A Dream Company supports people as a company rather than individuals, and so lays the groundwork for longer lasting results than a dream job. So if the answer to giving employees their dream job is in reality to become their Dream Company, how do you become one?
We’d like to send a loud shoutout to our learning team. Just this month, their work struck gold as they were recognized as a 2016 LearningElite winner by Chief Learning Officer magazine
Solutions at Work LIVE will gather industry leaders to talk about the things on every HR leader’s mind. Come back next week for insights and where to experience the conference via video on demand.
This April Fool’s, we salute all of the jokesters and pranksters among today’s companies. We’ll be laughing along with the junk-food perfumes and bacon-scented toys…but we’ll be quietly standing on the sidelines not eating unicorns…and not tempting the fates.
Combing through stock prices of Best Companies over the last 28 years, a London researcher found that, firms with high employee satisfaction outperform their peers by 2.3% to 3.8% per year in long-run stock returns – 89% to 184% cumulative. That should get employers thinking seriously about exactly what they can do to increase employees’ job satisfaction.
Young people have been inviting their elder’s ire since stone-age moms complained their kids were wasting all their time staring at that darned newfangled fire. But before we write today’s youngest employees off for their shortcomings, let’s consider what we should be learning from our Millennial colleagues.
Child care responsibilities arrive with the fanfare of a new baby, while elder care generally simmers below the surface. Yet the impacts are staggering. Productivity losses are estimated in the billions when employees take off time to care for aging parents.
Employees like claims processors, the payroll people, the IT support, customer service employees, administrative assistants, finance, sales, marketing have critical skills, vast company knowledge bases, and key jobs. While they are your most valuable hires, they’re also some of the most likely employees to be poached.
Free speaking comes down to permission…and that comes down in large part to values statements. There’s more power in these things than people might think.
With so many moving parts these days, nothing happens the way you’d expect; and smart HR people know cause-and-effect is a thing of the past. A successful presentation in Fresno might depend on completion of a college essay in Duluth. A thorough pre-signing assessment of a contract in Texas might hinge on the timely arrival of a dog walker in Silver Springs. Here’s how to build a better HR strategy by listening to your employees and getting to the root of their needs.