Do your employees enjoy their work environment? This is a question every good manager or business owner should ask periodically. A happy worker is more productive and more likely to stay put; low company morale and turnover hurt the overall success of any business. Moreover, it’s never been easier for people to job hunt. Employment […]
Employee Retention: Benefits that Attract and Retain Employees In the “old days” of work, an employee could sign on with a company in their early 20s and expect to earn a decent salary for the next 40 years before retiring on a respectable pension. These days, employment isn’t so cut and dried. Salaries, loyalty, and […]
Employee Retention and Engagement It’s a feat for businesses to retain employees for five years or more in today’s market, and the cost of losing them is high. The Center for American Progress claims that for workers earning $75,000 or less per year, the typical cost of turnover is 20 percent of the salary. The […]
Employee Motivation in the Workplace This is an excellent video outlining the key components of employee motivation based on Dan Pink’s book, “Drive.” Many current motivation practices in world today tend to do more harm than good. In some cases rewards have the opposite effect such has limiting creativity and innovation.
The needs, drives and wants of each individual are what motivate behavior. This means that needs, drives and wants are what activate, direct and sustain behavior in each individual. Although we can generalize about the kinds of needs that motivate behavior, we find an individual’s motivating factors more difficult to understand. The team leader must […]
Game rooms, complete with foosball tables and darts. Food carts delivering everything from pizzas to ice cream sandwiches. Casual dress codes that allow employees to be as comfortable as possible at work. These are just a few of the many perks that companies are offering their employees. While most employers say they value and appreciate […]