July 2015

30
Jul

Improve Engagement with Employee Ownership

Offering employees an ownership stake in the business is a powerful way to boost engagement because it strengthens their ties to the company and its performance. When employees have a stake in the business’s bottom line, they’re more likely to work hard and take an active role in improving processes and productivity. Employee ownership can also improve collaboration and communication.

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28
Jul

Why We Think Pulse Surveys Can Change the Workplace

It’s frustrating to managers when they send out emails asking for project updates and feedback on how things are going and receive no replies. It leaves them without essential information for adjusting their approach to project management and questions about whether anyone even read what they wrote. Without updates and feedback, projects can lose momentum, and team members’ engagement and

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23
Jul

Boost Employee Engagement by Encouraging Collaboration

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on SmartBlog on Leadership on July 15, 2015. Collaboration is a powerful tool organizations can use to boost employee engagement. Working together toward common goals creates a sense of shared values and identity, and strengthens relationships among employees and teams. Those relationships are key to employees’ engagement levels, which is why engagement surveys

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21
Jul

Introducing BlackbookHR’s Rosie Baker

BlackbookHR continues to grow, and we’re proud to announce that Rosie Baker recently joined BlackbookHR as our customer success lead. She comes to us from Scripps and has also worked at General Electric and Fifth Third Bank. For years, Rosie has been tackling major employee engagement projects, including providing project management leadership and business analyst support for the high-profile human

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16
Jul

Technology Powers Collaboration to Build More Effective, Engaged Teams

Building a collaborative work environment can help boost employee engagement and get the best work out of teams. In the past, collaboration happened in meetings, but in recent years technology has enabled employees to collaborate in a variety of ways — both in person and from afar. With the right mix of working together face-to-face and collaborating through technology, companies

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14
Jul

What Employee Engagement Can Tell You About Change Management

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on SmartBrief on June 15, 2015. We were working with a large financial services company on implementing a new external brand strategy that had implications for internal operations, as well. The company took the new brand public before confirming whether employees were ready to deliver on the brand promise. They

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9
Jul

Become a Better Leader to Boost Employee Engagement

Good leaders are essential to creating an engaged, productive workforce. Employees will rally behind leaders who are honest, collaborative, fair and innovative. By cultivating these traits, you’ll be more likely to foster an environment where employees will thrive and dedicate themselves to doing their best work. This week, I’ve been reading about what you can do today to make yourself

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7
Jul

What Every Employer Needs to Know About Attracting and Engaging Millennials

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Forbes on May 13, 2015. Millennials are an increasingly critical segment of the workforce, but many business leaders continued to be baffled by them, asking loaded questions like: Why do they think they deserve everything? What can we possibly to do to recruit and retain employees who aren’t interested

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2
Jul

Listening to Your Employees Makes Them Feel Valued and Boosts Engagement

Successful leaders understand that effective communication can dramatically increase employee engagement. A big part of achieving this is learning how to listen to your employees when they’re giving feedback — positive or constructive — or talking about a difficult personal situation. When employees feel that their words have value, they are more likely to feel engaged in their work, their

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