What Do Hourly Employees Value?

Nearly 60 percent of U.S. workers are hourly employees, does your organization know what makes them tick? (Via TribeHR) The majority of staff in the United States are hourly employees who have little to no control over their work schedules. The retail industry has an annual turnover of 80–100%. The cost of replacing hourly workersContinue reading “What Do Hourly Employees Value?”

Good/Bad News: Hiring Up, Engagement Down

Nearly two-thirds of employers expect a rise in voluntary turnover as the economy improves and market demand increases for specialized skills. With an improving economy, employers are increasingly concerned about employee retention. The threat of a mass talent migration of workers searching for better employment opportunities is forcing more companies to evaluate and improve employeeContinue reading “Good/Bad News: Hiring Up, Engagement Down”

HR Leadership: 10 Steps to Employee Engagement

How to Create an Employee Engagement Culture A 2011 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found conclusively that investments in superior human capital generates better performance by the company. This should answer the question WHY employee engagement is needed, but it does not answer the question of HOW. Employees have to feel theContinue reading “HR Leadership: 10 Steps to Employee Engagement”

Improving Employee Engagement: More Than Free Coffee

The U.S. job market is slowly showing improvement; as a result, workers are beginning to look for new and better job opportunities. In response, employers are making greater efforts to keep their best talent—with more than just perks like coffee and donuts, or even pay raises. It is a strategy; concerted efforts in employee engagement—making employeesContinue reading “Improving Employee Engagement: More Than Free Coffee”

Trust Is Higher for American Workers

With the grim news about the recent economic downturn, it is always uplifting to get some good news—trust is rising in the American workplace. According to BlessingWhite, a Princeton N.J. consulting firm, both employee engagement and trust in senior management has risen in 2012. Forty-one percent of North American employees expressed engagement, compared to 33Continue reading “Trust Is Higher for American Workers”

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