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Ingraining and Sustaining Employee Recognition: A Guide for Leaders

24 June 2024

Ingraining and Sustaining Employee Recognition: A Guide for Leaders

Author: Dana Weidinger

Many organizations have a recognition program of some kind, but the majority focus on recognizing tenure. This form of recognition is a dated way of recognizing employees and has less of an impact on organizational performance. Additionally, 81% of organizational leaders do not see recognition as a strategic priority. However, studies show that companies can save up to $16.1M in turnover when recognition is prioritized. Employees who report high recognition are 2.9x more likely to be engaged...
Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

28 May 2024

Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

Author: Heather Nezich

While ASE’s latest Employee Turnover Survey shows that voluntary turnover has significantly reduced over the past year – from 20.1% in 2022 to 10.1% in 2023, it is still a crucial data point for organizations to keep track of and continually work to improve. Talent is increasingly hard to find so it’s important to retain your top employees.

The Work-Life Revolution: How Line Managers Can Drive Change

14 May 2024

The Work-Life Revolution: How Line Managers Can Drive Change

Author: Heather Nezich

Organizations can improve the work-life balance of their employees by training line managers in work-life support. This training reduces burnout in employees who have little control of when or where they work and increases family engagement of employees who have high work-life flexibility.

Trends and Strategies for Inspiring Employees in 2024

7 May 2024

Trends and Strategies for Inspiring Employees in 2024

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent report from People Element reveals that employee engagement levels have returned to pre-pandemic levels. The 2024 Employee Engagement Report details the drivers of employee engagement and shares insights on how to inspire employees and improve performance.

Resenteeism: The Silent Struggle in Today's Workforce

16 April 2024

Resenteeism: The Silent Struggle in Today's Workforce

Author: Heather Nezich

Another year; another trend – Similar to last year’s trend of "quiet quitting," where employees do the minimum due to burnout and feeling unappreciated, a new trend dubbed "resenteeism" has emerged, reflecting workers' low productivity driven by resentment. These employees feel obligated to stay in their current jobs due to financial commitments or familial responsibilities, yet they harbor dissatisfaction and resentment that hampers their performance.
Do Your Benefits Support Employees Living in Permacrisis?

16 April 2024

Do Your Benefits Support Employees Living in Permacrisis?

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Recent data from a study by MetLife reveals a concerning trend: employees are experiencing heightened levels of stress, burnout, and depression in the workplace. The pressures of the ongoing permacrisis state, compounded by financial concerns and persistently high living costs, have created a challenging environment for employees to navigate.

Meeting Fatigue: How Too Many Meetings Have Employees Feeling Enraged Instead of Engaged

2 April 2024

Meeting Fatigue: How Too Many Meetings Have Employees Feeling Enraged Instead of Engaged

Author: Lauren Cromie

Are you sick of your calendar being full of meetings and never having time to get anything done? Well, you are not alone. Employees now attend an average of 8-17 meetings a week which is three times the number of average meetings than before the pandemic; studies show a 252% increase since February 2020.

Navigating Workplace Toxicity: Understanding, Addressing, and Overcoming

19 March 2024

Navigating Workplace Toxicity: Understanding, Addressing, and Overcoming

Author: Heather Nezich

For a significant portion of the American workforce, the experience of work is anything but uplifting. According to a 2023 Work in America survey conducted by the APA (American Psychological Association), nearly one-fifth (19%) of respondents characterized their workplace as toxic. Additionally, over one-fifth (22%) reported that their work environment had negatively impacted their mental well-being.

Five Lessons Professional Sports Can Teach HR

19 March 2024

Five Lessons Professional Sports Can Teach HR

Author: Dana Weidinger

Whether you're an avid sports fan or someone indifferent to the world of athletics, there's an undeniable power in witnessing a group of individuals collaborate toward a shared objective. Each team member, whether in the spotlight or on the sidelines, plays a crucial role, propelling each other towards their collective vision of success.

The Diversity of Work-Life Balance: It Might Even Include Evening and Weekend Work

12 March 2024

The Diversity of Work-Life Balance: It Might Even Include Evening and Weekend Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The concept of work-life balance has become a cornerstone of discussions surrounding mental health, productivity, and overall well-being. However, amidst the plethora of advice on achieving this delicate equilibrium, one aspect often overlooked is the individuality of work-life balance. What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

9 Best Practices for Maximizing Internal Mobility

5 March 2024

9 Best Practices for Maximizing Internal Mobility

Author: Heather Nezich

Internal mobility benefits both your company and your employees.  It helps boost retention by providing career growth within your organization and as a result drastically reduces recruiting costs. Younger generations seek a steady pace of career growth, and unlike older generations who stayed many years with one employer, will hop jobs to achieve that growth.  This can be prevented by providing those opportunities internally.

Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st – What do Employees Want?

27 February 2024

Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st – What do Employees Want?

Author: Heather Nezich

Employee Appreciation Day is this Friday, March 1st. Do you know what makes your employees feel appreciated? It might differ by generation according to a new report by Talent LMS.

Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

13 February 2024

Rehumanizing Work in a Digital World

Author: Mary E. Corrado

In an era where most of our daily interactions with others, like clients, colleagues, bosses, and even family members, often feel impersonal due to technology, and where our jobs are streamlined for maximum efficiency, it's understandable that many employees sense a loss of their innate creativity, curiosity, and humanity.

How to Develop an Effective Talent Retention Plan

13 February 2024

How to Develop an Effective Talent Retention Plan

Author: Dana Weidinger

Many organizations are grappling with the challenge of retaining top talent as voluntary turnover rates continue to rise. Factors such as low unemployment, a scarcity of skilled labor, and an increase in vacant roles have empowered employees with a plethora of employment choices. In response to this trend, it becomes imperative for businesses to develop and implement effective talent retention plans.

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation: The Significance of Gratitude in the Workplace

21 November 2023

Fostering a Culture of Appreciation: The Significance of Gratitude in the Workplace

Author: Heather Nezich

Showing gratitude in the workplace is the secret sauce for creating a positive and productive workplace. It's not just a fluffy feel-good thing – it's a game-changer that boosts everyone's mood, amps up team spirit, and helps the whole crew stay strong when things get crazy. Every employee deserves recognition for their contributions.  Doing so will foster a supportive team environment characterized by kindness and gratitude. As the old saying goes, “A simple...
Is Loneliness Impacting Your Workplace?

21 November 2023

Is Loneliness Impacting Your Workplace?

Author: Anthony Kaylin

With remote work and the new reality of the workplace since the pandemic, employee loneliness has grown dramatically. Studies show that loneliness brings health problems, reduced productivity, turnover, and burnout. A BetterUp report demonstrates how the pandemic fractured workplace relationships — with 43% of respondents saying they don’t feel a connection to their coworkers.  Some 38% said they don’t trust their coworkers, and 22% said they don’t have a single...
5 Communication Strategies to Improve Engagement

7 November 2023

5 Communication Strategies to Improve Engagement

Author: Heather Nezich

Effective communication is the cornerstone of fostering a highly engaged and motivated workforce within any organization. Enhancing employee engagement through effective communication is vital for organizations seeking to invigorate their workforce, whether dispersed remotely, operating on the front lines, or working in office settings. Here are five strategies to improve engagement via communication.

Unlocking Workplace Trust: Addressing Psychological Safety Disparities Across Organizational Levels

31 October 2023

Unlocking Workplace Trust: Addressing Psychological Safety Disparities Across Organizational Levels

Author: Heather Nezich

New survey data from Wiley suggests workers are far less likely than their managers and senior-level executives to feel psychologically safe taking risks at work. The findings from the latest Wiley Workplace Intelligence report show a particularly wide gap between individual contributors and executives, which could lead to lower trust, engagement, and productivity in the workplace.

9 Policies Companies Should Implement to Reduce Burnout

17 October 2023

9 Policies Companies Should Implement to Reduce Burnout

Author: Heather Nezich

A new survey from the American Heart Association highlights the impact of corporate policies and culture on employees’ self-reported levels of well-being and burnout. The new survey findings may help employers reduce burnout and improve workforce well-being by up to 40%.

Employees Crave Career Advancement and Promotion

3 October 2023

Employees Crave Career Advancement and Promotion

Author: Heather Nezich

According to a recent ADP Research survey, 40% of respondents now place career advancement on their priority list, marking a substantial increase from the previous year's 23%. In fact, it surpassed the importance of flexible working hours.

6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

19 September 2023

6 Employee Types and How to Address Them

Author: Heather Nezich

Last week we looked at 10 Leadership Styles and How to Work with Them. This week we are looking at six employee types and recommendations on how employers should address each type.

The Burnout Dilemma: Progress and Challenges in the U.S. Workforce

5 September 2023

The Burnout Dilemma: Progress and Challenges in the U.S. Workforce

Author: Heather Nezich

While employee burnout is on a slow decline, it remains a significant concern within the U.S. workforce, according to the latest research from Eagle Hill Consulting. The study reveals that currently, 45% of employees report experiencing burnout, which is a decrease from the 49% reported in August 2022 and an even more significant decline from the 58% recorded in August 2020. However, younger workers, at 52%, and women, at 48%, still report the highest levels of burnout.
Is Your Organization Part of This Shocking Statistic?

15 August 2023

Is Your Organization Part of This Shocking Statistic?

Author: Heather Nezich

Half of your employees are looking to leave. Yes, we said half.  50%. This is according to the 2023 Global Workplace Status report.  Is your organization a victim of this statistic? You might not know until it’s too late.

Loud Quitting: Employees Aren’t Quiet About it Anymore

18 July 2023

Loud Quitting: Employees Aren’t Quiet About it Anymore

Author: Heather Nezich

From "Bare Minimum Mondays" to "Put Your Boss on Blast on TikTok Fridays," there's a bold new trend called loud quitting. Instead of resorting to quiet disengagement, employees are now using social media as a platform to voice their frustrations and announce their resignations in a very public manner. This new trend affects workplace morale, productivity, and employer reputation. 

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

13 June 2023

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

Author: Heather Nezich

About half of workers are not fully engaged in their jobs, according to a study conducted by Gallup. This means they are only doing the minimum required to get by – not good for employers. This drop in employee engagement has happened two years in a row. But why?

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