Tag: employee satisfaction

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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21
Apr

The Downside of Measuring Happiness

Everyone wants their employees to be happy. The reasons are obvious. It’s no fun to be around people who aren’t happy — they can bring others down and generally make everything unpleasant. But we also aim for employee happiness because people tend to shy away from uncomfortable emotions, and we believe that if everyone would just be happy, work would

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24
Feb

4 Steps to Building an Engagement Action Plan

Creating an action plan is one of the most critical steps on the road map to engagement. Unfortunately, it’s also a step where many organizations make a crucial mistake. Too many companies feel like they can take a break once they’ve surveyed employees, as if the survey is actually the goal. Others are excited to put work into an action

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2
Oct

Keeping Employees Motivated in the Modern Workplace

Keeping employees motivated is a priority for many organizations, but it can be a challenge to focus on motivation and avoid distractions that threaten to pull managers away. Organizations have to come up with new ways to spark employee interest in the workplace. Read on to learn more about motivating employees. A Bigger Paycheck is Just One Way to Make

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23
Sep

Surprising Factors That Drive Employee Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction and employee engagement are two different things, but they are related and both are fueled — and can be diminished by — factors that may surprise the very business leaders that are trying to boost them. Employee satisfaction and engagement both affect employee’s productivity and the quality of the work they do for their teams. Read on to

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9
Jul

Become a Better Leader to Boost Employee Engagement

Good leaders are essential to creating an engaged, productive workforce. Employees will rally behind leaders who are honest, collaborative, fair and innovative. By cultivating these traits, you’ll be more likely to foster an environment where employees will thrive and dedicate themselves to doing their best work. This week, I’ve been reading about what you can do today to make yourself

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23
Jun

Transparency and Employee Involvement Help Make HubSpot a Great Place to Work

Marketing and sales software giant HubSpot has appeared several times on various “great place to work” lists and received accolades for its transparent, friendly corporate culture. How does the Boston-based company do it? HubSpot’s strong culture isn’t the result of top-down management, says Director of Talent and Culture Katie Burke. “The vast majority of ideas have nothing to do with

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11
Jun

Walmart Listens to Workers, Finds Easy Ways to Boost Employee Satisfaction

Walmart made news last week when it announced changes designed to boost employee satisfaction, including a more relaxed dress code where employees will be allowed to wear denim to work. Another change involves the music you hear playing in Walmart stores. Instead of having to listen to a limited number of songs on a loop — which can grow annoying

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12
Feb

You Can’t Get Employee Engagement If You Don’t Start With Employee Satisfaction

I’ve written before about the difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement. Although the most successful companies aim to create engaged employees, it’s hard for an organization to get if they’re starting with dissatisfied employees. This week, I’ve been reading about employees satisfaction, how to build it and which companies are doing a great job of creating it. Read on

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12
Sep

The Difference Between Employee Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

I was lucky to grow up in the presence of a person I believe to be one of the most engaged employees in the history of the world. My father is one of the world’s premier oboists and for years has been a very prominent figure in the small world of musicians who play the instrument professionally. Over the course

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