THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - A PRICELESS AFTER-THOUGHT
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is often the most underutilized benefit offered to those in the workforce. Employees and Company Leaders generally know little about it, and do not recognize its value. EAP, however, is priceless when individuals need guidance or when a crisis strikes. The treasure provided by an EAP is that it provides answers to seemingly unanswerable questions created by personal or company-wide disasters.
ENSURE THE RIGHT KIND OF TRAINING FOR YOUR TEAMS
Training is often the first area that companies cut when times
get tough. After all, is the training really adding value?
Training takes employees out of their work “zone” and into a
specific subject matter, where they are not doing their jobs.
How is that a “value add”? How do we ensure that training is
concise, valuable and supported by managers and employees?
Training leaders must complete a series of steps to actively
show how their programs support the mission and goals of the
HR NEEDS ASSESSMENT - DETERMINING OPERATIONAL NEEDS
Whether an HR professional is joining an organization full-time or initiating a consulting relationship with a client, that professional needs to understand what, if anything, is broken before striving to fix anything. Those who enter a business environment making changes in every direction often create more harm than good.
COVID19: DON'T JUST SURVIVE BUT THRIVE!
Do you remember what life was like in mid-February of 2020? In Human Resources (particularly in hospitality) I clearly recall multiple meetings where we sat in an office – not social distancing – facing a white board drawing notes, ideas and strategies to figure a way to attract new talent.
We wanted to over-hire so as to counteract the inevitable loss of employees to hire-paying jobs. So many opportunities – it was a candidate's market. Everything was on the upswing from a business perspective.