Creating a Great Place to Work As the economy rebounds businesses are focusing on making their organizations better places to work. They are realizing if employees and managers are unhappy, they are going to leave. Pay and benefits are important, but many people are choosing happiness, meaningful work and job satisfaction as the most important […]
WHAT WOMEN WANT IN THE WORKPLACE Many businesses fail to understand the diversity in the demographics that comprise their workforce. What attracts, retains and creates job satisfaction for each demographic group is different. What motivates male hourly employees varies significantly from what motivates top performing female executives. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Top Talent and […]
How do you retain and prepare your best talent to lead? Mentoring programs are one of the most effective tools in achieving business results. The authors of the book, War on Talent reported, “Of those who have had a highly helpful mentoring experience, 95 percent indicated it motivated them to do their very best, 88 percent said it made them less likely to leave their company, and 97 percent said it contributed to their success at the company.”
Happiness at Work Zappos is a true American success story. Not only are they a financial powerhouse, but an amazing place to work. Zappos is an online retailer that sells shoes and other merchandise. They have approximately 1500 employees and are located in Las Vegas and at their distribution center in Kentucky. For several years […]
Job satisfaction has dropped in a recent survey. Businesses who don’t improve job satisfaction are at risk of lowering their productivity and at risk of losing their good employees. A new survey conducted by the Conference Board showed only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work. This is the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board in more than 22 years of research.