Administrative Professionals Day falls on April 21st this year. It is a day that recognizes and celebrates the work of administrative professionals--executive assistants, personal assistants, receptionists, client services representatives, admin assistants, and other administrative support professionals--for their contributions to the workplace. The tradition of Administrative Professionals Day started in 1952 and it is common to show appreciation through cards, flowers, chocolates, and celebratory lunches. This year, with the majority of organizations working from home, recognizing admins will have to be a bit more creative.
We are hearing a lot of talk in the industry about employee perks and how best to satisfy your workforce. We entered a phase of foosball tables and stocked kitchens, kegs in the office, and unlimited vacation. Perks are great, but there are some simple, concrete and conventional ways to satisfy employees for the long-term, long after the allure of beer and recreation wears off. Here are three elements to keeping your employees satisfied:
Organizational growth issues exist in some form at almost every company. There can often be a “chicken or the egg” mentality between two opposing factors that often lead to a scramble instead of a steady positive growth curve. Most companies blame this on external factors like funding, the market, or even a competitor move. However, new research from Bain & Company shows that most organizational growth issues actually stem from within the organization. According to the survey of 400 executives:
Merchants are constantly trying to figure out how to build customer loyalty. In an age of digital price comparison where Amazon and Walmart usually win the day, businesses are constantly trying to devise lasting strategies to ensure that they develop real customer loyalty and keep consumers coming back again and again. Few merchants realize customer loyalty often begins with employee satisfaction. When employees are satisfied at work and have a good relationship with their managers, they create the best experience possible for consumers, which in turn keeps consumers coming back.
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