Tag: employee morale

pay raise

How Much is Enough? Hint: $10,000 Pay Raises Can Backfire

I recently read an interesting article by Kelly Anderson exploring the surge in salary increases for entry-level professionals as top companies try to retain their young talent. Elite law firms and Wall Street companies are paying entry-level associates premium salaries and raises as they attempt to keep people in the fold. At the same time, employees […]

Fantasy Football: A Team Building Activity or Workplace Distraction?

Even without the aid of a calendar, there are many signs for casual observers to note the transition from summer to fall: kids going back to school, leaves changing, and, of course, football. While the playing days for those who were ever directly involved in the sport may have long passed for many professionals, millions […]

Context-Switching Can Cost Companies Billions

There are numerous tools we rely on every day to do our jobs—e-mail, LinkedIn to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, Slack to communicate with coworkers and clients, and Zoom for virtual meetings, just to name a few. 

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Benefits to Employers of Remote Work

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and looks to continue well into 2021, employers and employees are getting used to remote work arrangements, at least in workplaces and industries where they’re feasible.

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The Problem of Interruptions at Work

When most of us were children, we probably didn’t dream about having a solid block of 8, 4, or even 2 hours to sit down and really focus on some work. But in today’s modern workplace, such uninterrupted work time truly is a luxury for many people.

What Causes Negative Employee Morale?

Negative or low morale among employees can be problematic for employers. 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 recover from low morale once it sets in.

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Managing Healthcare Benefits Cost Remains Top Priority for HR Professionals

Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, released the results of its third annual employee benefits study, Employee Benefits Barometer 2018: New Research Reveals the Business Value of Strategic Benefits Planning, which examines the complexities of managing benefits and the value of multi-year planning to better position Human Resources as business strategists to the […]