In the Best Money Moves Roundup, we run down the latest HR news on retention, mobility and pollution.
Employee engagement drives productivity and retention, but it’s not all good news.. Research from Yale University revealed 50 percent of moderately to highly engaged employees are burnt out. They’re passionate about their work and show high skills acquisition, but they’re also the employees most at risk for turnover.
Dr. Jochen Menges, a co-author of the study, claims his research can help employers. “By shedding some light on some of the factors in both engagement and burnout, the study can help organisations identify workers who are motivated but also at risk of burning out and leaving.” A shortfall of Menges and his colleagues’ research is its inability to pinpoint when engagement stops being productive and starts exhausting valuable employees.
The challenge is to find the fine line between engagement and burnout. It’s different for everyone. One way to tell is to watch for signs like frustration and anxiety.
What We’re Reading
Women appointed to boards at a record high. Close to 40 percent of vacant board seats at Fortune 500 companies went to women in 2017. Learn more about this rising trend and its implications.
New LinkedIn research. It’s no surprise that attracting and retaining top talent is imperative with unemployment at a low, but how do you do it? Use these strategies to stay competitive.
Focus on mobility and stability. If you’re in an industry with high turnover consider offering opportunities to move into different positions and benefits that support employees and their families. See what ROI on employee investments looks like.
WeWork bans meat. In a bold move WeWork announced it won’t serve or reimburse meals that include red meat, poultry or pork. Why they’re doing it and more importantly, can it work?
What are stay interviews? Instead of waiting for an exit interview to get some feedback start conducting stay interviews to find out why employees stick around. How this can help you retain more employees.
Are you using the 20/60/20 rule? Instead of trying to win over 100 percent of your team, use this rule to strategically focus your attention on your most valuable team members. What the 20/60/20 rule is and how to use it.
Digital distractions. Employees can’t get a full 30 minutes of work in without being distracted by work instant messages and emails or personal text messages and notifications. How to deal with communication overload.
Job insecurity and sexual harassment. Three separate studies found that sexual harassment is driven by the harasser’s fear of being called out for inadequate job performance. Now that we know, what can we do about it?