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Four Ways Companies Are Bringing  Employee Rewards Programs Into the 21st Century

Four Ways Companies Are Bringing  Employee Rewards Programs Into the 21st Century

Trust and accountability are two pillars of a successful modern workforce. So how do you make employees feel trusted and accountable?  At these four firms, employee rewards programs are one way to start.

 

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4 Ways to Calculate the Value of Your Employee Programs

4 Ways to Calculate the Value of Your Employee Programs

Arm yourself with these online calculators to measure the cost of turnover, the value of engagement and more.

 

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Four Reasons to Embrace Openness and Transparency at Work

Four Reasons to Embrace Openness and Transparency at Work

 

How defaulting to transparency helped these companies build the trust, accountability and profitability needed to succeed in today’s business climate.

 

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How to Create Employee Engagement Programs that Actually Work

How to Create Employee Engagement Programs that Actually Work

Incorporating employee engagement and culture programs is a great start, but how do you make sure the time and effort actually benefits both the company and its employees?

 

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Working Less Means Engaging More at These Firms Bucking the Traditional Workweek

Working Less Means Engaging More at These Firms Bucking the Traditional Workweek

From five-hour days to 20-hour weeks, these companies are rethinking the traditional 9-to-5. 

 

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Is the 20-hour workweek the future of work?

Is the 20-hour workweek the future of work?

Innovator Renae Smith stemmed debilitating burnout by implementing a 20-hour workweek at her Australian PR firm. Now, working less means working better.

 

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Getting Back to Work: Helping Parents Transition After Leave

Getting Back to Work: Helping Parents Transition After Leave

Mentor moms, nanny allowances and milk delivery are just a few ways that these top companies have found to make life easier for parents returning to work after the arrival of a child.

 

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Unlimited Vacation: How to Make It Work

Unlimited Vacation: How to Make It Work

Unlimited vacation is the hot new benefit at companies large and small, but many firms find it difficult to implement. We talked to five executives about how to make a policy that’s successful for everyone.

 

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4 Companies Revolutionizing Recruitment and Hiring

4 Companies Revolutionizing Recruitment and Hiring

From cultivating networks to incorporating transparency, these employers’ recruitment tactics establish a level of trust that sets the stage for engaged, satisfied employees.

 

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5 Ways to Make Meetings Work for Everyone

5 Ways to Make Meetings Work for Everyone

Here’s one thing executives, managers and employees can all agree on: Meetings have got to change. We asked five professionals for their top tips on how to meet better.
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If You Could Walk Into Work and Change One Thing, What Would It Be?

If You Could Walk Into Work and Change One Thing, What Would It Be?

Our collective workplace New Year’s resolution should be to rethink when, where and how work is done. Here’s why.

 

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8 People Changing the Way We Work in 2017

8 People Changing the Way We Work in 2017

OpenWork takes a look at people whose ideas have the power to reshape the workplace in 2017.

 

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Work Resolution: Habits to Ditch in 2017

Work Resolution: Habits to Ditch in 2017

What work habits can you ditch to make 2017 the best year ever?

 

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Why Employers are Rushing to Offer Unlimited Vacation

Why Employers are Rushing to Offer Unlimited Vacation

Meet three companies that implemented an unlimited vacation policy and found benefits far beyond quality suntans.

 

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Take a Vacation Without Ruining Your Work Life

Take a Vacation Without Ruining Your Work Life

Does the thought of leaving work for vacation make you more stressed out than ever? Here are 4 ways to make sure going on vacation doesn’t ruin your work life.

 

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7 HR Blogs That Will Change the Way You Work

7 HR Blogs That Will Change the Way You Work

Whether you’re a  new professional or a seasoned veteran, these 7 HR blogs will inspire you to shake things up.

 

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6 Ways to Find Out What Employees Really Want

6 Ways to Find Out What Employees Really Want

How can you create a company culture that incorporates employees’ concerns, without making them uncomfortable when raising an issue?

 

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Top 5 Takeaways From McKinsey’s Major Report on the Gig Economy

Top 5 Takeaways From McKinsey’s Major Report on the Gig Economy

The gig workforce is growing by leaps and bounds — but not always in the way you might expect. Here’s what employers and employees need to know now.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Steven Rothberg

OpenWork Conversations: Steven Rothberg

College Recruiter — a recruitment website for students, recent grads and employers — was founded 20 years ago. We caught up with CEO Steven Rothberg to learn more about the evolution of hiring at the college level.

 

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How to OpenWork: Three Things Litmus Does to Support Remote-First Culture

How to OpenWork: Three Things Litmus Does to Support Remote-First Culture

Started by three high school pals attending three different universities, email optimization firm Litmus has been remote first since day one. Here’s how they do it.

 

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4 Steps for Millennials to Ask for Workplace Flexibility

4 Steps for Millennials to Ask for Workplace Flexibility

How can millennials ask for workplace flexibility? Here’s a four-step plan.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Jim Ware

OpenWork Conversations: Jim Ware

Jim Ware has spent his career guiding companies as they explore the changing nature of work. OpenWork caught up with Jim to discuss workplace flexibility and his latest book, “Making Meetings Matter.”

 

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Is it the End of the “Job” as We Know it?

Is it the End of the “Job” as We Know it?

“For the first time in human history, individuals can design a life around the pursuit of interesting work.” — Richard Saul Wurman

 

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OpenWork HR Tools: TINYPulse

OpenWork HR Tools: TINYPulse

How can you tell if employees are happy? TINYpulse takes the guesswork out of employee sentiment, helping companies of all sizes drive satisfaction and retention.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Tim Sackett on Human Resources and Technology

OpenWork Conversations: Tim Sackett on Human Resources and Technology

Tim Sackett is a 20-year veteran of HR and recruiting who was practically born into the profession. Today, he’s president of HRU Technical Resources, an engineering and IT staffing firm founded by his mother. 

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Sara Sutton Fell on Flexible Work

OpenWork Conversations: Sara Sutton Fell on Flexible Work

Sara Sutton Fell is well-known in flexible and remote work circles. OpenWork caught up with Sara to ask about the current state of flexible work and how best to make workplaces flexible.

 

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Three Small Changes with Outsize Impact

Three Small Changes with Outsize Impact

Small changes at these three firms had major impact for their company performance and employee happiness.

 

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Carpools have changed. It’s time work did too.

Carpools have changed. It’s time work did too.

 

Henry Ford unveiled two great innovations: The Model-T and the 8-hour work shift.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Anne Loehr on the Evolving Workplace

OpenWork Conversations: Anne Loehr on the Evolving Workplace

Anne Loehr is a speaker, writer and consultant focused on the trends shaping future leadership and workplaces. OpenWork spoke with Anne about how companies and employees can face the future of work now.

 

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What Do Millennials Want from Work?

What Do Millennials Want from Work?

Millennials see the world is changing. They believe work should change, too.

 

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My OpenWork Story: Taking Work on the Open Road

Taking Work on the Open Road

How a law school graduate dodged life as an attorney, left one of the country’s most respected corporations and pursued health, purpose and balance by helping others.

 

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OpenWork News from Around the World

OpenWork News from Around the World

Five countries that are making OpenWork news around the world.

 

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What’s Working for Older Workers—And What That Can Teach All of Us

What’s Working for Older Workers—And What That Can Teach All of Us

New York City’s Age Smart Employer Awards recognize firms that embrace policies supporting workers of all ages — including older employees — and the benefits these companies reap can be instructive to us all.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Nanette Fondas on the Way Forward for OpenWork

OpenWork Conversations: Nanette Fondas on the Way Forward for OpenWork

Nanette Fondas is co-author of “The Custom Fit Workplace,” considered by many to be the bible of workplace flexibility. OpenWork spoke with Nanette about the state of flexibility today and the way forward.

 

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How to OpenWork: A Five-Step Roadmap to Changing Your Workplace Culture

A Five-Step Roadmap to Changing Your Workplace Culture

With a clear road map in place, selecting and implementing the right OpenWork practices for your firm becomes a clear and logical process that yields results.

 

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My OpenWork Story: The Unpredictable Nature of Caregiving

The Unpredictable Nature of Caregiving

How can we give more people the flexibility to do what they need to do, even when it’s unpredictable? 

 

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The State of OpenWork

The State of OpenWork

Four recent studies outline where we are and where we can grow.

 

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OpenWork Conversations: Jacob Morgan on the Future of Work

OpenWork Conversations: Jacob Morgan on the Future of Work

Jacob Morgan is an author, speaker and futurist focused on the future of work. OpenWork caught up with Jacob to chat about the current state of the future of work.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Boosts Productivity

OpenWork Boosts Productivity

According to the 2014 Workplace Flexibility Survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), flexibility boosted productivity and reduced absenteeism at nearly all firms surveyed.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Increases Job Satisfaction

OpenWork Increases Job Satisfaction

In 2008, the Families & Work Institute (FWI) examined the state of health, both physical and mental, in the U.S. workforce.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Increases Employee Engagement

OpenWork Increases Employee Engagement

One study found that flexibility led to higher engagement, lower stress and lower turnover intention compared to workers without flexibility.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Improves Health & Well-Being

OpenWork Improves Health & Well-Being

Stress is two times greater for employees who do not have flexible work options than for those who do.

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Increases Employee Retention

OpenWork Increases Employee Retention

Over 80 percent of employees reported that work flexibility is an important factor in their intention to stay with their company.

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Reduces Turnover

OpenWork Reduces Turnover

The expected turnover rate for employees who do not have the flexibility they need at their companies is almost twice the rate of those who do.

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Improves Quality of Life

OpenWork Improves Quality of Life

Flexible work arrangements have proven to be important in improving quality of life for workers at all pay grades.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Leverages Employee Trust

OpenWork Leverages Employee Trust

Stephen M.R. Covey calls trust “The one thing that changes everything” in his book “The Speed of Trust.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Increases Cost Savings

OpenWork Increases Cost Savings

At State Street Corporation, manager-initiated flex programs drive productivity, reduce turnover and increase cost savings.

 

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10 Reasons to OpenWork: OpenWork Drives Trust & Engagement

OpenWork Drives Trust & Engagement

Trust is essential to both workplace engagement and life satisfaction. 90 percent of highly engaged workers trust their managers.

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