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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5 Quick HR Changes to Fix Millennial Staffing Woes
May15

5 Quick HR Changes to Fix Millennial Staffing Woes

These are incredibly tough times for hiring. And it’s compounded if you’re business tends to hire millennials, who are notoriously prone to turnover. Wouldn’t it be great if you could hold on to the good millennials you hire, and attract more great ones? You can. There are some changes you can make that can quickly help you hire more easily, keep your hires around longer, and do more with what you have. Tweaks to the way you do...

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2017 North American EE Awards Finalists Announced
May04

2017 North American EE Awards Finalists Announced

The North American Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) today announced their 2017 shortlist of companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their strategy. The winners will be announced at a ceremony following the North American Employee Engagement conference on June 8, 2017 in Chicago. The day will see speakers from respected brands such as Delta Airlines, Chillis Restaurants, Caesars Entertainment, past award winners,...

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How Internal Mobile Apps Influence Employee Engagement
May02

How Internal Mobile Apps Influence Employee Engagement

Are your employees engaged in what they’re doing? Many aren’t, as Gallup found that only 32 percent of employees in the United States have felt engaged at their jobs over the past 15 years. Those low engagement numbers lead to serious issues for companies. Simply put, employees who aren’t engaged aren’t as productive or as innovative. Low engagement also results in higher turnover rates. It’s estimated that employee disengagement...

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Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?
Apr06

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth?

Everyone Is Entitled to Paid Rest and Meal Breaks, Fact or Myth? I was recently reflecting on a speakerphone call I once received from a group of front of house employees asking, “Hypothetically, aren’t we entitled to a break and a lunch with pay?” Knowing that such a question is rarely “hypothetical, do” I provided the standard Department of Labor (DOL) response applicable for that particular state and...

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