Human Resources News & Insights

What’s the real ROI on your benefits programs? How to find out

Given the ever-increasing costs of employee benefits programs — and the need to maintain them in order to attract the best talent — it only makes sense to know exactly what you’re getting for your benefits buck. Guest poster Brenden Mielke explains how analytics can help.  

A list of the Top 20 employee perks you’re probably not offering

We’re all aware that generous benefits packages are an effective enticement for potential hires. But are you willing to go as far as these companies to sweeten employee perks?  

Exactly how motivated, engaged is your staff? A quick quiz

Employee engagement is the key to improved profits, employee morale and retention. There’s just one problem: The vast majority of employees say they aren’t engaged at work. Is that reflective of what’s happening at your company? 

How much time is too much time with the boss?

No doubt, strong employee-boss relationships help drive a successful business. And employees who regularly spend time with their manager benefit from strong communication, collaboration and insight. But here’s the million-dollar question: 

Are 82% of your managers less than competent? Gallup thinks so

Gallup says it’s likely that eight out of 10 of your managers aren’t up to the job.

Like it or not, managers need to hone their ‘soft skills’

OK, so we’re all agreed that managers are the key to fostering employee engagement — that combination of enthusiasm and loyalty so critical to an organization’s success. But what are the tools managers must have to elicit that enthusiasm and loyalty?

Defining the two most important challenges HR faces today

Onboarding and engagement. What do those words really mean?

Rules of engagement: Keeping your interns enthused all summer

It’s not always easy to keep interns engaged through a whole summer of helping your regular employees do the crucial work to keep the place profitable. Guest poster Matthew Gordon offers some advice and tactics.  

It’s time to step up your recruiting and motivation game (INFOGRAPHIC)

New research says employees expect a lot from HR when it comes to employee recruiting and motivation. And if staffers don’t get it? They’re jumping ship — even if they otherwise love their job. 

What’s wrong with engagement? Low performers are the happiest

A new study shines a light on a disturbing trend that might be sending your best performers packing.