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
Does your culture treat employees like naughty children or responsible adults?
The following guest post on "stress and creativity" is courtesy of our board member, Bruce Daisley. It's very rare that someone at the top of their trade asks to receive no professional recognition. But in 2017 that is exactly what one of France's top chefs requested. Sébastien Bra was the chef at one of the … Continue reading Stress and Creativity – Research, Results and Resolutions for Today’s Workplace
IBM research says people leave jobs due to lack of job satisfaction, not because of their manager. We still think the manager matters.
Today's post comes to us from board member Sharlyn Lauby. a.k.a., The HR Bartender and president of ITM Group, Inc., a training company focused on developing programs to retain and engage talent in the workplace. Self-care is any activity we deliberately do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. In … Continue reading Employee Self-Care: 10 Ways Organizations Can Be Supportive
We had a very engaging tweet chat today regarding workplace trends and predictions for 2017. Several members of The Workforce Institute Advisory Board, as well as other industry influencers, weighed in on some of the most critical shifts they expect to see in the workplace this year. Missed the chat? You can view the entire transcript below (as … Continue reading Workplace Trends for 2017 – Tweet Chat Highlights
We've added a new article to our library by our board member, Russell Klosk. The article focuses on tactical steps that employers can take during the hiring process to increase the odds that the candidate chosen for the position will be a good fit for the job. Even as the US jobless rate rose to … Continue reading Russell Klosk: Hiring for Retention
A Guest Post from our Board Member David Creelman - I remember that I used to make a point of learning the names of new interns, but after a few years it seemed that they came and went so quickly that it was hardly worth the effort. I imagine that managers of high turnover hourly … Continue reading Guest Blog: The Frustration of Turnover