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R - E - S - P - E - C -T! Bridging the Generational Gap

CHAD TISONIK
President of HNI Wisconsin

We all want it from those we work with, but each generation defines respect differently. 

Most people in the workplace operate with the thought process of giving respect as they want to receive it.  Sort of the “do onto others as you would have done onto you” approach.

Well, that’s your first mistake. One generation expects respect based on their title and position and another generation wants to have respect shown to them based on their ideas and performance. 

Do you see the conflicting views? Many managers may not see it but they FEEL it daily.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Why High Turnover Means High Employment Practices Risk

JANINE TRACY
HNI Director of People

Seeing high turnover in your organization?  While you are likely well aware of the costs involved with recruiting and onboarding a new employee, high turnover may also be exposing you employment practices liability that you may not have coverage for.

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

Smoke & Mirrors: How E-Cigs Impact Employee Wellness Programs

JULIE LILLEGREN
Communications Specialist at HNI

With the emergence of e-cigarettes on the market, people have flocked to the smokeless cigarettes with the intention being a "lesser of two evils" alternative for either themselves or loved ones.

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

An Open Letter to Our Future Gamechangers

Dear Future HNI Employees,

In spite of the fact that the economy is still recovering, I know that your skills are in high demand. You A-player, gamechanger types have no shortage of options at your disposal...so why should you join our team?

Topics: Leadership / Strategy HR / Employee Benefits

6 Ways to Weed Stress Out of Your Culture

DOMINIQUE BEAUDIN
Director of Technology at HNI

Topics: Leadership / Strategy HR / Employee Benefits

Can You Recommend a Gamechanger?

JENNIFER ROMERO
Manager of Talent & Perks at HNI

HNI is in growth mode, and we’re not slowing down any time soon. 

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

EEOC Issues [Somewhat] Clearer Rules for Wellness Programs

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor at HNI

The EEOC recently issued new proposed rules regarding non-discrimination requirements for wellness programs. 

If the proposed rules are adopted, the standards for non-discrimination held by various federal agencies/statutes will be better aligned and there will be opportunities for additional wellness program innovation without the threat of federal penalties. However, there remain areas where compliance requirements are unclear or conflict with one another. 

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

6 Misconceptions In Companies that Offer Domestic Partner Benefits

JULIE LILLEGREN
Communications Specialist at HNI

We're seeing an uptick in companies that offer domestic partner benefits, but this is still fairly new for many organizations.  

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

6 Predictions for the Future of Human Resources

JANINE TRACY
HNI Director of People

Human resources, human capital, talent management... these all could be names for the department that watches over your organization's greatest treasure: your people.

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

Why Employers Need to Define Their Organizational Climate and Culture

Some companies have their culture clearly stated and branded throughout their office, social media presence, and printed material. Some companies have a hard time expressing their culture into words and rely on the good ole standby: "We are family-friendly, and our employees are our greatest asset."

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits