Here’s some good news this Veteran’s Day. The unemployment rate for veterans continues to drop year over year according to the Department of Labor, from 4.3% in 2016 to 3.7% in 2017 and 2.9% last month. I come from a strong military background, with my parents meeting in the Marines and my brother just recently returning from a year-long deployment in the Middle East. If you ask me, the unemployment number for our veterans should be zero.
Of course, these numbers are indicative of a strong labor market overall. Just last week the Washington Post reported that the unemployment rate is still at 3.7%, the lowest in almost 50 years. Even compensation is starting to gain momentum again.
As more people quit their jobs, or at least become a lot more comfortable with the idea, companies need proven strategies for building positive, human-centric work cultures that can weather any labor market.
If you’re curious which programs and practices are most effective in improving employee performance and boosting retention, you are in luck. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. ET we are hosting a webinar with Greg Stevens, Ph.D. from Globoforce, and Sheri L. Feinzig, Ph.D. from IBM.
Greg and Sheri will walk through the science of a positive employee experience and share findings from a joint study conducted by Globoforce’s WorkHuman® Analytics & Research Institute and IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute across 45 countries and 23,000 employees.
You’ll learn three key drivers of a human-centric workplace and how creating a positive employee experience can lower turnover risk and drive higher levels of discretionary effort across your organization.
Key takeaways include:
- How positive employee experiences help organizations transform their workplace cultures and create a sustainable competitive advantage.
- The five core components of a positive employee experience, and how these elements are linked to better performance, extra effort at work, and lower turnover intentions.
- Six key organizational practices that drive more positive employee experiences, including meaningful work; recognition, feedback, and growth; and empowerment and voice.
I hope you’ll join us! Don’t forget to reserve your spot.
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