4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

November 21, 2018 | 43 views

4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

A recent Willis Towers Watson (WTW) study found that the vast majority of people are satisfied with their benefits. Of these people 78% said they would remain with their employer because the benefits they offer are so sublime.

 

The talent pool is small these days. As voluntary benefits become more in-demand and employees aim to hold on to more of their hard-earned money in 2019, you’ll need to tweak what you offer. If you’re trying to carve out a deeper notch in the talent pool by bringing on more qualified workers to your team, here are four benefits you’ll want to offer in the New Year.

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How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

November 14, 2018 | 240 views

How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

Business across a wide variety of industries are taking closer note to benefits and employee satisfaction. One standard benefit that continues to have a tremendous impact on employee happiness and productivity is paid vacation.

Why Should You Care?

According to research by non-profit, Project: Time Off, approximately three quarters of the workforce deems paid vacation as “extremely” or “very” important. Still, 662 million vacation days go unused every year. There’s a distinct disconnect here and one that must be course corrected if you want to see your employee satisfaction scores rise.

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How to Avoid Losing Talent to the Gig Economy

November 7, 2018 | 351 views

How to Avoid Losing Talent to the Gig Economy

How to Avoid Losing Talent to the Gig Economy

Over half of women with children prefer to leave their traditional jobs after having children, according to a commissioned survey by Urban Sitter, Baby Quip, and Ruby Ribbon. The reason why might not be all that surprising. These women want to spend more time with their children.

 

What is different than in past generations is that these women aren’t leaving the workforce. They’re simply leaving the demands of a traditional job. Technology has opened up new doors for women to dive head first into the gig economy and earn a living doing a side gig. Side jobs allow women the flexibility they need to achieve the illusive work/life balance so many people strive after.

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How to Run a More Intelligent Business in 2019

October 31, 2018 | 514 views

How to Run a More Intelligent Business in 2019

How to Run a More Intelligent Business in 2019

By 2020, each human will generate 1.7 megabytes of new information per second, according to the IDC. That number is large enough to cause us to gasp but still foreign enough to leave us scratching our heads wondering, what on earth will we do with that information?

 

This information and data overload has struck businesses hard in the gut. Intelligence about business operations, consumer behavior, and more, is at our disposal but the problem is, there continues to be uncertainty about how to use that information to grow.

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How to Become More Diverse in Your Nonprofit

October 24, 2018 | 826 views

How to Become More Diverse in Your Nonprofit

How to Become More Diverse in Your Nonprofit

The vast majority of nonprofit CEOs (82 percent) believe that racial diversity is relevant to organizational goals, according to a study by The Center for Effective Philanthropy. But, surprisingly, only a little over half (52 percent) believe that sexual orientation is relevant to organizational goals, and only a handful more (68 percent) believe finding diversity among individuals with disabilities is important.

 

These figures are staggering in an industry built around making people’s lives better. So what gives? What can nonprofits do to increase focus on overarching diversity and create a culture that’s welcoming of all people? Here are a few strategies to help.

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Is There Such Thing as Being Too Old For the Workplace?

October 17, 2018 | 680 views

Is There Such Thing as Being Too Old For the Workplace?

Is There Such Thing as Being Too Old For the Workplace?

You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but how about the older generations in your workplace? Can they learn? Absolutely, and yet many employers are no longer welcoming people from older generations.

 

In a recent survey by the nonprofit, Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS), the findings prove that there’s a disconnect between what employers think they’re doing to welcome older generations, and what older employees think. Here are a few takeaways:-

 

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Tips for Getting a Better Night of Rest

October 10, 2018 | 577 views

Tips for Getting a Better Night of Rest

Tips for Getting a Better Night of Rest

You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of sleep — a clearer mind, healthier body, and lower risk of disease are just some of the biggest reasons scientists agree it’s important to prioritize rest. Still, the Center for Disease Control found that over a third of Americans still aren’t getting the sleep they need on a regular basis. If you’re struggling to get your full seven hours of sleep every night, here are a few tips that might help you rest a little easier.

 

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What Can You Learn From Elon Musk About Productivity?

September 26, 2018 | 899 views

What Can You Learn From Elon Musk About Productivity?

What Can You Learn From Elon Musk About Productivity?

You’ve likely heard the name Elon Musk muttered in conversations about innovation. He’s the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, but perhaps you’ll know him better for his outspoken views on conventional approaches to leadership and business. He’s stirred the pot and in doing so, he’s found a few ways to improve productivity across the board. Here are three lessons you can learn and implement from Musk about your employee’s productivity.

 

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How to Give Your Employees More Flexibility (and Why You Should)

September 19, 2018 | 751 views

How to Give Your Employees More Flexibility (and Why You Should)

How to Give Your Employees More Flexibility (and Why You Should)

According to a recent study in the Harvard Business Review, 96% of employees said they need schedule flexibility, but only 47% said they have it. That means that over half of the workforce is struggling and demanding flexibility, but feeling like their hands are tied by their employers. Women, in particular, reported that their schedule is less flexible than they need it to be.

 

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Should You Allow Dogs at Work?

September 12, 2018 | 821 views

Should You Allow Dogs at Work?

Should You Allow Dogs at Work?

Were you one of the many anxious shoppers on Amazon Prime Day who logged on early? If so, you were probably met with disappointment when the site crashed, but equally delighted when you saw a picture of one of Amazon’s dogs. Amazon is proud of its company culture where every day is bring-your-dog-to-work-day. From the day Amazon came into existence, a husband and wife team would bring Rufus, a Welsh Corgi, to the office to work. That sparked more employees to bring their dogs, and so began their tradition.

 

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