March 2015

31
Mar

Transparency Is an Essential Element of AvidXchange’s Employee Engagement Efforts

One important step in boosting employee engagement at your company is to foster a culture of transparency. When employees know what the organization is doing, it’s easier for them to understand their roles and how they can best contribute to the big picture. And when there’s a lack of transparency, that can foster fear and lead to rumors that inhibit

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26
Mar

Corporate Culture is More than Ping Pong and Free Pizza

Quick — what’s it like to work at Google or Pixar? Are you picturing luxurious cafeterias and foosball tables everywhere? Probably. Because of extensive media coverage of these and similar companies’ perks, many people have begun to think that these fun elements are what make up corporate culture. But do you know how the 401(K) works at these places? What

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24
Mar

What Gallup’s Latest Employee Engagement Data Means for Your Company

Gallup’s latest employee engagement survey found that while engagement levels were up, the majority of U.S. employees still aren’t engaged, and more than 17 percent were “actively disengaged.” These numbers represent a challenge and a risk to organizations. As the economy improves and adds more jobs, employees who have been staying put because of a lack of options may now

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19
Mar

Employee Engagement Affects Companies’ Financial Performance

A recent report by Glassdoor confirms what we at Talmetrix have known for a while — that employee engagement has an impact on a company’s financial performance. Companies with highly-engaged employees have better stock performance than average, and companies with poor engagement have worse performance than average. I’ve been reading about the Glassdoor report and other information about how employee engagement

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17
Mar

Offer Opportunities to Advance and Connect to Keep Employees Engaged

We wrote recently about how Paycor’s guiding principles help maintain employee engagement. We talked to Stacey Browning, the company’s executive vice president, to find out how other organizations can incorporate those principles to boost employee engagement. Engage the Whole Person Browning says that much of Paycor’s employee engagement strategy is two-pronged: It aims for the head and the heart. “At

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12
Mar

How to Improve Your Internal Communications

Few things are as important to employee engagement as communication. When done well, internal communications can empower employees, make them feel like valued members of your team, and convey accurate and timely information. When done wrong, a lack of communication can foster fear and rumors, over-communication can confuse and misinformation can be hurtful. The stakes are too high to let

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10
Mar

Strengthening HR Collaboration with CIOs/CTOs

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on SmartBlog on Leadership on Feb. 9, 2015. One of the strongest alliances human resources can have within an organization is with the IT department because, of all parts of the organization, IT probably has the biggest impact on the employee experience and employee engagement. While HR is focused on

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5
Mar

Expert Employee Motivation Tactics

Over time, everyone has the capacity to fall into a rut and start phoning it in on the job — even typically engaged employees. And every employee will, from time to time, have to do work that doesn’t thrill them. When these things happen, employees need an extra shot of motivation — and it’s up to leaders to provide it.

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3
Mar

5 Unconventional Ways to Keep Your Most Talented Employees From Leaving

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Fast Company on Feb. 9, 2015. Losing your most talented employees is a quick and expensive way to slow expansion at a high-growth company. And earning a reputation as an organization that doesn’t value and care for its best people can grind growth to a halt. If you want

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