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.
In contrast to what you may have heard, holacracy is not anarchy and it’s not really “bossless.” It’s an organizational structure based on the work, not the people. Find out what holacracy is, what organizations are best-suited for it, and some keys to making it work.
Recent Bright Horizons research shows that employees will be much more likely to stay at a company they consider their dream organization, even if they’re not yet in their dream job. And employees, especially millennials, will be much more likely to see their organization as a dream company if they have opportunities for professional development. Learn how to build a culture of learning at your organization.
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.
March 13 through March 19 is ASHHRA’s official Healthcare HR week; seven days, “to recognize human resources professionals in hospitals and non-hospital organizations across the nation for the daily issues they face.”
When talking about working parents, the data is just one part of the narrative. What’s equally important is the stories behind the numbers.