Benefits are often chosen based on their projected macro returns. But the actual value is often felt on a micro level – as in the real ability of a real employee to do an important job on a specific day.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked what wins employees’ hearts. The answer? Say it with values statements.
‘Tis the season of distracted employees. Have you thought about cutting some holiday slack? Read how to turn holiday distractions into an office atmosphere that makes employees feel good about their place of employment and leverages that good will for year-round productivity.
Snow is a funny thing. Everyone knows it’s coming, and yet it still catches people by surprise. Then you have storm-related losses, followed by Monday morning lists of things business leaders wish they’d done. What are some of the big lessons of winter’s past that you should heed?
Employee wellbeing sounds great for them – your employees. But if you decide to implement benefits that support it, what’s in it for you?
Back-up care for the back-to-school time is becoming a go-to solution, filling in when kids are out of school, or when regular care isn’t available.
Even though employees are stressed at work, they’re opting not to use their vacation days, which is resulting in employee burnout and lower productivity.
In the age of the email, there are few feelings more sinking than the realization that you just hit “reply all”….when you absolutely, positively shouldn’t have. But such are the perils of the round-the-clock workday; the haze of late-night exhaustion that can prompt not just reply-alls, but rash reactions, ill-advised replies, and then attempts to either unsend or plead (“Disregard last message!” or “Please don’t read!”).
What started as an eight-hour workday has since transformed. Employers who focus on flexible hours will win out in terms of employee engagement & retention.
The dreaded helicopter label hovers over all parents as we try to help (and let’s face it…over help) our children, but never more than when our progeny become college applicants. That’s when we become, well…a little crazy.