What can employers and recruiters learn from the growing popularity of the gig economy when trying to attract candidates?
Why should you care if your employees have a healthy work-life balance? Because a healthy work-life balance among employees can benefit your small business – in more ways than one. Research has shown that shown that employees who feel they have a healthy work-life balance are more productive, more satisfied in their jobs (which increases retention) and healthier (which lowers medical costs and absenteeism).
We spoke to Will Maurer, global sourcing manager at General Motors, who offered real-life examples and insights on how take your sourcing strategy to the next level.
Small business owners who allow employees to use social media at work stand to benefit from their connections and promotion of the company’s brand. However, smart leaders realize that unflattering, illegal or incorrect information can soon land their businesses in hot water. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure when it comes to protecting your small business’s good name, so educate and guide your staff by creating a thoughtful social media policy.
Think allowing employees to use social media at work is a recipe for disaster? Before turning your small business into a Facebook-free zone, consider these possible benefits the company might reap by allowing workers to stay connected:
Increased productivity: People need short breaks during the workday to maintain energy and focus. One team member may enjoy grabbing a cup of coffee between tasks, while another may prefer checking Twitter.
According to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Candidate Behavior study, 66 percent of job seekers say they’ll wait less than two weeks to hear back from an employer before considering the opportunity a lost cause and moving on to another.
Small business employers who give back to the community are not only doing good for others, they are benefiting their businesses as well. Not only does volunteering and charitable giving help to foster a sense of community and collaboration among your workers, it gives them a sense of purpose, which increases morale and helps with retention. Having a business that gives back also appeals to clients who want to partner with socially responsible organizations.