How Human Resource Management Uses Survey Research

How Human Resource Management Uses Survey Research

The core human resource (HR) functions, as identified by the Society for Human Resource Management, are: strategic management, workforce planning and employment, human resource development, employee and labor relations, and risk management. Survey research is often used in each area to conduct a needs assessment, elicit opinions, and quantify numbers. Strategic Management is described as…

The Importance of the Annual Employee Survey

The Importance of the Annual Employee Survey

‘Engagement has quickly become a leading buzzword in today’s corporate environment. Seventy-eight percent of business leaders say it is both an urgent and important priority (Papay and Santille, 2014).’ Look at the proof. All core business measures—profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, quality, retention, and sales—are significantly higher at companies with a concentration of engaged employees. Employee…

Survey Research Yields Data on Employee Turnover

Survey Research Yields Data on Employee Turnover

It is a fact that employees leave organizations. Some employees leave the organization voluntarily while others leave involuntarily due to firing, layoffs, or other organizational change. Voluntary reasons for leaving an organization include better opportunities elsewhere, low job satisfaction, unrealistic expectations of the job or the workplace, lack of challenge or feeling of accomplishment on… PDF

10 Employee Behaviors Bosses Hate Most

10 Employee Behaviors Bosses Hate Most

Every boss wishes for an office filled with happy, motivated and downright fantastic employees. … Dream on. The fact is there’s usually one bad apple in the bunch, and maybe many more. Bad behavior isn’t just the domain of the stereotypical boss; it’s a place many employees venture as well. By Jan West, Ph.D. The… PDF

Soliciting Employee Feedback: Getting Results with Employee Surveys

Soliciting Employee Feedback: Getting Results with Employee Surveys

Every human resource professional knows that a company is only as good as its employees. That’s why it’s so important to get their feedback and respond to their needs, their ideas, and their suggestions and fast. If you could read your employees’ minds, you’d have higher employee retention rates, lower absenteeism, improved productivity, better customer… PDF

7 Common Misconceptions Employers Have About Employees

7 Common Misconceptions Employers Have About Employees

Most companies like to think they have their finger on the pulse of employees. But the fact is, when it comes to what employees want from their work experience – recognition, respect, trust, fair pay and a flexible schedule – many employers are clueless. There are many common misconceptions employers have about their employees. Here… PDF

10 Things Employees Dislike Most About Their Employers

10 Things Employees Dislike Most About Their Employers

Do you hate your job? Well, you have plenty of company. According to an August poll from the Pew Research Center, American workers are working longer hours for less pay and taking on higher levels of stress. The survey, which was conducted during the months of June and July and included 2,003 Americans, revealed that… PDF

5 Factors That Affect Your Employee’s Productivity

5 Factors That Affect Your Employee’s Productivity

If the competition is doing more with less, then employee productivity may be the issue. Low-output workers indicate a serious problem within any organization, forcing companies to adapt innovative techniques to increase employee productivity. Does March Madness really drive employers crazy? It all depends on what you believe. The term “lost productivity” is always kicked… PDF

The Relationship between Employees, Customers, and Business Success

The Relationship between Employees, Customers, and Business Success

Wouldn’t it be great if a magical crystal ball really existed that would reveal to you the secrets of what your customers want as well as the secret to keeping them returning to your business to increase profitability? It does exist. Only there is nothing magical about it – it is scientific. We all know…

The Truth about Motivating Employees to be More Productive

The Truth about Motivating Employees to be More Productive

What really motivates employees to be productive? Is it money? Recognition? Job satisfaction? Benefits? Opportunities? Employees are recognized as the most crucial asset of today’s organizations by both practitioners and academics. Employee satisfaction is stressed as one of the most important drivers of continuous improvement and satisfied customers in most classical total quality management (TQM)… PDF