Employee Engagement

3 Things You Should Regularly Tell Your Employees (But Probably Aren't)

Helpful conversations will increase employee engagement.<p>Whether you went to business management school or learned how to manage employees in a non-traditional way, you know this -- positive reinforcement works. Offering such support will, more often than not, increase employee engagement.<p>The …

Employment

1 Small Way to Improve Employee Communication (That Makes a Big Difference)

Employees say their companies often get this wrong. Here's how to make it right.<p>Ask employees what they would like to change about internal communication, and one factor always makes the top of the list: <b>timing</b>.<p>According to employees, companies get timing wrong in two ways. First, some information …

Management

How to Rethink Personal and Professional Relationships

Relationships are the basis of a strong company, and rethinking relationships based on changes in the workplace can define a company's culture and set them apart from the competition.<p>Just like technology, office spaces, and work schedules are changing with the future of work, so too are …

Define

How to Prioritize the Right Goals for a Successful Future

Effective leaders nurture motivated, engaged, and purposeful employees by defining fewer goals (that they can actually remember).<p><i>By Craig Hickman (@HickmanCraig), Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development, and Kirsten Blakemore (@KirstenBeMe), MA CPCC, Consultant at Partners In</i> …

Leadership

Everyone Can Be a Rock Star

<i>(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by</i> <i>our friends at Kronos</i><i>, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud</i> …

Human Resources

68 Percent of Employees Are Disengaged, But There Is a Scientifically Proven Way to Boost Engagement

Engagement is essential to building a high-performing team.<p>Your team is one of your most valuable assets when it comes to achieving the mission you have for your business. Not only do they increase your bandwidth, but they bring new ideas, perspectives, and insights as to how to serve your …

Employment

This CEO Distilled His Best Career Advice Into 2 Sentences (and It's So True)

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has amassed a Twitter follower base of 559,000 people, thanks to his daily tweets about success and leadership. Weiner is …

Leadership

Are Your Employees 'Engaged' Or 'Happily Complacent'?

Early in my management career a colleague of mine was a young manager whose employees loved working for him. They supported him, they spoke highly of him, and there was a strong bond of friendship within his department. There was only one problem: His department didn’t deliver strong results.<p>In our …

Employment

Varidesk -- How Caring About Employees Translates To Business Success

Average response rates for customer surveys is 12.5%. Varidesk has over a 30% response rate. That’s insane. What drives this feedback rate is a combination of good products, solid service and frictionless transactions. In large part their success boils down to the company’s culture of caring.<p>When …

Entrepreneurship

Why a Strong Employee/Employer Relationship Is Important

Tied to the success of a company is the loyalty of its customers. While this customer-first mentality is necessary for the continuation of a company, employers sometimes forget to honor another intrinsic element of success and growth — the employee and employer relationship.<p>Employers are not drill …

Entrepreneurship

HR Chatbots: How AI Can Help Onboard and Train Your Retail Employees

There’s been a lot of talk about how chatbots can be used to provide a better experience for customers. Unsatisfied customers are rarely repeat …

Chatbots

Gallup’s Profound Discovery: Engagement Is Driven By Good Managers With Rare Talents

<i>“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”</i> <b>– Schopenhauer</b><p>It’s been nearly three years since Gallup …

Leadership

How Companies Miss The Boat On Employee Engagement

Why is engaging employees such a challenge for most companies? Heaven knows it’s not for lack of ideas. Spend 30 seconds on the web and you will find lists of 12 or 25 or 49 ways to boost engagement, along with those sad figures about how 70% of workers continue to say they’re unengaged.<p>So let’s …

Entrepreneurship

Digital Workplace Development Fueled by the Cloud

Two themes emerged on the first day of the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in London. First, enterprises are still unclear what a digital workplace …

The Workplace

The Secret To Employee Engagement Lies In The Surveys You Hand Out

Shutterstock<p>We’ve heard it all: Free food, unlimited PTO, flex time — but what really works to increase employee engagement? It’s hard to know, so we usually survey people to try and find out.<p>But what if the answer lies in the survey itself?<p>After nearly 10 years in the works, researchers in the …

Employment

Creating employee experience

#Csuite<p>People Matters and Oracle talk about the movement from employee engagement to employee experience<p>While a new generation of digital natives …

Employment

A New Career Option for Recruiters: Managing the Internal Talent Network

Recruiters have always been tasked with the responsibility of maintaining a network of contacts outside the company so that when openings become …

Human Resources

Three ways a Mobile App will Improve Staff Engagement and Your Business’ Bottom Line

The Employee: Lost in the On-Demand Economy<p><i>Why is staff turnover so high?</i> <i><br>What can I do to improve worker retention?</i> <i><br>How can I keep track of staff that</i> …

The Workplace

What 1 Fast-Growing Pizza Chain Gets Right About Accountability

The right approach to accountability creates leaders, not victims.<p>When something goes wrong in a company, one of the first words that tickles the ear is accountability. Leaders want the term to connote maturity and discipline, but the word can leave a decidedly negative taste in employees' mouths …

Leadership

Many Companies Aren't Being Truthful With Their Employees About The Challenges They're Facing

Every company faces challenges, from competitors, industry changes, regulations, staffing shortages and more. But whether those changes are serious or minor, companies are doing a terrible job keeping employees in the loop. And while many leaders think that ignorance is bliss, when employees don’t …

Leadership

4 Questions To Ask Your Employee Who Just Quit

Sometimes it’s a shock when a star employee leaves your company to pursue another opportunity. Sometimes it’s not (and you kinda wanted them to …

Human Resources

Three ways to increase productivity in the workplace

Employment

How to Use Employee Turnover to Your Advantage

Identify and Achieve the Ideal Turnover Rate for Your Organization<p>Losing employees can be a good thing.<p>Leaders can simply identify what is a good employee turnover rate for their organization and team. Then develop a strategy to reap the advantages. Once an HR leader called me and requested a …

Employment

The New Business-Driven Approach to Employee Experience

Human resources is experiencing a massive shift. For years, organizations have relied on a single annual engagement survey to collect feedback from …

Employment

When VR Training Makes the Job Look Better than It Is

Virtual reality is an increasingly common part of worker training, from hospitals to coal mines and athletic fields. Now, employers also are tapping …

Virtual Reality

Digital transformation is workforce transformation: Why HR must assume a leadership role

Topic • Strategy<br>Tags • Change management <br>• Engagement <br>• Leadership

Digital Transformation

8 Differences Between Strong And Weak Managers, Told Through Cartoons

A great boss makes all the difference in the world. Hopefully you’ve had my experience, where a great manager has elevated your work to the next level. Of course, not everyone is so lucky. As a manager, it’s important to remember your influence in the workplace. Are you making everyone better? Or …

Entrepreneurship

Employees March to Many Different Drums. Here Are 3 Ways to Manage All of Them.

A Google investigation found that 65 percent of disengaged employees can't approach their manager with questions. Don't be that manager.<p>A few years ago, Google’s People Operations department set out to discover the metrics of a perfect team. And so began Project Aristotle, in which Google looked …

Employment

Workplace Experience Ranking 2017: How Does It Work?

A lot of startups talk about their culture and use it to attract the right talent, yet a very few companies know what comprises of their culture. …

The Workplace

10 Tips to Motivate Employees Without Resorting to Money

Nothing is better for the bottom line than employees who are motivated and work for for psychic benefits.<p>Are you looking for ways to motivate your people? If so, you need to start looking beyond monetary incentives.<p>The reason? Employees aren’t motivated by money. Instead, they’re motivated by …

Employment