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How to Improve Employee Engagement

Everyone knows that employees are at the heart of truly successful business. However, they can often be overlooked and keeping employees engaged can be a tough task. According to a Gallup poll only 30% of employed residents in the United States are engaged. True engagement can make a world of difference in the workplace when it comes to factors like productivity, customer ratings, profitability, and stabilizing turn-over rate. Taking care of your employees relies heavily on the right New York Employee Benefits Program. In addition to the right benefits program though, how can a business effectively get employees to engage? And where do you start? While everyone want to have a job or career they are passionate about, it’s up to those at the top to cultivate a place of success, trust, honesty, safety, and zeal in the workplace that will translate into real results, not only for the business but for those actively engaged employees. Putting the right type of managers in place can be crucial to your employees’ passion, successful and engagement. A successful manager realizes that their own success or failure hinges on the employees or team he oversees. Great managers look to empower their employees, not themselves, and can recognize the value in each individual, putting them in a position to succeed or motivating them in the best way that is conducive to both their job and their personality. However, managing employees is just one component of fostering greater employee engagement. When a business can not only provide a good work environment but also elevate employees’ quality of life through a comprehensive benefits package–then they are more like to be passionately engaged in their work, as well as create more productivity, leading profitability. Incentives within the job motivate employees, and the right benefits package also generates employees’ confidence that their company cares and values their contribution. From health insurance benefits including comprehensive coverage, voluntary benefits, wellness programs, and even small but meaningful incentives along the way create dynamic employee engagement—raising and sustaining a workplace filled with passion and positive results. Your business does not have to become a massive tech conglomerate to foster an environment of engagement. Set realistic engagement goals within your business and listen to employees’ voices and concerns. If you are looking to for ways to improve employee engagement in the greater New…
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New York News: Class Divisions & A Golf Course

New York News: Class Divisions & A Golf Course The State of New York has given New York City 97 million dollars to develop a public 18-hole golf course on the newly re-constructed Perry Point Park. The park sits in the poorest borough of New York City, the Bronx. Many residents have voiced their perspectives and concern, such as the incomprehensible spending and the potentials risks of methane gas exposure. The construction of the golf course at Ferry Point Park is the most reprehensible symbol of class division and money distribution. Although the economically thriving state of New York still holds a large percentage of the nation’s top earners, the Bronx couldn’t be any more different. While Manhattan’s average household income between 2002 and 2010 has grown by $29,000, the Bronx has hardly bounced back from the recession and has only increased by $8,000.  According to the poverty results taken in 2009 by city-data.com, 34.4% of those who reside in the Bronx have an income below the poverty level. This is 16.2% more than the nation’s poverty level. In the United States Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 1 in 5 households (1.8 million residents) in New York rely on food stamps. Their economy is still at the climax of the recession; home ownership has declined, housing values have plummeted, and fewer individuals carry health insurance. This poses an essential question; is spending 97 million dollars and turning over acres of land to build a golf course a feasible and efficient use of the city’s resources. In addition, the Ferry Point Golf Course will sit on a landfill that closed down in 1963 and has since been holding high levels of explosive methane gas. Although New York City has installed wells to measure and track the explosive level, residents are still righteously concerned that they are breathing lethal gas. While many residents are against the construction of another Trump National and International Golf Club, there many advocate for the construction. The Mayor’s administration has emphasized the history of golf as a past time. They stated that despite the decline in the use of golf courses, the Ferry Point neighbors expressed their overwhelming desire for a golf course in 1977. The administration argues that golf has been an important pastime for Americans for the past half of a century. Other park advocates…
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New York Renters Insurance: How to Rent New York City

New York Renters Insurance: How to Rent New York City   For years New York City has been considered the city where dreams come true. Despite the city’s expensive cost of living, individuals all around the United States migrated to its concrete jungles in hopes of pursuing aspirations they didn’t believe were attainable.  New York City was and is still one of the most expensive cities to live in. While the country is still in an economic depression, New York City has jumped back up a few years ago. In fact, NYC was only significantly affected in 2009 when the rent decreased 10%-12%. Due to the job market’s growth, rent is even more expensive than before the recession. The city’s developers and architects simply cannot meet the demand. Unlike the rest of the United States, the vacancy rate is at a low 1% and rent prices have increased significantly due to this demand. Although landlords may be happy to see such a high demand for housing, current and prospective renters are worried that their money is not enough to afford any housing in New York City. While many have found more cost efficient alternatives such as moving to nearby New Jersey cities where a short train ride can get them to their job in the city, many renters still desire that ideal New York City lifestyle. But how much can your money get you in a city that never stops growing? This post is provided by AJ Benet New York Renters Insurance. Call us today for a free quote – (888) 639-4560 Citi-habits.com has computed an analytic market report of how much your money can get you in 2012. If you are not able to afford anything above $2000, your options include a studio in the locations of Harlem, Lower East Side, Morningside Heights, Upper East Side, and Washington Heights. If you would like to spend $2000-2600, you are able to afford a studio in Chelsea, East Village, the Gramercy/Flatiron, Midtown East, Midtown West, Murray Hill, Soho/Tribeca, Upper West Side, Wall Street/Battery Park, and the West Village. However you are also able to afford one bedroom in the Lower East Side, Morningside Heights, and the Upper East Side, as well as a two bedroom in Harlem and Washington Heights. The majority of the one bedrooms range from $2700-$3600, the two bedrooms range from $3500-$6500, and the three…
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