Is Raising The Pay Scale Enough?

Is Raising The Pay Scale Enough?

Several large employers, such as Wal-Mart, are admirably raising the minimum wage paid to employees. This is an important decision, but is it enough? – a question raised in a recent HBR blog. It was interesting to read the perspective and what more could be done to...
Peacefully Ending The Weight Loss Struggle

Peacefully Ending The Weight Loss Struggle

As the New Year begins, so do the “new” resolutions to lose weight. Many well-meaning companies offer support by scheduling onsite weight loss programs and even challenges as part of their wellness program. Employees and companies resolve that this time they will be...
Why People Quit Their Jobs

Why People Quit Their Jobs

An interesting case study presented in a recent article noted, yes, employees leave a job due to a toxic boss or work environment; HOWEVER, the case demonstrated that employees also leave when their job isn’t enjoyable, their strengths aren’t being used, and they...
How About A Different Approach?

How About A Different Approach?

The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions continues despite the fact that by February most have already ‘broken’ theirs. This isn’t due to failings, weakness, or lack of will power, but instead based on many other factors including the power of habits,...

How to Foster Employee Engagement and Create Great Places to Work It’s easier than you think – no gimmicks required! Here are a few quick tips: Ensure managers care about employees as individuals, and communicate in ways that demonstrate this. Clearly articulate the...