Depending on which surveys you look at, somewhere between 70% to 85% of employees in the workforce are not engaged. Those are discouraging numbers for employers, because disengaged employees score lower in productivity metrics than they should. In practical terms, that means they contribute less, lack motivation and show little interest in their work.Read More
Do you know how much your organization spends on employee recognition each year?
Best practice organizations are spending 1% or more of payroll dollars on an increasingly diverse range of employee recognition programs.
As more companies realize the strategic value of recognition for reinforcing particular behaviors, practices and activities that result in better performance and positive business results, budgeting has become much more strategic.
It’s been a national holiday for 125 years now. Labor Day is something that many people look forward to as it marks the beginning of one of the best seasons of the year – football. The first Labor Day was celebrated in 1882, and it took 15 years for this day dedicated to the achievements of the American worker to catch on and be acknowledged nationwide. According to the Department of Labor, the “nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.” On Monday, September 2nd, city streets will be filled with parades and festivals honoring the contributions of our workforce.Read More
By now it’s widely known that flexible work options, including the ability to work remotely, are near the top of today’s job seekers’ wish lists. Our own survey report on The Remote Workforce found that nearly 75% of millennials have expressed a desire to have more opportunities to work remotely. The shifting dynamic of where employees are clocking in from brings with it an increased focus on how to keep all workers, regardless of location, engaged and feeling valued.Read More