September 2015

30
Sep

Why Ohio Is a Great Place for Tech Innovation

As anyone who has talked to me in the past year knows, I am loving our work in Cincinnati. Both the city and the state of Ohio are doing a great job fostering tech innovation, and the results are all around us — economic growth and a great quality of life for those who live here. Recently I spoke with

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29
Sep

How Design Thinking Can Reshape Employee Engagement

Design thinking is the idea that people’s needs and wants can be met through new thinking and the application of technology and design — and it’s a big part of how we approach things at Talmetrix. We expect our software’s design to create value for and meet the needs of distinct stakeholders: employees, managers and program owners. When we build

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23
Sep

Surprising Factors That Drive Employee Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction and employee engagement are two different things, but they are related and both are fueled — and can be diminished by — factors that may surprise the very business leaders that are trying to boost them. Employee satisfaction and engagement both affect employee’s productivity and the quality of the work they do for their teams. Read on to

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22
Sep

What Millennials Want Is Good for Us All

When I talked with Esther Weinberg recently, she hit on something that really stuck with me. We hear a lot about how the workplace is changing to meet millennials’ tastes; she says that’s good news for employees of all ages. When it comes down to it, Weinberg says, what millennials want is what we all need. As companies focus on

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17
Sep

How Technology Helps Support Employee Engagement Strategies

There is often a disconnect between employee engagement strategies and the use of technology. Mobile and HR technology can boost engagement efforts and increase productivity in the workplace, while also measuring the effectiveness of engagement strategies. These articles and blog posts offer expert advice on how to identify and implement employee engagement technology. Enhancing Employee Engagement with Mobile. SHRM: “Using

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14
Sep

How to Keep Interns Engaged

One of the best ways to ensure your internship program benefits everyone involved: Be willing to learn from your interns as they’re learning from you. We’ve been practicing that during summer internship season here at Talmetrix, and so far it’s been a total success. When we thought about starting an internship program, we knew we wanted to leverage some of

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10
Sep

Transparency Helps Improve Communication and Foster Employee Trust

Employees who trust the organizations they work for are more likely to be engaged in their everyday work lives. One way to build trust is by fostering a culture of transparency and open communication because employees are more likely to trust when they feel confident their employer will share necessary information with them. The first four articles and blog posts

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3
Sep

Coaching is More Engaging Than Mere Managing

You can manage employees without helping them learn and grow, but doing so won’t create an engaged workforce that’s doing its best for your organization. To really engage and motivate employees, you need to coach them to improve their knowledge and skills, and to develop as professionals. When managers dedicate their time to coaching and training, employees feel more valued,

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1
Sep

4 Presto Pulse Survey Features That Improve Collaboration

This post is by Andy Sheeks, UX Director at Talmetrix. Technology only helps solve problems when people use it — and people won’t use technology if it doesn’t provide a good user experience. That’s why the Talmetrix team works with our clients to ensure we’re developing employee engagement software that works for them. That client collaboration is what sparked the idea

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