HR Check In: The Balancing Act of Recruiting

| October 14, 2016

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How do the best employers attract qualified talent, retain top employees, avoid hiring mistakes, and plan for the future? It’s a balancing act across entire HR departments, and something that takes constant monitoring and re-evaluation. Fortunately for talent acquisition professionals, there are plenty or resources available at the click of a button to help make their jobs easier. When we hear about employer brand, it’s most often in regard to attracting candidates, not repelling them. However, it’s important to avoid attracting all types of candidates and clogging the recruiting funnel with the wrong talent. Companies should aim to attract candidates that are informed about the organization and therefore more likely to go through the interview process and ultimately accept a job offer.

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The BDA Guide to Drafting a WFH policy

Article | November 30, 2020

Drafting a WFH policy is not an everyday task, and therefore, you may need a bit of help when getting started. There are several approaches to drafting a WFH policy but Deck 7’s BDA guide is an efficient and unique approach to the process. What Is the BDA Guide Deck 7’s BDA guide is an organizational method that allows you to break down any process into three parts—before, during, and after. Once you break down the process in this manner, the smaller goals become clear and achieving any task becomes a lot easier. This approach works really well for WFH policy drafting, as the policy itself needs to consider several elements and there is a lot more to the WFH policy than just the document. Use this employer’s guide to direct your policy drafting efforts and enhance the overall experience. Before: Key Elements of a Work from Home Policy This is the first part of drafting the WFH policy. Before you start drafting the actual policy, you need to start by planning. And planning the policy requires you to determine the key elements of the policy. These key elements may differ as per the organization, industry, or geographic location. But there are certain elements that remain uniform and necessary: The purpose or objective of the WFH policy Eligibility of the employees for WFH policy Duration of WFH for employees Mandatory requirements for working from home Work timings and shifts KPIs for remote employees Security and confidentiality There are several other additions you can make to the WFH policy such as communication procedures, compensation and benefits, break timings, dress codes, and more. The key is to tailor the WFH policy to your needs. Once you have all the key elements that you need for the policy, you can move on to the next step. During: How Do You Draft a WFH Policy There are a ton of guides on what goes into a WFH policy, but none that talk about the actual process of drafting it. Bigger companies usually outsource this process to their legal team or an individual contractor. But if you are just starting out or your organization is relatively small, chances are that the process of drafting the policy has fallen upon your shoulders. For your convenience, the drafting process can be broken down into smaller parts: Finalize and arrange the key elements of the WFH policy into appropriate order Start with one element at a time, for example – the objective of your WFH policy Fill in the details for each element – explain the objective of your WFH policy in detail, answer why you want to have a WFH policy, and what do you expect to achieve from it For each element, ensure that it is complete with the necessary details including procedures, expectations, obligations, requirements, and contact information if necessary Proofread the entire policy document, once all the elements are covered Add an acknowledgement at the end for employees to sign when they receive a copy Ensure that the language is crisp, clear, formal, and error free If needed, get the document approved from the necessary authorities Print the document on the organization’s letterhead, and you’re ready to go! If you need a quick start, you can take a look at HR Report's WFH policy template. After: How to Implement a WFH Policy The last part of drafting the WFH policy comes after the actual drafting. This is where you need to implement and execute the WFH policy. Implementing the WFH policy comes with several challenges that arise during working from home and aren’t apparent beforehand. If you simply hand the policy document to the employees and expect them to read and follow it, there will always be shortfalls in the process. In order to implement the WFH policy well, there are a few measures that you can take: Once the policy is drafted, conduct a company-wide meeting to discuss the policy and its implications Send an email with all the detail related to the WFH policy to all the employees in the organization Communicate the expectations of the organization clearly, do not leave anything up for assumption Update all the managers regarding their role when it comes to WFH Ensure that all updates to the policy are communicated multiple times over different channels to everyone in the organization A good plan, a succinct document, and effective communication will ensure that your WFH policy is well drafted as well as successfully implemented. Frequently Asked Questions What is a work from home policy? A WFH policy is a document that details the provisions and protocols when employees of an organization work remotely or from home. What is the objective of work from home policy? A WFH policy is drafted to offer flexibility to the employees. Usually, the objective is to ensure safe and effective work practices, no matter the location.

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What A Company Needs To Provide Employees For Effective Remote Work

Article | April 7, 2020

As a small business owner, I am thinking a lot about what companies can and must provide to employees who are working remotely full time. Obsidian Learning has had flexible work hours including the option to work from home (WFH) for years. But mandatory, full-time WFH for all employees and contractors raises the bar considerably, as does the general uncertainty of a global pandemic.

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HEALTH AND RETIREMENT REMAIN TOP BENEFITS FOR BOOMERS TO GEN Z

Article | August 4, 2020

You’ve no doubt seen dozens of articles claiming to find clear distinctions between baby boomers, millennials, Generation X and Generation Z when it comes to traits like family values, work expectations and buying habits. With all these differences, you could easily assume each group has drastically different desires when it comes to their benefits packages – but you might be surprised by the truth!

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24 HR Metrics that can Make a Difference in Your Business Today

Article | March 23, 2020

How do you quantify the costs and impact of employee programs and HR processes? By using Human Resource metrics. Employing human resource metrics in your business is a great way to measure the progress of your HR actions. It can uncover your business’ strengths as well as its vulnerabilities giving you much-needed information on areas that need focus, improvements, and capitalization. HR metrics are priceless and most modern HR programs can help you seamlessly integrate these into your day to day HR functions.

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