Heather R. Huhman
Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended
Research is finding the correlation between engagement and performance is the opposite of what employers want.
Frustrated bosses can be tempted to ban employees from checking their cell phones and Facebook pages. The better move is to make it easier for team members to stay focused.
The Gravity Payments CEO has gone from working class hero to a case study in why no good deed goes unpunished.
When you start communicating with your employees is when you'll stop losing sleep worrying they are disengaged.
Interns have a legal right to take something of value from their experiences. Like a much better chance of getting a real job.
Many companies make themselves unattractive to job seekers, then complain they can't find the talent they need.
The employee you fired isn't going to love you but not hating you on social media is the next best thing.
SnapChat is wildly popular with the young demographic many companies are trying to recruit. That's your first hint for catching their interest.
Younger workers, unsurprisingly, are less likely to demand health insurance than older workers but don't overlook their birthdays.
There is mounting evidence that employees generally prefer women managers.
Wearables give companies data useful for everything from improving employee health to getting the right tools to the people who need them.
Game of Thrones
A lot has improved since medieval times but the foibles of leaders remain the same.
Managers are as disengaged as the teams they are supposed to be leading. That changes when they feel invested in the company vision.
With same-sex marriage legal in most states, some employers will no longer recognize domestic partnerships for granting family benefits.
Many inexpensive apps and online courses are available to teach skills that are in demand.