We’re recruiting again. This is obviously good news but it’s also perplexing – despite the current market conditions we still find ourselves scrapping for the best graduates. They seem to have as many options as ever and, having to cope with them deciding between many offers, can be a humbling process for this owner-manager of a small financial PR agency.
The Workforce Mood Tracker survey found that U.S. employees were dissatisfied and disconnected overall about the frequency and effectiveness of performance reviews. Based upon the survey's findings, it can be concluded that organizations should be concerned about motivational issues at review time. Main findings were:
Research from the University of Haifa found that employees with high levels of emotional intelligence are more dedicated and satisfied at work. The study surveyed 809 employees and managers in two public sector organisations and two private companies, examining the influence of emotional intelligence on factors such as organizational politics, work attitudes, formal and informal behavior, feelings of justice, and burnout.
The recession we are heading into promises to be brutal and long-lasting. Once the pink slips start piling up—as they surely will—the workplace will become increasingly Darwinian. In times like these, the default setting for many people goes something like this: I'm going to keep my head down, avoid drawing attention, and hope to be standing when the destruction passes.
You've heard the term used when describing web sites: "It's very sticky!" In other words, the site employs techniques that ensure its repetitive use, that keep visitors thinking about it, and that encourage users to tell other people about it. You just can't let it go.