Dec 162015

Timeliness is a big component of any successful employee recognition program. After all, the goal is to highlight positive behaviors and achievements while they’re still fresh in your team’s mind. For many companies, that means taking care of monthly, quarterly and yearly recognition benchmarks. If you want to build a culture where peer-to-peer recognition and praise are truly valued, though, you’ll need to go beyond that and set daily recognition benchmarks. Yes, you heard it right. Daily recognition. It might sound like a time-consuming, difficult thing to pull off, but it doesn’t have to be. Effective daily recognition isn’t about spending hours on end plotting and planning. It’s about coming up with strategies that speak to your company culture and […]

Oct 142015
5 best principles to keep you and your employees motivated

In the business environment attitude is contagious. The right kind of attitude has the ability to inspire the staff thus teaching them all the tricks of the trade. Keeping employees motivated is easier said than done. Nonetheless, remaining excited and accepting new challenging on a daily basis can have a great impact on employee morale. It is important to be a tough leader. Good leadership skills draws believers and leading a team usually means more than just making sound business decisions. The best leaders have the power of setting a tone; they’re guiders, advisors, and last but not least, companions. Here are 5 effective principles that will help you keep your staff motivated: Have a mission statement and sell it […]

Oct 072015

  Employee education is essential to the long-term success of every business. As needs and trends change, training must be in place and adapt to both new and seasoned employees for higher productivity, effectiveness and self-fulfillment. A clear understanding of how training contributes to employee motivation and business ROI is critical. Training programs are only effective to the extent they align with business strategy and how people learn. So how do you train a widely diverse workforce? The answer may be in the form of the Next Generation Classroom. The Next Generation Classroom is transforming how companies deliver training. It offers multiple delivery options, leverages technology for robust two-way communication and collaboration, and adapts to a highly mobile workforce. The […]

Jun 132015
How Can HR Help Create Higher Employee Engagement Within Organizations?

Every company values an employee who is flexible and puts the company needs first whenever possible. These types of employees are usually happy and this is because they are engaged in their roles and feel a part of the company. An engaged employee will prove to be a valuable asset. HR can play an important role in ensuring all employees are engaged by following these guidelines. Know your employees and your company will have a lot to win It is very important to get to know your employees and provide them with an opportunity to discuss any concerns – business or personal. A relationship with your employees will allow you to help them when they have any issues and this […]

May 042015

Unlike other tasks at work, it is hard to be creative on demand. Because of this, it can be difficult to inspire creativity in your employees. You may find that one day you have a creative flurry of ideas on your hands, while the next day the creativity has dried up. While it’s hard to inspire creativity in the workplace, it’s not an impossible task. For cash-rich technology companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook, they look at everything including the architecture of their offices. Hiring award-winning architects, these companies have attempted to reinvent the workplace by creating creative spaces that in no way reflect the traditional office setup of fluorescent lighting, cubicles and vast unimaginative conference rooms. At Google’s […]

Nov 182014
Innovative ideas to drive employee engagement

Employee engagement is important for business results. Turnover has high costs in recruiting and training new employees, and by improving engagement, you can reduce employee turnover. Also, various studies have shown that engaged employees are more productive, produce higher quality work, and provide better customer service. Here are some innovative ways that you can boost your employee engagement. Listen to employee suggestions Get employees involved more with the company by soliciting their ideas and suggestions. Often, employees may have great ideas about how your company could improve certain things, which management has never thought of. Knowing that their opinions are valued makes people feel more engaged. Make sure that you act on some of the suggestions, too, and then employees […]

Sep 082014
Employee engagement - is it becoming a concept to rethink?

Employee engagement is a big topic these days, as companies recognize what this can mean to their productivity and performance. A 2014 survey reported that 78 percent of executives surveyed rated engagement as an important or urgent issue. Research has shown that engaged employees are more productive, provide better customer service, and stay in their jobs longer. Employee engagement is moving from an annual survey, to an on-going business concern. Are your people engaged? Do you think they’ll keep working for you 5 years from now? Every now and then, organizations should rethink the way they treat their staff. Surveys are an excellent way of finding out if your company’s production goals are being met or not. Of course, there […]

Aug 052008
Training Employees in a Tight Economy

Unfortunately, in a tight economy the first item to be slashed on the company budget are training programs, when in actuality training should be increased. One reason you should be looking to increase your training dollars is that you want to retain your star employees and show them that the organization believes in them and is looking to develop their skills to be even more valuable to everyone. Let’s look at the different types of training that may be important to your organization. Job Skills Training – A responsible organization will take steps to provide employees the means to improve their skills. This is especially true with new hires, who are not fully up to speed and may need a […]