Why It’s Critical to Engage Employees During Mergers and Acquisitions
Nov07

Why It’s Critical to Engage Employees During Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent a make-or-break time for employee engagement. If management can figure out how to harness the emotional commitment of employees during the transition, they can gain valuable support for the initiative that can have a ripple effect throughout the organization. But failing to consider the employee experience (EX) during M&A activity can lead to active disengagement—even for employees who...

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Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?
Oct12

Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?

One of the biggest ‘hot button’ topics in business today is the creation of a positive office culture. Are your employees happy and engaged? Do they actively participate and live the values of your company? With massive generational divides in the workplace between Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials how does a company provide for these varying needs? Although input from employees during the creation of a corporate...

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How Employee Self-Evaluation Can Help Your Company
Sep26

How Employee Self-Evaluation Can Help Your Company

The best companies are adopting self-evaluation. Why? because self-evaluation is beneficial for both the employee and the employer. Let’s investigate… What is self-evaluation? Self-evaluation is a process of defining goals by employees, achieving goals by employees, and evaluating results by employees, all by himself. It is a process which allows employees to set his goals, and evaluate himself at the end of the cycle. The...

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Why Your Applicant Tracking System Needs to be Calendar-Connected
Sep13

Why Your Applicant Tracking System Needs to be Calendar-Connected

We all know the benefits of your average applicant tracking system: candidate screening, posting to job boards for you, and helping you to easily search through hundreds of applications. The benefits of using an application tracking system don’t stop there: when it’s calendar connected, it can also help with the interview booking process. This process is laborious and repetitive, and can lead to hours wasted during each hiring...

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Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement
Aug08

Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement

In a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Study, employee engagement and culture were ranked as the most important trends impacting the workforce today. While factors like an effective goal setting framework (such as OKR goals), ongoing feedback, and development opportunities have always been important, this was the first time for these less-tangible criteria to be named as the topmost priorities. This development is reflective...

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Professional Development is Important to Millennials
Aug01

Professional Development is Important to Millennials

Millennials are changing the workplace, and they are doing so in large numbers. Born between 1980 and 2000, millennials are the face of the newest generation of workers, and they demand a different workplace than the generations before them. They can command those changes because they are in short supply in places where birth rates are lower, and they will support an older population as life expectancy increases, points out a 2011 PwC...

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A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace
May29

A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace

A simple guide to improving workplace engagement by taking care of your employees’ needs.  Food, safety, love, and esteem. These are considered the most basic needs required for humans to survive in society, based on Maslow’s infamous Hierarchy of Needs, developed in 1943. But what about surviving in the modern workplace? Certainly our needs there have evolved in the past 70 years. From the flexible—yet precarious—schedules of...

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6 Ways to Train Your Small Business Employees on a Budget
May17

6 Ways to Train Your Small Business Employees on a Budget

Ensuring that you train employees well is critical to your small business operations. To get better results in service and productivity, training employees in crucial skills is a sound investment that too many business leaders fail to appreciate. Some executives or HR managers seem to feel that the time and costs of training aren’t justified. However, a lack of training reduces employee engagement with the company and their...

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