What actions are employers taking to prioritize workplace wellness and ultimately boost employee attraction and retention, reduce sick days, and decrease healthcare costs? A recent survey adds some insight to this question.
Category: Strategic HR
By David Brennan, Achievers It’s no secret that satisfied employees are the most productive. Research shows that happiness has a dramatic effect on performance, and that business success is driven by engaged employees. Conversely, unhappy or disengaged employees are less productive and creative, and more likely churn, which represents a significant drag on an organization’s […]
Despite dissatisfaction with their performance management programs and attention-grabbing headlines, most North American employers have no intention of eliminating their use of performance ratings.
By Cathy Moreton Gray, JD We’ve been hearing a lot about the “Affluenza” defense used by a young man to avoid jail time when his defense team successfully argued that his “wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility.”
A newly released survey from Jive Software, Inc. in Palo Alto, California, finds that seven out of ten (72%) employees want to use more technology in the workplace that enables them to work from anywhere. Furthermore, the same percentage state that the freedom to try new tools makes them more effective in their jobs, with […]
A new study shows that working parents are burnt out and they’re not feeling the love at work; leaving them more likely to quit, be less creative, and less energized about their jobs.
By Sophie Sakellariadis To increase morale, productivity, and profit, creating the right culture and boosting employee engagement is essential in today’s competitive environment. Yet 75% of culture change initiatives fail. Why?
In a press release, ManpowerGroup Solutions announced the release of its white paper, “Recruiting Strategy Metrics: From Transactional to Transformational,” which explores the need for metrics that yield strategic insights, versus ones that simply establish a baseline and measure improvements over time.
By Dominique Jones “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”— Albert Einstein
It’s a given that HR professionals are actively involved in many areas of an organization, but where exactly? A recent BLR® survey looks at how HR plays a role in strategic business planning and other key strategic areas.