Tag: engagement

Know the Secrets of Successful Employee Engagement

By William Taylor The emotional commitment an employee has toward a company and its main goals is called employee engagement—employees being more focused on helping the company thrive. This emotional binder has nothing to do with financial compensation but with the personal feelings of that employee for the workplace. Let’s not confuse engagement with happiness. […]

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It’s OK if Your Workers Watch this Big-Screen TV

Why would you install a 90-inch big-screen TV on your plant floor?  Won’t workers just tune in to Sports Center or talk shows and be distracted? No, according to a company that says more media in the factory actually increases collaboration, engagement, and production performance.

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Training Programs—What’s Happening in the Real World?

Everyone knows how important training is, but finding the time and budget is another story. So what’s happening in the real world? What are your competitors up to? What are best practices? Help us find out! Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing for training stacks up against what […]

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6 Reasons to Conduct an Engagement—Not a Satisfaction—Survey

Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Allan Benowitz on why you shouldn’t measure satisfaction. Today, the do’s and don’ts of engagement surveys, plus an introduction to a unique guide just for HR managers in smaller, or even one-person, HR departments. Benowitz, who is the vice president of Growth and Development at The Employee Engagement Group, offered his […]

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Stop Measuring Satisfaction—Focus on Engagement

For strategic talent management, forget surveying satisfaction, says Consultant Allan Benowitz. The meaningful focus should be on engagement. Satisfaction is about giving things to employees, he adds, while engagement is about employees giving back. Benowitz, who is the vice president of Growth and Development at The Employee Engagement Group, offered his expert tips on engagement […]

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Perks—Do Yours Measure Up? Who’s Offering What?

Employment branding, “Best Place to Work,” retention and engagement—a lot of it comes down to perks. Will the perks you offer help recruit and retain the best and brightest? How do your perks stack up against the competition’s? Help us find out! Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing […]

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360 Performance Reviews—Powerful But There Are Pitfalls

By William Taylor Performance reviews and 360-degree feedback are important in any company because they help boost productivity and revenue, facilitate the assessment of potential issues at the workplace, and find sensible solutions to compel employees to do their job at their fullest potential. A 360-degree performance review has the power to transform a one-way […]

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Employers have opportunity to capitalize on a graying workforce

by Tammy Binford Is it a “silver tsunami” or barely a ripple in your workplace? Whether your organization is facing a wave of retirements or just a few in the next several years, employers are wise to consider the significance of older workers. As the 78 million-member baby boomer generation hits what has traditionally been […]

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Employee Retention & Engagement

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently issued a decision that reads like a “what not to do” in response to employee complaints. When one employee complained to her manager about sexual harassment and assault by a coworker, the company looked into the matter but failed to protect her. In fact, the […]

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The Levity Effect

Resources for Humans managing editor Celeste Blackburn reviews the book The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up. Review summarizes book’s theory on how levity improves the workplace and ways to achieve levity. These are serious times. As the stock market plunges and the government is bailing out banks, many employers are struggling to […]

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