Remote work put a dent in employee morale and camaraderie. In fact, 56% of employees look forward to returning to work because they miss the things that motivated them and made them feel connected. According to a recent Office Depot study employees miss: seeing co-workers (55%) personal workspace (43%) work/life balance (37%) a regular work […]
Workplace culture can be similar to the weather — everybody talks about it, but who actually does anything to change it? Guest poster Sandeep Kumar offers seven steps employers can take to improve their day-to-day working environments.
Don’t believe a return-to-office means a return-to-normal. Employees are still stressed, and burnout isn’t going away. “While many employees have been inoculated against COVID-19, they are not protected from exhaustion, burnout and the additional stress of returning to the office,” says Dr. Andrew Shatté, chief knowledge officer and co-founder at meQuilibrium. Sure, some employees are glad […]
Periodically, we like to offer success stories from HR pros from across the U.S. This account of how one employer improved morale and retention comes courtesy of Beth Lordi, manager and part owner of Loccisano’s Golden Dawn in Ellwood City, PA.
HR pros: Your nightmares have finally turned into dreams. After a year when everything seemed down, employee productivity went up. While we all might have thought – at least, on instinct – that employees couldn’t have possibly kept up with their usual rigor, we find the opposite is true. More than 80% of employers say […]
You put time and special care into creating the greatest work team ever. And now it’s on the verge of becoming a struggling virtual team. The move to remote work might be a disappointment for HR pros who love their thriving teams. But all is not lost. “With so much tragedy around the world at […]
Ask employees what motivates them, and you’ll likely get some blank stares, a few smart aleck remarks and several shoulder shrugs. Most people can’t easily identify what makes them love – or hate – their work. Many employees don’t know what’s truly behind their desire to do better and achieve more. But everyone’s got something. […]
COVID-19 continues to take a toll on the global workforce, ultimately transforming the business landscape for good. In labor markets across the world, talent shortages limited how effectively businesses could uptake new employees to address the demands of the global pandemic. Areas of recruitment changed drastically, including the candidate experience, as many reassessed their priorities. […]
HR pros have seen plenty of news stories about giant corporations that are passing along the savings from the new tax law to their employees. But until now, it’s been tough to get a picture of just how many employers, percentage wise, are actually going to make such a move.
One of HR’s ongoing challenges is finding a way to hold on to employees. Two separate studies point to the best — and worst — ways to retain staff.
Rewards matter. Sure, salary and benefits are key factors, too. But for any good employee, being recognized for effort is as important to them as their paycheck – with the added bonus that a well-planned employee recognition program boosts retention and productivity.
Whenever a supervisor has to make a critical decision about an employee, someone’s bound to ask, “You have documentation to support that? It’s not enough just to have documentation; what’s more important is having the right documentation.
The pandemic reminded us how quickly disease – plus stress, anxiety and pessimism – can spread. But it’s not only negative things that can spread quickly. Kindness and generosity can be positive contagions at work and in life. Research shows the key to spreading kindness is through acts of goodness. And this cycle of goodness […]
CFOs can be tough nuts to crack when it comes to getting them to sign off on ramping up employee rewards programs. But here are 10 things they said they’re willing to pay to provide this year.
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