The 3 Problems with Today's HR Department

There's a reason we created the HR Sucks brand which includes an Instagram, YouTube, and Podcast. It was a common saying spoken out of the mouths of both employees and employers. How did a department primarily built to drive employee satisfaction and leadership initiatives get here? 

 

What is the HR department? 

Most people know OF an HR department, but a lot of people fail to understand what the HR department does by definition. Capterra defines the HR department as a business unit that oversees employment-related functions such as recruitment, payroll, compensation management, onboarding, performance management, and exit. 

Well here's our first problem - employee satisfaction isn't considered a core function of the HR department. Creating a positive work environment is an after-thought. Based off of this definition, there's nothing wrong with HR as long as the organization has all of their paperwork in order, employees are paid regularly, and they're not...

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Managing Remote Employees: A Plan To Maintaining Momentum

The most difficult pieces of having a remotely working staff is ensuring that each team member is working efficiently, engaging regularly, and maintaining company culture.

Due to COVID-19, many companies are transitioning to remote work without having the ability to come up with a telecommuting policy or having the knowledge of what it takes to maintain a company's productivity, which is crucial during what may be an economic downturn.

With no definitive date this will end, I've put together this plan that businesses can utilize to continue meeting business objectives during this time.

REMOTE WORK PLAN: 

Break up into teams - Divide employees up to be no more than 6 employees reporting to one manager or supervisor. Managing more than 6 people remotely is bound to have it's pitfalls. There just isn't enough time in the day to give quality support to more than that. If it is not possible to break up into smaller teams, then break up the team by projects they're working...

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The Best Work from Home Tips for Beginners

Welcome newbies! You’re probably so excited that you get to work from home now, but trust me, it could get old fast. Sure, you’ll be in the comfort of your own home, but after a while, the need for sunlight and human interaction is needed! You’ll start to feel like you need to get out more. Since I’ve been working from home (it’s now going on a year and a half) I go out a lot more on the weekends. Something about being in the house all day, every day, can drive a person crazy!  But I don’t want that for you, so I have come up with some useful tips to help you get your job done all whilst not losing your mind in the process.

Bathe. Yes, bathe. Some of you will ixnay that morning shower since you don’t have to leave the house now, but showering first thing in the morning makes all the difference in the world. Showers also help you to wake up. Now, if you just can’t help yourself and you need to get those extra minutes of sleep in...

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