Our Must-Read Articles from 2018

Our Must-Read Articles from 2018 500 248 Balance Point Team

hr articles 2018 roundup2018 is coming to an end and it’s time to prep for new things to come. Before closing out the year, we thought we’d take a look back at some important information we’ve shared.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember what’s made headlines. Everything from new laws, technology innovations, and employee wellness. Here are the must read articles of 2018.

4 Questions the CEO Should Ask HR at Monthly Meetings

January 18

Being a CEO comes with many responsibilities. And it’s important that you’re able to keep internal communication a top priority.

Without efficient communication, important information can get lost in translation or overlooked completely. This becomes problematic for CEOs trying to make the best decision possible for their company.

Are you asking the right questions in your monthly meetings? If not, there could be detrimental consequences. This article covers everything you should be asking your HR team to help you do the best job you can be doing.

Why You Should Encourage Employees to Take Time Off

March 28

We’re in the midst of the holiday season. For a lot of businesses it might be crunch time. The end of the year means many different deadlines and preparation for the new year.

It’s important that your team remain at the top of their game to complete the tasks at hand. Even public figure Elon Musk has admitted that a lack of sleep and a grueling schedule has affected his work and productivity.

Don’t let your employees experience burnout. They should use the holiday season as time to spend with family and to rest so they come back recharged and ready to focus in 2019.

This article reviews why it’s a smart move to encourage your employees to use their vacation days.

Surviving and Thriving Despite a Skills Gap

May 8

This year the technology industry is facing one of the worst talent shortages since 2007. At the rate technology is evolving there will be 1.4 million computing and engineering positions to fill by 2020.

Your industry may not be far behind!  With a shortage of qualified applicants to present to hiring managers and promotable talent from within, smart HR professionals need to be strategic and creative to maintain their workforce.

Check out this article to learn what you can do to close the skills gap in your organization.

Take a Marketing Approach to Recruiting

July 31

Have you reviewed your approach to recruiting top talent recently? Recruiters have a number of positions that need to be filled, however, the ability to “woo” top talent is becoming increasingly more difficult.

Similar to a marketer selling products, recruiters need to be able to sell the position, the company, and brand.

Here are 4 ways you can go about recruiting with a marketing mindset.

New Jersey Pay Equity Law – What You Need to Know

May 22

There have been several laws passed in 2018 that have business owners spinning. There have been a lot of questions regarding what employers are actually going to be held accountable for.

Read this article to review what you need to know about the new law and how to protect your business. If you still have questions you can catch a recording of our webinar: Navigating the New Jersey Pay Equity Law

Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with one of our Human Capital Management experts to learn more.

How HR Managers Can Prepare For Today’s Rapid Technology Innovations

October 16

A common fear in the workplace is that technology is going to replace jobs. However, technology isn’t the enemy but rather the solution.

Without a proper strategy, the misuse of technology will only amplify your flaws. It’s better to embrace technology innovations and plan for the future of your business and employees.

This article explains how you can put your worries aside and focus on using newer tools to better improve everyone’s workflow.

To A Prosperous 2019

With many worthy articles, we chose to round up the “must reads” of 2018. With a quick recap of what we had transpire this year, we hope it gives you a refreshed mindset to plan what’s next in store.

If you need help achieving some of your goals for 2019 and would like to streamline your processes, feel free to schedule a consultation with us.

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