HR White Papers

White Papers from leading HR experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant HR topics.

Innovation and Creativity in Your Organization

July 29, 2016

“Innovation is the lifeblood to any organization’s continued success. It helps overcome the many challenges we face. Here’s why: Organizations face challenges EVERYWHERE, from global competition to rapid changes in technology, changing demographics, an aging population, etc. Too big to fail is no longer a realistic survival reality. Huge organizations are becoming extinct at a faster rate of attrition than ever before. Here’s the proof. In 1958, the average life span of an S&P 500 company was 58 years. Today it’s less than 18 years. We need to infuse our organizations with a creative spirit to achieve innovation. So…What is “Creativity” anyway? Why bother pursuing it for your organization? Creativity means looking at the same information as everyone else, and seeing something different. Okay, but what is ‘Innovation’ and why is THAT a mission-critical imperative for your future success? Innovation entails turning creative ideas into action. It’s all about what’s NEW, BETTER, NEXT. Got it. So, why is innovation so critical to your organization’s very survival?” Download this white paper to continue reading … Our author, Ethan L. Chazin, is the founder and president of The Chazin Group LLC. He gives motivational talks on confrontational and transformational topics, delivers training and professional development programs, and provides one-on-one and group-based executive coaching, strategic advisory consulting, and HR consulting services. After spending more than 20 years in corporate America in marketing and sales roles, he had a life-changing vision to apply his passion for helping others with his branding, marketing, and communications expertise.

Effectively Manage Employees at Any Stage of Your Career

June 2, 2016

As a supervisor you must be able to work effectively with your team and accomplish the goals of the organization. Situations may arise in your career when new techniques and managerial style is needed to fulfill your role as a manager. Managing a staff that is considerably older or younger than you or trying to manage former coworkers can create unique challenges. This white paper will provide tips on some of the top occurring situations that arise for individuals in a managerial role. Learn tips on managing unique scenarios like: - Generational differences - New department or industry - Former coworkers - Cross-departmental teams

Weight Loss at the Workplace - Legal Issues in Reducing Health Care Costs and Promoting Wellness

May 6, 2016

The current data tells us that we face a health crisis over obesity. In excess of 33% of the adults in the U.S. are obese. And in spite of efforts made on many fronts, the percentage of U.S. adults who are obese has remained steady in number from 2003 through 2010. In this white paper you will learn: Current state of health crisis How did we get here? What can we do in the workplace?

Developing a Successful Employee Orientation Program

June 17, 2015

Download this white paper and learn how to develop a successful employee orientation program that effectively illustrates job duties and company policies, lowers the learning curve and gets employees off to a good start that ensures long-term success. Don’t miss out on this valuable information.

How to Keep Valued Employees: 7 Powerful Strategies for SMBs

March 13, 2015

When your company relies on a relatively small workforce, every loss - especially the loss of a star performer - can be crucial. A vacant position means business results could suffer, or that other employees must shoulder additional duties and as a result, teamwork and morale can decline. When it comes to employee turnover, SMBs must compete for talent in the same labor market with much larger organizations. Many small firms simply don't have the financial resources to match the salaries, bonuses, and benefits that bigger companies can offer, which can hinder their ability to lure top job candidates. That is why retaining your valued employees is vital for SMBs. Download this white paper to discover 7 powerful retention strategies.

Ultimate Guide to Onboarding

February 24, 2015

Why is proper onboarding so important? Because turnover is expensive—astronomically so. The cost of replacing an entry-level employee is 30-50% of the person’s annual salary. And, for mid and senior-level employees it can reach 150 - 400%, respectively. In this onboarding series, you'll read about onboarding basics, essential components of the process, ways to measure ROI and ways to improve existing onboarding programs.

Top 5 HR Trends That Impact You Now

February 17, 2015

The world of HR is constantly evolving and new trends continue to emerge. Are you aware of these trends? Are you using them to your advantage? Download this white paper to discover the top 5 trends that are impacting your HR department today, and how to leverage them.

Building Productivity Through Reward & Recognition

February 17, 2015

Recently, BambooHR did a study to find out which things were annoying and which things were deal-breakers for employees. We discovered that 82 percent of employees find it annoying when they're not recognized for their accomplishments. If your employees feel annoyed, chances are they won't be around long. If you want to keep your people around, it's time to sit down and deliberately and thoughtfully plan your strategy around reward and recognition. This white paper will help you to get started.

How to Create a Happy and Productive Culture

February 17, 2015

Did you know that your company loses nearly 100 days of work every year for each unhappy employee? Did you know that employees that are happy are twice as productive, take sick leave ten times less, are six times more energized, and stay in their jobs five times longer than those who are unhappy? Happy employees are the secret to a great culture - not lavish company vacations or free cafe mochas. Download this white paper to learn possible reasons why your employees may be unhappy, how to create a happy workforce, and how to keep heading in the right direction.

Want HR Tools? Try Pitching Something Other Than ROI

January 9, 2015

Most HR professionals chose a career in HR because they wanted to make a difference in people's lives. In fact, "77 percent of HR professionals cited helping people as their primary reason for choosing the profession." HR tools can free you up from monotonous tasks and give you the time to train, focus on culture and develop your employees. Download this white paper to learn what tools are available and how to approach the right people to get the tools that will help your company.

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