METRICS

Executives: America's new economic-inequality softies

08/13/2014
U.S. executives are more likely than Americans in general to believe that rising economic equality is a problem, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.

What's stressing out your colleagues and employees?

08/08/2014
Forty-nine percent of Americans surveyed earlier this year reported that they had experienced a “major stressful event” in the preceding 12 months, and work was the leading non-health-related stressor.

How much does that 'easy' 20-mile commute cost?

07/17/2014
A 20-mile trip each way each day × 250 work days per year × IRS’ standard 56 cents-per-mile operating cost = Your employees are spending a ton of moolah every year driving to and from work.

Was college worth it?

07/04/2014
For working Millennials—currently ages 18 to 32—it may be too soon to see the payoff, but Gen X’ers and baby boomers overwhelmingly believe they got their money’s worth from going to college.

Which U.S. city is best for growing a small business?

06/12/2014
No surprise, tech’s hometown of San Jose, Calif., is where small business is thriving the most, based on a Biz2Credit survey of annual revenues, credit scores and business longevity.

Use split-sample tests to gain backing for HR

03/06/2014
Say you want to implement a new training program for sales reps. But every time you propose a new HR initiative like this, executives question whether it can work or say the company can’t afford it. Next time, take a different approach: split-sample testing.

Track the HR metrics that really matter

12/30/2013
You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you’re tracking the right ones? Here are some of the more common metrics that experts say HR professionals should know how to track.

Attach a dollar figure to every key HR initiative

11/05/2013
Reporting your HR accomplishments to the top brass isn’t enough to cement your role as a strategic partner in your organization. It’s just as important to quantify the financial impact of those accomplishments.

Metrics: More than just numbers

07/18/2013

Metrics can add value to the Payroll department, said Linda Obertin, vice president at Fidelity Investments, at the American Payroll Association’s Annual Congress. To implement a metrics program, Obertin highlighted these six steps:

8 easy ways to attract employees to your EAP

05/21/2013
Employee assistance programs can yield savings of $5 to $16  for each dollar invested, according to various studies. But if very few of your employees use your EAP, you’re not getting anywhere near that kind of ROI. Eight suggestions for boosting EAP participation:

4 steps to link variable pay with performance

04/24/2013
Bonuses are back, according to research conducted by the Hay Group. But with a pragmatic nod to today’s austere business environment, employers are taking a hard look at why they’re dishing out variable pay, what they want it to accomplish and how they decide who gets how much.

Bonuses bounce back, with push from the top

01/22/2013
Bonuses are back, according to research conducted by the Hay Group. But with a pragmatic nod to today’s austere business environment, employers are taking a hard look at why they’re dishing out variable pay, what they want it to accomplish and how they decide who gets how much.

What's the value of a tweet or a Facebook 'like'?

08/31/2012
Employers are jumping on the social media bandwagon … and they often ask HR to drive. What’s the No. 1 challenge when it comes to launching a social media initiative?

8 flex trends that will affect your company

06/18/2012

As more organizations allow em­­ployees to adjust their schedules and telework, it puts pressure on other employers to offer the same flexibility—or lose out when it comes to recruiting and retaining quality workers. A recent study of employers' workplace flexibiliity practices uncovered eight trends you need to understand.

How to help employees understand the value of their benefits

01/17/2012

Boosting your benefits communication during lean economic times can help your organization retain good employees and ease their worries so they can focus on work. The key: Show employees the value of their benefits.

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