The short answer is yes. Color can affect workers’ moods. The colors you decorate an office space with can impact employee behavior and productivity.
In the U.S., full-time employees generally work 40+ hours per week. We work more than most first world nations including Germany, France, and England. But are we as productive?
According to Global Workforce Analytics 4.3 million employees now work from home at least half the time. In addition, Gallup reports that 43% of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted at some point in their career. With the growing population of telecommuters, are these workers feeling less connected and isolated or happier and more engaged?
Retaining talent is number one on the list for many, if not most, organizations. Today’s employees can change jobs with much more ease than even five years ago. You can google “employee retention” and find hundreds of how to’s, but why not learn from those who are already winning the war for talent.
The same qualities that describe a good listener, describe a good leader: respect, concern, an openness to new ideas, empathy, compassion, curiosity, trust, loyalty, and receptivity. However, one of the lowest rated behaviors in 360-feedback surveys for managers is listening.
The number of job openings continues to exceed the number of job seekers in the U.S., forcing employers to reexamine their strategies for hiring and retaining top employees. Employee wellbeing is a key aspect that employers need to pay attention to when looking at retention strategies.
Although cross functioning teams are the rage, and at times rightly so, it appears that too many bosses are like the adage too many cooks. According to a Gartner survey, more than two-thirds of employees around the world say they have to consult with more than one boss to get their jobs done. What does that mean? It means that these employees waste significant amounts of time waiting for guidance from senior leaders.
A recent study published by Binghamton University, State University at New York revealed that showing compassion to employees improves workers’ performance. On the other hand, authoritarianism leadership has the exact opposite effect – negatively affecting work performance.
Organizations with high levels of employee engagement experience higher revenue, less employee stress and absences, higher customer satisfaction, and higher quality and safety. It affects every aspect of the company. According to research from Willis Towers Watson, effective internal communications can have a significant impact on employee engagement.
Toxic employees continue to wreak havoc on the workplace. However, instead of confronting them, other employees tend to do little to address them directly, according to a 2017 survey by Fierce, Inc., leadership development and conversation experts.
Employees today are more likely to job hop than ever before. Millennials in particular have earned, whether legitimate or not, a reputation for job hopping. But the latest research shows that if employees, even Millennials, are engaged and have learning opportunities in the workplace, they are less likely to leave.
Being a working parent can be especially challenging in the summer. But according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, the majority of working parents feel that it is possible to have it all. Of workers who have a child living at home, 78% say it's possible to be equally successful in your career and as a parent.
The 4th of July holiday has come and gone, and summer is officially in full swing. Now is often an ideal time to take a step back from the office and take advantage of one of the most important benefits in the workplace: vacation time. Although disconnecting from the daily grind is beneficial, many employees today never get the chance.
Voluntary resignations are at a 17-year high. The Wall Street Journal states that in the third quarter of 2009, 2.1% of workers changed jobs, according to Census Bureau data. That climbed to roughly 4% by the first quarter of 2017, matching the highest rate since 2001.
It’s hard enough to find good employees, so when you find them make sure your managers are not making any of the common mistakes that drive employees to look elsewhere. It holds true that employees don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.
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