Tag Archives: engagement

How to Elevate HR (And Keep the C-Suite Happy)

  Can you guess which trend ranked number one on Deloitte University Press’ Global Human Capital Trends report last year? It was culture and engagement—or what the report aptly describes as the “naked organization.” It’s all about transparency in the “Glassdoor era,” where every week … Read full posting »

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Beyond Satisfaction: On Engaging and Thriving as Leaders

We spend a lot of time in HR and management talking about employee engagement. But are we all talking about the same thing? Or are some of us just talking about employee satisfaction? And why is the difference between the two terms so important to … Read full posting »

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Top 5 Takeaways from #SHRM15

Thousands of HR professionals descended upon Las Vegas this week for the annual SHRM conference to network and learn the latest trends and best practices in the field. I was lucky enough to be part of this incredible event. Here are a few things I … Read full posting »

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Guest Blog: Why We Need “Work Friends”

I read an article recently about having friends at work and outside work. It reminded me of the Gallup Q12 item that addresses having a best friend at work. For those who might not be familiar, the Gallup Q12 is a survey that measures employee … Read full posting »

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Are Annual Employee Surveys Dead?

Last Spring, when I was leaving SHRM, I travelled through the Orlando airport. Maybe you did too? If you did, you may have seen, somewhere between check-in and your gate, a sign posted on a small kiosk (created by a brilliant little Finnish company called … Read full posting »

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25 Great Statistics on Employee Recognition

Looking for some great statistics that illustrate the power of employee recognition? Here are a few that we gathered which might come in handy for you. “Nearly 75% of organizations have a recognition program (despite the fact that only 58% of employees think that their … Read full posting »

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Webinar: How to Avoid the Nine Circles of Employee Disengagement

  Do you ever feel like you’re caught in one of the nine circles of HR hell? Last fall I wrote a blog post comparing disengagement to Dante’s Inferno and mapping many of our challenges to that poet’s journey through the underworld. I thought it … Read full posting »

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5 Tips for Building Trust in Your Organization

  I’m not exactly breaking new ground for you when I say that trust is a critical component of employee engagement. You probably know, for example, that the Great Place to Work Institute considers trust the foundation of a great workplace. Or you may know … Read full posting »

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What are you doing on January 9-10?

Got some fun post-holiday plans? I do! On January 9-10, I will have the honor of speaking at the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) conference on Employee Engagement in Denver Colorado. While I admit that the prospects of the Mile High City in January … Read full posting »

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A Tale of Two Workforces

Or, Why Contingent Employees Need Engagement, Too. Charles Dickens knew all about unfortunate employees. His A Christmas Carol character, Bob Crachit, may be the most famously exploited permanent employee in all of literature, partly because Dickens himself was something of a social crusader in his … Read full posting »

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