Posts Tagged ‘employee engagement’

Your Employees Will Think You Don’t Care If…

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We know that employees want to feel valued and appreciated in the workplace and it can be difficult to gauge where your employees are, how they feel, and what contributes to that. The unfortunate reality is that your actions a manager are the key factors in your employees feeling unappreciated – and guess what?  Many do. How you engage, or don’t, with your employees makes all the difference in employee satisfaction and organizational success. So, what do managers do that leave employees feeling under-valued? Take a look at these ten managers may be leaving their employees feeling unappreciated and potentially…

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Pay Transparency — It’s the Way to Go

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Pay fairness, or the perception of fairness, is often cited as the reason employees choose to work for or leave a company. While it may seem like enough to provide competitive salaries and benefits packages, studies consistently show that pay transparency may be the key to successful recruitment and retention. Companies like Whole Foods and Uber are well known for their implementation of pay transparency practices and the positive impact they have had on employee satisfaction, organizational loyalty, and productivity. These companies may take it to the extreme, providing complete transparency with individual salaries, but the success of implementing some…

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Keys to Successful Open Enrollment

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For many, Fall is the season of bonfires, s’mores, and preparing for upcoming holidays. For many businesses, it’s also open enrollment season! This season comes with its own set of challenges and rewards, and at the forefront of those is employee engagement. Many employers cite employee engagement in the benefits enrollment process as one of their top challenges. While effective benefits enrollment correlates with their bottom line, employers struggle to engage their employees, creating a less than perfect benefits enrollment process. While we cannot avoid all the struggles of open enrollment, these eight steps will help to ensure your company…

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Steer Your Employees to Volunteer

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It’s been a turbulent time for many companies, with headlines on leadership transgressions dominating the headlines almost daily.  What better time, then, to demonstrate your company’s commitment to social responsibility? More than ever, your employees (and potential employees) want to work for organizations that do good and give back to the communities in which they serve. This may even be a prerequisite for your younger staff members who are used volunteering and developing relationships with others through volunteering. In addition to improved recruitment and retention, employee volunteer programs increase employee engagement because employees feel a greater sense of purpose and…

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Treat Your Employees Like Number 1 (Because They Are)!

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Everyone knows the adage, “The customer is always right.” Many businesses understandably live by this philosophy.  However, this mindset shouldn’t apply only to your customers — your employees deserve to be treated as well, if not better than your customers. This kind of attitude may seem somewhat blasphemous in the eyes of business owners — which exactly the problem. Employees work day in and day out, often around the clock for you, so how does it make sense that they are less important to your overall success than your customers? If a customer complained about your product or service, you…

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Is Meow the Time to Become Pet-Friendly?

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New office trends and norms have been popping up left and right over the past few years. One of the more polarizing ideas to gain traction with companies across the country is the pet-friendly work environment. There are both advantages and hang-ups to the pet-friendly workplace. Here are a few of each. Pro #1 — Reduced Stress and Boosted Office Morale Pets provide their owners with a sense of comfort and emotional stability, which can lead to increased happiness AND productivity in the office! You want your employees to be as comfortable as possible so they can devote themselves fully…

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