When hiring, don’t overlook older workers

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Is your business hiring? Many companies are — in fact, an employment report released by the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month revealed that nonfarm payrolls increased by 390,000 in May, and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.6%. As the job market continues to feel the impact of “the Great Resignation,” the competition […]

Get employees on board with your 2021 strategic plan

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The year 2020 will never be forgotten. Nearly every company in every industry was thrown into turmoil. Those same companies now are looking ahead, setting goals and formulating plans for success. The first few months of a new year brings new planning sessions for leadership, and new opportunities to change things that aren’t working. It’s […]

15 Questions to Ask Remote Employees

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Business leaders are struggling to understand from a distance whether their workforce is highly engaged. In 2020, many companies moved to a remote work environment for the first time, which brought new roadblocks to staying connected and keeping managers in the loop on their employees’ state of mind. How are your remote team members holding […]

Surveys Help Empower HR Leaders

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As an HR leader, you know that low employee engagement is a chronic problem for any company. According to Gallup, 40% of employees are unengaged. Beyond being unengaged, some employees are actively disengaged with their positions or your company. Conducting employee engagement surveys can help HR leaders accomplish several goals, including regaining the attention of […]

Top 6 Employee Engagement Survey Mistakes

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This was one of our most popular articles in 2018. Given our current circumstances and the worldwide shift to remote work caused by the pandemic, I thought it was time to revitalize this Top 5 list and add one more critical employee engagement survey mistake I missed back in 2018. Employee engagement is a hot […]

Focusing on What Is Essential: Do less to achieve more

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By CSH Senior Accountant, Kristen Foster Monday morning: the start of a new work week. The possibilities are endless as we try to achieve our best. The reality, however, is that many of us cannot control the volume of requests coming in. Our inboxes are flooded with unanswered messages, projects are looming that have not […]

5 Minutes to Growth Podcast: Productivity While Working Remotely

Clark Schaefer Hackett · 5 Minutes to Growth: Productivity While Working Remotely In this podcast, we’re talking with Beth Harvey, strategic talent management consultant at CSH, about productivity while working remotely. She shares tips and tricks to help with this new normal. Podcast Show Notes: 1. Many employees love the freedom and flexibility that comes […]

5 Minutes to Growth Podcast: <br>Engage Your Remote Team

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Clark Schaefer Hackett · 5 Minutes to Growth: Engage Your Remote Team In today’s episode we’re talking about how to engage your remote team in this new work environment many people are experiencing. Our guest is Beth Harvey, a strategic talent management consultant with the firm. Podcast Show Notes: 1. For many people, working from […]

7 Proven Performance Measures for Remote Workers  

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Although most office workers are still working remotely, the age-old concern is still brought up: Can you really be productive outside of the office? Anecdotal evidence suggests that those who have the freedom to work when and where they want to are actually more productive than those tethered to an office. With remote work only […]

Key Leadership Qualities in Times of Crisis

By now we all know the severity of impact of the global pandemic. We may not know the outcome or what the end of it will look like, but there are ways we can help each other as we continue living through it. As leaders in an organization during a crisis, there are certain qualities […]