May 2015

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May

Improve Your Meetings to Engage Your Workforce

A lot of people complain about meetings at work — largely because so many employers and managers get meetings wrong. They don’t have to be a boring waste of time. Bringing your employees together to discuss information and ideas can be a great chance to engage and motivate your team. This week, I’ve been reading about ways to improve your

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27
May

Employee Engagement Is a Problem at Every Level

A recent article from the Harvard Business Review looked at engagement levels across organizations and found that engagement is a problem at every level — but that the most unhappy employees are mid-level employees and managers with five to 10 years of tenure at their organizations. This can be devastating for an organization, as managers who are disengaged can spread

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21
May

How Engaging Office Design Can Help Improve Productivity

A creative, appealing space is essential to engaging employees. When you consider what your office space should look and feel like, keep in mind your ideal atmosphere and the type of employee you plan to recruit. Work spaces heavily influence productivity and motivation, and they can also contribute to your organization’s overall brand. This week I’ve been reading about the

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19
May

6 Questions to Help Employees Change and Manage Their Own Engagement

Marshall Goldsmith is an author, professor and speaker who specializes in coaching and behavioral change. His new book, “Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts — Becoming The Person You Want To Be”, looks at the stimuli that affect behavior and how people can ignore or manage those triggers. “My job is not to tell people what they want to change, but

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15
May

Employee Disengagement Impacts Business Success

Disengaged employees can be damaging to your business. Low retention rates and productivity levels can end up costing your business in revenue and in customer satisfaction. As a leader, your job is to look internally and locate disengaged employees, as well as to cultivate the employees that are engaged. This week, I’ve been reading about ways disengagement can threaten organizations

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12
May

5 Ways to Use HR Data to Drive Business Decisions

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Career Builder on March 20, 2015. “Big Data” and “analytics” are hot business buzzwords these days, which may cause some people to doubt their value or get overwhelmed at the idea of employing them — neither of which is a wise course of action. Companies have a wealth of

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7
May

How Trust Affects Employee Engagement

Employees are more likely to be engaged if they believe they can trust the organization’s leadership and are involved in company strategy and planning. Transparency and employee empowerment helps develop trust and understanding. This trust is a key part of a healthy, productive relationship between employers, managers and employees. This week I’ve been reading about the relationship between employee engagement

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5
May

5 Ways to Get Your Employees to Make Your Company Purpose Their Own

Alignment is a key principle that can help improvement engagement and productivity at any organization. When employees understand the company’s purpose and adopt it as their own, everyone’s efforts are aligned. When something’s out of alignment — perhaps the company’s mission is vague or employees that don’t understand how they contribute to that mission — it’s much harder to achieve

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