Hard ROI — like what you get from back-up care or educational advice — is critical. But programs that also deliver “feel-good” ROI have additional ability to impact important HR goals.
A Harvard study says employees lost 11 days of productivity annually due to insomnia. Yet Horizons Workforce Consulting says many employees lie awake worrying about work. So improving productivity may start with employers finding answers to what’s keeping people up at night.
Elder care is being increasingly recognized as a workplace challenge, with AARP saying 60% of those providing elder care work full time. Beyond the numbers, you’ll discover the employees and their stories of the struggle to balance elder care while working and, many, raising children.
Faced with a startling number of changes — healthcare reform, a tight labor market, government regulation, physician integration, electronic medical records, and workforce shortages, to name the most prominent — the healthcare industry is in a continuous state of evolution. Here’s how HR practices will have to evolve to keep up.
Earlier this month, Forbes announced its list of Best Companies for Work-Life Balance. The big names on it show that taking care of employees has benefits for the company, too.
Last year, Horizons Workforce Consulting’s Andrea Wicks Bowles asked some interesting questions about how to get employees to use their benefits. This year’s report on benefits trends shows why answering those question should be high on employers’ to-do lists.
Today’s employers are going to have to fight for great hires, hire for potential, develop existing talent, and invest in their employees in a way that makes them want to stay with the organization over the long-term. Three experts tell you how to use a culture of learning to achieve those goals.
Horizons Workforce Consulting’s study of 4,000 people showed that fewer than half of employees (only 40%) get enough sleep every night. New data shows the negative consequences for the employees…and the company.
Despite having the least amount of paid vacation time in the world, Americans – managers and their reports — are simply not taking time off. This, says a new report by Horizons Workforce Consulting, is bad new for employees and their organizations.
For the last two years, we’ve been talking about how the labor market is going to tighten. It happened even faster than predicted. Some are calling it the “post-recession challenge” or the “turnover tsunami.” Simply put, employers that have been operating in the same manner since before the Great Recession may need to embrace new employee retention and recruitment strategies.