July 2016

28
Jul

4 Things Employees Want from Work

It’s easy to assume that employees want money more than any other benefits, and that more money will help persuade them to stay if they are considering other options. But according to a report by Gallup, pay goes only so far in keeping employees engaged — and after a certain point, it doesn’t do much at all. It’s much more

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26
Jul

What is Employee Alignment?

When you’re building engagement at your organization, it might make things more clear to think of it as alignment. Simply put, alignment means everyone is pulling in the same direction. Employee goals line up with team goals, department goals and enterprise goals. Each person’s effort combines with others across the organization, as everyone moves toward the same goal. When people

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21
Jul

4 Ways to Improve Your Employee Survey

Gathering employee feedback is an important step toward understanding and improving engagement. If you’re already running regular employee surveys, take stock of the progress you’ve made and figure out where to go next. Small tweaks and changes in your surveys are all a part of making engagement work for your company; there’s always room for change and improvement. Here are

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19
Jul

How Productivity and Engagement Are Linked

Sometimes it can seem counterintuitive that you need to take steps to get employees to be more productive. After all, isn’t that their job? If someone doesn’t get that being productive is what they should be doing all day, how can you persuade them? But that’s just it — engagement is all about connecting an employee’s level of effort and

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15
Jul

How to Make Employee Development a Priority

One of the best employee engagement tools is unfortunately often one of the first to go in tough times: employee development. Often pushed to the side in favor of flashier perks, employee development is something your employees want and that can boost engagement at your organization. Survey your employees about what they’re interested in learning, then follow these tips to

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14
Jul

Examples of Engaged Workforces

When we talk to leaders at companies with engaged workforces, we hear a lot about the people at those organizations. It’s not surprising — engagement is all about paying attention to the people doing the work at your company, ensuring they have the tools they need and giving them feedback to continuously improve. Companies with a strong “people culture” are

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12
Jul

How Your Company’s Mission Can Help Boost Employee Engagement

If someone were to ask you what your company’s mission is, what would you say? Is it something you’ve memorized, or something you live in your day-to-day work? At Talmetrix, our mission is to help companies connect talent to business outcomes — that’s what we’re about, and we work hard to make sure employees know it. When employees understand the

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