HR conferences might not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but they’re totally worth attending. Despite the pricey cost of attendance, these are invaluable platforms for networking, career development, and stocking up on re-certification credit. Plus, you’ll pick up tons of new strategies and pointers that will let you up your HR game. But we get it—your time is valuable, and with new events coming out every day, how will you know which ones are really worth attending? We’ve put together a list of can’t-miss conferences to help.
Perks at work—a topic employees and potential candidates discuss when considering the total value of a company. People talk about job perks with their friends, mention it on social media, and might even consider a new job solely because the perks are so awesome. Perks help improve workplace culture and can be useful for building stronger partnerships with other brands.
Productivity, the word on every manager’s mind. How can we become more productive? What can be done to improve the speed of delivery? Does this team have the right skill sets or tools to become more productive? These are valid questions when considering the state of team production. What if production can be improved by boosting employee skills sets, active team communication and problem solving? Team building activities provide many benefits, whether the team is at peak performance or not. Even the most successful teams need a healthy reminder by utilizing team building exercises. To help improve production, try these simple 5-minute team building activities to give your team the boost it needs.
Books are making a comeback! In today’s political and culture climate, Human Resource professionals need to know how to navigate any unforeseen obstacles in the workplace. Staying on top of evolving organizational practices and updating knowledge on an ongoing basis is key to success in any profession and Human Resources is no exception.
Inspiration; it's what drives us to hop out of bed, jump in the shower, and into our shoes to take on the world every day. Quotes can be a valuable resource to fall back on— especially on those days when you're just not feeling it.
Playgrounds, recess, gym class, Minecraft, recreational sports—these are all opportunities for elementary school-aged kids to build their skills in teamwork, problem solving, and communication. Learning about sharing and teamwork starts at a young age and are both essential for setting solid foundations for life.
Team building...it’s not just for sports teams or the military anymore. Corporate offices everywhere are setting aside time for team building activities several times a year—sometimes as often as once a month—to build bonds, get a little creative, and most importantly, have some fun. Think grown-up recess, but with real life benefits. Take note: we’re not talking lame icebreakers (cringe) or eye roll-worthy trust falls here… that was so 1999. There are tons of fresh, new team building activities out there that are bound to strengthen your company culture.