Tag: engagement

Improving Employee Relations Must Be a Priority

A recent study found something very surprising: Nearly half of employees do not know their coworkers’ names. There are many excuses for this, including that some employees work remotely or in a different location or you work with so many people that you couldn’t possibly know them all. But what about that one guy? You […]

teambuilding

Best Practices for Effective Teambuilding

Tell your staff you’re planning to do some teambuilding exercises and you’re likely to hear some groans and see a few eye rolls. Unfortunately, teambuilding exercises have a negative connotation in many workplaces. We say “unfortunate” because we believe teambuilding activities can be beneficial—when they are done effectively.

training

Tying Training to Employee Career Goals

Employee training is a major activity in many organizations—and for good reason. Regardless of new hires’ credentials upon joining an organization, training helps ensure their work meets company standards and expectations.

Q&A: Shifting from a Shareholder-Centric Approach to an Employee-Centric Approach

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 […]

How to Create an Employee Rewards and Recognition Policy

Companies implement policies to define the rules of an organization and shape future decisions with a thought-out framework. They help employees make day-to-day decisions that lead to overall cohesion and success. These policies guide many aspects of running a business, from how employees are expected to behave to ways they should be rewarded.

6 Proven Ways to Empower a Greater Employee Experience

A satisfied and happy staff contributes greatly to business growth. Your investment in employee empowerment to enhance the employee experience will pay off tenfold.

Develop These 3 Types of Courage in Employees

Who wins in a courageous workforce? Everyone. With fewer anxieties and fears—and more grit and determination—courageous workers take on more challenging projects, cope better with change, and speak up on important issues. The boss and the company benefit, and by improving their own performance, employees do, too.