Thirty-six percent of U.S. workers participate in the gig economy through either their primary or secondary jobs and that number is expected to keep growing rapidly—with freelancers projected to become the workforce majority by 2027. There are many attractive benefits to the employee over securing a traditional permanent position, whether they’re a freelancer, independent contractor, consultant or temporary worker—particularly in terms of flexibility and autonomy.[Read more…]
If your company views professional development as a costly line item on an expense report rather than a critical component of a well-rounded human resources strategy—you’re missing the big picture. Countless studies show that organizations who invest in professional development for their staff benefit from boosted employee productivity and engagement, higher profit margins and lower turnover rates.[Read more…]
The #MeToo movement isn’t ancient history. No matter what else shoves its way into the national discourse, the discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace is ongoing and that discussion is changing the American workplace.
ConnectedHR provides Human Resources to small businesses that want to have the support and experience of team’s at much larger companies. It’s our responsibility to keep up on both cultural and legislative developments that will affect our clients.
As #MeToo gained traction, lawmakers became more likely to propose legislation targeted at securing the workplace. Whether this is due to a genuine enthusiasm for protecting employees or political points-scoring is up to you. Regardless, these laws will have a very real impact on your company.
How many of these articles say “communication is important”? Like, every single team-building blog talks about it. I don’t even see it anymore. “Communication is key” is so overused that my mind doesn’t even register the phrase when I see it, similar to “objects in mirror are closer than they appear”.
How is communication “key”? What’s a real life situation where people may need to be reminded to communicate? Communicating is normally easy. It’s easy when’s there’s something pressing or an emergency. It’s easy when there’s a problem or you want something.
However, communication is often lost during one of the most stressful times in an employee’s career: changes in leadership. This is a time when good communication is crucial to both a smooth transition and your company culture.
We have a ton of examples of how leadership transitions have ruined things a little bit; probably because nearly everyone has experienced one. Below we will walk through leadership change examples, from the employee point of view.
Safety first! Lately, every time you turn on the TV, it seems like the world is a mean, nasty place filled with bad people. I try and look at the glass half full, so let’s go over some safety tips in the workplace and get the pendulum swinging in the other direction. These may seem obvious, but let’s be honest….who isn’t on their cell phone as they leave the office, right? (gotcha there!)