Take this job and shove it! Wide agreement on reasons

Applicants and current employees agree on the three top factors that make them say “No thanks, bye-bye” to a job.

The employee, not the job, is what makes telecommuting work

What should the rules of telecommuting be—and who is it really working for?

Telework takes off in last 10 years

Telecommuting has tripled since 2004, as more than one-fifth of employers now report that at least 10% of their employees work remotely.

What we value most when we consider job satisfaction

When employees think about what makes for satisfying work, respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was rated “very important” by 72% of those polled for a recent Society for Human Resource Management study. But what came after that?

The paid leave movement marches on

Paid sick leave is quickly catching on as a must-have benefit, driven by both government mandates and business realities. But is there a downside?

Why are your employees jumping ship?

With the economy on its firmest footing in years, workers are looking to reap the financial rewards. Asked why they were considering seeking other employment, here's what likely job-changers said they wanted.

Top 5 kinds of employee recognition

Almost 90% of employers have a formal employee recognition program, according to a new study by the WorldatWork association. Two-thirds offer three to six different programs. Here’s what’s most popular.

SHRM survey: Employee satisfaction makes big jump

U.S. workers are feeling good about their jobs again, the Society for Human Resource Management discovered in its latest Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey.

Tenure in the 21st century: Employees are staying put

Employee tenure—the average length of time someone has spent working continuously for the same employer—has risen steadily since the turn of the century.

Safeway adds benefits for LGBT employees

Safeway is making its support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and shoppers visible with some perks for workers and the communities where its grocery stores are located.

It's cheaper to retain employees than to replace them

It’s clear that reducing employee turnover is a smart management strategy. Here are six ways to do that.

Leverage your workplace culture to attract and retain

In an increasingly competitive market, traditional incentives such as salary scale and benefits packages alone are not going to cut it. Crafting a powerful, engaging culture not only boosts hiring, but it also helps you keep the talent you already have.

Retain older employees by maintaining work flexibility

Two-thirds of organizations responding to a new survey consider the potential loss of older worker talent over the coming six to 10 years, through retirement or other reasons, a “problem” or “potential problem.” Here’s what they’re doing about it.

Long employee tenure leads to higher construction revenue

The average tenure of the 180 em­­ployees of Redwood City, Calif.-based W. Bradley Electric is 9.3 years—three times the national average in the construction industry.

Apple's new HR chief expands employee benefits

Since Apple promoted a former retail executive to its top HR position in February, the company has added a slew of employee benefits.
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