Industry News: December 2015

December 15, 2015 Perks Incentive Programs

The Most Meaningful Employee Benefits Focus On The Why
Business 2 Community
The growing interest in employee benefits has hit a fevered pitch this year. Many large organizations like Netflix, Microsoft, and Facebook have all recently enhanced their benefits packages. Others, like Gravity Payments, made a splash in the headlines with news of higher wages across the board...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Treat Employees Like Business Owners
Harvard Business Review
Employee loyalty and engagement are hot topics, and for good reason. Companies want to attract and retain talented people who really dig into their work. But most employers ignore two of the most powerful tools for making that happen....ink to complete article (opens in new window)

The Brilliant Strategy Michelin Uses to Keep its Best Employees from Quitting
BusinessInsider
Recognizing that workers often quit or become unproductive when they feel stuck or bored in their roles, Michelin encourages employees to move around frequently within the company. The result is an incredibly high 97% retention rate....Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Engaged Employees Less Likely to Have Health Problems
Gallup
U.S. employees who are actively disengaged at work are more likely than their engaged peers to say they experience health issues ranging from physical pain to depression.Actively disengaged employees also report more "unhealthy" days, or days in which health issues limited their activity. ...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

5 Ways You Drive Away Millennials
Forbes
Adam’s old employer provided catered lunch for everyone, everyday. The office basement housed a brand-new gym facility with free fitness classes. The company offered fun offsite team-building activities every month, and even gave employees the choice between a traditional or stand-up desk, and a cubicle or open workspace. In short, the company was saturated with workplace perks. But Adam, a Millennial employee, stayed for just over a year—and then left. Sound familiar?...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

The 12 Things You Need For Successful Employee Recognition
Business2Community
Employee recognition is one of the most powerful employee engagement and retention tools you have at your disposal. It’s your key to leveling the playing fieldSalary isn’t the only effective means of attracting, inspiring, and retaining star employees. It’s important, but its weakness is that it’s fungible...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

Employee Engagement: The New Source of Competitive Advantage
HuffingtonPost
Employee engagement has become a hot management topic. Engaged employees, who willingly perform beyond what is set out in their job description, are perceived as the new source of competitive advantage. This is particularly the case in the high-contact service sector where employee behavior can have a critical effect on customer behavior, brand loyalty and overall on brand reputation...Link to complete article (opens in new window)

 

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