From the employer’s perspective, employee network groups can boost engagement and retention—or they can create divisiveness. To ensure the former, employers need to be involved from the start. By adopting a policy and welcoming network groups, businesses can encourage members to have positive effects in the workplace, according to Ray Friedman, a professor of management […]
According to new survey findings, nonprofit organizations have been hiring more aggressively than for-profits for the last several years and will continue to do so in 2017, however the survey indicates that the gap is now narrowing.
Training is an integral part of employee development and organizational growth, but it’s not without risks. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we outlined several different training mistakes that employers will want to avoid.
With the growth of the gig economy, more and more employers find themselves with employees who have another job on the side. This might be a part-time job, or it might be a side gig or “side hustle” as it’s sometimes called. For example, perhaps some of your employees also drive for Uber or Lyft, […]
I love coming to work every day. You might say I’m lucky—especially when you consider Gallup finds that only one-third of U.S. employees are engaged at work. But I’ll let you in on a secret: Creating a positive workplace that you and your employees love is attainable—and more critical than ever.
While trying to woo job candidates, it is only natural to highlight the organization’s strengths, internal growth opportunities, and positive work environment. However, exaggerating the positive can create unrealistic expectations. As a result, you’ll experience turnover once new hires figure out that they were promised more than the organization can deliver.
As the name implies, competency-based training is a type of training that is focused on specific competencies or skills. Unlike other more traditional training methods, competency-based training is broken down into much smaller units that are focused on one single key skill. The learner must demonstrate his or her mastery of that single skill or […]
Does the presence of a pooch make workers more productive? Does hearing a cat purr cause workers to be more creative? Is it easier to study legal briefs with a beagle at one’s side? If none of this sounds absurd to you, you’re not alone. In fact, more worksites are going pet friendly, either allowing […]
Organizations are always looking for ways to retain their client base; after all, they are one of the main drivers of profit and business growth. While many businesses hold tight to traditional customer relations practices, many overlook the secret weapon right under their own roof – their current employees. This idea is simple but powerful: By keeping employees happy, business leaders can keep their client base happy.
Wouldn’t it be nice to find that silver bullet that would put an end to your employee retention issues? I hear that wish all the time from audiences when I speak on employee retention.