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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.

ASE 2024 Employee Turnover Survey – An Insight into Current Trends

23 April 2024

ASE 2024 Employee Turnover Survey – An Insight into Current Trends

Author: Emily Price

Employee turnover, the process where employees leave their positions and are replaced by new hires, holds significant implications for businesses. Excessive turnover can disrupt workflow, hinder productivity, and incur substantial costs associated with recruitment and training.

A Comprehensive Guide to Upskilling and Reskilling

23 April 2024

A Comprehensive Guide to Upskilling and Reskilling

Author: Heather Nezich

Upskilling and reskilling have become a key objective for today’s workforce. Technological advancements, demographic shifts, and the ever-changing economic landscape demand a workforce that is adaptable, agile, and equipped with the latest skills. As businesses strive to stay competitive and individuals seek to future-proof their careers, the need for continuous learning has never been more crucial for both employers and employees.

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.

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.

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.

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...
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