8 Things Your Employees Wish They Could Say to You

Everyone bites their tongue around the boss – it’s basic office etiquette. Whether it’s the intern watching their step around their manager, or the CEO tiptoeing around the board of directors, everyone has a few things they wish they could …

It’s More Than Just the Pay

Retention Requires Communication

Some stories make you cringe. For those of us who think about human resources every day, this post by Paul Spiegelman may be one of them. In the article, he talks about losing one of his top …

Business Resolutions for the New Year

How to Make 2011 a Better Business Year

The New Year is here and it is a great time to make changes in your work environment by identifying old barriers to success and replacing them with new, more effective behaviors. …

Strategies for Difficult Employee Communications

How Do Companies Communicate with Employees in Difficult Times?

In my experience, there are two main schools of thought on how companies should communicate with employees during a recession.

1) It is better to wait to communicate with employees until …

Cost Cutting Examples of Compensation Plans

6 Simple HR Strategies for Reducing Company Costs During a Recession

With layoffs and benefit cuts happening all around us, it’s a crucial time to strengthen the relationship between HR and business strategies. Like many companies, your business is likely …