Leading a Hybrid Team   Working from home used to be a perk enjoyed by those with specific positions or “open-minded” managers. Since the spring of 2020, it’s been our new normal and the thinking was it would be temporary. As we roll into 2022, with many of us still working from home, we need […]

Should You Rethink the Annual Performance Review

According to management research firm CEB, 42 percent of employees consider annual reviews ineffective, mainly due to the feedback coming at the end of the year when it has almost no relevance.   The primary purpose of annual reviews is to hold employees up to, typically, a quantitative standard, rather than to assess granular performance and […]

4 Recruiting Trends in 2021

The recruiting challenges that businesses faced pre-pandemic are not going away. In fact, COVID has only complicated matters. If you want to attract and retain the best talent, be prepared to adapt to the changing recruiting landscape. Here are some recruiting practice trends to monitor in 2021. 1. Looking Inward for Talent Recruiting is a […]

Q&A With Your HR Advisor

    With a workplace that looks quite different than it did 12 months ago, Hiring Managers want to know, “What are the 3 things I should focus on right now?”  Jamie Bierman has the answer and dives right in to #1.   Jamie Bierman continues her series on what guidance Hiring Managers are looking […]

Thanking Your Employees is MORE Important Than Ever

The 3 P’s of Showing Appreciation Let’s face it – we’re happier when we’re grateful.   Showing your gratitude to employees year-round is important, even more important this year.  Employees are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, anything from health concerns to childcare challenges to continuing to do a great job in a rapidly changing work […]

Successfully position your business for the gig economy – Focus on these 4 factors

America was well on its way to establishing a gig economy and the pandemic is expected to throw it into overdrive.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that 55 million people in the U.S. are gig workers—those that do not have an implicit or explicit contract for long-term employment.  This includes independent […]

Is this the calm before the storm?

In this topsy-turvy, up and down, what’s next kind of year, it feels kind of quiet right now.  I hope I didn’t just jinx us! At HR Elements, we’ve used the last several weeks, this relatively quiet moment, to review our 2020 plans and start planning for 2021.  Our team came to the conclusion that […]

Plan on Investing in Your Greatest Asset In 2021

The budgeting and planning season is upon us and I know what you’re thinking, “It’s September already?”  Yes, it is. This crazy, unpredictable year is flying by. As much as we’re moving forward in time, there’s still an element of feeling stuck. Planning for 2021 may be challenging because of the unknowns that lie ahead, […]

Keep adapting in August.

We all now know this pandemic has significantly changed how – and where – we work.  The changes we have made (or are pondering on) will have a lasting impact on how we approach office and workplace planning.  It’s important your company can adapt to the changing needs and desires of your employees. Throughout this […]

Helping Dayton Recover

As a business, it’s important to consider the following while our community recovers from the tornados: Employee support for those directly affected by the tornados: The first step to supporting affected employees is to get organized and assign a point of contact. Example: Your business wishes to help employees obtain disaster relief Assign a point […]