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

Will Your New Hires Go the Distance?

shutterstock_88906465Finding and bringing a new talent on board can be quite challenging, especially for positions requiring a highly specialized skill set. That’s why it’s such a shame when someone starts off like a ball of fire and then fizzles out in a short amount of time. In fact, researchers conducting the 2014 McQuaig Global Talent Recruitment Survey. found that 9 months is when employees are most likely to be over the “honeymoon” phase of a new job, and become disenchanted with their position.

Of course, that doesn’t have to happen – it’s only when fresh hires are not kept engaged and motivated, treated poorly, or wooed by another opportunity that seems better suited for their goals. Here are some other interested findings from the McQuaig study that you can learn from and apply in your workplace so you can turn new hires into long-term assets…Continue Reading

Salaries are Looking (Slightly) Up

shutterstock_113419861If you’re one of the many employers who went through years of not being able to offer your workers a raise, or worse – had to cut salaries, because of the struggling economy – you might feel good about a new study that was recently released. The findings of Mercer’s 2014/2015 US Compensation Planning Survey show that the average raise in base salary within the U.S. is projected to be 3 percent in 2015.Continue Reading

5 Simple Secrets for Employee Retention That Elude Most Companies

shutterstock_166797038Keeping your employees happy and passionate is not unlike a relationship. You have to work at it to keep things exciting, there is a lot of give and take, and if one party becomes unhappy, you could end up parting ways. Sometimes, it can even get ugly.

Employee retention is an important part of HR since it can save companies a ton of money in trying to recruit new talent, not to mention help foster a culture of loyalty.

Here are some simple yet effective ways to keep employees happy that are often overlooked…Continue Reading

When an Employee Gives Notice, Should You Go All In With a Counter Offer?

shutterstock_139187918Having one of your top employees come to you to let you know about another company’s job offer means you have a big decision to make. Think of it like a poker game in which your employee just raised the stakes.

Do you fold and wish your loyal staffer well, or do you go all in with a counter offer?Continue Reading

Three Hiring Trends to Improve Your Recruitment Efforts

three hiring trends to improve your recruitment effort

Staying current with trends in hiring can help you vault past other employers when you’re vying for talented workers.

But it’s not enough to throw around buzzwords. You have to know how to use respond to or incorporate the trends in your recruiting, hiring, and retention processes.

These three trends identified by LinkedIn are worth watching – and implementing… Continue Reading