To be a better leader, you need to uncover and challenge hidden assumptions. But identifying them is not easy. That’s because the more you know about your business, industry, function, spouse, family, and friends, the more assumptions you make.
With the shift to remote work for a large majority of the country altering expectations and experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that do not recognize their employees through an incentive or a reward program should strongly consider developing one—particularly because these programs can help boost employee engagement.
Recent research shows that organizations are continuing to attract and retain top talent by offering personalized and expanded employee health benefits. Employees and candidates have high expectations when it comes to such benefits, and employers have been forced to accommodate those expectations. Specifically, they are focusing on lifestyle benefits that go beyond health care.
On Labor Day, we celebrate organized labor and reflect upon the values, sacrifices, and rewards of work itself. The bulk of our adult lives is consumed with work: getting a job, doing the job, and keeping that job.
With unemployment at its lowest in nearly half a century, employee retention is a major challenge for most employers. Factors like emerging markets, flexible work arrangements, remote employment, and contingent employment have made the professional landscape as competitive as ever.
Your customers and your employees are both the bread and butter to your organization, so why would you treat one group better than the other? New research shows that your employees want to be treated just as well as you treat your customers, and if they feel they’re being valued, they’re more likely to stick […]
With employee engagement being such a covered topic due to the benefits it provides to strategy development and overall business improvement, you would think that statistics in this area would be booming – unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Employees often feel as though their efforts go unrecognized or unappreciated at work. This can lead to resentment and can even prompt employees to begin job hunting.
Does your compensation program have a solid foundation? It does if you took the time and made the effort to develop a compensation philosophy.
When James Brewer stepped into his role as U.S. Director of Reward and Recognition at pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in 2011, it was going through a transformation. He was tasked with coming up with a new incentive plan for employees—particularly its sales reps—that aligned with the company’s new corporate strategy, Brewer explained to an audience at […]