It’s no surprise that employee confidence has been shaken with the recent spate of corporate layoffs nationwide. Indeed, 31% of professionals responding to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Survey are now concerned about their companies cutting budgets or staff. Their anxiety should be a wake-up call to HR and corporate leaders whether or not they have a […]
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We’ve all been around leaders who inspire and motivate us. They consistently demonstrate a positive and optimistic sense of energy and enthusiasm for others to follow and are usually the first ones in the office every day. They are constantly encouraging and supporting their employees and teams and believe in the mission and purpose of […]
Karen was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest, listen to that here. One thing the pandemic has taught us is how resilient employees are across nearly all industries. Organizations and employees alike needed to trade on that resiliency to make it to today. But such resiliency is not without costs. Today’s “Faces of HR” […]
Employee engagement clearly plays a critical role in the success of a company. Many have attempted to understand how engagement is created. Recent research into the causes of engagement, as well as the barriers, found some interesting results.
How would your employees rate their leaders? A recent survey of 1,000 full-time employees in the United States sought to understand precisely how employees feel about their boss in a very detailed way. The report, called the “The Boss Barometer Report US 2019,” was created by Kimble Applications. I recently had an opportunity to go […]
There is a well-known phrase that says people don’t leave companies—they leave managers. Let’s take that notion a step further: People don’t leave companies—they leave environments where energy absorbers thrive under poor managers. Or even worse, they leave energy-absorbing managers.
It’s safe to assume that most companies want happy employees. Unfortunately, for many businesses, profits often take priority at the helm of the ship and employee satisfaction takes the stern. Moreover, even fewer companies know what it takes to actually make their employees happy. What if happy employees directly translated to larger profits and business […]
In times of low unemployment, employers are especially wary of losing good employees to other opportunities. Almost as risky is facing a situation in which the best employees lose their motivation and, thus, become less productive; eventually, they may also look for other jobs.
As an engineer, I am obsessed with efficiency. Even my name is efficient: My full name is Andrew, but I go by Drew because it’s only one syllable. But through my work with organizations around the globe, I’ve learned that you can’t be efficient with humans because they have “emotions” and “feelings” and get “sick” […]
Management doesn’t care about us—they don’t even know who we are. Management walks around the office and never talks to anyone—it’s like we are invisible.