I can’t quite get Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 song out of my head (by the way, I added the question mark for reasons I will get to in a minute) since reading a May 12, 2022, article in the Wall Street Journal, “Confessions of Your Company’s Chief Happiness Officer” by Callum Borchers. Let my opinion be clear […]
Tag: Employee Experience
While there is a lot on everyone’s mind these days due to COVID-19, new survey findings reveal that the employee experience is the farthest thing from employers’ minds, as only 17% of respondents say their employers offer an “exceptional” experience.
Employee perks have never been more at the center of workplace conversation. Ever since the rise of trendy tech companies in the 2000s and the famous reveal of the Googleplex in 2012—equipped with slides, basketball courts, putting greens, and a replica tram—the perk war has gone full steam ahead.
What do employment branding, product branding, a great employee experience, and HR strategy have in common? According to Tammy Perkins, Chief People Officer at PMI Worldwide, they are all connected. When HR treats the employee and candidate experience with the dedication and care often given to customer-facing branding, the organization grows.
As an HR professional, you have likely run up against what is often called “shareholder democracy.” Need resources for that new engagement initiative? The answer might be “The board has not allocated funds for that effort during this fiscal year.” Want to implement that fancy new software? “Unfortunately, first-quarter results say we are going to […]
In a recent survey conducted by Expedia, it was found that 74% of Americans prioritize experiences over products. Some say this social shift stems from our desire to be unique and live a personal story only we know to be true. Another school of thought is that humans are built to crave interpersonal connections.
Having high levels of employee engagement is a goal many employers strive for. In that pursuit, many employers find they need to look for ways to improve the overall employee experience (EX), which, in turn, improves morale, satisfaction, engagement, retention, and more.
Let’s be honest! Did last year’s annual conference drum up the engagement you wanted? Maybe it’s time to stuff that outdated idea into a dusty cupboard along with your old conference room decorations.
A satisfied and happy staff contributes greatly to business growth. Your investment in employee empowerment to enhance the employee experience will pay off tenfold.
It’s easy to forget that every employee hired into your organization was once a candidate applying for a new job opportunity. These applicants chose your company over hundreds of others in the hopes of starting a new career journey. And it’s a jobseeker’s market today.