Whether you’re in the start-up stage, poised for growth, or a seasoned player on the block, building a successful business depends on systemization and efficient operations so your teams can focus on what matters most—growth. To paraphrase an oft-quoted universal truth, your business is only as good as the team you create and human resources can be a make-or-break factor in your ability to recruit and retain the top talent your business requires. So, how can you successfully leverage HR to position your business in a competitive market?
Over the last decade or so, the lure of remote work opportunities has changed the American workforce. Employees, who have grown weary of the 9 to 5 in-office grind, have turned to companies offering the flexibility of a position that enables freedom and choice—whether that’s working remotely, nomadically or a combination of at-home and in-office. With over 3.9 million Americans working as digital nomads, the trend has become the new normal for many companies who now must consider how remote workers culture affects their bottom line. While it can save money—with 25 percent less employee turnover rates—it can also cause workers to feel isolated and disengaged from their company. So, how can you leverage the benefits of remote opportunities with an experience that supports your staff and fosters a positive employee-employer relationship?
Fall is returning to the Garden State and that means most Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, our eyes are glued to the gridiron to witness the fate of our favorite teams. While it’s not mandatory of course, a passion for football along with an active fantasy football team is almost requisite at Consolidated Human Resources—for the most part, and for better or worse, bleed Gotham green or Giant blue (aka the New York Jets/New York Giants, for the uninitiated). As such, we have a tendency to regularly draw comparisons between the game of football and human resources. Both require strategic thinking, an ability to look and plan ahead, and the agility to move nimbly to gain an advantage.