When employees are struggling, there are a lot of ways the employer can impact the situation both positively and negatively. We all know that mental health is a critical component of overall health, and mental health concerns among employees can quickly become problematic. It is in everyone’s best interests for employers to be supportive and […]
Category: Strategic HR
Largely due to its tracking of which words were looked up the most, 2 years ago Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as its Word of the Year. Chosen at the end of each year, the word serves as a snapshot of what people have been thinking about and talking about for the past 12 months, and what […]
We all understand the concept of a buyer’s market vs. seller’s market in real estate. Typically, one side or the other has an advantage as the housing market and/or economy shifts over time. The same is true for the workforce.
In a survey of hundreds of professionals, the most important criteria respondents selected for being satisfied with their jobs was the chance to do intellectually-stimulating work—which is no surprise to me. In my experience, when people are very engaged with their work, they don’t tend to leave the organization even if the wages are not […]
Millennials are taking the corporate world by storm. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, they will constitute one third of the labor force by 2024, meaning that more and more younger employees will be travelling for business.
By the pure nature of how they conduct themselves with every touchpoint, executives are influencing – for better or worse – the next generation of leaders. That’s why integrity and understanding the power of influence are so important when it comes to professional development. Much of the success of people programs rest on the example leaders set […]
Many companies consider perks to be a term synonymous with company culture. They measure how strong their culture is based on how many foosball tables they have in the break room, or how many free meals they give their employees a week. However, research suggests that employees want more from their workplace. For example, in […]
The effectiveness of financial retention agreements to ensure that acquired talent remains with the new company during a merger or acquisition (M&A) has improved over the past 3 years, according to Willis Towers Watson, a lobal advisory, broking, and solutions company.
Giving feedback to employees—both positive and negative—is critical for employees to know where they stand. It also helps ensure you’re on the same page in terms of performance expectations. But it’s a task that is often easier said than done. Giving feedback, especially when it is negative, can be an emotionally complex task. Many managers […]
A new survey report has found that top factor that makes high-performing employees more likely to stay in their jobs are good relationships with colleagues. The Ceridian survey, the 2017 Pulse of Talent Report, took a look at why high-performing employees remain in their jobs.