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4 Tips to Help New Employees Set Goals
For employers, goal-setting increases employee engagement and retention levels, and benefits your organization overall. Goals also are key to employee success, as clear and challenging goals drive performance and productivity. So, how should employers approach goal-setting with new hires? They may not be as experienced as the rest of your personnel, but these workers will […]
4 Things Millennials Should Do to Enhance Their Leadership Skills
Guess what, millennials? We now make up the largest generation in the workforce. In other words, rolled ice cream is here to stay! As baby boomers transition out of the workplace, the leadership opportunities trend upward as well, leaving millennials in prime positioning to take on more responsibilities. But because of this generation’s tendency to […]
5 Tips to Help Millennials Set Goals for the New Year
Business leaders today not only have to juggle project management, annual quotas and personal development, but manage entire teams. The most efficient way to set everyone up for success is to help these young professionals set goals. Can your employees effectively describe what your company does and why it matters? Do they know how their […]
How to Balance Engagement Across 5 Generations in 1 Workforce
Managing in today’s workplace can be quite the balancing act. While not fit for the circus, engaging five generations within one organization could be a performance of its own. After all, what worked for yesteryear’s worker likely won’t for tomorrow’s. It can be a constant struggle to keep engagement high among the generations’ varying needs. […]
Difficult Conversations: 2 Things That Must Accompany Feedback to Your Employees
When cravings hit, they’re tough to resist. The workplace is not immune (and we’re not talking about the contents of the vending machine). According to Officevibe, 82% of employees crave feedback — regardless of whether it’s positive or negative. Feedback creates a constant flow of communication between leadership and your employees — something any employee […]
3 Ways Executives Can Combat Decision Fatigue
Business leaders of today not only have to contend with a new generation of employees and an ever-evolving technology landscape, they’re also coming up against a vague, yet powerful foe to productivity: decision fatigue. A Cornell University study estimated that the average person makes 221 decisions a day just concerning food alone, and widely circulated […]
Student-Loan Matching: Considerations for Your Business
College tuition is a bigger strain on the bank account than it used to be, and recent graduates know this all too well. In fact, student loan debt has escalated to new heights, with 44 million people owing more than $1.5 trillion. For the ever-ballooning generation of millennials feeling this financial burden, that’s a lot […]
Two Ways Managers Can Inspire a Changing Workforce
The old saying “different strokes for different folks” has never been more relevant than in today’s workforce. Leaders are finding not only is their company more diverse than it was a decade ago, but a more casual work environment has empowered employees to lean into their unique preferences and strengths. Leaders should strive to inspire […]
4 Steps to Becoming a 360-Degree Leader
A great leader can motivate his or her team to achieve the highest levels of performance, but the best know how to lead by influencing others. Known as 360-degree leadership, this technique is something everyone – regardless of title or position – can use to make an impact. 360-degree leadership is for everyone A common […]
Your Guide to Attracting (and Keeping) Millennial Employees
Millennials make up the largest living generation by population size in America – reaching over 75 million strong last year, according to Pew Research. This young generation has rapidly gained majority share of the workforce and brings an entirely new set of needs to the office. But not every organization is equipped to attract and […]
Dollars and Sense: Financial Literacy for the Millennial Workforce
Budgeting, borrowing and debt management can be intimidating topics to even the most experienced professionals. But according to Harvard finance professor Mihir Desai, teaching financial literacy to today’s workforce — especially millennials — is important. In our most recent episode of the HR Break Room podcast, Desai, author of The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity […]
4 Truths About the Ideal Millennial Workplace
In today’s increasingly technology-heavy workplace, the millennial workforce continues to grow and thrive. According to the Pew Research Center, the millennial labor force surpassed Generation X as the largest in the workforce in 2015. In fact, Pricewaterhouse Coopers estimates that millennials will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. As they continue to grow […]