We all know that ROI measures how much you gain versus what you spend. So, it stands to reason that some of your biggest ROI will come from implementing strategies that don’t cost a thing. As we wade into 2017, here are ten cultural HR strategies that offer undeniably fat ROI.
Acting awards have little to do with the things most of us do on a daily basis. But Ryan Gosling spoke for working parents everywhere when he thanked Eva Mendes for taking care of the couple’s children (among other responsibilities) while he was working.
Why do people assume new parents will make bad employees? Why are colleagues so wary? Why, if managers believe that working parents are among the best performers, are parents simultaneously feeling downgraded as second rate? The answer, it may turn out, is that employees without children aren’t feeling supported either.
Dear Santa…if we can’t have a puppy, can we at least get an empty inbox or a week without meetings? What employees really want this Christmas.
Working mothers are as committed to their jobs as they were pre-pregnancy. So what’s the real reason why women leave work?
“Waiting for a parent to come off a plane can take hours,” says Bright Horizons’ Brandi Nobles, driving force behind the Bright Space at the RDU airport. “This is a spot for families and their children to be away from other passengers; a way for them to get time by themselves.”
It’s generally accepted that healthy employees cost employers less. So should you make it your mission to try to improve your employees’ health? There’s a lot of evidence that says…no.
Millennials are asking questions, getting rid of that tired old phrase, “but it’s always been that way,” and putting cultural progress in the same basket as technological.
All the attention on Millennials is understandably leaving Gen X and Boomers feeling a little, dare we say it, Jan Brady-esque. Gen X is already pleading for employers’ attention like main characters in a Dr. Seuss book. But Boomers – particularly newly launched empty nesters — need some attention, too.
Last year, a study out of the University of Georgia said that saying “thank you” was the key to happy marriages. Turns out, the same might be said for happy workplaces.