Organizations around the world experiment with the right solution to employee engagement ’ finding the right mix of work/life strategies and policies, stirring in diversity awareness, and topping it off with benefits packages they hope will make their organization just right. The Ken Blanchard Company offers an expanded solution, a concoction for employee passion sure to satisfy the most discerning management teams.
New research out of the UK about overworked families was recently released by the Working Families campaign. Survey respondents reported that work dominated their lives and family life suffered as a result.
The study also found that the majority of parents feel responsible for improving their own work/life balance. 41 percent of respondents feel that finding another job with an employer that supports work/life is the solution; and 88 percent of respondents believe that an employer should have some responsibility in promoting and helping employees achieve healthy work/life balance.
Headlines in major newspapers and popular magazines alike proclaim that ’50 is the new 40.? In addition, the fastest-growing age group in the workforce is between 55 and 64. American workers are living longer and taking their time to retire. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), by the year 2050, 19 percent of employees in the workforce will be age 55 and older.
What does employee engagement mean in India? In China? How about in France? Across the globe, employee engagement takes different forms. According to new research by human resources consultancy Mercer, employees from different countries are connecting to very different aspects of their work environment.
- Kwik-Fit asked its employees for ideas on how to make Kwik-Fit a ’fantastic? place to work through their ’Fantastic Journey? program, and received more than 6,000 ideas.
- Kwik-Fit launched approved initiatives in response to the survey, including a 6,000-square foot on-site nursery.
- Tax and national insurance exemptions may be realised the most by employers in the UK who provide employer-sponsored nurseries.
- Equity can be supported through the provision of a child care voucher scheme and by extending the workplace nurseries exemption to other sites or offering other forms of care.
- Deutsche Bank’s child care center is the first to offer both full-service and emergency care within a workplace nursery in the City of London.
- The bank has taken ideas from grass roots and evolved its programmes in response to employees’ needs and suggestions.
’Help me help you.? That’s the approach workers worldwide want from their managers and organizations. They want to give 100 percent and more. They want to be energized by their contribution to the company.
Emergency back-up dependent care services and on-site child care have had a moderate-to-high impact on attraction and retention of employees, according to a new WorldatWork report. WorldatWork surveyed its members to find that, of organizations that offered emergency As a working mother and grandmother trying to balance it all, I’ve spent decades creating and evolving my own strategy of integrating my personal and professional lives as my life both at home and at work has changed over time. As the president and COO of Bright Horizons, I am also in the business of helping others to achieve better work/life integration; and I am someone who has championed an employer-of-choice mentality in our own organization.
As a working mother and grandmother trying to balance it all, I’ve spent decades creating and evolving my own strategy of integrating my personal and professional lives as my life both at home and at work has changed over time. As the president and COO of Bright Horizons, I am also in the business of helping others to achieve better work/life integration; and I am someone who has championed an employer-of-choice mentality in our own organization.