Employee Retention

Employee retention is an important topic for HR executives and hiring managers since turnover and the cost of new hires can be costly to the bottom line. Find out how to keep employees happy and challenged, so that they can grow with your firm.

Give Your Employees Some Room to Stretch

give your employees some room to stretch
If you’re looking for a unique way to help your employees embrace health and wellness, while at the same time creating a caring work environment, you need to get them away from their desks. Not all the time, of course, but encouraging your team to be active throughout the day and offering an ergonomic office setup can help improve productivity, boost communication thanks to more face time, and ultimately help keep your staff healthy.

According to research by EMPLOYERS, most small businesses are falling short when it comes to letting their workforce stretch. They are still caught up in the cubicle mentality in which dedicated employees sit chained to their computer desks all day. That’s hardly the ideal workplace of today’s job seekers.Continue Reading

Reduce Workplace Telepressure – Yes, It’s a Thing

shutterstock_148126295A happy staff is a productive one, which is why it’s always in the best interest of employers to focus on employee satisfaction. Among the biggest obstacles to achieving a state of workplace bliss, however, is “workplace telepressure.”

Yep, that’s a brand new term coined by psychology researchers at Northern Illinois University, which refers to the sense of urgency and stress employees feel when they receive work emails, texts, and calls on almost a 24/7 basis. It’s that “always on call” feeling of dread that is triggered every time people hear their smartphone ding, and what’s more, they feel as if they are expected to drop everything to respond ASAP.

And that even goes for days off, according to a 2013 study published by the American Psychological Association, which found that 44 and 54 percent of Americans check their email daily during vacation and sick days, respectively.Continue Reading

Holiday Gifts Your Employees Really Want

shutterstock_89430889Forget the basket of calorie-laden treats, bottle of cheap sparkling wine, or coffee mug with the company logo. Here’s what your employees really want for the holidays if you want to make the employer “nice” list…Continue Reading

What Employers Need to Know About Working Moms

What Employers Need to Know About Working MomsIf you count a lot of working moms among your workforce, then you’ll want to pay attention to the results of a recent survey by Care.com. While all employees get stressed from time to time, and have to juggle various commitments, working mothers in particular feel the strain of work life balance issues, as they strive to “have it all.”

In order for them to be successful and productive on the job, however, they have to feel like they are not doing so at the expense of their families. Here’s what you need to know about moms on the job, and how you can encourage them to excel.Continue Reading

Workplace Bullying Can Be Messing Up Your Employee Retention

how to battle workplace bullying HRAccording to the 2014 Worplace Bullying Institute’s U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey, 27 percent of workers report that they are currently being bullied in the workplace, or have been in the past. With a stat like that, you can hardly ignore the fact that it might be happening at your organization. If so, it could be the underlying cause of why some of your best workers have decided to move on.

Learn more about workplace bullying is all about, and put a plan in place to stop it before it infects your organization.Continue Reading

How to Be a Better Boss

how to be a better bossWith National Boss Day approaching on October 16th, it’s a great time to think about which qualities make for a great boss. Unfortunately, not everyone who gets promoted to management level or a supervisory role has had management training or even experience delegating to others, so companies end up with hard workers that are terrible bosses. And as you know, high employee turnover can result when people are unmotivated or feel undervalued by their direct manager.

So how can one become the kind of head honcho that employees look up to, respect, and are willing to go the extra mile for? Here are some strategies to share at your company to help turn the bossy-pants in charge into a great leader…Continue Reading