Employee appreciation is a key element to achieving high levels of employee engagement and retention. Employees that feel appreciated have increased productivity and tend to feel better about their work. But if approached the wrong way, it could backfire.
With everyone being connected 24/7, is achieving work/life balance really just a pipe dream? For most people it is more about creating a blend of the two, not necessarily creating two separate pieces in balance. So instead of continually trying to achieve balance between the two, consider integration instead. When you integrate your work with your life you are more likely to be happy and achieve success.
It’s hard enough to find good employees, so when you find them make sure your managers are not making any of these common mistakes that drive employees to look elsewhere. It holds true that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.
Many studies have shown that the environment employees work in does have an effect on their productivity. From wall colors, to furniture, to technology, to office layout…it all makes a difference. A recent study from the architecture firm, Gensler, found that there is evidence that links workplace performance to office design.
Uber has been in the news a lot lately regarding its meritocracy practices and competitive culture. Although this mentality has brought them from a mere start-up to a $68 billion company, their corporate image is being bruised and it’s leaving a black mark on former employees’ resumes.
A recent survey revealed that 58% of executives think that their current performance management approach does not drive employee engagement or high performance. More and more companies are doing away with annual performance reviews all together. But how are they doing it successfully?
According to Global Workforce Analytics 3.7 million employees now work from home at least half the time. In addition, Gallup reports that 37% of US workers say they have telecommuted at some point in their career. This is four times greater than just 9% back in 1995. With the growing population of telecommuters, are these workers feeling less connected and isolated?
Employers want their employees to bring their whole selves and full potential to work every day. But the truth is, many employees are running on empty most of the time. In order for employers to have a real effect on their employees, they must create programs that go beyond “wellness” and contribute to the employee’s total “wellbeing.”
After a two-year government study on 6-hour work days that took place in Sweden, the results are in. While employees proved to be happier, employer costs were higher. Is the increase in cost worth it?
As the “war on talent” continues to the point we are all sick of hearing that phrase, it’s important to also focus on the development and retention of your current employees. Be careful not to place so much attention on attracting outside talent, that you forget about your existing talent.
2017 is right around the corner, and the HR industry is ever changing. The war for talent continues to evolve, performance reviews as we know them are disappearing, and just when we figured out the Millennials, Generation Z is entering the work force. Let’s look at some trends being predicted for 2017.
A new ordinance was recently passed in San Jose, CA that is unlike anything else in the U.S. to date. It states that San Jose employers must offer additional work hours to part-time staff before hiring new employees. It’s called the Opportunity to Work ordinance.
In the past year many major employers have announced paid paternity leave for men. At least 17 large employers have introduced or expanded such leave policies for new dads. While still not the “norm,” the trend is catching on. Are male workers taking advantage of this benefit?
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