Want Better Results? Focus on Creating Happiness

Want Better Results? Focus on Creating Happiness Oct. 30, 2023 It's a workplace quality that's hard to measure, often misunderstood, and essential to building good teams. Katie Anderson Happiness. It can feel like a buzzword sometimes when discussing the importance of team engagement and employee retention, two crucial aspects of owning a business or leadingRead More

The New Headache for Bosses: Employees Aren’t Quitting

Just last year, companies were struggling to keep staff. Now, they say not enough people are leaving their jobs. By Chip Cutter Nov. 6, 2023 The white-collar labor market is softening to a point that companies are encountering an issue that would have been unthinkable in the era known as the Great Resignation. These days,Read More

Workers Are Doing Less Work for the Same Pay

Employers are offering more paid time off in a strong labor market. Employees are using it. By Jeffrey Sparshott Oct. 30, 2023 5:30 am ET Americans are increasingly getting paid for not doing work. Growth in paid-time off—including family leave, sick leave and vacation—is widening the gap between the number of hours for which workersRead More

The Benefits of Eavesdropping on Office Conversations

Employees—and bosses—can learn a lot of useful information by listening in on the chatter around them By Alina Dizik June 10, 2023 9:00 am ET It is one of the hardest things about working in an office: You are constantly overhearing other people. Sometimes it is just distracting chatter. Sometimes it is the proverbial “tooRead More

When Employees Leave a Company, Others Often Follow

A study finds that high-performing employees were more affected by layoffs than low performers By Lisa Ward June 10, 2023 11:00 am ET   When employees leave a company—voluntarily or not—they often inspire their peers to leave, too. That is the conclusion of a recent paper that studied attrition at a major retailer. Among other things, theRead More

Points Systems Won’t Get Your Employees to Show Up on Time

Punitive scoring brings out the worst in everyone. March 28, 2023 Carl Livesay Attendance and tardiness are a constant challenge. This is especially true when working with unskilled labor. Each occurrence is accompanied by an excuse or an explanation. Explanations are offered by reliable, trustworthy team members who rarely experience difficulty getting to work. ExcusesRead More

The Secret to Happier Employees

Trust gets better results than control. Control is costly to enforce not only monetarily, but it rents valuable headspace. Ashleigh Walters March 15, 2023 Manufacturing companies want to know how they can recruit, hire and retain more employees. The secret is not what you may expect. You have heard the phrase “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”Read More

What will work look like in 2035? Traditional employees will be rare, platforms may dominate

Released on September 29, 2020 Traditional employees will become rare by 2035, say 60% of C-suite executives and employees at large and midmarket firms surveyed by software firm Citrix Systems Inc. Those working can also expect artificial intelligence helpers to monitor them and boost productivity. That’s not all. It found 67% of both leaders andRead More