According to a study conducted by Right Management, part of the Manpower Group, when it comes to which organizations have a defined, actionable succession plan for developing a pipeline of future leaders, the U.S. came in last place of all of the countries that participated in the study.
A flexible schedule is one of those employee perks that is fast becoming viewed as a standard benefit by employees looking for work/life balance. Organizations recognize alternate schedule as a selling tool that helps to attract and retain their best employees, and meet their business goals.
The challenging economy has had a negative impact on many businesses. Decreased cash flow is one of the most common complaints. Less cash means tighter budgets. One of the first line items companies slash are employee raises. “Freezing” salaries comes with its own set of consequences – and employee dissatisfaction tops the list. What can you do as an employer to not only retain your valuable employees, but also keep them content? Get creative.
Many businesses face uncertainty at times, and this can lead employees to feel unsure and unsettled. News about the economy, downsizing in the company, or input from others in the organization can cause employees to have a bleak outlook. The last thing human resources wants is increased turnover due to a rough patch in business or a dip in revenue.
More and more these days, leading companies offer wellness programs for their staff. Why? Because they know that employees living a healthy, balanced lives are more productive in the long run. According to recent research, there is a direct relationship between modifiable lifestyle risks and lower worker productivity…
Just in case you missed the buzz, The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare represents is an overhaul of the American Healthcare system. Some highlights include:
Most employers understand that high employee morale is important. When your employees are happy, your staff aren’t the only one’s who reap the benefits. Businesses realize benefits in terms of increased productivity, and employee satisfaction which more often than not can affect your company’s bottom line.
Many employees think that doing a good job at a particular task or series of tasks is all that it should take to prove to their manager that they are ready for and deserving of career advancement opportunities.
I read an interesting report today from the talent, health, and retirement and investments consultants at Mercer which said American employees, when given the choice, prefer benefits that offer immediate gratification over ones that could offer much greater value in the long term.
To micromanage based on the dictionary definition means “to manage especially with excessive control or attention to detail”. I know that you know that but I think it is so important to get that clarity.