HR professionals have a lot on their plates. Wearing multiple hats and dealing with tight deadlines throughout the year can lead to a lot of built-up stress. The same passion that makes HR employees good at their job also makes them vulnerable to burnout even in the best of times. It’s crucial to try to prevent burnout before it becomes too late. Preventing HR burnout can save companies money and, most importantly, help them retain their hardworking employees.
Wisdom and productivity are virtues of a calm mind that carry great self-awareness. In fact, there is nothing as powerful as a calm mind because it has the utmost clarity about goals and how to achieve them. However, staying calm in a consistent manner is easier said than done. This explains why Zen practices are so popular in the contemporary world.
As the first half of 2022 comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at all the amazing things we were able to accomplish and all the good times we have had so far this year. A special thanks to the whole ZenHR family for all that we have been able to achieve together so far, and we can’t wait to see what the next half has in store! Here are some highlights of ZenHR’s year so far.
We are delighted to announce that ZenHR has earned the “Happiest Users Award” and “Quality Choice Award” by Crozdesk, the leading business software reviews website, once again in 2022.
We are excited to announce that ZenHR has been awarded seven new badges by G2, the largest and most trusted software directory. G2 scores products and vendors based on authentic peer reviews to help businesses make better decisions and find the right software and service providers that best suit them.
Each employee only gets to experience the first day on the job once, and an effective employee onboarding from that first day and through the weeks and months after can mean all the difference. Your onboarding process is very important, as it acclimates employees to their role, the company’s philosophies, and culture. It also engages employees, creating workers that are committed to your company’s success and helps retain new hires by making them feel like a member of the team.
Employee performance reviews are vital and help both organizations and employees spot growth opportunities, improve performance, and detect bottlenecks that prevent employees from achieving their goals. To ensure that these reviews are efficient and benefit both sides, it essential to carefully choose performance review questions that will give you the honest information you need. If you’re looking to develop your performance review questions, here’s a selection of useful questions to ask your employees.
After a surreal employee experience in 2020 and an uncertain one in 2021, everyone wants a better employee experience this year, especially HR professionals. In fact, according to research, more than 90% of employers plan to make ‘enhancing the employee experience’ a top priority. Many companies think they’re doing a great job at employee experience just by offering basic benefits like PTO and health insurance to their team. However, if you want to provide your employees with a great experience in the workplace, you must go above and beyond.
In the contemporary business world, it doesn’t matter whether you are an employer or an employee. You have your own stressors and issues to deal with on a daily basis. In the race to run behind all the tasks we have at work, we often forget to take care of our well-being. Well-being is a crucial part of living a healthy and prosperous life. Maintaining and taking care of your well-being does not only prevent health risks but also has many benefits in the workplace.
Emails are essential to our day-to-day work, especially for HR professionals. However, sometimes taking the time to compose professional well-structured emails can take up a significant amount of time that can be better spent elsewhere. That’s why we’ve created some ready-to-use email templates for busy HR professionals. In addition to our Essential HR Email Templates, ZenHR brings you some more must-have templates that you can fully customize, depending on your company’s policy.
Finding the right people to fill positions can be challenging, especially when the people you’re looking for may not even be applying for the job. These are “passive candidates” or passive talent who aren’t actively job searching and, according to LinkedIn, now account for 70% of the global workforce. Since passive candidates make little to no effort to find employment, they are much tougher to identify. However, if hiring top talent is on your to-do list, then you need to be proactively searching for these candidates and engaging with the passive workforce. Here are a few ways your company can implement an effective recruitment strategy to target passive candidates.
Assessing the performance of your recruitment funnel is crucial in order to ensure that your hiring process is running efficiently and that your company is on the right path to attracting the best talent. Your recruitment funnel is important as it’s comprised of all the stages that, active and passive, potential candidates go through before getting hired.
Employees are the essence of your organization, and their productivity and performance determine the overall growth and success of your organization. Given that, it is imperative for you to have a highly productive workforce. But, cultivating a productive workforce and maintaining employee productivity is not as easy as it seems. It requires actionable strategies that not only work at the superficial level but address the things that impact employee productivity at the core. Mental clarity, overall well-being, and energy level are some examples of things that affect employee efficiency. If your workforce doesn’t possess mental clarity or appropriate levels of well-being or energy levels, it is deemed to be unproductive or perform below its true potential. Now, the question is how to address these core factors that determine employee productivity? The answer lies in ‘Zen practices’.
As technology continues to develop, employers will continue to hire employees with technical skills such as engineering and machine learning. However, while those technical skills are important, research shows that soft skills tend to consistently rank among the top traits that companies need most. Soft skills have prevailed to be essential for businesses, and although they may be called soft, they are actually quite hard to develop. Research has even found that 75% of long-term job success comes down to soft skills, like people skills, rather than technical knowledge.
Ramadan is here, and organizations all around the world have employees who have started to fast and observe the holy month. As some of your employees begin to fast from sunrise to sunset and take part in spiritual practices, their usual daily routine changes due to disrupted sleeping and meal times. With that said, it’s important to find ways to support them and help keep their motivation levels up during the entire month. Here are a few simple things you can do to support your Muslim employees this month and help them find a balance between their professional duties and religious requirements.
Employee satisfaction is an intangible but powerful tool that can create a more engaged and productive workplace. It’s not only important for individual productivity but also benefits the entire company. Happier employees do their jobs better and stay with companies much longer than their dissatisfied counterparts. By retaining these employees, you’ll reduce overhead costs and improve profitability. That’s why it’s essential to catch up to the changing needs of your workforce and keep your employees satisfied.
The work flexibility and dictating the hours are the two most lucrative things about working remotely. These, however, are not loved by everyone. Some people feel that the work-from-anywhere policies make them stressed as there’s no clear-cut boundary between work and relaxation or between work and exercise.
We are excited to announce that ZenHR has been named a High Performer in the Core HR Category by G2. As the largest and most trusted software directory, G2 is designed to help businesses make smarter software decisions and find the right software and service providers that best suit them based on authentic peer reviews.