October 2014

28
Oct

7 Steps to Building Employee Engagement and Accountability

Last week, Cy Wakeman shared a different way of looking at employee engagement and explained employee accountability is an essential first step in building engagement and boosting results. Today, she explains more benefits of employee accountability and offers tactics for incorporating it into your organization’s efforts toward building employee engagement. What are some action steps employers can take once they

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23
Oct

How Senior Leaders Can Connect with Front-Line Workers

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on SmartBlog on Leadership on Oct. 8, 2014. When I worked at Marriott, stories of Bill Marriott visiting hotels during his travels became legendary. He wouldn’t just check in for a night or two while visiting key clients and attending to high-level business concerns, he would walk the back of

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21
Oct

Employee Accountability is More Important than Employee Engagement, says Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman started her work life as a counselor, helping people who wanted to achieve better results and experience more happiness in their lives. She told her clients to stop blaming their circumstances and take responsibility for their results. When she moved into leadership positions, she started applying that mindset to her employees, too, and found they were able to

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16
Oct

17 Awesome People You Should Have Met at HR Tech (But Probably Didn’t)

We had an amazing experience at the HR Technology Conference in Vegas last week. Part of what made the week so great was getting to meet awesome new people and spend time with excellent old friends. In the lead-up to HR Tech each year, attendees are inundated with blog posts and newsletters telling them who they need to meet at

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14
Oct

Employee Engagement Isn’t a Game

What would you do with a beautiful summer Saturday? I bet people thought of a variety of answers to that question — and “work” wasn’t a common one. Yet that’s exactly what John on Talmetrix’s development team did one gorgeous Saturday this past summer. When he awoke to the sun shining outside his bedroom, John’s first thought was “what would be

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9
Oct

Smart Companies Use Open Enrollment to Boost Engagement

Each year, human resources departments across the U.S. devote a lot of time to preparing for open enrollment season and making sure the benefits enrollment process is a success. Many focus on getting employees through the process with every form filled out correctly and signed on the dotted line. The smartest HR departments, though, have expanded their idea of a

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7
Oct

HR Tech Awesome New Startup Spotlight: QUEsocial

QUEsocial is one of the five companies featured alongside Talmetrix in the 2014 list of Awesome New Startups for HR as named by Human Resource Executive. This year, the Awesome New Startups will get our own session at the HR Technology Conference, where we’ll introduce our cutting-edge products and solutions. We’re excited to share the stage with QUEsocial, and we’re looking

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2
Oct

HR Tech Awesome New Startup Spotlight: Brand Amper

Brand Amper is one of the five companies featured alongside Talmetrix in the 2014 list of Awesome New Startups for HR as named by Human Resource Executive. This year, the Awesome New Startups will get our own session at the HR Technology Conference, where we’ll introduce our cutting-edge products and solutions. We’re excited to share the stage with Brand Amper and

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