According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 1 out of every 5 workers is planning to leave their job in 2014.
That’s a lot of disengaged employees.
After digging into the data, you find it’s not because these workers want a higher salary. Even though salary is important and makes up a large percentage (66 percent) of why people said they are dissatisfied with their current job, respondents were just as likely to attribute dissatisfaction to not feeling valued (65 percent). Read more…
Culture is a hot workplace topic but remains a tremendous opportunity for most organizations to further support their purpose, solve problems, and improve performance.
One of the foremost authorities on the subject of culture is Edgar Schein, Professor Emeritus with MIT Sloan School of Management, and author of many best sellers including the Corporate Culture Survival Guide and, his most recent book, Humble Inquiry – The Art of Asking and Not Telling.
He was recently interviewed for the launch of CultureUniversity.com and a number of important culture insights were captured to help bring some clarity to this deep topic. Read more…
Temporary hiring is on the rise, and recruiters, employers, and staffing pros would be smart to take note.
Only about 24 percent of employers expect to hire full-time, permanent workers this year, which is down slightly from 26 percent in 2013. However, the numbers for temporary hiring paint a much rosier picture: 42 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract talent this year.
In 2013 alone, temporary staffing utilization was up 8 percent. That number is expected to rise as more small and mid-size businesses begin to see the value of employing temporary labor to test drive potential hires and defer recruiting costs. Read more…
Here are “Nine Things Your Employees Won’t Tell You That You Need to Know Anyway.” How many of them apply to you?
1. “If you can’t be a good boss to me, nothing else matters.”
Regardless of what else you and I may have in common — hobbies, educational background, sense of humor, political party, general world view, or even religion — if you can’t manage me well, I don’t give a damn about it. Read more…
The more resilient your workforce, the greater your ability to:
- Adapt nimbly to marketplace changes.
- Provide friendly, alert, loyalty-generating customer service.
- Implement change rapidly, with minimal resistance.
- Get maximum productivity from your employees without burning them out. Read more…
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King, American writer.
Every organization has its “Campers” — uninspired workers who hunker down and do only what they have to, waiting for the weekend to come, and eventually, retirement.
They meet the minimum requirements of their positions, but you rarely get much more out of them. They’ve either reached their career goals or given up on their dreams, accepting what they’ve achieved as the best they can do. They’ll stay where they sit, thanks very much.
Fortunately, that’s the exception — most people do want to do their best and get ahead. Read more…
For new hires, the first day on the job can feel like they’re at the foot of a mountain about to take the first step up a ridiculously tall peak like Kilimanjaro or Everest.
Even if they’ve prepared for years to hone the right skills and are excited about this new adventure, it is still a hard, uphill journey that requires lots of endurance.
Keeping that in mind, here are five things you cannot forget if you want to start your new hire’s first week off on the right foot: Read more…
How often have you heard this scenario?
A business loses an important employee and goes into recruiting mode. Time to update (or sometimes create) the job description and post it on Monster.com, LinkedIn, local paper, etc.
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Too many businesses operate this way when it comes to recruiting.
You know who doesn’t operate this way? Your more successful competitors. Read more…
According to the 2013 Better Life Index by OECD (the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) we’re still fighting the battle to find balance between work and our personal lives.
Out of the 36 countries ranked on the 2013 Better Life Index, the U.S. came in at No. 28 for work-life balance, behind almost all the countries in Europe as well as Brazil, New Zealand, and Canada. Australia fell just behind the U.S at No. 29.
The top three countries for work-life balance were Denmark at No. 1, the Netherlands at No. 2, and Norway at No. 3. Read more…
“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” – Thomas Watson Jr., former CEO of IBM
As children, we are naturally inquisitive, curious, eager and willing to try new things.
When they don’t work out we are quick to move on and try something else. We don’t waste time or emotions worrying about what didn’t work, we simply move on to trying something else.
Then something terrible happens. We learn that failure is unacceptable and are admonished, shamed and ridiculed for it. Read more…