Employee Volunteer Programs are enjoying increased popularity. Does your organization have one? If you’re asking yourself, “Why would I want one?” you’re not alone. Read on.Read More
As a student of psychology, I’m an avid people watcher. At work, most of us are tethered to our laptops, tablets, or smartphones; sending e-mails, instant messages, and texts by the truckloads.
I find it interesting how many of my co-workers will e-mail or instant message me instead of walking a short distance to ask me their question or tell me about their concern in person. I also notice that I receive fewer phone calls even from external sources intent on selling me something. Instead, I receive additional e-mails.Read More
While attending a recent HR conference, I was struck by hearing (more than once) that we will not have enough skilled workers to meet our organizations' needs - both now and in the future.Read More
Do you offer an Introductory Period at your organization? Last week, we had a situation with a recent hire that prompted me to look at where his hire date fell in relation to our Introductory Period. We have a 90-Day Introductory Period. While we use this time to help new hires begin to learn and assimilate into their new role, we're inconsistent in the sense that we tend to focus more energies around our entry-level positions, rather than all positions, during this time frame.Read More
Paul Kopack is a career Human Resources generalist who has found success adopting a strategic onboarding process as a way to improve his organization's employee retention. Paul has been the Director of Human Resources at Johnson Health Center in Lynchburg, VA, for the past two years. He recently launched his own consulting firm, Principled HR Consulting, LLC. Paul has a passion for providing practical HR advice and solutions to small to medium sized organizations, who may or may not have a dedicated Human Resources professional on staff.Read More
I'm pleased to be speaking at a concurrent session of the National Association of Community Health Center's Financial, Operations Management/Information Technology Conference on 'Essential Elements of Employee Retention'.Read More