|The economy has forced everyone to cut back and trim expenses. At the same time, businesses know that investing in the employees they have is critical for maintaining momentum.
Employee-focused activities and programs yield multifold benefits that can help drive your company through the downturn and gain a competitive edge as the economy recovers.
Retention is key
While personnel cutbacks may be necessary, the employees left in place often feel disgruntled or overworked which leads to job dissatisfaction and talent attrition.
- In fact, 54% of employed Americans plan to find a new job when the marketplace improves.1
- Employers are scrambling to find new ways to make employees feel valuable and rewarded in order to aid retention.
Improving morale and satisfaction can boost employee retention.
- Studies show that job quality and workplace support can significantly improve job satisfaction – up to 70%.2
- Industry experts report that workplace support activities based on improving trust and communication are important for business health.
Work In Harmony workshops can increase morale and satisfaction.
- Our workshops using singing are specifically designed to build trust and communication between team members at all levels of the organization. We create a collaborative environment between them that’s proven to improve communication and trust, as well as enhance each individual’s ability to communicate effectively.
Sharpening employee skills now gives you an edge later
Coming out of the recession, companies have to be ready to capture their fair share of growth. Strategies to maximize competitiveness are important to put into place now.
- Investing more in training and development to boost skill levels of employees is the #2 action organizations have taken in response to workplace trends 3
- Our workshop can help increase your employees’ creativity, overall communication skills and team functionality
“The HR-specific issues of retention, employee development, performance management and talent management are the issues that dominate the list of top trends.”
– Society of Human Resource Management, Workplace Forecast 2008
1. cnnmoney.com; 2. hrmguide.com. 2/10/09; 3. Society of Human Resource Management, Workplace Forecast 2008
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Last updated: February 1, 2010
"The recession has left a lot people out of a job, but many of those still employed aren't very happy at the office. That's because layoff survivors are often stuck with increased workloads, fewer benefits and even less pay.”- cnnmoney.com
"Feeling connected to the people you work with also helps create a sense of purpose... Providing opportunities to learn and grow is icing on the cake. "-Rick Lepsinger, industry consultant