Employee Retention

6
Aug

Why Employee Engagement Matters

If you still think employee engagement is too touchy-feely for business or just a passing fad, you’re wrong and there’s research to prove it. Employee engagement affects real business metrics, including productivity, turnover, customer satisfaction and the bottom line. These recent articles and blog posts explain all that and more reasons why employee engagement matters to every business. Employee Engagement

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6
Jan

Nike Ignores Embeddedness, Loses Star CIO

Last month, Nike lost its young, star CIO Anthony Watson — not to a competitor, not because of a conflict, but because the company’s home town of Portland, Oregon, just wasn’t his cup of tea. Drawing on comments from Watson, Nike and other sources, Fortune concluded the 38-year-old Londoner, who has made a big name for himself in corporate technology

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28
Aug

Can HR Leaders Be CEOs?

There aren’t many people like me. I am a former human resources leader who is now a CEO. You may wonder — Chris, how did you gain the skills needed to be a CEO? Don’t you just do team building and throw office parties? I throw great dinner parties. That is true. But I have 20+ years of applied, practical

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20
Aug

Making Sense of Communities: A Human Resources Imperative

All HR is local. Here at Talmetrix, we are passionate about building more engaged and connected workforces and communities. We work relentlessly to help regional leaders — foundations, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, local government — understand and address the issue of talent retention within communities. Talmetrix offers solutions to help create vibrant and thriving communities. We want to help you improve their

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19
Aug

3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Ignore Employee Engagement

Are you equipped to thrive in the world of talent data? According to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace report released in 2013, only 13% of employees across 142 countries worldwide are engaged. In the United States, this number “rises” to 30%, but the ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees is roughly 2-to-1, meaning that the vast majority of

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18
Aug

This is How Your HR Lady Talks: DisruptHR

We announced the next round of DisruptHR events, last week. The upcoming events, in Denver and Cincinnati, are filling up quickly. Get your tickets ASAP. Rather than tell you more about DisruptHR, we want to show you what it’s all about. First up? The intrepid Robin Schooling who talks about HR policies, strategy and Napoleon’s penis. Next up is Mary Faulkner, a fearless human

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