In the past year, the U.S. unemployment rate went from 5.3 percent to 4.9 percent—and the number of employed individuals rose by nearly 60 thousand, according to a recently published report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In such a competitive labor market, it’s imperative that businesses implement creative ways to engage employees and create an attractive work environment. HR Consulting Leader Nancy Saperstone at OneDigital Needham discusses how summer is an ideal time for employers to incorporate benefits their workforce values in the recent article, “Summer is the Season for Perks,” published by The Boston Globe.
Activities that get people out of the regular office environment are a great way to keep workers happy, and this is much easier to do when the weather is nice. With the tight labor market, every other day, or really every other sentence, I feel like I’m saying ‘attract and retain employees. The more that we can engage employees with each other, the more engaged they’re going to be with the organization.
— Nancy Saperstone, HR Consulting, OneDigital Needham
Read the full article here.
To find out more about creating an exceptional workplace, check out the recent article Performance Management Trends That Lead to Increased Engagement.
To speak with someone about developing a strategy around engagement for your organization, reach out to your OneDigital Consultant today.