When it comes to developing an employee engagement plan, the importance and necessity of it is enthusiastically agreed upon by most business owners—regardless of the industry or company size. Whether you own a restaurant, lead a team, or run a corporate division, managers understand that disengaged employees can affect morale, productivity, and ultimately, the bottom line. Which is why engaged employees are the gold standard when it comes to employee retention and performance.
In today’s business world, employees want more than a stable paycheck and decent living–they want fulfilling careers. That’s about more than money: People want to learn new skills and to understand how their work contributes to the company’s success.
Team building, when it is done right, can unite people and boost team performance. When done the wrong way, it can create the opposite results.. Many of us have begrudgingly taken part of a trust fall or scavenger hunt with no real bonds formed afterwards. Instead of facilitating another lukewarm ice breaker at your next company meeting , here are a few team building games that can be played in or out of the office to facilitate real team building skills.
Finding the next hire for your business can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. In fact, the NIFB Small Business Optimism Index found in April 2018 that 88% of small businesses hiring or trying to hire reported few or no qualified applicants for open positions.
Healthcare costs can be a significant drain on many small businesses bottom line and are an important consideration when planning operating costs and budgets. Small businesses often struggle with attracting and retaining top talent when the costs have having an attractive benefits package becomes a burden. While you can’t stop employees from quitting, you can give them more reasons to stay. And one way to do so is by offering a competitive healthcare benefits package. We've made it easy for you to make sure your benefits package is top-notch—just sign up here for an easy 15-minute consult.
As a manager, when you think of your workforce, there are two primary entities involved: the individual person and the collective team. But it’s the relationship between those two that is the most important.
Having employees from different backgrounds creates an enriched, engaged company culture that’s good for business. Even so, there’s a large wage gap in the U.S.– with women making 20% less than their male counterparts. Additionally, racial wealth gaps continue to be a widespread problem.
Attracting the best candidate means creating the perfect job description. You want an employee that will step into the office and get along with their coworkers, know how to get the job done and be able to bring new insights and ideas to the table.
With all the recent buzz around the advancement of Hawaii’s paid family leave legislation passing through the House and Senate, with the addition of a study to conduct a thorough analysis on the best way to frame the law awaiting the Governor’s signature, it’s no surprise that leave policies across the globe are quickly becoming a hot topic amongst business owners, people managers, and HR experts.