Chris Powell

7
Feb

The Power of an Action Plan: How to Make Employees Fall in Love with Your Organization

A company’s relationship to its employees is analogous to personal relationships. We call it “employee engagement,” “employee value proposition” and other trendy HR terms. Yet in its simplified form, an employee’s day-to-day experience and relationship with their company requires attention to their desires, helping them feel heard and taking action to what is important to them. Sounds like love, right?

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26
Jan

Communication & Your People Plan: How to Turn Employees Into Advocates

Great business plans require great execution. Whether you’re implementing a plan for a fiscal year, a specific initiative or in response to feedback from an employee survey, you’ll go further, faster if you successfully engage employees in the process. After development of the plan itself, the most important task is to connect your business strategy with your people strategy. That

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28
Nov

How to Update Your Employee Experience Initiatives in 2017

The employee experience is changing to meet the workplace’s ever-evolving standards. With remote workers on the rise and technology constantly changing, employee experience initiatives must keep up. Here are some tips to keep your employee experience programs up to date. Rethink the annual employee engagement cycle.  Recently, Gallup reported, “employee engagement levels stayed stagnant in 2015, and 2016 appears to be

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21
Nov

The Key to Taking Action After an Employee Engagement Survey

Engage Your Middle Managers When you conduct an employee engagement survey, what do you consider success? A percentage of participation? Actionable data? Both of those can be predictive measures of success. However, if you really want to make an impact on your employee engagement, and ultimately your organization, the most important variable is the ability to take action based on what you

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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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