A Globorforce report found that 69% of employees polled would work harder if they were better recognized. Christopher W. Cabrera, founder and CEO, Xactly Corporation, advises employers and HR professionals on how to develop robust recognition programs for their employees. By aligning technology and gamification with incentives and by measuring results, he believes that workers productivity levels and their loyalty to the company will flourish.
A new Fidelity Investments study finds that noticeably more mothers than fathers have had comprehensive conversations about savings, planning and retirement with their adult children.
Baby boomers are bucking the trends of generations before them, according to research released this week from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. When it comes to what they will pass on, 72% cite values and life lessons as most important, while just 32% said financial and real estate assets.
Employees seek advice from EAP/work-life resource hot lines for myriad reasons ranging from professional and financial concerns to help with mental health issues and substance abuse problems. To give employers a better understanding of the issues their employees face and who is likeliest to make use of employee assistance program benefits, ComPsych Corporation, which fields millions of calls annually, recently analyzed gender, age and industry differences in millions of EAP/work-life calls over a 12-month period.
Having access to adult back-up care has allowed employees to work six days in the past six months that they otherwise would have missed, according to a BrightHorizons survey.
Embassy Suites empowers employees through ongoing training and consistent rewards and recognition.
The success of Dickerson Employee Benefits is built on community values.
Seventy-four percent of individuals reported experiencing at least one legal event in the past year, and a majority of those who did said it impacted their work, according to research from ARAG. Among those who went through some sort of legal event, 40% experienced four or more in the last year, up 20% from five years ago. Legal plan benefit offerings free to employers, practical to wage earners are growing in popularity for obvious reasons. [Images: Shutterstock]
With a fervent belief in making lasting impressions, the employee onboarding process at SAS, a business analytics company, begins the moment they accept a position. Annette V. Holesh, an HR program manager at SAS, and her HR colleagues at the North Carolina-based organization know how to engage employees from the start. And they continue to buoy their workers energy long after the initial onboarding process has ended.
Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer defended her controversial decision to terminate the companys teleworking policy at the Great Place to Work conference in LA.
Americans believe discussing stress with their health care providers is important, yet many arent having the conversation, reports a recent study from the American Psychological Association. Richard Citrin, Ph.D., and president of Citrin Consulting, and Dr. David Ballard, assistant executive director for marketing and business development with the American Psychological Association, offer five suggestions for helping your employees start having those conversations. [Images: Shutterstock]
Workforce experts address how to use American Psychological Association research as a jumping-off point to start mental health conversations with health care providers.
Teleworkers are happier, healthier, more satisfied in their jobs, more productive, more loyal to their companies and more likely to recommend their company to someone else.
I used to be caught up in the spin cycle of thinking that net worth automatically afforded me life worth, says Gary Kunath, an entrepreneur, speaker, former CEO and author of Life ... Don't Miss It. I Almost Did: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest. However, Kunath adds, At a certain point you realize that money doesn't make you rich, it just allows you to buy more stuff.
U.S. workers seem to have achieved a similar realization, as most employees prioritize satisfaction over salary and prize work-life balance. Kunath offers professionals five ways to achieve balance and improve their life worth.
Now is the time to buy before gender rating kicks in and before the best inflation option [5%, compounded for life] becomes unaffordable or goes away, says one expert.