The results from our employee survey identified three areas of concern: rewards and recognition, career advancement, and work organization/work flow. Employees are not satisfied that their pay is equal to their workload, and also complain about a lack of advancement opportunities. The issue of poor work organization/work flow pinches on the first two issues. How should we address these issues—one at a time or all at once?
—Feeling Powerless, assistant manager, manufacturing, Southeast Asia
To reward their workers, nearly half of HR executives are using prepaid gift or credit cards as part of incentive programs and wellness initiatives.Read More
Employers are burying their heads in the sand on job security and work stress—at their own peril.Read More
Retaining top talent is emerging as a big issue, but our organization can't rely solely on increasing salaries and bonuses to keep our best people. For one thing, our competitors are often larger and can offer more money. What steps could our not-for-profit take to increase the odds of retention? How do we adopt a total talent management strategy?Read More
How can I encourage or motivate my staff to pay attention to detail—without it sounding like a threat, order or demand? Or alternatively, is that the best way to quickly establish control in this matter?
—They Misunderstand Me, manager, health care, location undisclosedRead More
My organization has a very strong “work hard” culture, but over the past year or so it feels like we've completely forgotten how to have fun. How can we recapture the magic?
How has the recession affected the types of benefits organizations use to keep their top performers?
What kinds of benefits are organizations finding to be most effective at boosting retention and employee engagement, especially during the recession?Read More
When properly executed, employee recognition programs and rewards can go a long way in inspiring employees, especially during difficult economic times.Read More
Rewarding employees goes beyond pay and benefits, especially in a tight economy where pay raises are still averaging 3 percent. ‘Rewarder’ companies, which are repairing cultures and striving to enhance cooperation at all levels, are outpacing their competition when it comes to engaging the workforce.Read More
We have an internal recognition program that focuses on individual efforts. This recognition provides highly public praise at multiple levels for those who exceed expectations or show extraordinary effort, plus a small monetary incentive.
Since our company is facing some important staff changes, we have to look for a new approach that recognizes team goals rather than individual. What points should I consider?Read More