Many businesses may not realize how the methods they choose to train their employees can have such a strong impact on their performance down the road. While some firms may resort to tried-and-true tactics, the truth is that sometimes it’s best to take a chance on slightly less conventional strategies.
According to the American Society for Training & Development, businesses invested more than $164 billion on employee training in 2012, an increase of 5 percent from the year before. It has apparently become clear to many companies that success is dependent on not only acquiring top talent, but also on continually developing high-quality workers.
A new CareerBuilder survey revealed that more than half of workers consider themselves overweight. It’s no surprise then, that wellness programs are gaining steam. Still, some tactics can prove more successful than others in encouraging employees to watch their weight. Here are a few strategies that employers might want to embrace to expand these efforts.
While employers may not realize it, what staff members engage in outside the office can significantly impact their performance in the workplace. Encouraging them to have creative outlets can bring a number of benefits to both parties, enhancing employees’ overall fulfillment on the job and potentially making them more valuable and well-rounded workers.
Increasingly, many companies are hiring temporary workers as a budget-friendly solution to the talent gap. Still, some organizations may not realize that onboarding these staff members still requires careful consideration. Here are some of the strategies that can ensure a smoother, more effective onboarding process for temporary employees.
A recent study conducted by Weber Shandwick revealed a rise in “employee activism,” which if harnessed properly by businesses, could give firms a significant competitive edge. Staff members that engage in this trend tend to act as brand advocates, defending and drawing positive attention to their companies.
While many companies may be aware that creativity is a valuable trait, managers may not realize how important it is. The businesses that are better able to recognize great ideas or innovative thinking can typically gain a substantial competitive edge. Fortunately, there are a number of ways in which businesses may be able to encourage innovation.
According to HR Morning, a recent study by ComPsych found that 62 percent of employees are experiencing high levels of stress. Clearly, it’s time for companies to reassess their definition of burnout and look for ways to prevent it. However, there’s more than one type of burnout, and each requires a different approach.
Businesses put a lot of time, money and effort into protecting sensitive corporate and customer data, but employees often compromise these initiatives. While many firms may be confident about their security awareness training efforts, a new survey by Enterprise Management Associates revealed that many employees are still engaging in risky behaviors.
As hiring top talent because increasingly competitive, more businesses are seeking out prospects on social sites. However, not all firms have a strong presence on social media, and therefore, may find sourcing on these sites to be a challenge. Here are a ways to go about it in an effective way.