The Benefits of an HR Audit

10/14/17 By Jennifer Brown

The word ‘audit’ does not usually elicit feelings of excitement; however, taking time to thoroughly review a process is essential to keep things running smoothly. Conducting a proactive HR audit is a great way to give yourself peace of mind (especially if the EEOC or Department of Labor come knocking!). HR audits can accomplish the… Read more »

How Are You Making Life at Work Better?

09/30/17 By Jennifer Brown

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness can help make life at work more enjoyable and rewarding. According to the 2017 Bersin Report, a major focus in the years ahead will be on human performance – a combination of how we think, feel, experience, and react to the… Read more »

Using Mindfulness to Transform Your Workplace

09/16/17 By Jennifer Brown

Mindfulness. You may have heard this term being thrown around more and more. It is not a new concept; however, with the speed of life today, it is a practice that has come back into vogue. But what is mindfulness and how can you promote it in the workplace? In short, it refers to our… Read more »

Recruitment Roundtables: A Great Way to Improve Process & Stakeholder Relationships

08/19/17 By Jennifer Brown

When consulting with clients on improving their recruiting function, I have found poor communication is one of the top reasons there is a breakdown in the process. Strengthening the relationship between key stakeholders (e.g., recruiters and hiring managers) is critical to having a well-oiled recruiting machine. With a strong recruiter/hiring manager relationship, you will find: •… Read more »

How to Build a Learning Culture

05/13/17 By Jennifer Brown

Today’s employees are hungry for opportunities to build their skills. They actively seek out companies that invest time, energy, and resources into employee learning and development (L&D). In turn, those employers who make this investment see higher job satisfaction, increased loyalty, more creativity, and improved retention. It really is a no-brainer – if you want… Read more »

The Benefits of an Internship Program

04/29/17 By Jennifer Brown

Internship programs can be a real benefit for both company and intern. For example, • Employee productivity levels increase and bandwidth expands when interns are on board. Always good to have more hands on deck! • Employers have a talent pool at their fingertips when job openings arise. Internships are a great way to “test… Read more »

How to Maximize Your Employee Referral Program

04/15/17 By Jennifer Brown

Employee referral programs have long been a successful tool to have in your recruitment toolbox. Referrals are great in many ways, but some of the top reasons include: • Referrals stay longer with your organization • Referrals tend to outperform those hired from other sources • Referrals cost less to hire (no agencies, less job board… Read more »

4 Common Employee Handbook Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

04/01/17 By Jennifer Brown

The employee handbook is a staple for any organization. It is the roadmap for your organization – identifying the unique aspects of your company while at the same time laying out important policies that specify employee conduct, guide management decisions and mitigate risk. The handbook is the “go-to document” for how to respond to employee… Read more »

Don’t Wait! Your Leaders of Tomorrow Are Ready Now!

03/18/17 By Jennifer Brown

Leadership continues to be a key focus of today’s management. Who are our leaders of tomorrow? How do we make sure they are ready to lead? Waiting to move a high-potential employee into a leadership role when “the time is right” may not be the best strategy. The traditional way of assessing each person’s potential… Read more »

Rethinking Your Structure: The Benefits of a Flat Organization

03/04/17 By Jennifer Brown

In 1913, Henry Ford rolled out the first assembly line for mass production of automobiles. Organized, efficient, and revolutionary – there has been no looking back since. The same concept goes for teams. When everyone is responsible for a piece of the puzzle, the process flows smoothly. However, as workplace culture evolves and employees are… Read more »

A Focus on Human Performance & Well-Being

02/18/17 By Jennifer Brown

Surprisingly, with the ease of technology at our fingertips, studies have shown that employee engagement levels have stagnated, productivity has not risen (even though we think we are more productive with all of our tech gadgets!), and employees today are taking less vacation days per year than they did a decade ago – not to… Read more »

The Impact of Work-Life on Employee Well-Being

02/04/17 By Jennifer Brown

When it comes to recruiting and retaining talent, the topic of culture is becoming a “deal breaker” for many – not just a “nice to have” anymore. There are many variables that define a culture and these include the environment, policies, attitudes, behaviors, and values that you see and feel in action each day. Related… Read more »

Digital HR: Don’t Be Left Behind

01/21/17 By Jennifer Brown

Technology has threaded itself into just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives. This is nothing new. However, the way in which we view and utilize technology is always changing. This holds true for the field of HR. In 2017, businesses everywhere will be challenged not to just “buy” digital products, but rather… Read more »