Developing and maintaining company culture is a top priority for many businesses in today's global marketplace. In fact, according to a recent SHRM article, a growing number of companies have even gone as far as to hire a Chief Culture Officer and task them with building, managing, and merging culture throughout all departments and processes of their organization.
But while most businesses would welcome and appreciate the addition of an experienced CCO to their team, not every organization has the means to bring one onboard; leaving HR teams responsible for handling the bulk of culture implementation duties.
In this article, we'll explore why establishing company culture during the onboarding process is so crucial and three keys HR teams can use to do it more successfully.
You probably have a lot on your plate. Juggling multiple responsibilities while managing tight deadlines leads to a lot of built-up stress and negative energy. Without proper leadership and stress management practices in place, HR professionals – as well as the workforce they are there to help – can succumb to the dreaded ‘employee burnout’.
While a little bit of stress can help you meet deadlines and even improve job performance, chronic stress can have huge consequences on mental and physical health, including increased risk for heart disease and higher cholesterol.
Based on self-reports, the Labour Force Survey 2015/16 estimates that 11.7 million working-days are lost due to work-related stress, anxiety, and depression. Is stress costing your company more than you can afford? Consider encouraging de-stressing exercises or initiating an Employee Wellness Program.
If you’ve already tried those, here are another 8 easy ways for anyone to relieve stress at work:
Life can be sweet when amazing things go naturally together. Once you’ve enjoyed them, you can’t imagine living without them. Think about it for a minute.
Bread and butter. Coffee and cream. Bacon and eggs.
Simon and Garfunkel.
You can’t enjoy one without also wanting the other.
We recently discovered two more amazing things that go together. They go together so well, in fact, every employer should at least give them a try. I’m talking about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (aka WOTC, pronounced Watt-See) and paperless onboarding for new employees. They are a perfect match. They sing in perfect harmony. Let me tell you why.
Every company is different - the products you sell, the customers you help and the workflows you use are all uniquely your own. But, no matter what type of business you run, the U.S. government still requires you to verify the employment eligibility of each team member within your organization. If you don’t, you could face hefty fines of up to $1,000 or more per employee.
HR admins are well acquainted with this fact. And they know first-hand the amount of work required to stay compliant via the traditional paper-based systems many businesses still use. From chasing down new employees and making sure they fill out their I-9 documents, to storing countless sheets of paper in overstuffed filing cabinets, the work is tedious, time consuming and prone to error.
Fortunately, HR Cloud has the digital solution to simplify the entire process.
Ever feel like you’re overpaying on your company’s federal income taxes? Well, you just might be… The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to businesses who employ people from specific target groups and could be worth up to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
Research indicates that 10% - 20% of an average company’s workforce would have been eligible for the WOTC program without employers making any changes to personnel or their recruitment process. Meaning, if you’re not currently taking advantage of the WOTC, you’re leaving money on the table.
Read on to discover more about the WOTC and if it can benefit your company.