With all the positive and loving thoughts about Valentine’s Day, what could possibly go wrong? Lots! Lots can, and often does, go wrong at work. Cupid should steer clear of the workplace. Taming the office is very important. But, how?
It’s a dog-eat-dog world when it comes to hiring and retaining the best employees. More than half of employees are thinking about or are actively looking for a new opportunity. How can you keep them? Top dog leaders spike loyalty.
The PAWrometer Report by Banfield Pet Hospital shows that 83% of employees are more loyal to companies with pet-friendly policies. And more than half of employees at companies without such a policy are more likely to stay if their company had this. Top dog leaders spike loyalty.
Do you feel a headache coming on thinking about creating a pet-friendly workplace?
Satisfaction and engagement have been workplace buzz words for a long time. Many companies conduct surveys to measure these. It’s often wondered how meaningful it all is. Lead with happiness for success.
Creating a culture of happiness is the goal for leaders. Why? Happiness goes hand-in-hand with engagement that gets to the core of productivity and creativity. Lead with happiness for success.
Having a culture of happiness doesn’t mean it is all fun and games at work. There will be stressful times. Actually what makes employees happy is working on important projects that have serious consequences. What? That seems contradictory!
Do you think about whether or not your company cares? What do you need besides a pay check and some benefits? Leaders need to pay attention to being socially responsible within and outside their company. Does your company care? It should.
Leaders who are focused on more than just making a profit are those who care. They care about the work environment. They care about developing employees. They care about the well-being of the employees’ families. They also care about making the world, or at least their community, a better place. Does your company care? It should.
Employees who don’t feel appreciated will leave your company creating higher turnover. Employees who are unhappy are absent an average of 1.25 days more per month. Don’t let this happen! Employees come first – it’s the power of appreciation.
Appreciation doesn’t have to be a warm fuzzy feeling. It really comes down to good leadership. Employees feel appreciated when leaders keep them in the loop. Communicating to them the overall goal and vision, and letting them know of changes and the direct impacts.