employee engagement

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Post date: May 26, 2017
At many organizations, the “local” human resources rep isn’t local anymore. And neither are the employees. The “office” is the 30th floor in a skyscraper one day, a coffee shop the following week, and a living room with a crying baby the next. The diffusion of work from offices to digital...
Post date: November 22, 2016
In our survey work with Jack in the Box, a quick-serve restaurant company and winner of the 2016 HRM Impact Award, we found a fascinating insight that can be applied to most organizations. Despite every operation having the same hiring, onboarding, and training processes, and identical performance...
Post date: February 13, 2017
Losing the battle on employee engagement and retention is the surest road to business failure. Employee turnover not only undermines long-term client relationships, but replacing employees can also get very costly—generally 20 percent of annual salary for mid-range positions (earning $30,000 to $50...
Post date: August 9, 2017
With 24 percent of American households having a person with a disability, chances are that one in four of your employees are impacted by disability in some way—either the employee themselves might have a disability, or be the caregiver for a spouse, parent, or child who has a disability (U.S....
Post date: July 14, 2016
Sophia, a top performer in her company, was constantly searching for ways to do things smarter or faster. She had joined a team assembled to develop and scale emerging ideas within a geographically dispersed company. Her colleagues were bright and among the best of the best in their industry, and...
Post date: August 11, 2017
There is plenty of research on how to alleviate stress in your organization. Here is what I have found to be the most rigorous, statistically valid, independent research on workplace stress—and the precise steps your HR department can take to reduce it:   Job stress is largely due to a fundamental...
Post date: September 1, 2017
Why has it become so difficult to get employee attention for important matters? Communication experts would argue it’s not for lack of good intentions or effort. But as multiple reports highlight (such as ROI Communication Benchmark 2017; AON Employee Engagement report; and Willis Towers Watson...
Post date: October 4, 2016
A “force multiplier” sounds magical and even other-worldly, but its roots are actually quite mundane. A “force multiplier” is a factor that can increase (thereby multiply) the effectiveness of a group or team and it is most often described in a military context. Significant battlefield examples are...
Post date: September 13, 2016
The business case for purpose has now been well established as driving business growth and effective talent strategies. Less has been known until recently about the most critical ingredient to purpose-­driven companies—purpose­-oriented employees. In the first global study on purpose-­oriented...
Post date: March 15, 2018
For several years, there has been a shift in how employers think about performance management. Companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, and others are doing away with annual reviews and ratings. They found annual reviews weren’t having the intended impact on the performance of the organization. The...