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Infographic: Employees Ready To Move. Are Companies Ready To Keep Them?

Infographic: Employees Ready To Move. Are Companies Ready To Keep Them?

Ah, engagement and retention. It’s that time of year when employees are restless and sniffing around for new jobs. As the economy improves, many employers will face the challenge of hiring and keeping top employees with the right skills. What motivates employees and keeps them engaged in their jobs? This infographic dissects employees’ intentions in […]

Young And Older Workers, Two Sides Of The Same Coin

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Young And Older Workers, Two Sides Of The Same Coin

ILO News– Developed economies are facing two interconnected challenges: youth unemployment is growing and people are living longer. At first glance, the answer might seem very simple: lower the retirement age so that young people replace older workers while the latter move into a well-deserved rest. But that would be missing a very important point. […]

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Lip Service? Poll Shows Concern Over Older Workers Retiring, Business Losing Skills

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Lip Service? Poll Shows Concern Over Older Workers Retiring, Business Losing Skills

Employers are apparently waking up to the fact that millions of older workers will begin retiring soon, and they’ve done relatively little about it — other than layoff older workers. A joint poll released 09 April 2012 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP shows that “U.S. employers are ramping up skills training and employee benefits aimed […]

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Even CFOs Like to LOL

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Even CFOs Like to LOL

Apparently most chief financial officers think of themselves as fun-loving people who enjoy a good laugh at the office, a new survey finds. Jovial CFOs. Who knew? Nearly eight in 10, 79%, of CFOs interviewed said an employee’s sense of humor is important for fitting into the company’s corporate culture, according to a survey sponsored […]

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Employee Engagement Measured In 12 Questions

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Employee Engagement Measured In 12 Questions

In the early 1990s the Gallup Organization, which conducts the often-quoted Gallup Polls, developed set of questions designed to identify and measure the elements of employee engagement that most closely affected the bottom line–things like increased sales, high productivity and creating customer loyalty. What emerged from Gallup’s decades of research, which eventually involved millions of […]

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Use Surveys to Assess Trust Between Senior Management And Employees

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Use Surveys to Assess Trust Between Senior Management And Employees

By Howard Deutsch Achieving high levels of trust between senior management and employees is essential for the sustainable success of any organization. The best leaders earn the respect and trust of the people they lead. Lack of trust between senior management and employees negatively impacts employee satisfaction, engagement and performance. It also impacts customers, competitiveness […]

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Employee Engagement Surveys Boost Customer Satisfaction

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Employee Engagement Surveys Boost Customer Satisfaction

By Howard Deutsch – If you need to increase your company’s competitiveness and profit, where should you start? Should you focus on your employees first, or should you start by focusing on your customers first? In reality, you need to do both. It is almost always best to start by focusing on your employees first. Highly […]

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How to Reduce Your Employees’ Stress in 8 Easy Steps

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How to Reduce Your Employees’ Stress in 8 Easy Steps

By Howard Deutsch If you need to increase your company’s competitiveness and profit, where should you start? Should you focus on your employees first, or should you start by focusing on your customers first? In reality, you need to do both. It is almost always best to start by focusing on your employees first. Highly […]

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Five Costly Recession-Related Employee Retention Mistakes

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Five Costly Recession-Related Employee Retention Mistakes

By Ross Blake — Even though it’s an “employer’s market” with millions of capable people looking for work due to the recession, many employers are making these five costly employee retention mistakes. Mistake #1: Assuming employees “won’t dare leave now due to the recession.” Many organizations have discontinued their employee retention programs, figuring they aren’t needed […]

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