HRA Blog

Making a Great First Impression: Why Effective Onboarding is a Key to Success

Written by Tiffany Aukema on .

They say the first impression is the last impression.  If this is the case, why do so many organizations ignore the opportunity to make the first impression of their company a great one for their new employees?  Organizations spend a great deal of time and resources recruiting top talent and yet many ignore their new staff once they come onboard.  Did you know that most people decide within the first six months of employment if they are planning to stay with an organization?

Employee Development on a Shoestring Budget

Written by Mary Lake on .

Many organizations are struggling with offering their employees training and development opportunities with ever shrinking resources.  With today’s economic constraints, it is necessary for organizational leaders and HR professionals to examine alternative development opportunities.

Stress in the Workplace – What Can We Do About It?

Written by Ellen Beekman on .

There has been much discussion about the subject of stress in the workplace over the years.  I don’t know if we can ever create totally stress free work environments because of the challenges in today’s world, our competitive businesses and the expectations in both the private and public sector; however, there are ways to relieve stress which may help employees become healthier and consequently more productive individuals in our society.

Flexible Work Schedules and Company Culture

Written by Laurie Smith on .

Many of you may be tired of hearing about this topic, especially if you are a supervisor or an HR professional. Flexible work schedules and company culture has been blogged to death. However, it remains the most highly sought after perk and as noted by the Telework Research Network in their recent article, 72 percent of employees would choose one job over another based on flex time options. So, blogged to death or not, it remains a hot topic today.