The Ups And Downs Of Snow Days!

The Ups and Downs of Snow Days!

  • February 14, 2019

Did this week’s weather take you by surprise? This week has been filled with wild snowstorms, icy roads, and frigid temperatures. Many businesses have called a “snow day” and closed their doors, sending staff home. With school closures, transit delays,…

Building Trust Into Your Sick Leave Policy

Building Trust into Your Sick Leave Policy

If you look at policy manuals around the country, you will find sick leave policies that say if an employee is going to be away from work due to illness for more than 3 days, they are required to bring…

4 Ways To Foster Learning On Your Team

4 Ways to Foster Learning On Your Team

  • January 21, 2019

The start of a new year often brings up the annual performance review and discussions about what kind of performance goals to set for the year ahead. As important as it is to focus on performance goals, the performance review…

How To Communicate With Employees On Leave

How to Communicate with Employees on Leave

  • January 16, 2019

In a perfect world, every employee would be able to come to work in top notch shape and perform at 100%, without ever missing a day. In real life, things happen, and it’s inevitable that employees sometimes need time off…

Social Committees: Why You Should Formalize Fun

Social Committees: Why You Should Formalize Fun

  • January 9, 2019

While the term “Social Committee” might make you recall cringe-worthy scenes from the show The Office (or even provoke eye-rolls amongst more cynical colleagues), there are good reasons to ignore the doubters and start one anyways. Why? Having fun with…

Winter Wellness Tips

Winter Wellness Tips

  • December 14, 2018

In the summer, it seems easy to spend lots of time outside, get enough vitamin D, hit our target number of steps per day, and generally take better care of our bodies. But when the weather cools and the rain…

Crossing The HR Minefield

Crossing the HR Minefield

Engaged HR is pleased to welcome guest blogger and DisruptHR speaker Dave Whittington coach and facilitator with Calliope Learning. Dave's blog outlines his talk "Crossing the HR Minefield" at DisruptHR 2.0 with the full length video available below.  As we progress deeper into…

When Is It Time To Bring In An HR Expert?

When is it Time to Bring in an HR Expert?

  • November 7, 2018

We’ll admit upfront that we’re a little biased: we’re strong believers in the benefits HR can bring to any business. As HR consultants, we get to witness first-hand how solid HR practices have a hugely positive impact on organizations of…

Preventing Presenteeism

Preventing Presenteeism

  • October 31, 2018

Most employers have a keen eye on absenteeism, but what about presenteeism? On the job time-wasting, when employees come to work and under-perform, can happen for a multitude of reasons. Whether caused by fatigue, illness, or low levels of engagement…

Accommodating Parents: What’s An Employer’s Responsibility?

Accommodating Parents: What’s an Employer’s Responsibility?

  • October 25, 2018

Most organizations recognize that having family-friendly policies is an important part of having a competitive employer brand. The truth is, it’s no longer exceptional to offer flexible work hours to support parents and caregivers – for employees, flexibility is fast…