Posts tagged employee

Summertime and the living is easy. Well, hopefully not too easy! Keep your team productive even during the hottest months by offering flexible hours or the opportunity to work remotely:

If employees have a chance to adjust their hours and/or work from home when needed, they’re likely to be happier and more productive. Almost two-thirds of managers in a survey conducted by Staples say telecommuting is essential to a productive workday. 

Read more summer productivity tips on OPEN Forum.

Summertime and the living is easy. Well, hopefully not too easy! Keep your team productive even during the hottest months by offering flexible hours or the opportunity to work remotely:

If employees have a chance to adjust their hours and/or work from home when needed, they’re likely to be happier and more productive. Almost two-thirds of managers in a survey conducted by Staples say telecommuting is essential to a productive workday

Read more summer productivity tips on OPEN Forum.

fastcompany:

You probably heard that a happy employee is a productive one who can boost the bottom line. How much?
Here are some numbers:
33% higher profitability (Gallup)
43% more productivity (Hay Group)
37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
300% more innovation (HBR)
51% lower turnover (Gallup)
50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
125% less burnout (HBR)
Here, some tips for staying happy at work

These numbers reinforce the company culture movement and why it is vital for companies to invest in their employees.

fastcompany:

You probably heard that a happy employee is a productive one who can boost the bottom line. How much?

Here are some numbers:

  • 33% higher profitability (Gallup)
  • 43% more productivity (Hay Group)
  • 37% higher sales (Shawn Achor)
  • 300% more innovation (HBR)
  • 51% lower turnover (Gallup)
  • 50% less safety incidents (Babcock Marine Clyde)
  • 66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes)
  • 125% less burnout (HBR)

Here, some tips for staying happy at work

These numbers reinforce the company culture movement and why it is vital for companies to invest in their employees.

fastcompany:

Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning
Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as “extracurriculars” like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. 

“Googler to Googler” places employees from across departments into teaching roles that would otherwise be filled by the HR department (or rather, as Google calls it, “People Operations”). The Google core curriculum includes courses on management, orientation, and skills such as public speaking. Other classes taught Googler to Googler—everything from kickboxing to parenting—were initiated and designed by an employee.

It’s not about money. Google feeds 37,000 employees three gourmet meals a day. It can certainly afford to hire teachers. The company thinks it’s a good business idea to have employees teach employees. 
Here’s why:
Promoting A Culture Of Learning
Putting Employees In Teaching Mode
In-House Teachers Get An “A”
Read the full story here.
[Pencils Image: Flickr user Bernard Walker]

How do you foster your company culture and learning?

fastcompany:

Here’s A Google Perk Any Company Can Imitate: Employee-To-Employee Learning

Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as “extracurriculars” like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. 

“Googler to Googler” places employees from across departments into teaching roles that would otherwise be filled by the HR department (or rather, as Google calls it, “People Operations”). The Google core curriculum includes courses on management, orientation, and skills such as public speaking. Other classes taught Googler to Googler—everything from kickboxing to parenting—were initiated and designed by an employee.

It’s not about money. Google feeds 37,000 employees three gourmet meals a day. It can certainly afford to hire teachers. The company thinks it’s a good business idea to have employees teach employees.

Here’s why:

  • Promoting A Culture Of Learning
  • Putting Employees In Teaching Mode
  • In-House Teachers Get An “A”

Read the full story here.

[Pencils Image: Flickr user Bernard Walker]

How do you foster your company culture and learning?

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When it comes to business, most people immediately think of money. This infographic takes a look at the human side of business.
(Via Visual.ly)

Click here to embiggen (see full Infographic)

When it comes to business, most people immediately think of money. This infographic takes a look at the human side of business.

(Via Visual.ly)

Obamacare: Should You Hire Employee Number 51?

Plenty of people, including small-business owners, predict that some businesses will opt not to grow so they can avoid employer mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that will become effective in 2014.

The major issue is the 50-employee threshold. Businesses with more than 50 full-time employees, as defined by the law, will have to supply them with affordable and well-designed insurance, or face fines.

Read more to learn how this might affect you and your small business.

Do You Think Like An Employee Or An Entrepreneur?

The way we think about our work and business is crucial. My personal success in business has hinged on understanding that I relate to business like an entrepreneur. I’ve been able to contribute my best work with employers and clients that valued my entrepreneurial view. I’ve learned to recognize that I’ll never quite fit with employers and clients that prefer to work with people who view business like employees. Identifying your personal business mindset is invaluable to forging business relationships that work long term.

What do YOU think like? Read the entire post on OPEN Forum.