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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.

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.

Retention Strategies for HR Directors

6 February 2024

Retention Strategies for HR Directors

Author: Linda Olejniczak

As the new year unfolds, with research indicating increased restlessness among employees, retention is front of mind on HR directors and leadership. The Conference Board CHRO Confidence Index and a survey by esphr by WorkNest highlight growing concerns about retention, putting HR directors in the spotlight.

Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as A Key Business Risk

5 December 2023

Failure to Attract and Retain Talent Reaches Highest Ever Ranking in Aon Survey, Elevating Human Capital as A Key Business Risk

Author: Heather Nezich

AON, a leading global professional services firm, announced the results of its 2023 Global Risk Management Survey which gathered input from almost 3,000 risk managers, C-suite leaders, and other executives from 61 countries and territories to identify their most-pressing business challenges. The 2023 edition of Aon's biennial survey found that human capital issues are no longer simply a "people problem," but a key business risk that is fueled by rising health care costs,...
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...
Pet Insurance: A Tool for Recruitment and Retention

7 November 2023

Pet Insurance: A Tool for Recruitment and Retention

Author: Emily Price

In the competitive landscape of the modern job market, companies are constantly looking for innovative ways to attract and retain top talent. While traditional benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off remain essential, forward-thinking companies are now exploring unique and creative perks to stand out.

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.

Payscale Research Reveals Top Drivers Behind Employee Turnover and the Impact of Pay Transparency

17 October 2023

Payscale Research Reveals Top Drivers Behind Employee Turnover and the Impact of Pay Transparency

Author: Kevin Marrs

Research from Payscale revealed that the health of an organization in terms of its prospects has emerged as the foremost motivator driving employees to seek new job opportunities.  Payscale’s Retention Report delves into the primary reasons behind employee attrition and the influence of pay transparency. The research findings reveal intriguing insights into the dynamics of the modern workforce.

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.

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.
Deceptive Practices in Recruitment Result in Poor Retention

29 August 2023

Deceptive Practices in Recruitment Result in Poor Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent study conducted by ResumeBuilder.com sheds light on the prevalent issue of dishonesty in the hiring process. The survey, which gathered responses from over a thousand hiring managers, revealed that 36% of these professionals acknowledge engaging in deceptive practices when recruiting candidates.

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?

How One Negative Employee Can Sour the Bunch

9 May 2023

How One Negative Employee Can Sour the Bunch

Author: Linda Olejniczak

It just takes one bad apple…so the saying goes. One negative employee can have a significant impact on the work environment and the morale of other employees. Here are some ways in which a negative employee can affect work:

Compensation and Other Factors That Affect Employee Retention

18 April 2023

Compensation and Other Factors That Affect Employee Retention

Author: Heather Nezich

Employee compensation is a critical factor in employee retention. When employees feel that they are being fairly compensated for their work, they are more likely to stay with their current employer. However, compensation is not just about salary, but also includes benefits, incentives, and other forms of rewards.

Can Employers Afford not to Care?

11 April 2023

Can Employers Afford not to Care?

Author: Heather Nezich

The Great Resignation and quiet quitting are among the workplace trends ignited by one common theme: a lack (or perceived lack) of care for employees. MetLife’s 21st annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) reveals feeling ‘cared for’ at work is a key driver of employee health and happiness, which are strongly connected to employee productivity and job loyalty. Yet the study found nearly half of today’s employees (42%) don’t feel cared for by their...
Disconnected Leadership Fuels Toxicity and Employees Suffer in Silence

4 April 2023

Disconnected Leadership Fuels Toxicity and Employees Suffer in Silence

Author: Heather Nezich

Recent layoffs in the tech industry have intensified a climate of toxicity in tech companies according to 45% of employees, a new research report by TalentLMS and Culture Amp reveals. Employees are holding their leaders liable for the toxic work culture in their companies.

Copycat Lay Off or Necessary Reduction in Force?

28 March 2023

Copycat Lay Off or Necessary Reduction in Force?

Author: Michael Burns

A Stanford professor of organizational behavior makes an interesting observation about certain employer lay off practices. He believes when certain industries start laying off employees in anticipation or reaction to a perceived business downturn that in many are just copying off one another rather than reducing their workforce by necessity.

Toxic Work Environments are Harmful to Your Health

28 February 2023

Toxic Work Environments are Harmful to Your Health

Author: Heather Nezich

Toxic work culture is the number-one reason employees leave jobs and is the cause for many employee health issues. A toxic workplace is an environment where employees are subjected to harassment, discrimination, or bullying. It can also be a place where the employee is micromanaged or has a hostile work environment. Employees often feel unsafe or uncomfortable causing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Delegation – The Forgotten Talent Development Tool

21 February 2023

Delegation – The Forgotten Talent Development Tool

Author: Clifton Clarke

Employee development is essential for organizational success and long-term sustainability. Organizations that invest in employee development initiatives can expect to see increased productivity and improved morale.

How to Attract and Retain Employees When Pay Isn’t Enough

21 February 2023

How to Attract and Retain Employees When Pay Isn’t Enough

Author: Heather Nezich

In a world where the labor participation shortage is not going away, employers are looking for real ways to drive productivity, performance, retention of talent, and new strategies for attracting incoming generations. Just paying employees more is not driving major improvements and may not be financially sustainable over time. What else can be done?

Employees Seek Additional Financial Wellness Training

24 January 2023

Employees Seek Additional Financial Wellness Training

Author: Heather Nezich

Due to inflation, 78% of employees want more support from their companies, and getting financial wellness benefits at work is important to 77% of U.S. employees across industries, according to a new survey from TalentLMS.

Are Your Managers an Asset?

17 January 2023

Are Your Managers an Asset?

Author: Tom Jackson

One of the top five reasons employees leave jobs is because they don’t like their immediate boss. So, with an estimated 25-40% percent of employees saying they would like to change jobs in 2023, it might be a good time to assess what kind of frontline managers your company has.

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