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Caring employers boost productivity of their staff, survey finds

What is one of your most important assets that predicts your organization’s success? Interestingly, many leaders reply, “Our people.” However, how many workforces truly believe that their leadership values them? How many organizations are engaging their workforce and demonstrating the behaviour that convinces employees they’re valued? How many employers are measuring not only what people are saying but how they are doing with respect to their health, engagement and productivity? It was that line of questioning that set the stage for the Employee Recommended Workplace Award (ERWA), the workplace award jointly created by The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell. As we pondered such questions, we took the position that employer behaviours are not the only factors that predict people’s success. It also depends on what employees are willing to do to help themselves. This two-way accountability model was a foundational piece for the award’s design.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.