A large part of my job involves traveling, and normally I spend most of my time on the road working with customers face to face, helping them with business strategy, cultivating their cultures, sales training or hiring. But on Friday March 13th, I was sitting at my desk when the phone rang. I picked up to hear the voice of my customer. He said, “Sally, I know you had planned to come next week, but I don’t think it’s a good idea.”
An HR Specialist’s Advice on Keeping Culture Alive and Thriving during a Crisis Greetings from my home office in Cedar Rapids, IA. Because I am normally on the road, my dogs are not sure what to make of me being at home every day, and my husband is even less sure… but that is a blog for another day. Like many of you, I have taken advantage of connecting with friends, family, colleagues, and customers during this uncertain time. Through all of my interactions and conversations, one thing is very apparent.
Attracting and hiring good employees is a top challenge for more than half of those surveyed this year by GreatAmerica. A bad hire can cost a company thousands of dollars, but according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), it can also negatively impact company morale and productivity.