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Posts Tagged ‘employee engagement’

What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Surveys

September 20, 2017

Take a minute to imagine all of the different generations working together in today’s society…with so much diversity…from Traditionalists (born before 1946) to Generation Z (1997 – today) to employees from different cultures, religions, and the like. This begs the question, how can these employees work together and be...

The 4 Key Factors of Employee Engagement

August 14, 2017

Buzzwords in business are overused to the point of becoming fads at times. We hear phrases daily such as “culture”, “engagement”, “wheelhouse”, “synergy”, “incentivizing”, “strategic”, and the list goes on and on. When these buzzwords become so common in our workplace, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear so many...

Why Not Taking Time Off from Work Creates Business Problems

May 19, 2017

Paid Vacation is Best For Business! Paid vacation is an employer optional benefit – a very important benefit.  In fact, it is the #2 ranked benefit contributing to employee satisfaction (#1 is healthcare) according to Glassdoor. It is now officially Summer 2017 and all employees, managers alike, need to...

Do You Know the Real Cost or Value of Your Employees?

March 16, 2017

One KPI You Should Be Tracking! Now that the first quarter is almost over, it is time to focus on how the strategic goals set for 2017 are tracking to last year’s results. Organizations spend an immense amount of time and resources tracking revenue and retention of clients, as...

The Cost of Punishing Overachievers

October 28, 2016

We all accept that good leadership requires a balanced, equilateral approach to our team members. Of course, we should never have a favorite employee; HOWEVER as human leaders, every one of us has had that one superstar team member that we rely on greatly and yes, even like a...

5 Tips to Boost Trust in an Organization

March 17, 2016

Is a Lack of Trust Driving Away Your Success? As a leader, your priorities are vast. However, nothing takes a higher priority than building trust in your team and organization. Without trust, you get high turnover, reduced performance and revenue, and a lot of stress. With trust and a...

3 Compensation Best Practices & Costs Associated

September 14, 2015

Picture it for a moment: it is 2 pm on the nose on a Friday afternoon and one of your prized, high potential employees is all of a sudden taking a phone call in their car. Given what you know of their work effort and typical behavior, this is definitely not...

Problems With Not Having Strategic Employee Recognition Programs

July 13, 2015

As organizations review or implement employee recognition programs, we sometimes forget to look at the impact these programs have on an employee’s feeling of success and value within the organization.  Just providing rewards is not enough for employees.  Particularly those programs that focus on tenure only and not performance. ...

Department Review: Making the Most of Your HR Function

June 15, 2015

At Helios we work with many organizations to conduct effectiveness and compliance audits of their HR Department, which includes a set of interviews with executive team members and employees at all levels of the organization.  One of the first questions that we always ask of all interviewees is, “in...

Problems with Morale after a RIF?

October 13, 2014

As an HR professional or a senior member of an organization that has conducted a reduction in force (RIF), you are well aware that it is a lengthy, meticulous, and difficult process.  So much time and energy is focused on ensuring due diligence, determining what positions may be affected,...

How to Avoid Problems Managing Virtual Employees

October 6, 2014

Few of us could have imagined 25 years ago how much the internet would change the way we work.  Today’s globally connected labor force works whenever and wherever thanks to technology that has all but made the corporate office obsolete in certain fields. Yet, the challenges with telework and...

Culture Study vs. Employee Opinion Survey…What’s the Difference?

September 5, 2014

According to a recent Gallup study, 71% of our workforce is probably not nearly as productive as they could be.  The number of actively disengaged employees in the workplace outnumbered the number of actively engaged employees by nearly two to one.  And in the North America, 29% are engaged,...

CEO Spotlight: Catherine Meloy of Goodwill of Greater Washington

July 14, 2014

This month we interviewed Catherine Meloy, CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington. Catherine and her team at Goodwill won an Apollo Award this year in the nonprofit category, Hercules for having outstanding employee engagement initiatives. Catherine has many years of leadership experience and shares advice on what it takes to be...

Is Your Workforce Remote? How to Best Engage Remote Employees

May 16, 2014

Things are a bit different in the 21st century around the workplace - laptops, cellphones, and even tablets are the norm for technology issued when a new hire begins. Although employees are provided with different tools to communicate from any and everywhere, leaders sometimes fail to effectively engage their...

The Benefits of a Total Rewards Philosophy Statement

April 4, 2014

Developing a Total Rewards Philosophy is a critical element in ensuring that you, as an organization, have a tool to help you drive human capital decisions and communicate those decisions to employees. Your transparency will go miles when it comes to building trust with your employees. When...