RETENTION

Caring about employees leads to more care about work, clients

10/30/2014
On their first day of work, employees of PEP Housing in South Petaluma, Calif., are greeted by a “welcome” sign on their office doors—the boss’s first effort to show the new staff member that he or she “belongs.”

5 principles for creating a culture of positivity at work

10/27/2014
Positivity is what keeps a workplace ticking. It all starts with supervisors. And all they have to do is treat employees better.

For 55% of workers, what they do is who they are

09/22/2014
More than half of working Americans say they get a sense of identity from the work they do, but education and income levels play a big part in the degree to which people feel that way.

How employers support employee career development

08/15/2014
Most employers are willing to pay for these kinds of professional and career development activities, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employee Benefits survey.

Big business finds big benefit in tuition assistance

08/04/2014
A Who’s Who of U.S. companies have embraced tuition assistance as a core component of their benefits packages.

Use tuition benefits to build home-grown skills

07/28/2014

Starbucks got a lot of attention this summer when it announced it would help its baristas—even part-timers—pay for online college classes offered by Arizona State University. That’s news for three reasons.

What workers want: Good pay, steady work

06/30/2014
The Society for Human Resource Management’s most recent “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement” survey asked employees which aspects of work they rate “very important” to job satisfaction. Here are the top 15.

Blue-collar workers dish on the downsides of their jobs

06/27/2014
When asked to identify shortcomings of their work environment, employees in non-desk jobs cited the following.

Nearly one-third of employers expect workers to job-hop

06/19/2014
Does job-hopping (working for various employers for a short period of time) carry the same stigma in today’s job market? Not necessarily, according to a new study from CareerBuilder.

Happiness matters: The 10-step prescription to a more content, productive workforce

06/10/2014
A recent Healthways Gallup Well-Being Index study showed a direct connection between employees’ well-being and their performance. The key tenets to a positive culture: Invest in employees’ relationships with managers. Cele­­brate strengths. Build a culture of positivity. Here’s how to do it.

Spot signs of 'checked out' employees

05/12/2014
With the economy improving, your employees have more options to jump ship. The warning signs that someone is about to leave aren't always what you'd expect.

What Millennial employees want from their employers

05/02/2014
Researchers at Realized Worth, which helps companies engage employees in volunteer work, say Millennials seek jobs that offer them good salaries, flexibility, meaningful work and a chance to contribute to society. Here’s what they want.

For U.S. employees, a long winter of discontent?

04/23/2014
Maybe the unending chill this past winter is to blame. Almost 20% of Americans recently polled by Rasmussen Reports say they’re unhappy at work, and more than 60% say they have considered quitting.

6 ways to make sure MVPs keep playing for your team

04/21/2014
Here’s advice for bosses on the best ways to challenge, recognize and retain the best of the best.

Retain staff by publicizing internal mobility efforts

04/11/2014
A new survey of LinkedIn members found that 85% of employees may be either passively or actively seeking a new job—and that most workers who changed jobs recently did so because they thought jumping ship was their best shot at career advancement.
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