The financial well-being of U.S. employees reversed direction this year following several years of steady improvement, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company. The biennial survey also revealed a large increase in the number of employees who say their financial woes are negatively affecting their lives […]
Giving back to the community can reap multiple benefits for employers, not the least of which is warm feelings from employees. In a recent Boston Globe article, Sara Salinas writes that research shows employees value companies that give back to the community. One increasingly popular way to do so—community gardens—also helps employees’ own well-being.
As the population ages, more and more employees are finding themselves part of what is often called the “sandwich generation.” This group, unlike the traditional generations, is not defined by what year you were born but rather by a stage of life—the stage in which you find yourself sandwiched between caregiving responsibilities for both dependents […]
As a manager, would you rather hire a person who wants to do great work for a company or a person who wants to work for a great company? Think about it for a minute. There’s a difference.
HR professionals across all industries are increasingly engaged in discussions with company leadership about improving employee retention rates. In order to increase workplace satisfaction, considerable focus has been placed on strategies to truly engage with employees, ensuring they feel supported, happy, and healthy—both at work and in life.
A new study—High Education and Income Do Not Guarantee a Resilient Employee—released from meQuilibrium has found that an advanced educational degree and a high salary do not guarantee greater levels of resilience, defined as an ability to bounce back from adversity.
With summer officially upon us, many employees are looking forward to their vacations, but paid time off (PTO) restrictions, lack of managerial support, and stress upon returning can all affect that well-planned trip, according to a survey released by leadership development and conversation experts at Fierce, Inc. Fierce surveyed over 1,000 full-time employees across the […]
Whether you’re working in HR or as a manager of a team, keeping up productivity levels is essential. However, in an eye opening TEDTalk “Why work doesn’t happen at work” software engineer, Jason Fried, argues that the main barriers to productivity are the people who should be actively trying to improve it: managers.
Workplace stress is on the rise, and American workers are actively addressing it by learning new skills, according to a Udemy report called “Workplace Confidential: The Real Story Behind Stress, Skills, and Success in America.”
It’s not the fact that you lack an in-office foosball table or smoothie bar—your Millennial applicants may be giving you a pass due to something far more basic: lackluster insurance offerings.