By now, most people are aware that Zappos has become the gold standard when it comes to employee satisfaction. They aren’t the only company getting it right out there. There are lots of lesser-known, midsize organizations that have no trouble attracting and retaining top talent.
Many employers take a one-sided approach to hiring, believing that the purpose of interviews is to assess a candidate’s acceptability to the organization. While this is a key element of the interview process, to be sure, it is only one piece of the puzzle.
In order to get the most from employees, it’s essential to create a positive work environment for all members of the team, from the CEO all the way through entry-level associates. When people feel engaged, supported, and happy, their performance improves and productivity increases. What elements are necessary to create a positive work environment? The […]
Emotional intelligence plays an important role in every organization. From hourly employees to the CEO, the way that people interact with one another has a direct impact on success. High EQ doesn’t just benefit an individual or satisfy a job requirement, it helps to curb negativity in the workplace and cultivates positive energy, which leads […]
Since the Great Recession, every company in America has been trying to figure out how to do more with less resources and fewer employees. As a result, there has been a great deal of focus on building an efficient workforce. As leaders, we know that passionate teams are the most productive. We also know, however, […]
Without the right people in the right seats at the right time, a business can’t be expected to drive forward. Leaders must be able to recognize the right seat for each of their employees. More importantly, they have to know whether such a seat even exists.
Whenever someone enters a leadership role, they have dreams of building highly effective and passionate teams. They want their employees to look up to them and feel pride in their own work, and feel pride in their leadership. This is almost always easier dreamed than done, but passionate leaders can effectively draw passion from their […]
When Baby Boomers were just hitting their stride, and Gen X was entering the workforce, eight-hour workdays in colorless cubicles and once-per-year performance reviews ruled the day. Today’s workplace is a more fluid, collaborative environment. Rather than rooms full of cubicles, companies have adopted open-concept office space. There are opportunities to telecommute, and decision-making is […]
In the last several years, we’ve seen unprecedented change in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 52% of all jobs require some level of technological skill, and that number is expected to jump to 77% in the next decade. Older workers are staying in the workplace longer – some by choice, others […]
Organizations of all sizes are currently in the unique position of doing business with four generations in the workforce: Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials (Generation Y). Each generation has different perspectives, qualities and traits, shaped by the historical and cultural events of their lifetime. A Brief Look at Each Generation Who are the […]