Are you tired of hearing about Health Care Reform changes? Well, don’t turn the page yet. Listen up!
One way to stay motivated is to constantly remind yourself that a worth-while pay-off lies ahead. If you are serious about your goal, whether it’s a personal goal, a work unit goal or a corporate goal, you will take action. As you gain traction toward your goal and begin to see results, you will become even more motivated. Action creates motivation!
Unions go right along with politics and religion on the list of topics not to discuss at a dinner party. While opinions regarding the usefulness and relevance of unions range from impassioned supporter to unwavering opposition, the fact remains that unions exist and their extinction is unlikely.
There has been much litigation in recent years regarding the application and implementation of wage and hour regulation, particularly concerning overtime wages. This heightened awareness of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its requirements can actually help employers recognize potential problems with their wage practices and assist them in taking the necessary steps to prevent future litigation. These steps may even result in lower costs to employers while paying legitimate overtime.
Employee turnover is expected to rise this year. Our latest research highlights that many workers are unhappy with their present jobs. In fact, 60 percent of employees intend to leave and an additional one in four are networking and updating their résumés.
This research provides a barometer of employee engagement in the workplace, with results that might likely alarm and surprise many employers. Employees are clearly expressing their pent-up frustration with how they have been treated through the downturn. While employers may have taken the necessary steps to streamline operations to remain viable, it appears many employees may have felt neglected in the process. The result is a disengaged and disgruntled workforce.
I recently read an article citing 10 of the most overused business buzzwords. Most recently making the hit list included words like “leverage,” “value-add” and “cutting edge.” Even my favorite, “disconnect,” made the list. I looked for the word “strategic,” but didn’t find it (thank goodness). For years now, though, HR has heard the “strategic” mantra—“We must be more strategic; we must get a seat at the table; we must drive our value proposition…”