Is this the calm before the storm?
In this topsy-turvy, up and down, what’s next kind of year, it feels kind of quiet right now. I hope I didn’t just jinx us! At HR Elements, we’ve used the last several weeks, this relatively quiet moment, to review our 2020 plans and start planning for 2021. Our team came to the conclusion that […]
Keep adapting in August.
We all now know this pandemic has significantly changed how – and where – we work. The changes we have made (or are pondering on) will have a lasting impact on how we approach office and workplace planning. It’s important your company can adapt to the changing needs and desires of your employees. Throughout this […]
Preparing for the election/politics at work
They’re here…no, not a poltergeist but political ads (which sometimes seem like a poltergeist in our televisions). And they are only going to increase in frequency and tone as the days and weeks continue to creep further into fall. We see them on television, interrupting our favorite […]
Is your business prepared for an emergency?
In just over a year time span, Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio have been hit with devastation. From Tornado’s to Mass Shootings, September 6th was the one-year anniversary of the 5/3 mass shooting and only a month earlier the mass shooting in the Oregon District took place. This is not an easy topic to discuss and […]
Helping Dayton Recover
As a business, it’s important to consider the following while our community recovers from the tornados: Employee support for those directly affected by the tornados: The first step to supporting affected employees is to get organized and assign a point of contact. Example: Your business wishes to help employees obtain disaster relief Assign a point […]
Workplace Wellness Programs: 5 Keys to Successful Programs
Thinking about adding a Workplace Wellness Program? They are a great option for energizing your team, reducing costs, and building a more positive and healthy work environment. Workplace wellness programs come in all shapes and sizes. They can be as simple as routine check-ins and small contests and competitions and they can include onsite fitness […]
Effective Onboarding: Take the guess work out of starting a new job.
As employers seek new ways to attract and retain employees, effective onboarding is a key strategy. However, onboarding and orientation programs are often disorganized and complex, with too much information thrown at an employee. When evaluating an effective onboarding program for new employees, employers should step back and evaluate their onboarding process through the lens […]
Employee Recognition During the Holidays – Are you Ready For It?
The holidays and the end of the year create a time in which we naturally tend to reflect, show gratitude, and get excited for what is to come in the new year. For 2018 we want to embrace the time of year, talk about what we have accomplished and learned in 2018 and what’s coming in […]
Progressive Discipline: A changing trend in HR
How do you discipline your employees? Like most organizations, our firm believes it is essential to continue learning, growing, testing, and understanding trends within human resources that can ultimately benefit our clients. Human Resources encounters a variety of frequent changes through employment law, state requirements, and overall employer behaviors. To keep a handle on modifications; […]
Top Ten Cost Effective Employee Recognition Ideas
Sue knocked it out of the park again today by closing that deal. You want to recognize her hard work, long hours, and dedication but that small budget for employee recognition dried up months ago. Looking for some ideas to show your gratitude and reinforce that success with the rest of the team? Look no […]