Negative or low morale among employees can be problematic for employers, and equally so for recruiters who are trying to promote the company’s culture in a positive way. Not only does it lead to an unhappy workplace, but it can also cause increased turnover and decreased productivity. And unfortunately, it can be difficult to fully […]
Generally speaking, engagement is how much your employees are active within their jobs. An engaged employee enjoys their job, fits well within its culture, and actively tries to improve his or her organization.
Modern-day employees claim they want a better work/life balance and more flexible work schedules; one such flexible schedule is a 4-day workweek, during which employees work 35 to 40 hours in 4 days instead of the traditional 5.
For employees to perform at their highest levels and be dedicated to the collective success of the organization, they must love where they work. That requires something deeper and longer lasting than increasing salaries, offering huge bonuses, or investing in the latest engagement tools.
In the wake of Susan Cain’s influential TED Talk, many companies are starting to see the influence and power of introverts in the workplace, despite a “world that can’t stop talking.”
We’ve got good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad: roughly 35% of workers plan to look for a new job in 2019. Now here’s the good news: this number is down drastically from 74% in 2018.
There used to be an unspoken social contract between employers and employees. If the latter worked hard and stayed committed, the workplace would provide pay, job security, and even pensions. But that model supported a different time—one when the job supported basic goals, such as getting married, starting a family, and owning a home.
It is no secret that there is a “war for talent” in the business world to attract the best and the brightest. As this fight continues, and although some of the same best practices we have known for decades still apply, there are other cool, innovative approaches that organizations have successfully used in ensuring the […]
In a tight labor market, the last thing you want to be doing is driving your employees out. Finding skilled talent is proving to be extremely difficult, therefore employers must rely on retention strategies to keep workers sticking around. Knowing what your workers want, and what’s causing them to leave, is the first step in […]
As the new year progresses, it’s a perfect time to reflect and reassess personally and professionally. Businesses use strategic planning and budgets to reflect that same thinking at an enterprise level. However, all too often those choices are rushed—and even forced—based on constraints and lack of time. More importantly, people tend to be considered last […]
In 2019 and beyond, learning and development (L&D) strategies shouldn’t just be implemented by corporations or enterprises alone. Why? Because L&D will be the most innovative department for any organization for the next decade or so, regardless of its shape or size.