Many, if not most, organizations have methods in place to gather input from employees—suggestion boxes, hotlines, focus groups, engagement surveys, etc. But are these organizations actually using this input strategically? The High Cost of Poor Communication Organizations can’t risk the high costs of disengaged employees. According to Gallup, disengaged employees have 37% higher absenteeism, 18% lower […]
Those of us in recruiting have noticed a decline in employee engagement metrics for some time now as new employee needs come into conflict with the more traditional ways of working. Some aspects of this decline are reflected in employees’ shifting perspectives toward the HR department. A 2022 report by Crucial Learning found the majority […]
The more the members of a team trust each other, the better they will perform together. Whether you’re on a professional sports team or a team at the office, this statement still rings true. Unfortunately, building trust and authenticity might not always be easy. When you assemble a team, you bring in people from all […]
If “fake it till you make it” were a person, she would be fake German heiress Anna Sorokin, a.k.a. Anna Delvey. Netflix’s latest viewer obsession Inventing Anna, created by Shonda Rhimes, tells the “completely true, except for the parts that are totally made up,” story of Anna’s elaborate get-rich-quick schemes. The show is based on […]
Whether you’ve been leading a remote workforce for decades, recently ventured into this space, are dabbling with hybrid models or fully returning your staff to in-house status, one thing is certain: The concept of “workplace” has changed forever. The pandemic effectively recast it. And the hard, sacred work of nurturing company culture has gotten even […]
Employees are beginning to return to the workplace but not without a certain amount of angst. The past several months have given employees a taste of the freedom, flexibility, and convenience working from home offers. While some are happy for the opportunity to “return to normal,” many are reluctant—even resistant—to returning to the physical workplace.
The pandemic has tested the plasticity of company cultures like never before. Organizations that were flexible enough to change large parts about how they operate, and do it quickly, were able to spark innovation that will outlive the circumstances that motivated those changes in the first place. In some cases, entire businesses changed, not just […]
With organizations engaged in many competing actions and objectives, we’re often inundated with tasks and new initiatives that seem to go on forever. If you’ve ever been in three meetings at once, driven to your next appointment while responding to phone calls, or spent your weekend answering e-mails, you aren’t alone.
Editor’s note: Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring exclusive insights into the world of corporate culture. Employee engagement plays a vital role in your organization’s culture as it helps retain top talent. This article will provide tips for helping you improve engagement and retain workers.
Over the past few months, one phrase has come up over and over again in seemingly all of my conversations: “leadership trust.” Companies are realizing that building and maintaining the bond between leaders and their employees is especially important right now with large swaths of their employee base working remotely.