employee engagement

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Post date: March 17, 2017
I once worked for organization where most employees exiting said their reason for leaving was because it was just too difficult to be an employee there. Wow! Too difficult to be an employee? As HR professionals, we hear concerns about managers, pay, or even leadership as reasons people leave. Those...
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 26, 2019
This has been the year of the “human workforce,” “human companies,” “human work environments,” and even “human brands.”  These and similar phrases always make me chuckle. After all, humans have been involved in work since the beginning of time. But, the point behind the phrases is important: the...
Post date: May 19, 2017
Recently, I had a conversation at the birthday party of my five-year-old daughter’s friend. I spoke with other parents about how different kindergarten is today compared to when we were 5 years old. As I recall, and as my mom confirms, kindergarten used to be about learning our shapes and colors,...
Post date: February 7, 2019
Recently thought leaders have been promoting the idea that HR should learn from marketing and embrace concepts like “employee experience.” What would happen if a CEO took these ideas seriously? We can find answers in a book I wrote with Peter Navin, The CMO of People: Manage employees like...
Post date: August 30, 2017
As summer comes to a close and families prepare for back-to-school, making work and life balance—while juggling job expectations and career aspirations, helping with homework or school projects, and attending extracurricular activities—can be a challenge. The growing role of technology in our daily...
Post date: June 5, 2018
A CEO’s job is ultimately to deliver business results—to deliver the mission. The key way to do that is to create an environment where employees are able do their jobs well and a culture where they want to do their jobs well. A company’s employees invent, market, sell, build, deliver, and support...
Post date: March 23, 2017
In the Industrial Age, people were swayed by traditional advertising, clever campaigns and discounted pricing. In the Social Age, people have learned not to listen to marketing or selling. Even for the best employer brands, they’ve become less prone to switching allegiances based on claims of “a...
Post date: November 10, 2015
Supplement Traditional Thinking to Widen Your Field of Qualified Applicants To better understand how employers find, manage, and keep employees, we polled human resource professionals at organizations in multiple industries (including business, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing). The results...
Post date: September 18, 2018
If your company is struggling with getting employee engagement right, you’re not alone. The State of the American Workplace reports that 4 out of 5 organizations don’t believe they’re equipped to build strong cultures of engagement. Chances are, you’re one of those organizations. This number is...