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  • HR Vocabulary: Boomerang Employee

    03/09/2016

    If a former employee of your company who left on good terms applies for an open position, should you hire them back? Many companies don’t, but perhaps a better question would be, “Why wouldn’t you?” Definition Boomerang Employee: workers who are part of the company and then leave, but want to come back later. It’s not uncommon for employees to have to leave work for family reasons, like needing to care for an elderly parent or move when a spouse gets transferred out of state.

  • How To Plan A Fun, High-Impact Strategic Retreat

    02/03/2016

    The WorkBright team just got back from a kick a**, super motivational, game changing leadership retreat. We revisited our foundational direction and re-committed to our purpose, then each team member go to deep dive on what these values and mission meant to our personal and professional lives in 2016 and beyond. Sound heavy? It wasn’t! It was really, really fun too! We each walked away with clarity on our direction, a deeper connection to each other and our customer base, and really sore legs from all the skiing.

  • Mission Critical Workforce Member of the Month: Peter Holter

    02/03/2016

    Meet Peter Holter, WorkBright’s Director of Customer Success and the guy who keeps us focused and connected to on our end-users… the Mission Critical Workforce. Whenever we start talking through new features or try to address a new problem a customer has brought up, Peter is one of the key team members that keeps us focused on the seasonal, contract, freelance, part-time, temporary and contingent workforces that are actually using the system every day.

  • 3 Ideas To Set Up For AMAZING Employee Retention In 2016!

    01/20/2016

    It’s no secret that employee turnover can take a major toll on HR resources and your Company’s bottom line. Today’s average worker only stays at a job for 4.4 years and the Millennial workforce stays for only half that time. A lot of employees looking to transition will start their search at the New Year making now the perfect month to focus in on retention. Here are three simple ideas that we have used at WorkBright to increase retention - and trust us, we LOVE our jobs!

  • Can You Count on Your Employees Staying On Board?

    01/12/2016

    It’s well known that employees don’t stay with one company for decades like they used to, and recent reports have stated that a large part of the workforce is disengaged—but would you have guessed that up to 42% of your very satisfied workers are seriously considering leaving their jobs? Mercer Publishes a Wake-Up Call Global employment consulting company, Mercer, recently published the results of Mercer’s 2015 Inside Employees’ MindsSurvey that found 42% of US Workers who are very satisfied with their jobs are “seriously considering” leaving.

  • What You Can Learn From Tracy Keogh - HRE's HR Executive of the Year 2015

    01/06/2016

    By: Melissa M., WorkBright When businesses make big changes, there are bound to be challenges for HR. When a company with 300,000 employees splits into two separate corporations, it could be an HR catastrophe—but not if Human Resource Executive’s HR Executive of the Year is heading things up. That scenario is exactly what happened at Hewlett-Packard over the last year, with HP’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Tracy Keogh in charge of not only managing the HR actions within the company, but also recruiting a new board for the second corporation.

  • Where To Find Last Minute Holiday Staff!

    12/15/2015

    By: Melissa M., WorkBright ‘Tis the season … to scramble to find last minute seasonal staff! Even though most holiday jobs were filled by November 4th, there are many circumstances which would lead to a scramble for last minute seasonal staff: Full time employees taking mandatory time off, quick turnover of ‘not-right-fit’ new hires, increased sales, and more. The good news is, lots of hardworking folks are looking to pick up a few extra shifts to pay for their own holiday celebrations, you just need to know where to find them!

  • 5 Real-Life Employee Appreciation Ideas That Rock!

    12/10/2015

    By: Melissa M., WorkBright Holiday parties are a great way to gather together and show how much you appreciate your employees. But, what about the other 11 months in the year? Depending on the type of business you are in, there may be big deadlines, seasonal heavy workloads, or other situations requiring a lot from your employees. Those are all important times to acknowledge the hard work everyone is doing, and give something back.

  • #HRFail - Leaving for Ill Health Reasons

    12/02/2015

    By: Melissa M., WorkBright An announcement goes out to all employees announcing the retirement of one of the staff—“on ill health grounds.” Is it an HR fail? YES! —These days, medical information is protected personal information for a variety of reasons, so even though the specific medical information isn’t being given out, we have to say yes. #HRfail. How You Can Avoid This #HRFail So what should you do to keep your workforce informed without giving out too much information?

  • 3 Reasons We're Thankful For Our Customers

    11/24/2015

    By: Chapelle Ryon, WorkBright As we enter the holiday season and the closing of the year, the WorkBright team is reflecting on the wild and exciting year of 2015 for our organization. This year we quadrupled our customer base, changed our name and rebranded to WorkBright, grew our staff by 50%, secured a new office space, and onboarded thousands of employees! The best part about all of this growth? Working with our amazing new and old customers!