HR White Papers

Human Resources Guides

ZenHR white papers feature a comprehensive list of trending topics, including but not limited to HR automation, recruitment and selection, and HR management.

These white papers have been authored by the ZenHR team using top sources and references in the HR and recruitment fields. This page will be updated regularly with new and fresh content, allowing you to get in-depth knowledge about the HR industry to help you make better and more informed decisions.

Top HR Trends for 2023

Over the past few years, human resource professionals have been tested like never before. With the abrupt shift to remote work, mass resignations, and much more, HR leaders were facing challenges on all fronts. What are the HR trends to expect in 2023? As we head into 2023, we’ll see many trends continue and evolve as organizations also take on a particular focus on communication, skills development, and relationship management.

Your Complete Guide to Employee Recognition

Recognition makes a strong impact, especially within a workforce, and can lead to a strong company culture. Employee recognition is the open acknowledgment and praise of employee behavior or achievement, and organizations use it to express appreciation, motivate employees, and reinforce desired behavior. Employee recognition is crucial because it boosts morale, increases productivity, and builds positive relationships.

Salary Scales: Everything You Need to Know

Every employer has given a fair amount of thought to employees’ salaries and what percentage of salary increase you should give your employees. Perhaps you've also talked with managers about what salary to offer a candidate they want to hire or what a new salary should be for someone who has shifted into a new role within the company. These are all common compensation conversations that happen in every business over time.

Employer Branding: Everything You Need to Know

Every company has its reputation. Whether it includes thoughts about your products, services, or your leaders and team members, a reputation can really inspire a specific perception of your company. Why does a company's reputation matter? Simply, it can affect the perception of people who see your ads, use your products, and how people talk about your company as a whole. That reputation is known as your brand, and it can be powerful.

Your Guide to Creating an Effective Employee Referral Program

Recruiting can take a lot of time and effort, but one way to save hiring resources and improve the quality of your new hires is to implement an employee referral program. Employee referral programs produce candidates who perform better and stay with companies longer. In fact, according to a survey, 74% of employers said candidates sourced from employee referrals were highly qualified for the role.

Wages Protection System (WPS) in the UAE

Setting up a business in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or the wider UAE can be quite demanding. It is vital that you fulfill all legal requirements, especially when it comes to your company’s most valuable resource – your employees. WPS system is an innovative electronic mechanism that tracks whether salaries are being paid on time or not and impose penalties on employers when necessary.

High Potential Employees: Why They Leave & What You Can Do

Losing employees to turnover is never fun, but it’s especially painful when one of your top performers decides to leave. This has become an increasingly common issue in the modern workforce. Every organization wants to retain its high potential employees for the longest period of time because retaining great employees is crucial to the success of any team.

Metrics to Master Your Recruitment Funnel

A recruitment funnel is a valuable tool to visualize every step of your organization's talent acquisition process and think holistically about hiring. Once you’ve created a recruitment funnel it’s crucial to take a step back and ask, is it effective? Can it be measured and improved? If so, which stages of your recruitment funnel may need attention?

Your Guide to Remote Recruitment

There's no way around remote recruitment these days. More and more companies are going semi-remote and instilling a hybrid work environment as the ‘work from home’ movement is on the rise, partly thanks to this pandemic we're all so familiar with. Though many companies offered remote work prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can all agree that since then, the trend of remote work has been in overdrive. With that said, there has been over a 173% increase in the number of people who work remotely.

Employee Experience: Everything You Need to Know

Every company invests in customer experience, but as organizations increasingly recognize people as their greatest assets, they're beginning to see the importance of investing in employee experience as well. In 2022, competition in all major industries is at an all-time high and it has become that much more important to provide a decent work experience for employees, or they may leave, causing you to lose valuable talent.

Why You Should Invest in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Recruitment is a constantly evolving and changing industry. One of the most significant changes has been the rise of recruitment technology for talent acquisition. Companies around the globe have begun investing in applicant tracking systems (ATS) and have transformed their recruitment process.

Your Guide to Employee Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction has become more important than ever. Whether you are trying to reduce turnover and retain your top talent, or you’re looking to recruit new talent to the company, prioritizing employee satisfaction is a key factor in doing so.

Why You Need To Invest In a Cloud-Based HRMS

The human resource department is undoubtedly a vital element of any organization. With many responsibilities on their shoulders, it is often overwhelming for an HR team to manage multiple processes, especially when they’re part of a large team or organization.

Employee Retention Strategies For 2022

It wasn’t uncommon to stay at the same job, with the same employer, for your entire working career back in the day. However, nowadays, specifically due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s workforce trends have shifted significantly.

Your Guide to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is the emotional commitment employees feel towards the organization they work for and their actions to ensure its success. Employee engagement is based on trust, integrity, two-way commitment, and open communication between an organization and its employees.

Make Employee Well-being a Priority

Employees are the most valuable asset for businesses. The success of any organization is directly related to the health and well-being of its people. Taking the time to prioritize employee vitality helps foster a productive work environment and gives your company a competitive advantage, and helps position you as an employer of choice in today’s competitive job market.

Your Complete Guide to Navigating Vaccines and a Safe Return to the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm. No one had a pamphlet on navigating a pandemic, so the whole world was trying to figure it out day by day. Over the past year, the COVID-19 situation has taken a toll on companies, local businesses, families, and the global economy.

Workplace Trends in 2021

The past year has brought on many changes and challenges. Covid-19 has officially left its mark on the way we live and work. With that said, HR priorities have shifted and progressed to accommodate the new world we live in. In this guide, we will reflect on the top HR trends you should follow in 2021.

Your Ultimate Guide to New Hires Onboarding

They say first impressions make a big difference and this applies to the onboarding process as well! Your employee onboarding process is your chance to make a great first impression on your new hires.

هل تعلم ما يكفي عن أهمية امتثال الموارد البشرية لأنظمة وقوانين العمل في بلدك؟

يقصد بامتثال الموارد البشرية مجموعة الإجراءات التي تتبعها الشركات لمطابقة سياساتها وأنظمتها مع أنظمة وسياسات وقوانين العمل في الدولة أو الدول التي تمارس العمل فيها.

كل ما تحتاج معرفته عن الذكاء العاطفي في مكان العمل

الموظفون هم جوهر أي شركة وأساس نجاحها، لذلك تهتم الشركات بشكل كبير باختيار مرشحين مؤهلين يتمتعون بقدر عالي من المهارات والخبرات، إلا أن الدراسات الحديثة أثبتت أن هناك عامل أهم من المهارات والخبرات السابقة ويؤثر بشكل مباشر على نجاح الشخص في مكان عمله وهو الذكاء العاطفي.

Employee Burnout

Burned out employees is a physical and mental state that employees feel due to increasing work demands and not having enough time to recover and fully regenerate. Burnt out employees start losing the motivation to excel at what they do, leading to feelings of depression or stress.

Workplace Flexibility: What, Why, and How

Flexibility in the workplace is all about how and when work gets done. A flexible workplace caters to the needs of both the employer and the employ- ee. Introducing flexible work arrangements is often used as a retention and engagement tool, as it allows employees to have control over when, where, and how they want to do their jobs.

Everything you Need to Know About Becoming an Employer of Choice

An Employer of Choice is a company that has a strong brand in the job market and can attract and retain the best talent as it has a very desirable culture, environment, and a top-notch leadership style. Employees who work for an Employer of Choice are highly engaged and productive and fully aligned with their vision and values.

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Net Promoter Score “eNPS”

eNPS stands for Employee Net Promoter Score, which is an employee-focused metric that is originated from the NPS. Since satisfied, loyal, and happy employees are key to the success of any business and have a direct impact on the satisfaction of clients, NPS is now used to measure the loyalty and satisfaction of employees using the eNPS version.

The Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Best HR Software for your Business

The most important element for the success of any company is its employees, so having a structured process for welcoming and onboarding new hires is very important to the success of the new hire and is...

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

One of the biggest challenges that companies are facing today involves man- aging a multigenerational workforce in which five different generations are working alongside each other, each at different life and career stages, with different preferences...

Improve your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Studies have proven time and time again that diversity in the workplace has a direct impact on the overall success and performance of any company. Diversity and inclusion help companies achieve a competitive...

ساعات عمل أقل تعني إنتاجية أكثر … ما صحة هذه النصيحة؟

العمل لساعات طويلة يمكن أن يكون خطرا على الصحة العقلية والبدنية. وقد تم ربط العمل لساعات طويلة بمجموعة من السلبيات بدءا من ضعف مهارات الاتصال وانخفاض الإنتاجية إلى قلة عدد ساعات النوم والاكتئاب. وعلى الرغم مما سبق، هناك العديد من الشركات التي تشجع موظفيها على العمل لساعات...

Top Deal Breakers

Employee retention is very important to the growth and success of your company, and every time a good employee leaves, your company suffers. Did you know that the cost of replacing an employee can go up to the total yearly...

Interview Biases and How to Eliminate Them

Whether you work in HR or not, almost all managers become interviewers at some point in their careers. While we all like to believe that we’re good at being objective in selecting candidates during the interview, most of us actually form unconscious biases...

Retaining Great Employees

There are many obvious financial benefits that are associated with employee retention. In fact, retaining top employees is a key pillar of your HR department’s success. The good news is that most of the reasons why employees leave their jobs are within your...

Designing a Buddy Program

The Buddy Program is a great tool that helps you enhance the onboarding process of your new hires. By matching a new employee with a ''buddy'', you will be able to accelerate the onboarding process of your new hires while...

Your Simple Guide to Payroll

Payroll is an integral part of any business and it is an important HR / accounting function that needs to be handled with the utmost caution and confidentiality. While payroll processing is known to be very time consuming and hectic.

Go Green with these Top HR Management Practices

A rising number of forward thinking companies are starting to put efforts into promoting sustainability in their workplaces by adopting environmentally friendly practices that go in line with the rising pressure to be more environmentally sensitive.

Sample Employee Handbook

Here is a template of a comprehensive “Employee Handbook” or "HR Manual". Please feel free to make any modifications and customizations to the Handbook in whatever way that suits the specific needs of your organization while ensuring compliance...

Your Mini Guide to Ace a Job Interview

The basics of a good interview are obvious. Research the company and the job, prepare your answers, give examples on previous work situations, and dress to leave a great first impression.

Your Mini CV Guide for Online Job Applications

Applying to jobs through online recruitment websites such as Akhtaboot or even by email can be a very competitive process as you are actually one of the hundreds - or even thousands - of candidates who are looking to land the same position.

Women at Work

Despite the legal obligations that companies need to follow to ensure gender equality in the workplace, many organizations to this day are unaware that for many female employees the reality is different. Women have been used to getting the short end of the stick...

How to Motivate Millennials

Millennials have been changing the workplace ever since they stepped into the scene nearly a decade ago. Now, millennials are growing older and are climbing up the corporate ladder.

Forget Spreadsheets Let's Automate your HR

Why HR professionals should forget about using spreadsheets and resort to using an HRMS that will help manage the recruitment process for them.

HR & Recruitment Trends for 2018

The success of your company’s HR department in 2018 depends on how you can employ the top trends to identify potential hires, engage employees and even evaluate performance.

How an HRMS Like ZenHR Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Are you tired of managing your organization's workforce all by yourself? An HRMS like ZenHR can definitely simplify this process by providing you with a holistic HR software that can automate and manage the Human Resources process...

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