Kelly Allder – VP of People Programs and Executive Director of Ceridian Cares
I just hung up the phone from talking with a very special regular caller.
Mario calls every week to check in on his Ceridian Cares application. First, he called to ask about whether he could apply. Then he called to ask about how to fill in the application. Then the call was to let me know he sent the application. The following week he called to see if we had received his application. Then he checked in to track progress. Last week I was happy to inform him that his application had been approved! This week he called to ask about how the service provider will get paid. Next week he’ll probably call to let me know he received the very item that launched his relationship with us, Ceridian Cares.
To some, this weekly call might be just another interruption to their daily routine. They might ask, “why can’t he just read the instructions on the website, trust in the process, and wait for our response?” But for me, it is an honour to speak with Mario (and others like him). Representing the hard-earned dollars that our employees raise to give back to their communities, talking over the phone with folks like Mario, is by far, the best part of my job. Read more
As we covered in the last blog post on understanding stress in the workplace, there are a lot of different factors that contribute to stress. But the positive news for employers is that there are just as many ways for HCM professionals to fix and prevent it.
The Society for Human Resource Management indicated that when companies have made it a point to adjust policies in a way that affects stress levels, they have often seen myriad benefits. In addition to higher retention and job satisfaction rates, they also experienced significantly lower chronic work stress levels. How did they do it? Read more
The workplace looks a lot different today than it did only a few years ago. In many ways, it is much better – and healthier. Companies continue to adopt a more lenient and accommodating approach to corporate culture. The wave of tech start-ups has inspired a more lax dress code, workforce-related inequality issues are finally being addressed and the rapid proliferation of mobile devices makes telecommuting easier. Read more
By Kelly Allder, VP of HR Programs, Ceridian
Some days, work can be awesome: you get to do something you’re really good at, and help people achieve their goals. It’s a tremendous feeling when you show off your expertise and make a difference.
Some days, work can be ‘meh’. Dealing with a challenge, a difficult personality, or just routine might make us feel less-than-fully engaged. But when we have those days, it’s important not to let them take over your whole vibe and impact your contributions, your body or your relationships. Read more
The best HCM leaders’ understand that keeping your employees engaged and productive is a constant battle, but your people’s health is just as important as everything else. Comfort for example, is important, but sometimes overlooked at work. When an employee isn’t bothered by the position he or she is sitting in, the angle of the computer monitor or any of the other myriad potential issues with working at a desk all day, that individual may be more productive and may even protect his or her health. Bad office ergonomics can lead to more stress and increase the potential for injury, WebMD explained. The two-fold benefit of improving employees’ health and helping them become more productive at work is something that HCM professionals should consider. Read more