8 Actionable Employee Engagement Strategies

Engaged employees value more than their paychecks. They’re enthusiastic about their jobs and have a genuine desire to help your organization thrive. It’s no surprise that companies with high employee engagement bring in 21% more profits, while disengaged employees cost organizations in the U.S. up to $550 billion annually. As that last statistic shows, employee […]

Shame: Does it fit in the workplace?

Of all the tools a leader can choose from to effectively manage people, shame isn’t the first one that comes to mind. But shame in the workplace does exist. It can be innate or external, and the results can be surprising. What is shame? Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by […]

Why your business should have a promotion policy

There may come a day when it’s time to develop a formal employee promotion policy for your growing business.  After all, taking on more customers or expanding your business offerings often requires key managers who can take on more advanced responsibilities. It’s helpful if they have existing core knowledge about your business. But what exactly does […]

Using Total Rewards for a Great Employee Experience

When you think about employee experience at your organization, consider this: employees want experiences that continue to invigorate them—not just by fulfilling their basic needs, but by offering career growth and expansion opportunities to look forward to. That’s where Total Rewards come in. Total Rewards encompasses everything that an employee needs for a positive employee […]

The ethics of workplace gift giving

As the end-of-year holiday gift-giving season approaches, you may start to stress about buying gifts for colleagues. Workplace gift giving can be tricky. You may wonder what to buy, who should receive a gift and how to go about the process of giving presents at work. Thankfully, the etiquette is less complicated than one might […]

How to Spend More Time on Your HR Strategy

Jump into a time machine set to 1982, and you’ll find “personnel” departments full of forms and paper. Today, it’s “Human Resources,” and it’s less about pushing paper and more about optimizing a company’s most precious resource – its people — to affect company profits. Why the change? First, company owners and managers began to […]

HR specialists reveal 8 employee retention strategies

Employee retention strategies are critical to the health of your company. This is particularly true for smaller businesses, which often don’t have the luxury of employing multiple people in the same role. Every team member is essential.  Having a strong team can give you the confidence necessary to drive your business forward. When a star […]

How To Conquer High Turnover Using Authentic Recognition

Employee recognition isn’t a new concept. Most business leaders understand that their team is their most important company asset. In fact, the majority of employers have implemented some kind of employee recognition program. Companies that scored in the top 20% for building a “recognition-rich culture” actually had 31% lower voluntary turnover rates! –Josh Bersin Unfortunately, […]