In part 1 of this article, we explored why self-reported value among employees can’t really be relied upon without intervention. Instead, organizations need to empower employees to truly speak their mind. Here we’ll look at an example and offer some advice on how to get there with your employees.
Are we misdiagnosing the causes of employee burnout and prescribing the wrong remedies?
As Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse, says, “a company is only as good as its people.” A solid team of qualified professionals makes for a successful and booming business—after all, they are what keeps the engine running! With all that your staff members do on a daily basis, it’s only right to express how […]
Competition for talent is fierce. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows around the world, new technologies are raising the demand for new skills, and older workers are retiring at a rapid pace. As a result, employers need every advantage they can gain in competing for workers, and that includes protecting the talent they already have.
One study conducted by J. Ryan Lamare, a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, revealed that an employee’s workplace environment has a direct correlation to how he or she interacts with the greater society and whether he or she becomes civically engaged.
According to Pew Research, 77% of workers report using social media while they’re at work regardless of whether their employers have a social media policy in place.
Despite the importance of onboarding, the process if often overlooked. According to The Learning Match Maker, 91% of employees stay with a company for at least a year if that company has an efficient onboarding process. That number only drops to 69% after 3 years.
Engaging employees in general is already a big enough challenge. But how do you engage five different generations equally well?
Employees who quit their roles say that 50%–90% of the time, the reason they leave involves their boss. Those who stay loyal and happy at work cite recognition, a sense of achievement, and being heard and valued in their job as key factors for enduring.
Over my three decades in human resources (HR), I’ve gathered a pretty good library on the subject. In its titles, I can see the evolution of the field during that time—an evolution that I can also see in the titles I and other HR professionals have held over the years.