August 2016

30
Aug

The Art and Science of the Employee Engagement Process

As with any business process, there’s an art and a science to employee engagement. The art of employee engagement is informed by your culture, leadership style and other important but intangible factors that are unique to your organization. The science of employee engagement comes from the tested and proven ways we can measure engagement through different kinds of surveys. Balancing

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29
Aug

Meet Justin Zawaly: Talmetrix’s New COO

Justin Zawaly, Talmetrix’s new chief operating officer, brings a strong background in sales and marketing leadership from the financial services industry, as well as substantial experience in working with high-growth companies. He is a coach at the Ocean Accelerator and started doing some consulting for us earlier this year. I’m thrilled to have him come aboard full time. We talked

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23
Aug

How to Ensure Employee Communication Supports Engagement

Engagement is the level of effort an individual is willing to give to achieve a goal. It may look different depending on the organization, department or employee, but when it comes down to it, engagement is the willingness to make a bigger effort to get a desired outcome. We hear a lot about how we’re in an engagement crisis. Many

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18
Aug

4 Business Outcomes Directly Related to Employee Engagement

There’s no doubt about it: Any kind of engagement effort is going to create alignment among employees and departments. Increased and improved communication will keep everyone on the same page and moving toward the same goal. This three-step move of focusing, aligning and combining efforts among employees is the powerhouse that will get your engagement efforts to deliver results. But

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16
Aug

How to Engage Healthcare Employees

The healthcare industry is facing some major challenges: More people have health insurance, boomer-aged providers are retiring and technological advances are changing the way care is provided. Related companies in the healthcare sphere — such as health tech companies, assisted-living companies and so on — are facing similar challenges. We’ve seen those challenges first-hand as we’ve helped clients like Assurex

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11
Aug

How to Retain Sales Staff by Focusing on Engagement

Engaging your salespeople is one of the most important things you can do in your organization. People who work in sales are the face of your company and drive the bottom line. If they don’t believe in your mission or have faith in the leaders of the company, you’re going to have bigger problems than engagement levels. Retaining salespeople through

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9
Aug

How to Embrace Changing HR Tech Trends

There’s a big shift happening in HR technology, and I talked to human resources technology adviser George LaRocque recently to get some insight on it. He says the main focus of HR tech used to be the HR practitioner: the person who managed benefits, tracked days off, ensured that paychecks cashed. But things are changing, and the HR tech industry

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4
Aug

How to Solve Engagement Challenges for City Workers

We don’t often think about cities and towns having employees, but we should. These employees provide services to customers: the general public. And as employers, municipalities face many of the same challenges as private employers in engaging employees. To be sustainable, cities need to have employees who are engaged at work. Here are several factors to keep in mind. A

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2
Aug

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Company Culture Supports Your Mission

When it comes down to it, employee engagement is all about change. Leaders must change how they think about the company’s mission and culture. Managers must change how they relate to employees. Employees will change the way they work, in some cases. Employee engagement is impossible without change management. How do you channel that change? With a mission. And how

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