According to a new study, workers lack confidence that their employer is prepared to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Only about a third (32%) of U.S. workers say they trust their organization’s management to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. A new national poll from Eagle Hill Consulting also reveals that only 45% think their company’s leaders moved quickly to adapt to the changing realities brought on by the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Do Your Employees Trust You to Successfully Address the COVID-19 Crisis?
Retention & Engagement
The middle generation brings autonomy, loyalty, and a desire to make a real contribution. Keep them engaged with a few key offerings. Your Gen X employees expect you to take an active role in their health, according to a new survey. In fact, nearly three-quarters (70%) think their employer should increase their efforts to support holistic health, and 90% say management should be responsible for helping employees address stress. The survey results are an important reminder that wellness benefits are not one-size-fit all and that customization is key to attracting and retaining good workers. Gen Xers, those individuals born between 1965 and 1984, express concerns that companies don’t address their specific needs. A vast majority (85%) report that everyone at their company is offered the same health and wellness resources/benefits; and they say this affects their … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget Gen X When Planning Wellness, Other Benefit Offerings
To find and keep good workers in a tight market, you'll need to expand your reach, look in new places, and identify opportunities the competition is missing. According to a new survey, you need to watch for some new hiring trends this year. Specifically, employee experience, people analytics, internal recruiting, and a move toward a multigenerational workforce will change the hiring landscape. … [Read more...] about Watch for New Trends to Impact Hiring in 2020
Take steps to keep your employees from getting the commuter blues. Win their appreciation and loyalty in the process. Your employees spend an average 52 minutes on their daily commute to and from work. Sitting in traffic, dealing with a flat tire, or waiting for the bus or train, your employees may be dreaming of an easier commute. You can’t move your employees closer to your company or magically make traffic disappear, but there are many steps you can take to make commuting easier and less expensive. Your efforts also can increase worker loyalty and reduce turnover. … [Read more...] about Keep Commuting Conundrums from Causing Turnover Traffic
Low unemployment, ghosting, and other issues will haunt your efforts to recruit workers in 2020. Fill openings with the right people by targeting passive job seekers. Despites talk about a recession and slowing job growth, unemployment remains low. As a result, it may take longer to fill vacancies, especially those for highly skilled positions. One way to overcome this obstacle is to become more adept at identifying and reaching passive job candidates. … [Read more...] about Move Promising Job Candidates from Passive to Active
Employees value diversity, likely more than you realize. According to the 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity report, diversity, inclusion, and equity are essential to building business value; and they help attract and retain good workers. Read on to see what employees at top companies say about how their employers prioritize diversity. … [Read more...] about What Top Companies Have in Common: They Live and Breathe Diversity
If you dread going to work because your boss is a bully, resolve to do something about it. Approximately 60 million Americans are affected by workplace bullying, and bosses comprise about two-thirds of the abusers. Nearly 40% of people who say they’ve been victims of bullying experience health problems such as serious anxiety, panic attacks, and clinical depression. It clearly is essential for organizations to take bullying seriously. However, if you are a target and suffer from abuse, it may take some work on your part to get the ball rolling. … [Read more...] about Don’t Let a Bullying Boss Make Work Miserable for You and Others
Managers dread providing negative feedback, but employees actually want this more than praise and compliments. If the idea of giving feedback—particularly if it’s negative—makes you break out in a cold sweat, you’re not alone. In at least one survey, 44% of managers say they find this activity to be stressful and/or difficult; and 21% say they just avoid giving feedback altogether. Believe it or not, employees actually want constructive criticism. Some say they prefer corrective feedback over praise and recognition. They suggest that it helps them feel empowered to address critical problems and grow as professionals. Helping your team leaders feel comfortable sharing all kinds of feedback with employees can enhance retention and boost morale. … [Read more...] about Fear of Feedback May Be Costing You Good Employees
Nurses are a powerful part of your workforce, and they have strong opinions about what brings them satisfaction and makes them want to stay or go. A new study confirms that efforts to improve culture and ensure the availability of adequate resources strongly contribute to the job satisfaction of nurses working in the long-term care (LTC) setting. According to the authors, their findings suggest that “residential LTC settings should consider providing comprehensive on-the-job training to ensure that staff have the knowledge and skills to provide quality care to residents and creating additional space for staff.” … [Read more...] about Are You Giving Nurses What They Want and Need to Love Their Jobs?
Supervisors count on personal meetings with workers to promote collaboration, retention, and engagement, but they need the right tools and resources for these interactions. According to a new survey, balancing team management with their other duties is the most significant challenge managers face. Two-third (68%) of respondents identify this as a top concern, compared to hitting team goals (14%), obtaining team collaboration (11%), and retaining employees. To manage these efforts, most managers see one-on-one meetings with their workers as an essential tool. They often have different goals and use different resources and technology to make these activities productive. However, there are several tips for one-on-ones that best promote engagement, retention, and innovation. … [Read more...] about Make One-on-Ones Twice as Valuable for Managers and Workers Alike