5 tips for HR: Employee communications during coronavirus outbreak

March 17, 2020 | 186 views

The new coronavirus pandemic is a historical event likely to reshape the future of work in both subtle and overt ways. HR leaders have a critical role in creating empathetic, open communication to address employee experience and prevent a drop in morale. For many workers, telework is new territory and that means HR needs to guide the transition and pay special attention to how the move is communicated. "HR needs to own the practice of remote work," said Daniel W. Rasmus, founder and principal analyst at Serious Insights, an industry analyst firm. "They need to facilitate the discussion about how people work, how measurements change, and lead collaboratively with IT to put the right toolset in place."

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Revisiting 2022 in the HR Space: Tips for Creating a Healthy Workplace

Article | July 14, 2022

Contents 1 Create Psychological Safety 2 Drive Recognition 3 Make Communications Clear Companies cannotafford to take the role of a flourishing workplace lightly. A setting conducive to productivity and creativity can propel overall performance and deliver tangible results that directly impact the bottom line. A discussion about a healthy workplace would be incomplete without addressing the dangers of a toxic one. According to a study by Wiley Edge, 40% of employees leave their jobs due to a toxic work culture. A collaborative study by Workhuman and Gallup on wellbeing in the workplace found that poor wellbeing manifests itself in the workplace in the form of employee burnout, high turnover, and low productivity. This costs organizations more than $322 billion worldwide. One way organizations can build a better workplace environment is with performance management. Here are some areas to focus on in employee performance management. 1. Create Psychological Safety When employees feel mentally and psychologically safe in their workplace, they get an impetus to contribute more, share their ideas, voice their opinions, and participate in more meaningful ways. Organizations must reinforce employee wellbeing by creating a safe environment that makes employees feel seen and heard and fosters a sense of acceptance in the workplace. 2. Drive Recognition Recognizing employees for their workand contribution significantly contributes to emotional wellbeing in the workplace. It signifies that the organization values the employee and it gives them the incentive to not only work better but stay longer. Organizations must make employee recognition and gratitude integral to the DNA of the work culture. It enhances engagement and makes for an enriching employee experience in the workplace. 3. Make Communications Clear Keeping clear lines of communication between employees and their leaders promotes a culture of transparency. A lack of clarity can create undue uncertainty and conflict. When employees get honest feedback and their role is clearly communicated to them, it enables successful completion of projects and a feeling of accomplishment for the employees. At the end of the day, employees should feel incentivized to show up and do their best at work every day. Promoting employee wellbeing is not a one-time activity but something that needs to be consistently done and mapped. This ensures your employees will succeed, which will translate into success for your organization.

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Listen and act: how to get employee experience management right

Article | August 24, 2022

As the science behind employee engagement evolves, it’s become clear just how much businesses can gain from a happy and involved workforce. From improved performance, to reduced attrition, increased revenue and even a better customer experience, employee engagement is at the heart of business growth. Given these benefits, it’s no surprise that the role of HR departments is moving beyond just managing people and towards managing experiences.

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5 Things HR Can Do To Improve Employee Output

Article | August 2, 2022

Employees are companies most valuable asset – Without the talent, knowledge and expertise those employed bring to an organisation, it’s safe to say that the business world would be a very different landscape. Human Resources is often held responsible for owning the employee value strategy, where we’re now embracing tremendous improvements in how the value that employees bring, can be achieved. Here we’ll explore how data analysis, learning & development, employee engagement, 360 feedback and flexibility all offer a significant opportunity to improve employee output within every organisation in 2020.

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6 Reasons To Invest In Employee Onboarding In Your Organization

Article | February 10, 2020

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This holds particularly true when it comes to employee onboarding. It's a new hire's introduction to the organization and the experience has a significant impact on employee retention. Unfortunately, that's why it's rare to see many employees with years of tenure. Research by Future Workplace found that 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than 3 years. Companies lose 25% of all new employees within the first year, according to SHRM, but almost 70% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for 3 years if they experienced great onboarding.

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Elements Launch GoGlobalGov, a Holistic Employment and Expansion Program for OCONUS Government Contractors

Elements Global Services | February 19, 2021

Elements Global Services, Inc., a global HR technology provider and pioneer of the direct Employer of Record (EOR) model, has announced the launch of GoGlobalGov, a holistic employment and expansion solution for Outside [the] Contiguous United States (OCONUS) government contractors. The program is exclusively designed for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Contractors. Elements Global Services is present in over 135 countries, has become the foremost resource for government services providers. The program was designed by Elements Global Services and its team of specialists to exclusively cater to the needs of government contractors. GoGlobalGov offers prime and sub-contractors a customized solution of Elements' award-winning direct EOR, Administrative Services Outsourcing (ASO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, and Global Business Consulting services which are proven to help win and rapidly scale up global bid-to-win projects. Rick Hammell, CEO and Founder of Elements Global Services, said, "Elements partners with the industry's leading experts and has a unique understanding of what government services providers are looking for when it comes to winning and executing projects on a global level. We continue to see demand for a solution that offers contractors access to services and expertise under one platform. GoGlobalGov is designed to simplify the process and provide the infrastructure needed to bid and execute projects throughout the world." GoGlobalGov is powered by Elements', has recently launched leading-edge HR tech tools, namely, Expandopedia - a global business intelligence platform ApprovPay - its proprietary global payroll and benefits management platform GoGlobalGov offers an all-inclusive solution that allows contractors to quickly onboard and manage projects in over 135 countries globally, while consulting all regulatory and legal necessities globally, regionally, and locally. Rick Hammell, also added "Elements has worked hard to become the first-choice subcontractor for government services contractors looking to win and execute projects around the globe. As contractors look to take advantage of the incoming USAID and Department of Defense projects made possible by the newly freed-up funds, GoGlobalGov and Elements are ideally situated to help contractors succeed with our collection of the right solutions, tools, and expertise."

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Private Sector Employment Increased by 365,000 Jobs: ADP National Employment Report

ADP | November 05, 2020

Private sector employment increased by 365,000 jobs from September to October according to the October ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 365,000 By Company Size - Small businesses: 114,000 1-19 employees 63,000 20-49 employees 51,000 - Medium businesses: 135,000 50-499 employees 135,000 - Large businesses: 116,000 500-999 employees 32,000 1,000+ employees 83,000 By Sector - Goods-producing: 17,000 Natural resources/mining 3,000 Construction 7,000 Manufacturing 7,000 - Service-providing: 348,000 Trade/transportation/utilities 53,000 Information 0 Financial activities 6,000 Professional/business services 60,000 - Professional/technical services 19,000 - Management of companies/enterprises 2,000 - Administrative/support services 40,000 Education/health services 79,000 - Health care/social assistance 68,000 - Education 11,000 Leisure/hospitality 125,000 Other services 23,000 * Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding. - Franchise Employment** Franchise jobs 49,600 "The labor market continues to add jobs, yet at a slower pace," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "Although the pace is slower, we've seen employment gains across all industries and sizes." The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 460,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 26 million workers in the U.S. The September total of jobs added was revised from 749,000 to 753,000. The November 2020 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on December 2, 2020. About the ADP National Employment Report® The ADP National Employment Report® is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The report, which measures nearly 26 million U.S. workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. Each month, ADP Research Institute issues the ADP National Employment Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge. The data for this report is collected for pay periods that can be interpolated to include the week of the 12th of each month, and processed with statistical methodologies similar to those used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compute employment from its monthly survey of establishments. Due to this processing, this subset is modified to make it indicative of national employment levels; therefore, the resulting employment changes computed for the ADP National Employment Report are not representative of changes in ADP's total base of U.S. business clients. About the ADP Research Institute The mission of the ADP Research Institute is to generate data-driven discoveries about the world of work, and to derive reliable economic indicators from these insights. We offer these findings to the world at large as our unique contribution to making the world of work better and more productive, and to bring greater awareness to the economy at large. About Moody's Analytics Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs. About ADP (NASDAQ – ADP) Designing better ways to work through cutting-edge products, premium services and exceptional experiences that enable people to reach their full potential. HR, Talent, Time Management, Benefits and Payroll. Informed by data and designed for people. ADP, the ADP logo, and Always Designing for People, ADP National Employment Report, ADP Small Business Report, ADP National Franchise Report, and ADP Research Institute are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tesla will cut California factory workforce after coronavirus shelter-in-place order

The Verge | March 18, 2020

Tesla will reduce its workforce at its Fremont, California, car factory after the local Sheriff’s Office said the company was not complying with a three-week shelter-in-place order meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, BuzzFeed News is reporting. The Silicon Valley automaker will drop from around 10,000 employees to 2,500, though it’s unclear when the scaleback will take place, or what the company is doing to prevent those workers from being infected with or spreading the virus. The shelter-in-place order was announced on Monday in six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it went into effect early Tuesday morning. All nonessential businesses were told to close down, and millions of residents were told to only leave their homes for essential activities like buying food. But Tesla continued to operate at full capacity in the interim. That prompted the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to tweet late on Tuesday that the company’s automotive factory was “not an essential business as defined in the Alameda County Health Order.”

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Elements Launch GoGlobalGov, a Holistic Employment and Expansion Program for OCONUS Government Contractors

Elements Global Services | February 19, 2021

Elements Global Services, Inc., a global HR technology provider and pioneer of the direct Employer of Record (EOR) model, has announced the launch of GoGlobalGov, a holistic employment and expansion solution for Outside [the] Contiguous United States (OCONUS) government contractors. The program is exclusively designed for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Contractors. Elements Global Services is present in over 135 countries, has become the foremost resource for government services providers. The program was designed by Elements Global Services and its team of specialists to exclusively cater to the needs of government contractors. GoGlobalGov offers prime and sub-contractors a customized solution of Elements' award-winning direct EOR, Administrative Services Outsourcing (ASO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, and Global Business Consulting services which are proven to help win and rapidly scale up global bid-to-win projects. Rick Hammell, CEO and Founder of Elements Global Services, said, "Elements partners with the industry's leading experts and has a unique understanding of what government services providers are looking for when it comes to winning and executing projects on a global level. We continue to see demand for a solution that offers contractors access to services and expertise under one platform. GoGlobalGov is designed to simplify the process and provide the infrastructure needed to bid and execute projects throughout the world." GoGlobalGov is powered by Elements', has recently launched leading-edge HR tech tools, namely, Expandopedia - a global business intelligence platform ApprovPay - its proprietary global payroll and benefits management platform GoGlobalGov offers an all-inclusive solution that allows contractors to quickly onboard and manage projects in over 135 countries globally, while consulting all regulatory and legal necessities globally, regionally, and locally. Rick Hammell, also added "Elements has worked hard to become the first-choice subcontractor for government services contractors looking to win and execute projects around the globe. As contractors look to take advantage of the incoming USAID and Department of Defense projects made possible by the newly freed-up funds, GoGlobalGov and Elements are ideally situated to help contractors succeed with our collection of the right solutions, tools, and expertise."

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Private Sector Employment Increased by 365,000 Jobs: ADP National Employment Report

ADP | November 05, 2020

Private sector employment increased by 365,000 jobs from September to October according to the October ADP National Employment Report®. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody's Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP's actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Total U.S. Nonfarm Private Employment: 365,000 By Company Size - Small businesses: 114,000 1-19 employees 63,000 20-49 employees 51,000 - Medium businesses: 135,000 50-499 employees 135,000 - Large businesses: 116,000 500-999 employees 32,000 1,000+ employees 83,000 By Sector - Goods-producing: 17,000 Natural resources/mining 3,000 Construction 7,000 Manufacturing 7,000 - Service-providing: 348,000 Trade/transportation/utilities 53,000 Information 0 Financial activities 6,000 Professional/business services 60,000 - Professional/technical services 19,000 - Management of companies/enterprises 2,000 - Administrative/support services 40,000 Education/health services 79,000 - Health care/social assistance 68,000 - Education 11,000 Leisure/hospitality 125,000 Other services 23,000 * Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding. - Franchise Employment** Franchise jobs 49,600 "The labor market continues to add jobs, yet at a slower pace," said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. "Although the pace is slower, we've seen employment gains across all industries and sizes." The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Employment Report was derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 460,000 U.S. clients employing nearly 26 million workers in the U.S. The September total of jobs added was revised from 749,000 to 753,000. The November 2020 ADP National Employment Report will be released at 8:15 a.m. ET on December 2, 2020. About the ADP National Employment Report® The ADP National Employment Report® is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The report, which measures nearly 26 million U.S. workers, is produced by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within the company that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. Each month, ADP Research Institute issues the ADP National Employment Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP National Employment Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge. The data for this report is collected for pay periods that can be interpolated to include the week of the 12th of each month, and processed with statistical methodologies similar to those used by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compute employment from its monthly survey of establishments. Due to this processing, this subset is modified to make it indicative of national employment levels; therefore, the resulting employment changes computed for the ADP National Employment Report are not representative of changes in ADP's total base of U.S. business clients. About the ADP Research Institute The mission of the ADP Research Institute is to generate data-driven discoveries about the world of work, and to derive reliable economic indicators from these insights. We offer these findings to the world at large as our unique contribution to making the world of work better and more productive, and to bring greater awareness to the economy at large. About Moody's Analytics Moody's Analytics provides financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions. Our deep risk expertise, expansive information resources, and innovative application of technology help our clients confidently navigate an evolving marketplace. We are known for our industry-leading and award-winning solutions, made up of research, data, software, and professional services, assembled to deliver a seamless customer experience. We create confidence in thousands of organizations worldwide, with our commitment to excellence, open mindset approach, and focus on meeting customer needs. About ADP (NASDAQ – ADP) Designing better ways to work through cutting-edge products, premium services and exceptional experiences that enable people to reach their full potential. HR, Talent, Time Management, Benefits and Payroll. Informed by data and designed for people. ADP, the ADP logo, and Always Designing for People, ADP National Employment Report, ADP Small Business Report, ADP National Franchise Report, and ADP Research Institute are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tesla will cut California factory workforce after coronavirus shelter-in-place order

The Verge | March 18, 2020

Tesla will reduce its workforce at its Fremont, California, car factory after the local Sheriff’s Office said the company was not complying with a three-week shelter-in-place order meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, BuzzFeed News is reporting. The Silicon Valley automaker will drop from around 10,000 employees to 2,500, though it’s unclear when the scaleback will take place, or what the company is doing to prevent those workers from being infected with or spreading the virus. The shelter-in-place order was announced on Monday in six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it went into effect early Tuesday morning. All nonessential businesses were told to close down, and millions of residents were told to only leave their homes for essential activities like buying food. But Tesla continued to operate at full capacity in the interim. That prompted the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to tweet late on Tuesday that the company’s automotive factory was “not an essential business as defined in the Alameda County Health Order.”

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