Over three-quarters of employers aren’t getting good or useful results from their employee surveys. A few changes can make a big difference. If they’re done right, employee engagement surveys can provide a wealth of information. However, too often these efforts are poorly planned or executed. As a result, they elicit little real information; or, worse, they provide feedback that is misleading or unclear. In fact, some research suggests that up to 78% of companies aren’t getting good results from their surveys. Read on to find out how you can make your employee … [Read more...] about Useful or Useless: How Effective Are Your Employee Engagement Surveys?
Retention & Engagement
If you think that your best employees aren’t dreaming of greener pastures, you could be facing a turnover nightmare. Job loyalty may be on the downswing, according to a new survey. Of full-time workers who changed jobs in the past two years, 88% say they are willing to consider a new employment opportunity; and about a third say they are actively seeking a new job. These numbers are up about 8% from the same survey last year. … [Read more...] about How to Breathe New Life into Employee Loyalty
Increasingly, employers are taking a holistic approach to their wellness programs for workers. According to a recent study from Optum, employers are increasingly engaged in efforts to keep employees healthy. However, more organizations are moving their focus from wellness to well-being and taking a holistic approach to employee health. Read on to learn about the latest trends and best practices. … [Read more...] about Study: More Employers Exercise Well-Being to Keep Workers Healthy
Employees say that reskilling can make or break their engagement and decisions about where to work. The World Economic Forum has predicted that the world’s workforce will need “significant reskilling” by 2023. At the same time, studies show that employees want to learn and gain new skills. Yet a recent survey suggests that only 41% of workers say their employers are providing training to prepare them for the future. At the same time, 76% say that such opportunities would make their current or prospective employers more appealing. … [Read more...] about Survey: Future-Focused Training and Leaders Are in Demand
Innovative “stay conversations” can motivate your best workers not to go. Turnover costs U.S. businesses $600 billion last year, and this doesn’t account for the knowledge, experience, and ideas employees take with them when they leave. Increasingly, organizations are using “stay conversations” to keep people from going. A one-on-one talk between a boss and an individual team member, the stay conversation is designed to help the supervisor determine what’s important to their employee in the workplace, as well as his or her interests and aspirations. By getting this information directly from the employee, the manager can more accurately target efforts to keep the person engaged. Increasingly, employers see it as a fairly simple solution to a complex problem. … [Read more...] about Will They Stay or Will They Go?
Up to half of your employees may be looking to leave, but they might be willing to stay with the right incentive. While their strategies to retain good team members vary widely, employers are almost universally concerned about their ability to succeed in these efforts. In a new survey from Robert Half, only 19% of employers say they are “not at all concerned” about their company’s ability to retain valued employees. A third (33%) say they are “very concerned,” and nearly half (48%) say they are “somewhat” concerned. These worries appear to be well-founded, as 43% of workers in the same survey say they plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months. … [Read more...] about Worried About Your Employees Leaving? Survey Suggests You Should Be.
Survey: Workers blame weak company culture for lack of engagement. There was a time when employees commonly worked at a company for years, often receiving gold watches and pensions from the same place where they started their careers. However, recent findings suggest that employee loyalty is a thing of the past and that employers need to work harder to win engagement and buy-in. Read on to find out what employees like about their jobs, what impacts their morale and productivity, and what makes them head out the door. … [Read more...] about How to Make Employee Loyalty Trend at Your Company
Survey: Employees have favorite days, times to function. If you have an especially important task for workers, a new survey suggests you should give it to them on a Monday morning and almost never late in the day. Respondents also say that even when they want to be focused and productive, they are distracted by chatty coworkers (32%), office noise (22%), unnecessary or unproductive conference calls and meetings (20%), cell phone calls/texts (15%), and unnecessary emails (11%). Read on for more data from this survey, then find out what changes in schedules or workplace environment might make your teams more productive. … [Read more...] about When Is Your Team at Peak Performance?
Young employees have some specific expectations for jobs. Are you really prepared to walk the walk? Nearly half of Generation Z workers, those between the ages of 18 and 23, say they regret accepting a job offer, according to a recent survey; and only about half (51%) say they envision themselves having a long tenure at their organization. As regret can lead to turnover, low morale, and poor productivity, it’s important to know what Gen Zers want and how to hire candidates who are truly in sync with your organization’s culture. … [Read more...] about Gen Zers Often Regret Accepting Jobs, Make Quick Plans to Bolt
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