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Engagement Is Really Just Connection

on Jul 3, 2019 10:26:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Company Culture Employee Engagement
The modern workplace is disconnected. Although the Internet and social media give us a sense of connectivity, we’re more disconnected than ever before. Employees send emails (or texts) to people that sit a couple of desks away instead of just walking over to chat. Leaders have no idea what people are working on, much less what their individual goals and dreams are. Employees would rather work remotely because they don’t enjoy the office atmosphere. And we’re seeing lower morale and well-being in the workplace worldwide than ever before.
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5 Alternatives to Pay Raises to Engage Employees

on Jun 26, 2019 10:18:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Benefits Compensation Employee Engagement
While making more money is a good motivator, it should not be the end-all when it comes to encouraging your employees to be more engaged. If you think that a bigger paycheck is the only way to achieve higher engagement levels, consider these five alternatives.
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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

on Jun 12, 2019 10:08:00 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Management
While it is true that employees aren’t the same as customers, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. Technology is doing some wonderful things for the customer experience. I can make doctor appointments and see my lab results using an app. If my flight is delayed and I miss my connection, the Delta Airlines app will automatically rebook me on the next flight. It’s those little things that make life easier. And if individuals can get that experience in their personal lives, it could drive the employee experience they expect it in their work lives.
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A Learning Culture Is Key to Increase Innovation, Productivity, and Retention

on Jun 5, 2019 10:19:00 AM By | Jeff Miller, Ph.D. | 0 Comments | Retention Education Employee Engagement Productivity Management
I've spent my entire career either learning or teaching. I've studied the psychology of learning, and I've been involved in helping everyone from executives to middle schoolers get better at it. I've learned a lot myself in that time – including that learning is consistently pushed last on the priority list.
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Unlocking the Full Potential of Employees by Establishing Trust

on Apr 17, 2019 10:48:00 AM By | Christopher Tkaczyk | 0 Comments | Retention Employee Engagement Work Ethic
Accenture (No. 61 on Fortune’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For) has just published a new research report The Trust Imperative: Decoding Organizational DNA, in which it says that businesses are waking up to a new source of business growth–the ability to unlock the potential of their people by using new technologies to secure vast amounts of data on work and the workforce.
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How to Onboard for Retention in a Competitive Hiring Market

on Mar 20, 2019 10:53:00 AM By | Lilith Christiansen | 0 Comments | Onboarding Employee Engagement
When employees aren’t happy at work, they aren’t productive. Happiness at work is about feeling engaged and fulfilled–being confident, challenged and comfortable. When an onboarding process at a company is strategic, flexible and user-driven employees are more engaged and thus stay longer, allowing a business to save money.
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Employee Engagement: The Best Time To Do It Was 20 Years Ago

on Jan 8, 2018 11:40:34 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Workforce Company Culture Employee Engagement results
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now."
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4 Ways to Build Purpose in the Workplace

on Aug 2, 2017 3:33:11 PM By | Blake Beus | 0 Comments | Human Resources communication Employee Engagement
  Let’s think about purpose. You might see it as an uncertain topic, and while it is difficult to quantify, purpose is at the heart and soul of great endeavors. If you seek it, meaning will come alive in your work. It’s not just on you, though; organizational purpose requires people at all levels of a company to work toward the same goal.
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Focus on Job Fit to Increase Employee Engagement

on May 3, 2017 4:34:26 PM By | Amanda Jueneman | 0 Comments | Employees Employee Engagement
Common sense tells us that engaged employees are the lifeblood of an organization, whereas disengaged workers can poison a business when they negatively impact the workplace. A recent Gallup survey shows that 32% of U.S. employees are engaged in their work while 68% are not–and 17.2% of those disengaged workers are "actively disengaged." What can actively disengaged employees do to your organization? Name virtually any performance metric, and they can decrease it. Such employees aren’t just unhappy at work–they are often undermining the efforts of engaged workers.
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