative opposition and discontent: If workers continue buckling down with no gratefulness, applause, or evaluation, a feeling of discontent and obstruction may manifest, and this may not be useful for the association. This can even cause their exhibition to go down, consequently demonstrating negative for the organization. In any case, inside advancement can assist with lessening worker opposition and discontent. When to Promote Employees? For an association, choosing whether or not a representative is prepared for advancement can be a test. Not all representatives might be prepared for an evaluation or an advancement because of absence of the length of administration, the correct number of accomplishments just as absence of the required abilities and involvement with the given position. An advancement is a significant choice since it doesn’t just include change in rank yet additionally more obligations and duties and thus should be taken after cautious appraisal and assessment of one’s abilities, execution and a few different components, that have been given underneath: Execution — One of the most significant focuses for assessing when is the ideal chance to elevate a representative is to survey or assess his/her presentation over a given timeframe. Length of administration (status) – Another thing to think about for knowing when the worker is prepared for advancement or not is the length of administration. The quantity of years that one has additionally served decides the hour of advancement. Legitimacy and capacity – The legitimacy and the capacity of the individual, is additionally an extraordinary apparatus to gauge the general value of the worker’s advancement. Instructive/specialized capabilities – The instructive and specialized capabilities is additionally a measure or dynamic apparatus undoubtedly. Appraisal of potential – The measure of potential one has in him to act later on or at another position ought to likewise be surveyed before choosing about advancements. Dividing of the advancement and profession length of the individual – Another thing that must be viewed as while considering the advancement for a representative is the time since the last advancement. Preparing – The measure of preparing a worker has been given or the level to which he/she has likewise been prepped goes about as a central factor. The Most Effective Method to Promote Employees Since you realize how to distinguish whether a representative is prepared for promotion or not, the time has come to make sense of how you would advance him/her. Promotion isn’t only the upward or forward reassignment of a representative of your work environment however is an appropriately organized procedure that must stay inside the limits of the association’s chain of command. Consequently, an appropriate procedure of promotion of representatives must be followed which is reasonable for all and one-sided for none. The accompanying given data will assist you with realizing how to advance your representatives: Models and plans of promotion There are a few unique plans and models of promotions. Each association either picks one of these strategies or applies a mix of at least one such model to advance their representatives. How about we investigate the absolute generally utilized and well known strategies: Non-competitive model of promotion Promotions that depend on the standard arrangement of accomplishments and achievements of workers are known as noncompetitive promotions. In such promotions, representatives are advanced once they arrive at a specific achievement in their vocation venture, regardless of variable highlights like execution and devotion, and so forth. These kinds of promotions work flawlessly for all the representatives, and there is no degree for a predisposition or uncalled for examination. Time scale promotion (Based simply on status) A period scale promotion is a sort of a noncompetitive promotion that happens after the individual has spent a norm or fixed number of years working for the association or working at a specific situation in the association. Accumulation of Duties For the situation when an individual must be elevated because of an expansion in his/her remaining task at hand or obligations is additionally a non-competitive strategy for promotion. Adhocism now and again, an association may need to advance somebody without following any approach however just to address the issues of critical or dire occasions or circumstances. Serious model of promotion A serious model of promotion is a strategy wherein workers need to demonstrate their value to managers so as to be elevated to a higher position or position. In contrast to the noncompetitive strategy, this technique considers representative presentation, efficiency, aptitudes, experience, information and other such factors. There is a correlation of representatives based on their difficult work and execution in this model. Legitimacy based promotion – Merit-based promotions are serious kinds of promotions in which an individual is advanced based on their aptitudes, execution, information, difficult work, and capabilities. Legitimacy cum-rank – Merit-cum-position promotions are those sorts of promotions where harmony between the legitimacy just as the status of the individual is remembered before thinking about a promotion. Up-degree promotion or Out promotion This is the sort of a promotion technique where when the measure of boosts in salary without an adjustment in the activity or rank. If there should be an occurrence of Out promotion, a representative looks for work elsewhere as a result of being offered a superior compensation scale. Dry promotion For this situation, a worker is elevated to a higher position yet without an expansion in the pay. Paper promotion Paper promotion happens in government occupations that comprise of a few divisions. These kinds of promotions occur based on the rank of a worker and are the ones where the representative having a place with a parent office is given a promotion by another office from which it gets the climb in pay.

      Promotion is an achievement that only the best employee deserves. As an employer you must give the promotion as a token of appreciation. Find out how.

  18. Jun 2020
  19. May 2020
    1. Contact Big and successful businesses are built on a talented workforce this is not just a saying but a solid fact. Hiring an employee is one of the most important tasks for a business and it becomes even more critical when it comes to hiring the right employee.  From Mark Zuckerberg to Richard Brandson every billionaire has similar thoughts when it comes to building the team and every one of them has one thing in common, they always seek quality, punctuality, and skills in an employee. Hiring an employee could be challenging also it may seem like a play of fate and this is a very common feeling but, having a guide or tips on how to hire the right employee could help you in tons. So, here is the list of 7 best tips on hiring the right employee. Make a Plan No matter what you do, planning is the very first step when it comes to achieving a goal. A written plan which contains essential components of the hiring like job descriptions, a skill required, Pay grade, timing, etc. is needed to hire a person. The plan that you make for hiring must contain various details regarding the requirement of the job. The details that would want to add in the plan is as follows-  Title  The post or title of the job that you’re looking for should also be given clearly. Someone who’s educated enough to be a CEO wouldn’t want to be a normal worker. Hence, the specifications of the position while looking for a new candidate should be clear.  Pay Grade  For hiring the new employees, you should first and foremost be true about the pay grade. Pay grades facilitate the employment process by providing a fixed framework of salary ranges, as opposed to a free negotiation. So, you should just align with the grading system to let your company work smoothly.  Reporting Person Reporting Person means the person who prepares reports on updates, progresses, accomplishments, etc. of the employees as well as the company in total. While hiring new employees, you should first submit their resumes to this person so that he can well-prepare a report and it gets easier for you to decide.  Timings You should also clearly mention the shift timings while looking out or hiring new employees. The working hours, the holidays, the relaxations should be clearly told to them and see if they can work with it or not.  Department Name You should also clearly defined the department for which you’re trying to hire the new employees. Human resource departments are often organized along with functions and may be hierarchical in nature. Common units in human resource departments include recruiting, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, health and safety, and employee and labor relations.  Job Summary, Purpose/Value A job summary is a brief, general statement regarding the important functions and responsibilities that comes with a job. Job summaries hold a huge role in enticing a qualified candidate to apply for the position and an employee’s performance of his or her responsibilities.  Challenges With a job, comes its challenges. So you should explain the kind of challenges that your newly appointed employee is going to face and mentally prepare. If your plan contains details like these then it becomes easy for you to post job requirements on job portals as well so, having a written plan on the hiring process is very important. Internal Job Rotation When we talk about hiring, we always think about finding a new person and use his services but, internal job rotation is something that no one thinks of and in certain conditions the best choice. If someone from your Department “A” has skills and talent to handle Department “B” then why not promote him/her to department “B”. There are many reasons why internal job rotation is better than hiring a new person, but to name a few- employee retention encourages development, eliminates boredom, and much more. Culture Fit If you want to hire the right employee, you need to make sure that they’ll fit in the company culture, your team, as well as the job. The best way to do that is by setting up a good interview panel. The interview panel is the one who asks questions and reviews the profile of the person to be hired. So asking a few cultural questions, liking, interest, hobbies, etc. helps the interview panel in deciding whether they’ll be a good match for our business or not. Go Beyond the Resumes Resumes are the best-foot-forward of a person. You need to go beyond that. A resume contains a person’s experiences, education, the last job is done, and much more but a person is much more than a piece of paper so, analyzing a person on the bases of personality, attitude, and style of speaking should also be analyzed thoroughly. Background reference Background reference is a very critical part of the hiring process. It is done to ensure that whoever you are hiring has a clean record. You can use the information provided by the employee like aadhaar card, social security number, etc. we can identify whether the person seeking a job is criminal or not. You can get police verification done along with enquiring with the previous employer. Competency Mapping Competency mapping is a process of identifying the competencies of an employee based on education and skills. When a person does a job basically he is using his skills and experiences in the job to get a favorable outcome. As a business manager or CEO, your job is to help your employee in bringing the best out of them and that can be easily done by working on their skills, education, and experience. Many business hire special corporate training specialists to train their employees and motivate them to achieve a better result in the job they do. When you are hiring a person it becomes hard for you to identify the competency of a person, at such situations you need to look at their previous work, question them on technical grounds, and watch their skill in action by conducting a test. Choose a Good Employment Agency Many small businesses often hire an employment agency to make their recruitment easy but they often miss out on key information on identifying a good employment agency. Basically, there are three types of recruitment agencies which are as follows- General Recruitment AgencyStaff Recruitment AgencyExecutive Recruitment AgencyAll in one agency Genera Recruiting Agency helps you find industry-based staff meaning this agency focuses on a niche industry like healthcare, engineering, etc. A staff recruitment agency is focused on temporary staffing solutions, this type of recruiting is done for seasonal businesses or project-based hiring. Executive Recruitment Agency is the agency that helps businesses in recruiting in executive positions like CEO, CFO, and Managers, etc. You can categorize the top-level position to C-level positions in this type of recruiting. As the name suggests, All in one recruitment agency is the agency that provides all these services like Yunic Solutions, We provide multiple recruitment services in every industry. After selecting the type of agency, you can decide your budget and go about researching the best recruitment agencies. Hiring the right employee in a nutshell Hiring the right employee is all about the experience. For some people, the first employee could be the right employee and for some people no employee is the right employee.But in general, Hiring is a core HR process that is essential for business and requires dedicated time and effort.

      Hiring the right employee is very important for any business. You can use these 7 tips on hiring the right employee to ensure you get the best quality team.

  20. Apr 2020
    1. Invite employees to see pay stubs and W-2s onlineLearn how to set up QuickBooks Workforce and invite your employees to view and print their pay stubs and W-2s. Each time you run payroll, employees that are set up on QuickBooks Workforce will get an email letting them know they can view their pay stubs and W-2 online. Please note, your employees will only see their W-2s from the current tax-filing season.
  21. Sep 2019
  22. Jan 2019
    1. Graduate teaching assistants have voted to unionize, in locals affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, at Central Michigan University a

      Central Michigan State and Florida State University unionize at the same time.

    1. In 2000, when the NLRB ruled that graduate teaching assistants are eligible for collective bargaining and can be considered employees, New York University became the first private university to recognize a graduate student union.

      The history of GTA unionization.

    1. Graduate student workers' newly won right to unionize at private universities is a ding on those institutions' credit, Moody's Investors Service said Thursday.

      What are some of the other side effects of unionization, both positive and negative?

  23. Nov 2018
    1. Why Managers Should Understand Adult Learning Theory

      The article explains why managers should understand adult learning theory and how thinking of their employees as adult learners and providing the correct framework in the work environment will encourage employees to improve. Rating: 4/5

  24. Mar 2017
    1. Various meanings and definitions of voice had been advanced in the literature. Dundon et al. (2004: 1153) noted that the ‘precise meaning of the term “employee voice” ’ was open to question, though there were some commonalities. Voice mechanisms were generally seen as a way to provide employees with the ability to articulate concerns and to influence the actions of management. Employee voice had commonly been defined as a two-way process of communication, which is characterised by an exchange of information (Marchington et al., 2001; see also Wilkinson et al., 2004). Employee voice could therefore be seen in terms of three dimensions: the provision of information by management to employees, the willingness of management to listen to employees and management's preparedness to discuss work-related problems and issues (see Van Dyne et al., 2003; Marchington, 2006; Bryson and Freeman, 2007; Cannell, 2008).
  25. Jul 2016