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Increasing Engagement with Remote Employees

increasing engagement with remote employees

It’s easy to feel distant from remote employees when you don’t see them in person. To truly increase employee engagement and culture, HR must take steps to bridge the gap and include all employees, not just those who sit in a chair in your office. As working remotely becomes more common, you’ll likely have teammates…

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150 Things HR Professionals Worry About

150 things HR professionals worry about

So HR just hires people, right? If you work in an HR role, you’re shaking your head. ThinkHR compiled the following list of 150 topics that HR professionals handle. Whirks’ mission is to keep you out of the grind so you can focus on your company’s WHY – the passion behind your organization. If you’re…

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Change is in the air

I’ve probably heard this phrase a million times, and I smile every time I hear it because I know it means change is coming. Around my house, fall is an exciting time for many reasons. With the new season, we get cooler weather, comfort food meals, and football, which leaves everyone excited. (Not to mention…

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Four Ways You Can Soften the Impact of an M&A for Your Employees

AOL Buys Time Warner for $162 Billion Exxon-Mobil Merger Not Expected to Raise Prices at Pump Will Whole Foods Benefit From the Amazon Effect? When we read headlines about mergers and acquisitions (M&As), the focus is typically on dollars and cents (billions of dollars, potentially), the impact on the consumer, and projections about the potential…

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Show Me the Money: How to Set Salary Ranges for Your Business

When it comes to setting employee salaries, business owners, chief financial officers (CFOs), and HR managers can feel overwhelmed with finding the magic number. Like Goldilocks, you’re looking for something “just right.” Overpay and you might struggle to make payroll. Underpay and you’re unable to hire and retain quality employees—especially in a job seekers’ market.…

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Everything You Need to Know about Direct Deposit

In our electronic age, the days of paper paychecks are slowing down. Payday with a paper paycheck is awesome but it also means that you have to guard that check like a winning lottery ticket until you deposit it in the bank. And if you want to access that money quickly you need to head…

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End the Payroll and HR Clutter: 10 Reasons to Go Paperless

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard about Marie Kondo, an organizing guru who’s developed a method of simplifying your life called the KonMari method. She wrote a book called, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” that inspired a Netflix show in which she visits American homes and helps families cut the…

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Why Hands-On Learning is Critical to Your Onboarding Formula

You probably participated in some type of science experiment in middle or high school. Under the watchful eye of your teacher, you donned a pair of goofy goggles and an apron. Then using test tubes, beakers, and a Bunsen burner, you and your lab partner got to play mad scientists—hopefully without setting your eyebrows on…

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A Better Way to Do Performance Reviews (Part 2)

As part of our series on best practices, we made the case for why you need to prioritize giving feedback to your team through a scheduled performance evaluation. This week we’re going to talk about a better way to conduct performance reviews. Good management includes an element of coaching. If you watch coaches they are…

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Tackle Your Biggest HR Challenges With These Four Best Practices

Imagine you show up for the big game. Your uniforms boast the best performance technology to maximize player comfort and movement. You brought all of your staff—your trainers, managers and coaches. Everyone has signed a contract and you have team insurance. There’s just one thing—you never developed a playbook for your players. Or maybe you…

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