Praising Employees Pays Big Dividends
October 07 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
You’ve read the management books. You’ve heard more than enough about engagement, empowerment, teamwork, and so forth. But there’s just one problem: In the day-to-day rush of running your business, keeping your staff motivated takes a backseat to your daily work, management crises and making your numbers.
Overlooked on economy? Rising paychecks for blue-collar workers are shrinking the wage gap
September 18 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Monthly reports on the number of new jobs and the unemployment rate can drown out important trends like these two: After four decades of worsening, wage inequality has started shrinking. And in a twist, America’s blue-collar workers are playing the biggest role in driving that reversal.
Using Tools to Help Employees Plan for Retirement
September 17 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
Retirement planning is complex. There are calculations required and data is needed. How many calculations and how much data depends on the type of planning one wishes to do. Most people do not know how to do these calculations on their own and may not know how to find the right data. Fortunately, there are many tools and software packages available to help.
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap
September 03 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Most every executive knows the importance of recognizing their employees when they do good work. Yet when you ask their employees how much recognition they receive, according to Maritz, only 12 percent say they are recognized in meaningful ways where they work when they do a good job.
Want to Better Retain Staff? Try Recognition.
August 05 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Managers need to be skilled at the basics of effective recognition and to use that skill in a timely, sincere and specific manner on a daily basis as their employees have performed well. Managers have to lead the charge in proactively helping to make your workplace a culture of recognition in which the behavior is part of the common practices of the organization.
Helping Employees Plan for Long-Term Care
July 31 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
Research indicates that there are huge gaps in long-term care planning. The need for help, and possibly a lot of help, later in life, has a huge impact on multiple generations of many American families. Society of Actuaries’ research studies show that while many people are aware of the risk, few do advance planning for managing it.
For Best Results, Involve Your Employees
July 08 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
If you get employees involved in planning recognition activities, you’ll often end up with better activities that are more valued by your employees.
Employee Engagement: Why it Matters For Workers Enrolling in Benefits
July 08 | Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Employees are struggling to select their benefits. Jargon, lack of communication and poor understanding are some of the issues that plague workers when deciding on 401(k)s, health plans and other benefits, says Rebecca Ray, executive vice president of human capital at the Conference Board.
Here Are the 4 Must-Know Trends in Gig Hiring
June 14 | Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Rising labor costs and a dwindling number of available workers have compelled companies to seek new options such as gig hiring when it comes to recruiting.
Tactics To Advance Women In The Leadership Pipeline
June 06 | Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Study after study has found that companies with gender diversity at the leadership level outperform their less inclusive peers. How can we capitalize on such findings? It starts with developing a leadership pipeline—one filled with talented, ambitious women at every stage of the journey. But our latest analysis reveals that the pipeline slows to a trickle the further along the ranks we go.