Tag: leave

Happy workers

What’s the Most Important Quality in a Dream Job?

With buzzwords like digital workplace, employee engagement, and workplace wellness being thrown around, it can be hard to keep up with all of the changes, especially now that the employee holds all of the cards. Although many employees are taking advantage of new workplace perks, with the job market in their favor, many employees are […]

Why Retention Counteroffers Can Be Counterproductive

It’s a real blow when valuable workers hand in their 2 weeks’ notice. Whether you had your suspicions or the resignation came out of the blue, you feel like you have to take action pronto—especially if those leaving are key players and have extensive knowledge of the company.

Should You Offer a Signing Bonus?

Whether you call it a hiring bonus, a signing bonus, or a sign-on bonus, the idea is the same: It’s a bonus offered to a job applicant to entice him or her to accept the position. It could be a flat dollar amount, or it may be a percent of the new salary, typically anywhere […]

How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of your Blended Learning Courses

According to research and reputable studies, blended learning courses and techniques offer companies a more cost-effective and efficient way to deliver engaging and successful learning content to their employees.1 But how should learners taking blended learning courses be evaluated so you know that real learning is actually taking place both inside and outside of the […]

exit interviews

Gathering Information Before the Door Hits Employees on the Way Out

The end of employment is a hectic time for HR. You have to document the reasons for the employee’s departure, deal with benefits issues, and ensure that the soon-to-be-ex-employee’s final paycheck is accurate. Sometimes, you’re simply relieved to get the departing employee out the door. Before you kick him to the curb, however, you should […]

empathy

Ways to Help Employees with Anxiety or Depression

When employees are struggling, there are a lot of ways the employer can impact the situation both positively and negatively. We all know that mental health is a critical component of overall health, and mental health concerns among employees can quickly become problematic. It is in everyone’s best interests for employers to be supportive and […]

work

Why Intellectually-Stimulating Work Is More Powerful Than Wages and How to Provide It

In a survey of hundreds of professionals, the most important criteria respondents selected for being satisfied with their jobs was the chance to do intellectually-stimulating work—which is no surprise to me. In my experience, when people are very engaged with their work, they don’t tend to leave the organization even if the wages are not […]

culture

Why Companies That Focus on Perks Can Still Have a Toxic Culture

Many companies consider perks to be a term synonymous with company culture. They measure how strong their culture is based on how many foosball tables they have in the break room, or how many free meals they give their employees a week. However, research suggests that employees want more from their workplace.  For example, in […]