7 mistakes leaders make trying to engage employees

It doesn’t carry quite the same intention as when Jean-Luc Picard drew it up, but “engage!” is truly a command all business leaders need to follow. To engage employees is essential to maintaining productivity, fostering a thriving company culture, and reducing turnover. According to a...

7 Ways HR Can Help Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance

Live to work, or work to live? You’ve heard these stigmas attached with those who pour every ounce of themselves into their work or can only be fulfilled by professional achievements – and those who only see their careers as a means to an end, providing funds to support personal endeavors. While folks who fit either stereotype cert...

How to Value Existing Employees as Much as New Hires

Do you remember the days when banks would offer awesome, shiny new products to new customers? Banks gave away free slow cookers, 150-piece Tupperware sets, and 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. It was a great time to be a new customer for big banks back then, but what were they offering their loyal customers who'd already gotten th...

4 Ways to Expand the Concept of Employee Wellness

There’s a little bit more to the idea of employee wellness than a complimentary annual cholesterol check. Like many aspects of the modern workplace, the concept of employee wellness has undergone some necessary changes in recent years. Consider that a full 89 percent of workers at organizations that support wellness initiatives tend to...

Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

There’s no doubt that we still face challenging times in the workplace.... employee engagement levels are at record lows, and the levels for top performers and high-potential employees have fallen the furthest of any group. Surveys reveal that 60% of employees plan to leave their current employer within a year, and another 21% are activ...

The 4 Winners of a Successful, Dynamic Performance Strategy

In many organizations, performance management is synonymous with performance appraisal. It's time to think about performance strategy. Performance appraisal is an event that focuses primarily on two parties—the employee and the supervisor—and is structured to provide feedback regarding the employee’s perform...

The Value of HR

Here are a few tips on how you can make sure your HR department is functioning at the highest level possible. HR can help to increase a company’s economic performance and improve overall employee satisfaction. Since the economy shifted, the role of human resource management has evolved dramatically. Prior to the economic decline, HR...