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Work & Family Connection A new book by HR consultant Leigh Branham – “The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave” – has taken an in-depth look at the subject, based on interviews with no less than 19,000 departing and current employees. While 90% of managers believe “employees leave and stay mostly for the money,” that’s far from the truth, says Branham. The real reasons: • The job or workplace “was not as expected.” • There’s a mismatch between the person and the job. • There’s not enough feedback or coaching. • There are too few growth and advancement opportunities. • Employees feel “devalued and unrecognized.” • Employees suffer “stress from overwork and work-life imbalance.” • There’s a loss of trust in...Read More
Work & Family Connection Two studies say better informed employees are much more likely to report higher levels of satisfaction, even with less rich benefits. Employers that offered excellent benefits packages but did a poor job communicating about them had a turnover rate of 17%, says the first study. When communication was effective, turnover was cut in half, even for companies whose benefits made up less than 10% of employees’ total compensation. The findings agree with the second study, which found 76% of those whose companies had done a good job communicating about their benefits were satisfied with them even if the benefit package was less rich. Where the company didn’t do a good job explaining, just 22% were satisfied,...Read More
Joe Sherren, CSP, International Speaker, Author of ‘Vitamin C For A Healthy Workplace’ – Ethos Enterprises Inc. Organizations go through a set of distinct and predictable phases as they mature and they will also experience a very specific set of problems as they reach the crisis turning point. Entrepreneurial Phase Employees share the dream. They know why they come to work. They are empowered. It is a fun place to be. There are no or few policies and the focus is on growth. 70% of companies in this stage fail within 10 years, as they often do not learn to work smarter rather than harder. At the crisis point, the organization is in need of team development, meeting skills, financial...Read More