With all the talk, hype, suggestions, practices, and training that goes into keeping employees engaged, it’s troubling that disengagement is still an issue in so many organizations -- especially considering the significant bottom line impact it can have.…Keep Reading
Putting the human into human resources can be challenging.
Even with modern orientation and on-boarding practices, performance evaluations, management training sessions, and a solid reward system, it can still feel like a cold, sterile environment, as opposed to one that fosters engagement and growth.…Keep Reading
72 percent of employees across the world get praise less than once per week.…Keep Reading
People no longer stay at companies for life. They want to work where they have freedom to use their preferred apps, tools, and devices, and in an environment that allows them to work on their own terms, inside or outside of the office, and with flexible hours that fit their busy personal lives.…Keep Reading
We have all seen emotion at work: occasionally someone cries or yells, and everyone shares an uncomfortable moment. Of course, we ourselves are rational, and know how to separate personal feelings from business.
Employee voice is crucial for high performance and innovation, yet leaders continue to silence and disengage their employees unknowingly.
Bubbles form around management that reinforce beliefs that their communication is sufficient, yet modern research suggests otherwise.…Keep Reading
A startup is an interesting place to work, and as such, it attracts a different type of employee, most of which are energetic, driven, self-starters.
However, startups also tend to put more stress on employees than an established business, with employees often taking on the job or two or three people, in addition to dealing with regular concerns about funding and the life of the company.
When this becomes too much, employees burn out.
You know staff appreciation is important to your organization's success -- there's really no debate or controversy on that point anymore.
So you decided to implement some employee appreciation ideas you found in a guide.
Maybe you brought the team some donuts one day with a deliciously clever note about how you "donut" know what you'd do without them, or announced an employee of the month during an all-hands meeting.
Despite all that effort, you're still not seeing the cornucopia of benefits you were promised, and only a handful of employees even seem like they want to participate.
Why is that?…Keep Reading