Imagine the last time you were happy and content at work.
Hopefully it’s not once in a year type of thing, but let’s imagine it was two days ago when you finally finished a long-lasting project that had been keeping you up all night.
Now imagine the feeling and motivation this happiness gave you. At that particular moment, it probably felt like you could conquer any challenge and had the motivation to move mountains. Most probably, your productivity was at its peak. No wonder; a happy employee is also a productive employee. Read more…
“They are different in [insert country other than your own.] They want different things than we do.”
How true do you believe that statement to be? Do you wonder if anyone’s recently tried to quantify those perceived differences or, better yet, find the commonalities?
This Fall, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network did just that in their Decoding Global Talent report, which aggregated 200,000 survey responses on global mobility and employment preferences from employees in 189 countries. The survey primarily looked at what would make employees willing to work abroad, regardless of home country.
But one particular finding struck me as most enlightening – regardless of desire to relocate, all respondents “are putting more emphasis on intrinsic rewards and less on compensation.” Read more…
The candidate-driven market is here to stay and the pace at which candidates are rejecting offers is quickening.
MRINetwork’s most recent Recruiter Sentiment Study says that 83 percent of the 333 responding recruiters describe the current employment market as candidate-driven. In three years, the percentage of recruiters who say candidates are in the driver’s seat has risen 29 points.
“It is definitely and without a doubt a candidate-driven market, however many employers are still laboring under the same processes as they did when it was an employer-driven market,” the twice yearly survey report notes, quoting one of the participating recruiters. Read more…
In our TLNT article Despite Your Best Efforts, Why Aren’t Your Employees More Engaged?, we promised to provide follow-up “How to” articles on how get the information you need from your employees about how to boost their engagement.
As we noted, the information you need to boost employee engagement, is NOT found in surveys, but through individual one-on-one conversations.
Why? Because employee engagement is an individual experience. Read more…
With the holidays and a new year upon us, it’s a good time to pause, look at the big picture, and resolve to do even better in 2015.
In that light, here’s something to ponder: Other than a paycheck, do you give your employees good reasons to come to work each day?
Here are a few ideas to help you pump up employee engagement and make recruiting new hires easier too: Read more…
Every supervisor, manager and leader in every organization makes hundreds of decisions every week. The decisions we make are always motivated by either our personal or organizational needs.
But have you ever thought about how you make your decisions? Do you make decisions based on your instincts, beliefs, values, intuition or inspiration?
Most people make decisions based on their beliefs. The problem with beliefs is that they are based on information from the past that we then project into the future.
In a rapidly changing world, the past is not a good predictor of the future. Read more…
What motivates employees?
Is it money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission?
All these are good answers, but a new Tinypulse survey from TinyHR titled The 7 Key Trends Impacting Today’s Workplace that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture found that “peers and camaraderie” are the No. 1 reason employees go the extra mile. Read more…
I think HR Pros apologize way too much.
I got this idea from the Fast Company article 3 Things Professional Women Should Stop Apologizing For, which are:
- Their financial expectations (i.e., Pay us the same!)
- Their physical appearance (i.e., Sorry we aren’t club ready – I was up with a sick kid all night!)
- Their professional accomplishments (i.e., Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I can’t brag about what I do great!) Read more…
Does it feel like your employees are on autopilot? That they don’t listen to HR communications and don’t engage with new HR initiatives?
Well, they are on autopilot. In fact, we all are.
Behavioral researchers estimate that 45 percent of our daily lives are rigidly controlled by habits. When we face a familiar situation, we don’t think consciously about what we’re doing and we just do what we’ve done before. Read more…
As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top.
1. Affordable Care Act
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compliance was and remains a hot topic.
Key employer mandates will hit in 2015, and avoidance is no longer an option. Companies are looking for help to understand the challenges of ACA and for vendors to help them. Read more…