Are you sending your best employees to your competitors? In the average small business, six out of every ten employees are ready to take a job somewhere else. If you want to attract and retain the best talent to accelerate your company’s growth, you need a benefits package that stands out in your industry.
Companies are still suffering as a result of economic decline, struggling to bounce back from falling profit margins and many are looking inwardly at ways to streamline their businesses, cutting costs to protect their business through a difficult time.
Reviewing healthcare benefits packages can be as much fun for your employees as having elective root canal surgery. Let’s face it, the only time employees really show an interest in a benefits plan is when they are facing a major health crisis
American workers put in the longest hours of any industrialized country, according to the International Labor Organization. That’s probably no surprise to you as a manager, especially when you consider that downsizing and budget cuts often mean more work is shouldered by fewer team members. But that’s also made managing workplace stress a priority. So […]
In an environment of shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for businesses to dictate that unauthorized overtime is not allowed and workers must complete their tasks during regular working hours. On the surface, it seems like a fairly straightforward policy, but it can send mixed messages about overtime pay and hours. Overtime pay violations are a […]
You want your business to retain talented, productive individuals, but you may be overlooking the needs of an important segment of your workforce: working parents. Helping these employees achieve a work life balance can have a dramatic impact on morale and performance. How the Challenges of Working Parents Can Impact Your Business The obligations of […]
Transcript of Podcast # 26: How To Reward Employees Listen to the audio (6 mins, 28 secs) Thanks for tuning in to Easy Small Business HR’s Employee Hiring and Managing Tips. Similar to episode #24, this podcast focuses on another very popular blog topic: how to reward staff. I’m thrilled that so many small business owners and […]
One of the best, yet under-valued actions that you can take, whether you are the owner of a small business or a manager in a large corporation is reward your employees for a job well done.
Does a worker react with all the drama of a five-year-old when they feel they’ve been treated unfairly? Does a staffer respond to a reprimand by being mean to co-workers? Work stress caused by feelings of unfair treatment can trigger a host of counterproductive reactions…
As a small business owner or manager, you know how much you feel the strain of workplace stress. Your employees are just as vulnerable. More than 75% of Americans report they experience anxiety over job-related issues, according to the Everest College/Harris Interactive 2011 Work Stress Survey.