It’s that time of year again, time to give thanks! And what better way to give thanks than to thank our very own employees here at Achievers. A business is nothing without its employees, which is why we encourage frequent employee appreciation. Today, we’d like to highlight some of the top employee recognitions sent across our ASPIRE platform, powered by Achievers’ HR technology. We’re proud of our employees and everything they accomplish day-to-day. Check out some of our favorite recent employee recognitions and get inspired to thank someone in your organization for a job well-done!→ Read More
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Keeping your employees fully engaged during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, is challenging. Workloads can get heavier as co-workers take time off. Employees are thinking about friends and family members who are off work for the holidays. Children are out of school, complicating scheduling. Employees must work extra hours in order to meet customer demands. Managers push their employees harder to meet year-end goals, yet often fail to give them adequate recognition. With only 13% of employees engaged worldwide, it’s especially important not to lose sight of employee appreciation and recognition during the stressful holiday season.→ Read More
Are your employees reaching their full potential at work? According to a Middlesex University study cited in a recent Sh!ft infographic, of almost 4,300 workers polled, a whopping 74% felt that they weren’t achieving their full potential at work. So how does a business engage its employees to make them feel empowered and more productive? One answer is by providing the right learning and development opportunities.
But how do you determine which learning and development opportunities are right for your employees?→ Read More
Every manager and HR professional views employee turnover as a headache, but do you actually know how expensive and damaging it can be to your organization? Here’s a look at the dimensions of this complex problem and some tested managerial practices to alleviate it with long-term solutions.
The dimensions of the problem
Current statistics from Catalyst show that it costs an average of one-fifth of an employee’s salary to replace that person, which means that for a position paying $50,000 a year, your replacement costs will generally run over $10,000.→ Read More
Most of your company’s expenses are unavoidable, but employee attrition is one of the costs that you can have significant control over. Employee attrition can cost six to nine months’ worth of the departing worker’s salary, so it’s in your best interests to find ways to address employee attrition head-on. Of course it’s necessary to create a culture in your organization that makes people want to stay — but it’s equally important to be able to recognize which employee is planning to quit next.→ Read More
Skeletons in closets, magic disappearing acts, and people masquerading as someone else: Is Halloween coming or is it just the normal everyday stuff of HR nightmares? This year, avoid spooky business in the office by brushing up on these important HR trends.
#1: Unsuccessful New Hires Haunting Your Halls
A recent survey by Leadership IQ reported that, “46 percent of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months.” Forty-six percent! And it isn’t that you read their resumes wrong or they falsified their background and experience — it’s that those new hires simply are not a good fit for your company.→ Read More
A recent study from researchers at the University of Warwick, cited by Entrepreneur magazine, revealed that happiness makes people 12% more productive. Said the authors of the study, Professor Andrew Oswald and Dr. Daniel Sgroi from the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick:
“Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result. For Google, it rose by 37%… Under scientifically controlled conditions, making workers happier really pays off.” Added Dr.
Dr. Donald Clifton’s book How Full Is Your Bucket revealed the number one reason people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. But there’s a proven way to address this problem: focus on employee engagement. According to a Harvard Business Review study, 71% of respondents rank employee engagement as very important to achieving overall organizational success and recognition happens to be the #1 driver of employee engagement.
It’s clear businesses need to focus more on employee engagement and recognition strategies.→ Read More
Life would be simple if hiring the best people were only a matter of offering competitive pay. Incentive Magazine revealed employee benefits are more valuable than ever – according to MetLife’s 10th annual study of employee benefits trends, there is a strong relationship between satisfaction with benefits and overall job satisfaction. In today’s tight talent market, employers have to claim a unique position for their brand if they want to snag the top-tier candidates. Here are five compelling perks your business can use to make all your job openings magnetic.→ Read More
Bad managers cost businesses billions of dollars each year. According to Gallup, managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores across business units. Gallup also discovered that great managers tend to share the following traits: motivational, assertive, accountable, transparent, and makes decisions based on productivity, not politics. As a manager, your success depends on both your and other people’s efforts. To get the optimal performance from your team members and be the best manager you can be, follow these 7 tips:
1.→ Read More
What type of candidates are you trying to recruit for your open job positions — top-notch or just so-so? The way you present your open job positions to the world can make all the difference. As you tackle recruiting and hiring, keep these 12 recruiting tips in mind in order to draft the perfect job description and attract top talent.
1. Begin with the end in mind
Instead of beginning with a list of duties and expectations, start by picturing your ideal candidate and what your standard of success would be for their performance.→ Read More
According to a recent article in The Huffington Post, 3 out of 4 employees report that their manager is the worst and most stressful part of their job, and 50% of employees who don’t feel valued by their boss plan to look for another job in the next year. Don’t lose top talent because of poor management. We’ve compiled the top 10 things that leadership should never do if they want to keep their employees happy and engaged in the workplace.→ Read More
How do you handle rewards and recognition within your workforce? Has your company kept pace with current trends in HR and the widely recognized need for employee engagement programs? Most importantly, are you aware that 51% of employees are not happy at work and that, according to Gallup, fully 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged? It has been proven that engagement is crucial for business growth. Business2Community recently reported that organizations with highly engaged employees outperform those with low employee engagement by 202%.→ Read More
Did you know companies in the top quartile of employee engagement see significantly better business results than bottom quartile organizations? According to Gallup, engagement leaders see 21% higher productivity, 22% higher profitability and 41% higher quality of work. This is also supported by Aon Hewitt, which found that a 5% increase in employee engagement is linked to a 3% increase in revenue growth in the subsequent year.
One company that is doing what it takes to stay in the top quartile of employee engagement is the world-leading communications technology and services company, Ericsson.→ Read More
Hi there, A Advisor,
I’ve been looking into some employee recognition programs for my company, and I notice that some of them resemble social media sites; they even have a newsfeed like Facebook or Twitter. If a recognition program operates like social media sites, I don’t see how my employees will take it seriously—won’t it just be a game? I want my employees to engage with our company’s values, and I don’t want them to recognize frivolously. What’s the benefit?
All Work, No Play→ Read More
Employee performance reviews are often awkward and uncomfortable. Feedback, whether positive or critical, can be difficult to deliver or accept. Yet providing feedback to employees is an important way for a company’s leadership to guide the organization. Employees also want feedback; employee engagement increases when employees get more feedback, more frequently; and, they’re less likely to quit.
Tips for Managers
- Review expectations. Take a look at the feedback employees received last year, along with their self-appraisals and development plans.
- Evaluate performance.
How happy and engaged are our employees? It’s an important question that every business should want to know the answer to. We hate to break it to you, but according to our latest employee survey, 51% of employees are not happy at work. What does that mean for your business? The less happy and engaged your employees are, the less productive your business will be as a whole. Start focusing on how to make your employees more engaged for better business outcomes.→ Read More
Come to ACE 2016, Achievers biggest event of the year, in Toronto from September 13-14, 2016.
Not every reward is right for every employee. Make sure you’re offering employee rewards programs that your staff will truly appreciate.
If your workplace recognition program is going to be successful, you need to have manager buy-in. Learn how to get your team leaders on board.
Boomerang employees are employees who leave an organization but later come back. There are some benefits, as well as some pitfalls, to rehiring these people.
If you want your recognition program to make a real impact, be sure your teams are using these employee recognition best practices.
We’re thrilled to announce Joan Lunden, Mel Robbins, and Spencer West as the keynote speakers for Achievers Customer Experience (ACE) 2016.
Staff turnover can be costly for your business and hurt employee engagement. Use these techniques to determine the causes of attrition.
Recruiters are great at bringing high-quality talent into your organization, but how can you recruit high-quality recruiters in the first place?
There’s a lot of research identifying the characteristics of a good manager, but what traits are inherent and what traits can you learn?
Improve employee wellbeing and your business’ bottom line with employee incentive programs for health and fitness.
Layoffs and firings can cause a huge hit to team morale, so it’s important for HR and team leaders to help employees stay engaged.
Everyone knows it’s essential to have a good company culture, but where is culture created? Is it at the executive level, or does it have to be grassroots?
As more companies realize the value of employee recognition, workers need to get comfortable accepting professional praise.
May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month (GEHFM), so it’s a great opportunity for you to inject some new energy into your employee wellness programs
Managing remote teams can be even more challenging than traditional management, but it’s feasible if you integrate these leadership techniques.
Bad bosses can lead to employee disengagement and lost productivity. Learn how to repair the problems they leave in their wake.
It’s time for the HR team to start marketing. Employer branding is an essential part of attracting high-quality job candidates.
Learn how to implement performance improvement plans in a way that will motivate employees, not lead to anger or resentment.
Your tuition reimbursement policy may seem like an expensive investment to make in an employee, but many companies see it as a mutually beneficial perk.
Employee wellness extends beyond the office. Use these business travel tips to keep your employees engaged when they’re on the road.
Disengaged employees can do real damage to your business, but it’s possible to turn them around.
Real-time recognition platforms can give you the data you need to create and sustain a magnetic company culture.
Benefits administrators and total rewards managers have a tough job, and they deserve to be celebrated.
Losing employees can cause problems with morale, engagement, and productivity. Learn why employees quit and what signs you should look for.
Holding regular one-on-one meetings with your employees is a major component of employee coaching and good management.
If you’re wondering how to recruit employees, consider the right times to use in-house recruiters versus headhunting firms.
Company mission statements are an important factor for aligning your employees. Here are several of the best for your inspiration.
Millennial employees might be known for job hopping, but there’s still a lot you can do to retain them.
Many Americans don’t take all of the vacation time they’re allotted, so managers and HR need to take a more proactive role in promoting time away.
When employees leave your organization, you have an important opportunity to gain insight about what’s working and what’s not. Make sure you ask the right exit interview questions.
Selecting the right social employee recognition system starts with picking a partner, then vetting their platform.
In honor of Employee Appreciation Week, we wanted to highlight a handful of our A-mazing employees. While we didn’t have the space to feature everyone, all members of the Achievers family deserve recognition. We hope you’ll be recognizing your employees this week as well!
Need ideas for how to do it? Get 30 fun, fresh ideas for celebrating Employee Appreciation Day!
Happy Employee Appreciation Week! At Achievers, this is one of our favorite times of year. While we believe strongly in appreciating our employees all year long, there is something special about a week when companies across North America realize that it’s time to do something extra special.
For those of you who aren’t using the Achievers platform, we wanted to give you an easy way to send recognition cards to your hard-working colleagues. That’s why we’ve created an Employee Appreciation Week tool where you can pick from a variety of different digital cards and email them to anyone who deserves to be appreciated.→ Read More