Tag: employee feedback

8
Dec

4 Elements That Build a Culture of Health & Happiness at Work

We have talked about all the cool things many companies are doing to try and increase employee happiness, experience, and culture. Now we will get to the fun part. So what exactly improves employee happiness? Lucky for us, The Harvard Business Review and The Energy Project teamed up to figure it out and it boils down to four things. The

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6
Dec

Understanding Employee Retention

HRZone defines employee retention as “a function of the HR department tasked with reducing the number of employees leaving the company by improving key processes and conditions.” That may be a fair way of defining the term, but two important aspects are missing: 1. The use of the word “ability” (you could replace with “capacity”) is a controversial one.  An

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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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27
Sep

Take the Guesswork Out of Employee Engagement

“Most businesses and industries are built for solving puzzles, not mysteries,” writes Bill Carmody, who is CEO of Trepoint and an Inc. Columnist. Carmody’s suggestion comes from listening and speaking to Malcolm Gladwell about how there are very few clearly defined puzzles that workers need to solve today. Instead, most organizations are tasked with solving mysteries. Gladwell’s definition of a

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14
Sep

How Great Managers Use the Art of the Possible to Drive Engagement

“Are you practicing the art of the possible, or are your practicing the art of limitation?” That’s the question that inspired the conversation between Sean Kelly, host of the Awesome Office Show, and Chris Powell, Talmetrix’s, formerly BlackbookHR, CEO. Knowing that Powell is a bit of a rarity in the world of HR tech—as he’s a CEO who has spent most

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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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21
Dec

6 Steps to Building Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now — so hot, you might think it’s simply a flash in the pan. But engagement is here to stay because when done correctly, it gets results. According to Gallup, engaged companies perform better than their competition; Harvard Business Review recently shared several studies that show positive cultures are more productive. Organizations simply

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25
Nov

5 Ways to Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on SmartBrief on Sept. 30, 2015. Seeking honest feedback from employees isn’t for cowards. Honesty in the workplace can be daunting, especially for managers or leaders who haven’t always been open to feedback. But you’ll find that the results are worth it. Here are five tips to help you get

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17
Nov

How Real-Time Feedback Can Help Boost Employee Engagement

This post is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared in TLNT on September 7, 2015. People love getting actionable information. I see this all the time at Talmetrix: When I give the team updates, they don’t just want a high-level overview. They want easy access to the specific data that relates to their work. At a high-growth company

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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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