A recent Gallup research study shows that employees who do not feel properly recognized are twice as likely to say they will quit within the next year. Fortunately, companies can make a big difference by offering employee reward and recognition programs. These programs are usually not that expensive to implement or operate and can pay huge dividends…read more
The 2017 edition of the HR Technology Conference – the 20th annual by the way – is now about two weeks away. This annual gathering, celebration, and showcase of all things HR technology related has quickly become one of my favorite HR events of the year, one I continually look forward to. I am admittedly…read more
In today’s unpredictable, ever-changing business environment, innovation is widely viewed as a critical core competency and determinant of long-term growth and sustainability. In recent years, many organizations have focused on building component infrastructure like accelerators, incubators, and corporate VCs. There has also been increased attention to processes, tools and metrics. These things are certainly important,…read more
I’m a conference junkie. Give me the opportunity to attend one and I’m probably going to jump on it. I love learning new things and being exposed to new ideas. I love the sense of community and networking that tends to ensue. And I love the social aspects and seeing people I may only have…read more
There are various schools of thought on what drives employee retention. Some expert sources like Gallup place an emphasis on the importance of the manager’s role in engaging, motivating and retaining employees. Other sources suggest that employees rarely leave a job solely because of the boss since there are many other contributing factors such…read more
About a year ago, right after I first heard about the concept of #WorkHuman and the inaugural WorkHuman conference was held, I started writing a post on the difference between happiness and engagement. As it happened, life got in the way and the post was put on the back burner, but as we’re now gearing…read more
Editor’s Note: Women of HR has partnered with Spherion on a series of sponsored posts to bring you highlights and commentary from their 2015 Emerging Workforce Study, which contains a great deal of interesting data and statistics about future trends in the workforce and our workplaces. This is the final post in that series. …read more
Women of HR were asked, “If you were CEO for a day, what would (or did) you focus on to improve an organization’s productivity, employee engagement or ability to recruit?” This is the second post in the series of responses.
If I had the opportunity to be the CEO for a day, I’d tell the entire organization to forget everything they know, have experienced or have been told about Human Resources. We’re going to focus on one thing — making work better! Making the employment experience what it’s supposed to be: mutually beneficial.
I enjoy organizing employee engagement programs. I was recognized by employees and they acknowledged my work when they made our office the best place to work for employee engagement. I was doing an amazing job with employee engagement – or so I thought.
Successful companies need problem solvers. Problem solvers need challenges they have a chance of successfully overcoming, not ones that are doomed from the start.