Faced with the challenge of satisfying a more demanding employee population, managers will be responsible for using this technology to infuse the workplace with a greater feedback culture. Why is feedback important for managers?
Most leaders of companies today recognize the importance of having engaged people at work. Yet research from the Metrus Institute, Gallup, and others say that between 50% and 80% are not fully engaged. For many organizations, a majority of employees are only partially engaged, which research has shown reduces performance and customer satisfaction while increasing turnover. Worse yet, your best talent—those with lots of options—are most likely to leave.
There are several differences between how top-performing companies handle compensation and how typical companies approach the issue, according to the results of a recent survey.
Domestic and global mobility grow increasingly complex as economic, geographic, and individual employee factors are all weighed together when it comes to making policy decisions. Traditional relocation programs can struggle to meet the challenges of this complexity, pushing firms to look for flexibility.
Twenty-six percent of participants in a recent survey provide training for performance evaluators on an annual basis, and approximately 10% do so more frequently.
Building a successful business depends largely on hiring the right people. But as small and midsize firms expand, how strong is their hiring process? A new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half aimed to find out. Among the results:
“Upskilling”—investing in the skills of front-line workers—has upfront costs, but it can save employers time and money in the long run, says Jaime Fall, director of UpSkill America at the nonprofit Aspen Institute.
There is so much written about Millennials and their supposed character traits: a sense of entitlement (e.g., expecting a promotion without “paying their dues”), a questionable work ethic (e.g., coming in late and leaving early), and a lack of loyalty (i.e., being job hoppers). Not all organizations are actually having these experiences with Millennial employees. However, I suspect that some hiring managers have a misconception about Millennials based on what they are reading versus actually experiencing it for themselves.
In the new Coaching Employees For High Performance report, it was found that 71% of employees who took advantage of learning opportunities were more motivated. What’s even more encouraging, 64% felt more equipped to do their job, 55% felt empowered, and 48% felt ready to take on more responsibility. As you can see, the power of employee coaching goes far beyond learning something new. Here are more real benefits to this training trend.
Human Resource (HR) professionals are often put in situations where they are required to balance the needs and wants of employees as well as those of the overall company. While the needs of a company are important, employees are the key reason as to why companies are successful, which means their ability to deliver results while being happy in their role is the ultimate goal.