I get lots of surveys drop into my in-box, and a great many of them aren't terribly insightful. However, this recent one from The Conference Board made me think that hope is what really drives employee satisfaction.
Competition is fierce, digital transformation is happening (whether we like it or not), and many organizations will be out of business if they don’t change at an accelerated pace. This means people need to change, and we all know people often struggle with change. So, what should be done? Is firing everyone and starting over a good option?
So, why should an online alien attack matter to HR leaders?
Organizations that push accountability to the front line know that employees will step up and grab it. Little things like being allowed to make decisions about replacing a dropped ice cream for a crying child, refunding an elderly gentleman who has purchased the wrong charging cable, pulling a disabled guest to the front of a queue – all make employees feel valued and responsible for business outcomes.
My company, Future Workplace, recently worked with The Workforce Institute on a global study of over 3,000 Gen Z’s and discovered new details about how they view themselves and the type of work culture they are interested in.
Transparency and making employees part of the change, instead of forcing the change upon them, are key success factors for change management. When employees are part of the journey from the very beginning they will be more likely to also play a proactive and positive role in the adoption.
The needs for today’s workforce have changed and as such, employers should position themselves to attract top talent to include the gig economy worker and the W-2 employee. The time for On Demand Pay adoption is now, as the workforce will not wait for those employers who can’t meet their needs.
The key to hiring and retaining the best talent is trust. If we want people to apply for jobs, they need to trust the company. Candidates will accept the company’s offer, if they trust the recruiter and hiring manager. And ultimately, new employees will stay only as long as they feel they can trust the work environment.
Today’s post is from Claire Richardson, director, the Workforce Institute at Kronos & vice president EMEA Professional Services, Kronos Just as the new year commenced, we at the Workforce Institute at Kronos put our heads together and thought about what was to come in 2019. From that lively conversation, we shared our 2019 workforce predictions … Continue reading Be an Authentic Leader
We know that compensation and benefits include salary, benefits, perks, and incentives. What’s important here is that employees are being offered the right salary, benefits, perks, and incentives. Organizations need to offer packages that are externally competitive and internally equitable. Otherwise, employees will be easily swayed by the competition.
This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. During the holiday shopping season, retailers are more dependent than ever on their workers as they service harried customers. If those customers are venturing into stores rather than shopping online, they expect to find staff who are available, willing and able to … Continue reading Combating Unplanned Retail Absence
Kronos CEO Aron Ain wrote the book (literally) on how to Work Inspired. This podcast with Aron highlights his ideas about how to drive financial success while also building trust with your employees.