Is it money, fame, bragging rights, remote work, no dress code, corner office, expense account? What is it that employees really want from their place of employment? If we really dig into it, once extrinsic benefits such as salary, fair treatment, and benefits are at an acceptable level, intrinsic benefits become comparatively underserved. Intrinsic benefits?… Continue reading What do employees really want from their employers and job?
The vast majority of job descriptions under-serve employees and yield little inspiration or clarity. With at least 50% of the workforce in a perpetual state of confusion with regard to what is expected of them, you begin to wonder if we can do better. We can. It starts by ‘getting in sync’ as Ray D’Alio… Continue reading What is a “Position Agreement” and How To Use One To Set Expectations Between Managers And Employees
The gender pay gap frequently gets dismissed as a result of women’s choices. People who don’t want to entertain the thought that inequality is rife blame the ‘choice’ of women to work less hours, choose tending to their family or not demonstrating leadership. The problem is these ‘reasons’ aren’t empty canned responses. In 29 US… Continue reading Eliminating Gender Bias in the Workplace
Looking at the statistics related to workplace contentment makes for pretty grim reading. Employee engagement is down to about 30%. Studies have shown that, on a scale of 1 to 5, 60% of workers feel at a stress level of 3 and above on any given work day. Work life balance is not trending in… Continue reading Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in the Workplace
You have a huge project due on a fast-approaching timeline. You are rushing in early and working later than you’d like but the job doesn’t get much closer to being finished. You just can’t get into a solid rhythm. Your phone keeps buzzing, meetings keep happening, and you are still accountable for other tasks. Sound… Continue reading Does multitasking lower our IQ and kill productivity? Here is the solution.
Employee engagement is the biggest evolution in human resource and performance management strategy in the last 20 years. It deviates from the old carrot and stick extrinsic motivators and gets to the heart of what drives employees. Engagement centers around aligning employees’ career goals to that of the business and has been generating staggering economic… Continue reading Beginners Guide to Employee Engagement