Tag: employee survey

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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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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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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21
Jul

4 Ways to Improve Your Employee Survey

Gathering employee feedback is an important step toward understanding and improving engagement. If you’re already running regular employee surveys, take stock of the progress you’ve made and figure out where to go next. Small tweaks and changes in your surveys are all a part of making engagement work for your company; there’s always room for change and improvement. Here are

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19
Jul

How Productivity and Engagement Are Linked

Sometimes it can seem counterintuitive that you need to take steps to get employees to be more productive. After all, isn’t that their job? If someone doesn’t get that being productive is what they should be doing all day, how can you persuade them? But that’s just it — engagement is all about connecting an employee’s level of effort and

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14
Jun

Why John Deere Measures Employee Morale Every Two Weeks

We’re big fans of small, frequent surveys. As organizations of all sizes examine the annual review and find it wanting, pulse surveys that serve as a quick check-in for employees are becoming more popular. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review looks at how John Deere has started to survey employees every two weeks — and at the results

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17
May

2016 Employee Engagement Trends: What’s In, What’s Out

How are you doing with your engagement resolutions this year? We’re almost halfway done with 2016, which is a good time to check in on our employee engagement trend predictions and see how things are coming along. At the end of last year, we hoped the annual review would become a relic and that recognition would be key to retention,

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12
May

Understanding the Science of Social Feedback

Social feedback can be a powerful tool when it comes to improving engagement — but it can also be tricky. It involves curating, analyzing and ranking suggestions from employees, gathered from listening sessions, open-ended survey questions, online comments, or upvoted/downvoted ideas on an internal web page. Treat social feedback like an especially sharp chisel — use it to shape some

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10
May

How to Help Employees Take Responsibility for Engagement

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink — and in some ways, that applies to employee engagement as well. After all the surveys, communication, action plans and changes, what moves the needle on engagement the most is decisions made by individual employees. Employees play a vital role in their own engagement, and it’s vital

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