The typical annual wage increase is too small for employees, and the automatic pay increase for all employees is too much for many employers. Recent articles from the Washington Post and the Society for Human Resource Management reflect a 2017 trend of companies looking to do away with the automatic annual pay increase. They cite the belief that the typical 3%… Read more »
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Good employees don’t do dumb things on a whim. They are usually backed into a corner by upper management, forced to go the wrong way in order to meet arbitrary, unrealistic goals to save their job. Thanks, Wells Fargo, for providing an excellent example of how negligent leaders can dodge their responsibility of leading and… Read more »
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We see it time and time again: good employees that are technically proficient getting promoted to positions of leadership (lead, supervisor, manager) with little to no expertise in human interaction and team dynamics. As a result, many organizations fail to realize the full potential of their human capital and they spin in a cycle of oppressive,… Read more »
Do you recall the day when large corporations actually employed all of the people working within the enterprise? The janitors, the maintenance workers, security staff, production employees, distribution and logistics employees were all employed by the same employer. Recall when the employer hired them, paid them, gave them health benefits, insurance, pensions and retirement programs…. Read more »
On March 15, 2016, members of the American Staffing Association (ASA) Employee Safety Committee (including two employees from New Era HR Solutions) met with representatives from the State of Washington’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). The purpose of the meeting, held at ASA’s request, was to discuss the agency’s enforcement efforts against staffing… Read more »
An evaluation of 2015 results found that the new reporting requirement met its intended goals of helping OSHA focus resources where they are most needed, and engaging employers in high-hazard industries to identify and eliminate hazards. “In case after case, the prompt reporting of worker injuries has created opportunities for us to work with employers… Read more »
Never assume everything is hunky-dory with a trusted long-term outside supplier. Not being knowledgeable enough to ask pertinent questions of your supplier may lead your business off a cliff. None of us can possibly know all that we don’t know, which is why we rely on our suppliers and other experts that we hire to… Read more »
Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not merely survive, but to also thrive. To be truly effective, a workplace—its design, practices and policies—must benefit both the organization and its employees. When an organization takes this approach to When Work Works offers… Read more »
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