Most employees want the same things: a fair and competitive salary, raises and promotions, health insurance and retirement funds. But besides high pay and generous benefits, what do employees really want? What would it take to foster greater employee engagement and a deeper sense of satisfaction at your company? Continue reading this entry →
Would you rather pay 75¢ or $1 for goods and services that you use daily? When I trained new employees in the field of employee benefits, I always asked if they understood how pre-tax benefits work and why it saves you money. More often than not, folks would hesitantly say Continue reading this entry →
Workplace safety is a serious matter, but too often businesses do not devote the time and resources to it that are necessary to maintain a safe working environment for all employees. Some businesses do the minimum so that they can “check the box” when it comes to safety training and preparedness by showing a safety video once a year or sending out a safety policy that employees are required to read and sign. The truth is, Continue reading this entry →
In part 1 of this post, we looked at a hypothetical situation where Jim was working at Awesome Startup, Inc. for three years. Up until recently, his work had been stellar but now he is less personable, often appears distracted and has a short temper. Part 1 discussed how to hand the situation and avoiding the impulse to diagnose the problem.
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The hypothetical situation
Let’s say Jim has been working at Awesome Startup, Inc. for three years. He’s been a valuable member of the team and has always been willing to work extra hours. He’s especially great with clients and investors and knows how to keep them happy. Everyone loves him and he is close with several employees.
Lately, though, he comes in very late Continue reading this entry →