January 2015

30
Jan

Unconventional Ways to Boost Engagement Efforts

By now you know that engagement is vitally important to your organization, but are you getting the most from your engagement efforts? Are you providing resources and tools that employees need to do their best work? If so, are you sure to include part-timers? What is your organization’s approach to stress management and well being? If you aren’t seeing quite

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28
Jan

5 Things Leaders of High-Growth Companies Need to Know About Employee Engagement

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Inc. on Dec. 29, 2014. I’m often surprised by how many smart, largely successful business leaders don’t understand employee engagement. For high-growth companies in particular, employee engagement can’t be a side project or an afterthought. It has to be an integral element of the overall business strategy. To help

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23
Jan

Listening Is Essential to Your Employee Engagement Efforts

It’s a pretty fundamental human need to be heard and acknowledged, and people don’t lose that need when they walk into the office. You may think of your organization as collaborative and transparent, but is it, really? Are you truly listening to employees’ concerns and ideas? If not, you may be, at best, hampering your engagement efforts — and, at

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21
Jan

The Guide to Building and Maintaining Engagement at High-Growth Companies

According to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace report, organizations with a high ratio of engaged employees to actively disengaged employees in 2010-2011 experienced 147 percent higher earnings per share compared with their competition in 2011-2012. And the Corporate Leadership Board has found highly engaged employees are almost 90 percent less likely to leave their employers. Employee engagement is

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16
Jan

Resolve to Hold Fewer, Shorter and More Productive Meetings This Year

Let’s play a game of “Would you rather?” Would you rather get a root canal or attend a work meeting? Would you rather be audited by the IRS or attend a work meeting? Would you rather ride on an airplane next to a screaming baby or attend a work meeting? It’s harder to decide than you thought, right? That’s because

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14
Jan

Luke Visconti Explains the Connection Between Diversity and Employee Engagement

Luke Visconti is CEO of DiversityInc., a publication that examines companies’ diversity efforts and how they relate to employee engagement. We’re excited to welcome him to the Talmetrix team as an investor and board member. I chatted with Luke recently about his work and his thoughts on engaging employees through diversity efforts. Here’s what he had to say. Why did you

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8
Jan

There are Plenty of Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Employees

A lack of motivation is what keeps you in your pajamas all day watching Netflix when you should be doing laundry or exercising. The business equivalent of this is employees who are phoning it in, not doing their best work and seriously undermining your bottom line. Unhappy, sluggish employees are killers for an organization. Motivation and engagement are the cure.

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6
Jan

Nike Ignores Embeddedness, Loses Star CIO

Last month, Nike lost its young, star CIO Anthony Watson — not to a competitor, not because of a conflict, but because the company’s home town of Portland, Oregon, just wasn’t his cup of tea. Drawing on comments from Watson, Nike and other sources, Fortune concluded the 38-year-old Londoner, who has made a big name for himself in corporate technology

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2
Jan

Improve Your Leadership Skills in 2015

Employee engagement starts with strong leadership. It’s hard to engage with your work when you aren’t being guided by an effective leader. But a great leader can make all the difference even when other things aren’t ideal. This week I’ve been reading about ways to develop leadership skills. Here are some articles that can help you build your leadership skills

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