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5 Workplace Wellness Trends You Can Easily Implement

If you’re like me, the mere thought of popping in a Jillian Michaels DVD is… Continue reading >>

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The High Cost of Workplace Bullying

As the alleged bullying of Miami Dolphins’ Jonathan Martin continues to make headlines, workplace bullying is once again in the spotlight. Martin’s story, however, is just the most recent of some high profile workplace bullying stories.

Late last year, staff members began coming forward with stories of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s bullying behavior, and it wasn’t so long ago that allegations emerged of bullying against Ann Curry at the ‘Today’ show. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Featured Posts, Insights & Trends

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Beyond Free Food: 15 Little Employee Perks That Go a Long Way

Let me start off with a disclaimer: I’m not hating on free food. In fact, I love free food. Love it. And I know I’m not the only one who appreciates getting surprised with Dunkin’ Donuts from the boss on a random Wednesday morning; however, if you’re only relying on free food to motivate employees, it starts to get a little stale (pun intended). Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellness

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4 Reasons Why You’re Losing the Talent Retention War (And How to Solve It)

The war for talent is a hot, hot game — and your current policies may be leading top professionals to say sayonara to you and your organization.

According to recent studies, the average employee turnover rate is predicted to rise from 20.6 percent in 2012 to 23.4 percent by 2018. This represents 192 million separations. The study also notes that emerging markets will see departure levels peak first, and developed economies will notice most of their turnover spikes in 2014 as job markets become more active. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Retention

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Business as Unusual: 7 Unconventional Ways to Boost Employee Productivity

Is a well-rested employee a more productive employee? That’s what many employers believe, and why so-called “nap rooms” have become the norm at companies nationwide. Nap rooms are just one of many unconventional methods businesses today are employing in efforts to increase employee engagement, spur innovation and enhance productivity. Strange as it may sound, more companies today are finding that the more creative the incentives they offer, the more creative their workforce becomes. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Employee Engagement, Insights & Trends

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Making Cents of Salary Negotiations: Can Benefits Replace Higher Pay?

A new CareerBuilder survey looks at how employers and workers approach salary negotiation, revealing alternative ways companies are attracting in demand workers.

According to the nationwide survey of nearly 3,000 workers and 2,000 employers, nearly half of employers (45 percent) are not only willing – but also expect – to negotiate salaries for initial job offers. Those who aren’t willing to – or can’t – negotiate higher salaries are in luck, however, as 49 percent of workers surveyed say they are willing to take the first offer. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Survey Results, Talent Acquisition

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Protecting Temporary Worker Welfare: Safety Tips for Staffing Firms

Everyone wants to work in a safe environment, and employers should always make sure that they provide that for their employees. The best way to do so is to prevent incidents before they arise.

Site safety was the subject at hand during the panel “Protecting Temporary Worker Welfare: Harassment and Work Site Safety Investigations” at the  recent Staffing Law Conference, as panelists from Staffmark and Elwood Staffing Company weighed in on the best ways to ensure work site safety. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Wellness, Legislation, Staffing & Recruiting

Employee eats lunch at his desk; many workers say they have recently gained weight at work, and this is one of the reasons they cite.

Work (Literally) Weighing You Down? 5 Tips for a Healthier Workday

Finding more weighing on you lately than just the usual, uh, work, family, and extracurricular demands? If you’re having a Mom Jeans day more than usual, you’re not alone: A new CareerBuilder study of more than 3,600 full-time workers has found that more than half (55 percent) of workers consider themselves to be overweight, and nearly half — 41 percent — of workers have gained weight at their present jobs. Continue reading >>

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Money Talks: 70 Percent of Workers Say Increased Salary is the Best Way to Boost Retention

Nearly one-third of employers (32 percent) reported that top performers left their organizations in 2012 and 39 percent are concerned that they’ll lose top talent in 2013. While most workers (66 percent) stated that they are generally satisfied with their jobs, one in four (25 percent) said they will change jobs in 2013 or 2014.

But it turns out employers may be able to retain those valuable workers by offering them what they want most.  Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Retention, Talent Factor

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Workers’ Most-Wanted Perk: Is it Really About the Fancy Title?

Catered gourmet lunches. Nap pods. On-site massages. Bike repair for commuters — or “baby cash” for new parents. Self-created job titles. Half-day Fridays — or four-day workweeks. Paid month-long company shutdowns. Free dry cleaning — or even house cleaning. Better maternity leave options.

Crazy awesome perks — much of which we see from today’s Internet start-up companies — can turn one’s thoughts about finding a new and better job into action. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Insights & Trends, Retention, Talent Acquisition

4 Essential Steps to Recognize Employees in Your Referral Program

Employee recognition is a major factor in workplace activities, and employee referral programs are no exception. Acknowledging employees’ contributions to the program encourages both repeat behavior and feelings of accomplishment. Precisely because the success of your referral program is, for all intents and purposes, dependent on the participation rates of your employees, it is important to facilitate a culture of gratitude, giving credit where credit is due and sending the message that your employees’ involvement is extremely valuable. Continue reading >>

By in Benefits, Employee Engagement, Referral Programs

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