You can – and should -- keep highly motivated but disengaged employees from walking out the door. Just because employees are disengaged doesn’t mean they aren’t motivated. That is the conclusion of a new report, which found that 26% of employees are motivated but unhappy. After studying over 30,000 employees, the study authors found that, while these workers are disengaged, they are highly motivated and give 100% at work. However, they don’t recommend their company as a great organization to work for, and you could lose them – and their productivity – if you don’t act now. … [Read more...] about Report: Unhappy Doesn’t Mean Unmotivated
Culture & Leadership
A new survey shows that bias, along with its impact on productivity and well-being, is still a serious issue for employees. Despite efforts to increase fairness and equity in the workplace, bias still plagues many organizations. According to a recent survey, 64% of employees say they have experienced workplace bias in the past year, and 61% feel that bias against them occurs at least once a month. Nearly two-thirds (54%) of respondents say they’ve witnessed bias against a coworker in the past year. The vast majority (84%) said that the bias they experienced has had a negative impact on their overall happiness, well-being, and confidence. Read on for more survey results and insights into how you can better address workplace bias. … [Read more...] about Employees Recognize Efforts to Address Bias, But the Journey Isn’t Over
Summer vacations can be all blue skies if you plan, prepare, and have consistent policies. Juggling employee requests for prime summer vacation slots can be real headache for HR and other managers. Experts suggest several tips to take the pain out of vacation scheduling and avoid problems such as disgruntled workers, poor morale, and tension between colleagues. Read on to make vacations fun and easy for everyone. … [Read more...] about Plagued by Vacation Scheduling Headaches? Take these Tips, and Feel Better Fast
Don’t underestimate the value of recognition for accomplishments small and large on workers. According to a new Deloitte survey, a daily “thank you” can go a long way with your employees. Of 16,000 professionals—from C-suite execs to junior staff—85% said that they prefer a simple “thank you” as recognition for their daily accomplishments. About a third (32%) said they want to be recognized by their direct supervisor, and 37% said they would like kudos from the boss above their own manager. Women, in particular, would like management to make the extra effort at recognition. … [Read more...] about Thank You: Two Small Words Have a Big Impact on Employees
Take five steps to ensure flexible, adaptive leadership and teams to manage change with agility. Want a competitive edge in a tough market? Then become a FALO—a “Flexible, Adaptive, Learning Organization.” This encourages leaders to focus on issues within their area of control instead of wasting time chasing issues they can’t substantially impact. A FALO organization has a willingness to change or compromise, the ability to use flexibility to accommodate new conditions, and the capability to quickly learn new skills and information necessary to meet demands. … [Read more...] about Want to Soar above the Competition? Take Flight with FALO
Identify, pursue skills, competencies to thrive and build a strong organization. As post-acute and long-term care providers continue to move into an unknown, uncertain future, it is essential that leaders do what I call “mirror work.” This reflective effort requires that leaders assess their skills and competencies to determine how ready they are to move organizations into uncharted territory. It requires an attention to developing the critical competence of adaptive leadership. Let’s begin by defining the term. Adaptive leadership centers around strategies that create the type of change that builds and enables the capacity, at the individual and the organizational level, to thrive. The interventions associated with adaptive leadership build on the past, particularly past successes. This approach relies heavily on experimentation and the integration … [Read more...] about Adaptive Leadership: The Essential Competency for the Future
Seven key steps can encourage employees to be problem-solvers, creative decision-makers. A growing number of organizations see a culture void of finger-pointing and fear as essential to innovation and employee engagement. As far back as 1990, researchers suggested the value of the ability to be open and honest without fear of negative consequences. This concept, known as “psychological safety,” encourages workers to take risks, share ideas, and contribute to the organization’s quality, growth, and positive change. In 2002, one researcher said, “In psychologically safe environments, people believe that if they make a mistake, others will not penalize or think less of them for it.” So how do you embrace psychological safety and promote it in your workplace? … [Read more...] about Psychological Safety Promotes a More Engaged, Innovative Workforce
Don’t guess about greatness; use a high-tech approach to find leaders among employees, candidates. Identifying both job candidates and existing employees who are most likely to thrive in a management or leadership role can be a guessing game. However, talent analytics, a platform that produces insights into the workforce, can help you better understand the strengths of both current and potential employees and identify those who will be good leaders. Talent analytics start by focusing on successful leaders across the organization, identifying patterns and dominant characteristics; and this helps establish correlations between current behavior and future potential. Powered with artificial intelligence, the results help predict potential leaders in your ranks. In particular, five types of talent analytics can identify those with the … [Read more...] about Looking for Leaders? Talent Analytics Can Shine Light on the Brightest
Absence management can save time, trouble, and even legal woes. Only 1 in 4 HR professionals report having effective absence management programs, according to data from The Standard’s Absence and Disability Readiness Index. Managing absences while ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an ongoing challenge for HR. However, understanding the facts and taking a few steps to safeguard absence tracking and compliance can help protect your organization and its employees. … [Read more...] about It’s 9 a.m.: Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?
Five steps help put the “H” in HR center stage when employees need emergency assistance. While your organization must continue to function well if a flood, hurricane, fire, or other disaster hits, your employees aren’t immune. They can lose their homes, possessions, and their peace of mind, and your compassion and support can make a tremendous difference. Following five steps can help ensure your employees have the tools, resources, and guidance to heal after a disaster. … [Read more...] about How Do You Help Employees When Disaster Strikes?