Tag: employee morale

Monitoring Your Employees? Understand the Pros and Cons

Employers have long used employee monitoring techniques to understand what workers do all day. Reasons for monitoring run the gamut from keeping an eye out for thieves and slackers to discovering ways to improve processes, ultimately leading to increased efficiency. Those reasons remain, but the rise of remote work has created even more interest in […]

HR Query: How to Incentivize Gen Z in the Workplace

Gen Z has entered the workforce and is bringing unique skills and valuable perspectives to the organizations where they work. According to the World Economic Forum, the demographic is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025. Gen Z is already shifting workplace culture and setting trends, ultimately forcing organizations to adapt to […]

The Big Squeeze Known as Salary Compression

Imagine you’ve been working at the same employer for the past 8 years. You’ve received a couple of promotions, and now as a supervisor, you’re earning $16.50 per hour, or $34,320 annually before overtime. It’s the most you’ve ever earned! The average pay for the staff who report to you is $13.88 per hour, which […]

Summer Hours: Pros and Cons for Businesses

As the United States moves further into summer, the weather and long days can bring a welcome mental health boost but can also be distracting for some employees. Instead of focusing diligently on work, they may spend their Friday afternoons mentally packing for that weekend cabin trip or sneaking out a bit early to play […]

Work Schedules: The Secret to Improved Employee Morale and Retention

Work schedules do more than merely dictate when employees clock in and out. Employers must understand that schedules are a powerful tool that can empower employees, enhance their morale, and improve retention rates. This was further emphasized in our recent report, The State of the Hourly Worker, which revealed that 79% of shift workers agree […]

3 Steps to Rebuilding Employee Morale After Layoffs

Layoffs are an unfortunate necessity for companies of just about any size and in any industry, particularly during economic change or downturns, like right now. Not surprisingly, most teams struggle with maintaining morale in the wake of downsizing. However, it is possible to maintain and even continue to grow your company’s workplace culture health in […]

It’s Party Time! Can Employers Deduct Costs for Internal Networking Events?

In 2020, the employer-employee relationship was forever altered. The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted industries, halted travel, and changed the way employees work. Employers have been forced to adapt to a tight employment market and workers’ needs. Some companies have decided to offer remote work opportunities and flexible schedules. With work from home becoming the norm, employers […]

Holiday Gifts and Employee Retention

Gift-giving around the holiday season is a time-honored tradition, albeit one that typically centers on gifts exchanged between family and friends. But gifts are also exchanged as part of more professional relationships; many companies give holiday gifts to employees as a token of appreciation.

How Can Happy Employees Increase Your Bottom Line

Everybody knows stress is responsible for killing creativity. If people are happy, they are likely to have greater energy and creativity levels, but businesses have historically not prioritized employee happiness; instead, they tend to focus on keeping their clients and customers happy. But there is a definite connection between having happy employees and satisfied clients. […]

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 […]