Tag: employee engagement

Farm Trips for Employees Are ‘Life-Changing’

Yesterday we looked at how Keurig Green Mountain strives to be one of the best places to work. One of the ways Keurig Green Mountain boosts engagement is sending employees on “source trips” to coffee-growing nations to see the company’s supply chain for themselves. Employees have described the experience as life-changing. Steve Bruce, host of […]

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benefits

Meet Broker 2.0—From Benefits Sales Rep to Strategic Counsel

There are few certainties when it comes to today’s health insurance industry. More than ever, employers are seeking help when it comes to navigating a rapidly changing regulatory landscape and developing a benefits strategy that will be cost effective, compliant, and aligned with employee needs.

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Want True ‘Employee’ Engagement? Engage the Whole Person (Part 2)

In his new book I-Engage, Your Personal Engagement Roadmap, best-selling author Bob Kelleher argues that in order for employers’ engagement efforts to be successful, they must seek to engage not just the “employee,” but the “whole” person.  In Part 1 of our interview with Kelleher, he explains why this is the missing element of traditional  […]

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Want True ‘Employee’ Engagement? Engage the Whole Person

Despite substantial investments made by companies over the past decade or so to address employee engagement, overall levels of engagement are disappointingly low, explains Bob Kelleher, a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and consultant who travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership, and workforce trends.  For example, he notes that a 2016 Gallup […]

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Listening

3 Building Blocks of Employee Engagement

Over the course of my career working with senior leaders and people managers in a variety of organizations and industries, employee engagement has been a consistent challenge. While it is now well recognized as an important factor for business success, many leaders raise concerns that they don’t know how to measure or improve employee engagement. […]

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Employee Engagement’s Role in Organizational Success: An HR Pro’s Perspective

During a job interview, a candidate once asked me a surprisingly difficult question—he wanted to know how our organization measures success. He was referring not to his own individual success as a prospective employee, but rather to that of the company as a whole. His interest first struck me as unusual, as he already knew […]

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communication

Internal Communications Mistakes that Destroy Employee Engagement (and How to Fix Them)

Would it surprise you to learn that a staggering 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged with their jobs? Unfortunately, this recent Gallup statistic hasn’t changed much over the past few years so it begs the question—where are organizations going wrong? The answer: a failure to focus on and make a commitment to internal communications.

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How to Keep Older Workers Engaged on the Job

There are a lot of factors at play keeping employees in the workforce longer than before. For example, for many years, pensions have been on the decline (only a small minority of employers offer them now—meaning employees have more responsibility to save for their own retirement and may need to stay working longer in order […]

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culture

How Should Leaders Address Workplace Values Conflicts?

2017’s employee engagement scores are in, and they’re depressing. Only 31% of the U.S. workforce is engaged, says Gallup’s daily engagement report. Gallup finds that global engagement is much worse – only 13% of global workers are actively engaged. These figures mirror those of Aon Hewitt’s research, which found that people are disengaging because they’re anxious about […]

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