3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Strongest Skills?

What if you could use your employees’ strengths to your advantage? It sounds like a recipe for success, doesn’t it? Here’s why and how your company should be leveraging your employees’ strongest skills.  The Benefits of Playing to Strengths Recent Gallup research shows focusing on employee’s strongest skills increases engagement and performance as well as health and wellbeing. Some of the specific… Read More »

Boost Employee Morale by Hanging Some Holiday Lights

The holidays are almost here. Do you want to help your employees get into the spirit of the season? Consider putting up some decorations, including holiday lights.   Why Do Holiday Lights Improve Our Mood?   Decorations Give Us a Break from the Norm   Humans like variety. After months of the same day in and day out… Read More »

How to Keep your Best Employees

Although some turnover is unavoidable, no one likes losing a high performer. These individuals may be difficult or even impossible to replace. What can your organization do to keep its top talent?     Pay People What They Are Worth Pay tends to be a sticky subject as well as one of the primary reasons employees leave. After all, who wouldn’t want to make $75,000 a year instead of $50,000? But, how do… Read More »

More Offices Are Offering Non-Monetary Benefits, Here Are 3 of the Best

Of course, people want to know how much a job pays. Recently, companies such as Google have received lots of attention for their overly generous perks.   What benefits should your organization offer to attract and retain top employees?  Health Insurance Although this may seem standard, health insurance isn’t guaranteed. The Affordable Care Act only requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time staff or pay a penalty. The law excludes employees who work for small businesses (under… Read More »