Entries by Emily Kudo, SHRM-CP

The Employee Recognition Program: 5 Keys to Success

Imagine sitting at your desk when you open an e-mail from a colleague outlining the effort you provided on a project. With the praise comes appreciation and notification of your nomination for a company award for your contributions. Then another colleague comes in with a letter from the leader of the company and a token […]

10 Questions to Ask Employees in their First 45 Days

Recruiting, hiring and training new employees is difficult and expensive. There is nothing more disappointing than losing a new hire, and up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 45 days. Employee turnover seems to accelerate with the economy: demand for talent means more opportunity for employees, including yours. As a manager, how […]

Base Salary– the Data and Factors Behind the Number

I recently attended a presentation about the rise in popularity of crowd-sourced compensation data. Crowd-sourced compensation data is employee-reported data that is typically accessed via the internet (Spake, 2018). This data can be found through online platforms like Glassdoor, Salary.com, PayScale, and LinkedIn. Individuals in many different fields are entering their salary information on these […]

Employee Assistance Program: Private, Free, Aware?

If your company offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit, do your employees and supervisors know what the benefit entails?     EAP services have grown and become more robust over recent years.   Often the EAP benefit is associated solely with the services for personal crisis including substance abuse, depression, and grief counseling.  While the EAP does […]